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Job Posting – Development Coordinator

SUMMARY

The Development Coordinator (DC) for the Family Justice Center (FJC) will be accountable for a variety of fundraising activities
for the organization working hand in hand with the Executive Director, the Director of Operations and the Sustainability Team
in collaboration with the Board of Directors. This includes active charge of the FJC’s annual Voices Ending Violence breakfast
and Fall Mosaic fundraiser along with development of new initiatives and programs to generate short and long term
sustainable revenue streams.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Plan and implement a comprehensive development program including annual and planned giving programs, direct mail campaigns, strategic special events and capital campaigns as needed.
  • Conduct prospect research and maintain prospect files for individuals, corporations, foundations and groups who have the capacity and strategic alignment to support the FJC through charitable gifts and grants.
  • Along with the Executive Director, Director of Operations and Strategic Planning Team, plan and coordinate grant development activities directed to local and national foundations and agencies. Assist Director of Operations in coordinating on-going development activities aimed at local, state and national government agencies.
  • Establish and administer donor recognition programs and develop potential naming and gift recognition opportunities for various interest areas and levels of giving.
  • Maintain an ongoing donor relations program. Plan and execute donor cultivation activities and events. Develop individual donor cultivation and solicitation plans, coordinate activities for the Executive Director and Board members for securing contributions. Manage donor tracking software program.
  • Professionally represent the FJC in the community, participate in community events and actively seek ways to increase presence of the agency in the community.
  • With the Executive Director and the Public Awareness Committee, develop regular communications about agency goals, programs and services.
  • Responsible for the FJC web site, Facebook and Twitter pages and regular newsletters. Generates an annual report for external communication.
  • This is a full time position.

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must possess strong public speaking
  • Exceptional written, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Minimum of 5 years development experience preferred
  • Thorough understanding of domestic violence, courts, Dept. Of Social Services and community agencies
  • Have extensive knowledge of local and statewide Domestic Violence resources
  • Highly organized and very effective time management skills
  • Able to multi-task, respond to rapidly changing situations; organize, prioritize, and perform work with minimal supervision
  • Able to work in a team and independently
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle for transportation required

Resumes should be sent to Mary Murphy, FJC Executive Director: mmurphy@fjcsafe.org

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Bill Proposed to Require Training for Cosmetic Professionals

A Manhattan Assemblywoman, Linda Rosenthal, is proposing a bill that would make training, like the “Cut it Out” program mandatory for all cosmetic professionals across the state.  The law would not mandate stylists to report domestic violence, but it would make sure all stylists are trained on how to recognize the signs of abuse and how to connect victims with help.  Stylists would be required to complete training when they renew their license.

The Family Justice Center has already recognized the importance of training hair stylists.  Salon professionals are skilled and experienced listeners who are personally interested in those around them and, as a result, victims of abuse may feel comfortable confiding in them – even if they would never tell anyone else.

With this in mind, the Family Justice Center has been providing training to local salons through the “Cut it Out” program.  Local stylists have been trained on what domestic violence is, how to talk to a client they suspect may be experiencing abuse, and how to connect them with resources to help.  The salons were also provided with materials that list the warning signs to look out for as they are styling their customers’ hair, i.e., bruising of the scalp, partner always accompanies the client or waits for them out in the parking lot, or the partner calls/texts the client constantly to verify their whereabouts.

For more information on this proposed Bill, check out a the recent story (below) from WIVB Channel 4, which includes an interview with our Executive Director, Mary Murphy.

If you would like further information on the “Cut it Out” program or would like to schedule a training by the Family Justice Center, just contact Tiffany Szymanek at 558-5272 or tszymanek@fjcsafe.org.

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