Jobs at Binc

Now Hiring: Full-Time Development Coordinator

Key functions and responsibilities include: working with the Director of Development to assist and support fundraising operations including donor data management, donor relations, gift entry and acknowledgment, special events, renewing and expanding donor base, member of the Development & Communication Committee, and represent and promote the Binc Foundation within the bookselling and comic retailing communities.

How to Apply

The Binc Foundation is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Potential for this position to work remote.
We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Apply at: with cover letter and resume.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2021.


Fund Development

  • Maintain the accuracy and integrity of the donor database by ensuring all information is kept current and up to date.
  • Process donations and write and prepare acknowledgment letters and other donor correspondence.
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and dashboards.
  • Assist office coordinator with monthly donation to financial reconciliation.
  • Create invoices for corporate contributions, pledge reminders for multi-year gifts.
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation, and individual donors.
  • Track and record matching gifts and send acknowledgments.
  • Monitor, update, and renew recurring donors and create and implement stewardship plans.
  • Coordinate third-party fundraising events, prepare agreements, cultivate, and steward.
  • Serve as a member of the Development & Communication Committee.
  • Potential travel to regional industry and IBA conferences as a representative of the Foundation.
  • If remote, potential travel quarterly to Binc offices in Ann Arbor.
  • Assist with building and implementing fundraising campaigns, track/report progress (sustaining donors, LYBUNTS, bequests, year-end campaign, and capital initiatives) manage online donation platform.

Donor Stewardship

  • Update acknowledgment letters for existing campaigns, create acknowledgment letters for all new campaigns.
  • Assist with donor communications, including honor/memorial cards, donation phone calls.
  • Assist with cultivating new donors, Author Giving Circle, Bibliophiles Society, and Legacy Giving Society.
  • Update donor lists for the website and create donor banners for events.
  • Coordinate thank you call process for volunteers and board members.
  • Coordinate print materials for donors, campaigns, and events with communication and marketing specialists.
  • Contribute to newsletters, emails, social media, blogs, appeals, and website.
  • Represent the Foundation at industry events, meetings, and correspondence.

Events and Volunteers

  • Regional tradeshow coordination including fundraising events, annual meeting volunteer, registration, and scholarship invoicing.
  • Coordinate special donor events including guest lists, invitations, booking venue, food, and program.
  • Compose talking points for special events.
  • Track volunteer hours and coordinate volunteers when needed.
  • Other administrative tasks as needed.

Key Competencies

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Sound judgment is used for problem analysis, problem resolutions, and assessment.
  • Strong ability for planning and organizing, setting daily, weekly and monthly priorities, and overall effective time management.
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • A high degree of comfort in working independently, taking the initiative to solve problems, seek out the needed information, ask questions when necessary, and move projects to completion.
  • Commitment to the Foundation’s mission.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize according to changing organizational needs.
  • Adaptability and comfort with jumping in to help out where needed to accomplish Foundation goals and priorities.
  • Preference for a collaborative work environment and achieving goals through teamwork.
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office, knowledge of Salesforce a plus.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to travel by car, plane, and other modes of transportation, domestically.
  • Must be able to sit or stand at a desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate a keyboard, telephone, and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without an assistive device.

Education and Experience

  • High school or equivalent diploma. Preferred – business degree or equivalent.
  • Strong computer skills and knowledge of Zoom and Microsoft Office Suite required with specific experience with Excel and mail merge.
  • Mail Chimp, Salesforce, and Adobe Suite are highly desirable,
  • Knowledge of clerical practices and procedures.
  • Strong event planning skills and experience.
  • Strong preference for prior experience in the book or comic industry.

Salary & Benefits

The Binc Foundation is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Potential for this position to work remotely.
Salary range $35,000 – $40,000 commensurate with experience.     

  • Wage dependent on experience.
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available
  • 401(k)
  • PTO, vacation, and overtime hours available.

Apply at: with cover letter and resume.

About Binc

The Book Industry Charitable Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that coordinates charitable programs to strengthen the bookselling and comic retailing communities. Established in 1996, the core program provides assistance to store employees and owners who have a demonstrated financial need arising from severe hardship and/or emergency circumstances. Since its inception, the organization has provided over $11 million in financial assistance and scholarships to more than 10,000 families. Support for the Foundation’s programs and services comes from all sectors of the book and comic industries. The Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the bookselling and comic retail community through charitable programs that support employees and their families. The Foundation was imagined and built by booksellers and proudly continues to be their safety net. It is our vision to be a caring community of book and comic people.

Binc is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, national origin, age, mental or physical ability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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