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VISTA Fund Development Coordinator

Project Name:   YWCA NWLA Poverty Reduction Initiative

Project Number:  20VSWLA003

Project Focus:  Capacity Building

Summary of the Position:

Coordinate the fund development system of the YWCA and work with YWCA staff and Board of Directors to improve tracking of donors, developing a fundraising plan, assist with fundraising efforts, and coordinating data-based systems to manage fund development efforts.  This will strengthen the sustainability of the YWCA and the ability of it to fulfill its mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Specific Job Duties:

Assess current technology and fund development software of the YWCA and assist with training and development of current staff and volunteers for better utilization and expansion of technology.

Become proficient in donor-based software and in tracking donors and donations.

Develop analytical reports for special events, in-kind gifts, corporate gifts, major gifts, individual donors, prospects, foundation gifts, grants, etc.

Analyze existing events, grants, and donor recognition data.

Develop a plan for implementing and evaluating special events, and for donor stewardship events.

Work with YWCA Executive Director to identify and solicit donors and funders for YWCA’s programs.

Coordinate and organize all fund development components of the YWCA for efficiency and improved functionality.

Work with social media coordinator to publicize and promote YWCA events and programs.

Work with Board of Directors and Fund Development Committee to coordinate their efforts and plans.

Coordinate all work with the YWCA Executive Director and staff.


Qualifications needed:

Excellent communication skills, written and verbal

Technology and social media skills 

Experience in fund development, donor software and fundraising with non-profits helpful

Flexible schedule


This position is through AmeriCorps VISTA program, which is a volunteer service program of the US government.  For more information about it, visit

Hours per week:  40, Full time

Work location – YWCA, 850 Olive Street, Shreveport, LA

To apply, send resume to or call 550-4417 or visit YWCA website at: for more information.

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