Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is a safe and healthy housing organization that believes community starts at home. We provide critical repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficient upgrades at no cost to service recipients. Our impact extends beyond the individuals served to revitalize and stabilize vulnerable neighborhoods and communities across the Peninsula.
Since we were founded over 27 years ago as a project of Junior League of Palo Alto • Mid Peninsula, RTP has continued to grow and expand our services beyond our annual National Rebuilding Day program to include our Team Build and Safe at Home minor home repair programs, serving low-income homeowners and community facilities in San Mateo and northern Santa Clara counties.
Our efforts are strengthened by partnerships and collaborations with government agencies, private businesses, skilled craftspeople, civic organizations, churches and community volunteers. Every year, RTP brings thousands of volunteers and corporate sponsors together to preserve affordable housing and rebuild communities. RTP facilitates neighbors helping neighbors, enhancing dignity and pride for all who participate.
Nationally, Rebuilding Together includes a network of 166 affiliates across 41 states and the District of Columbia. Our Peninsula affiliate is one of the largest and most successful with an operating budget of nearly $2 Million, though with the value of in-kind resources and volunteer time, the operations of RTP exceed $3 Million. In addition, we have worked hard to build and maintain a healthy balance sheet and we own our office and warehouse space in Redwood City. Funding for the organization comes from a variety of sources including approximately 20% from government sources, 20% from our biennual fundraiser - Dreams Happen, 30% from corporate sponsorships, 11% from foundations, and 19% from individuals.
Locally, the Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting all communications and development functions of the organization. The Development Coordinator reports directly to the Development Director, but collaborates cross-functionally with a staff of ten full-time nonprofit professionals.
The Ideal Candidate
Rebuilding Together Peninsula (RTP) is seeking an enthusiastic and collaborative professional who is passionate about supporting vulnerable low-income homeowners. This position requires someone with exceptional communication skills, a can-do attitude, and a willingness to be flexible. This person should have an interest in the nonprofit sector as showcased by relevant work or volunteer experience. Candidates should feel comfortable working in a volunteer driven organization that values integrity, community partnerships, and a diverse cultural and economic base of support.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following skills and experience:
- Understanding and commitment to RTP mission and values
- Commitment to serve low-income homeowners and communities
- Impeccable organizational skills, with significant attention to detail
- Exceptional communication skills, including writing, speaking, and interpersonal
- The ability to effectively represent RTP and its programs and clients among diverse stakeholders in the community
- Strong customer service mindset with an effective and diplomatic, yet supportive communication style
- Willingness to embrace a collaborative team environment and work independently as needed
- Proven administrative and time management skills
- Excellent problem solver who knows when to ask for help
- Prior experience with computer design programs is a plus
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
- Minimum of 2 years of related work experience
In addition, candidates will need to:
- Effectively utilize information technology, social media, accounting and fund development database applications, and the Internet
- Work occasional nights and weekends as needed to support fundraising and community events
a background check and fingerprinting
How To Apply
Deadline for applications: Accepted until a qualified candidate is hired. Initial phone interviews will begin the week of February 27th.
Estimated Start date: ASAP
Compensation: Anticipated starting salary is $40-45,000. RTP is prepared to offer a competitive compensation package that includes health, dental and vision insurance to all regular full-time employees. Dependent coverage may be elected at the employee’s own expense. RTP offers retirement plan benefits to eligible employees. In addition to standard sick leave and vacation accrual, RTP recognizes a generous 13 paid holidays as well as an office shutdown for all business days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Confidential Application Process: Email your cover letter (Word or PDF document) summarizing your interest, fit with qualifications, compensation requirements and experience along with a current resume to: Jobs@RTPeninsula.org. Please note “Development Coordinator Application” in the subject field. Resumes must have a cover letter in order to be considered.
For information about the organization, visit www.RTPeninsula.org.
Development Coordinator Job Responsibilities
Development Administration (50%)
- Process all donor acknowledgements in a timely manner including data entry, credit card processing, and check deposit
- Assist with production of sponsor/donor materials (brochures, program materials, solicitation letters)
- Maintain donor database
Grant/Contract Management (20%)
- Support the timely completion of grant applications and reports
- Maintain and follow application and reporting calendar
- Work with staff to obtain programmatic information as needed
- Develop and implement system to track proposals and report
- Support the Development Director on media outreach and publicity
- Connect the organization to broader community issues and/or news
- Support the annual marketing and public relations plan
- Draft text and/or edit information publications, annual reports, annual appeals, flyers and other print pieces to support fundraising and marketing efforts
- Ensure organization brand on all print/web content
- Manage photo collection
Special Events (10%)
logistics, and set-up for special events
Support biennial fundraiser
Other projects as assigned (5%)