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Communications and Development Coordinator

Full-time (40 hrs.)

Medical insurance provided (dental and vision available)

401k 4% matching

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications and Development Coordinator manages all activities related to fund development, public relations, and marketing. In partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and other key volunteers and staff.  He/she will work with contract positions who support press, special event planning and graphic design in order to meet organizational communications and fundraising goals.

The Communications and Development Coordinator assists in the creation the annual fund development and communication action plan. This plan is designed in response to goals established by the board of directors. Once developed the execution of actions and tracking of each action are the responsibility of the Communications and Development Coordinator.

Relationship building and thoughtful details are the cornerstone of this positon.

  • Time Analysis:
  • Events – 20%
  • Campaign – 20%
  • Donor – 20%
  • Communication – 20%
  • Other – 20%

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Obsessive attention to detail.
  • Ability to build authentic relationships.
  • 2 years of experience directly applicable to the primary work require
  • Passion for the organization’s mission and initiative
  • Positive, energetic, and outgoing attitude with a strong work ethic, team-player mentality, and willingness and ability to adapt to changing scenario
  • The ability to be an out-of-the-box strategic thinking, self-motivated, committed, and ability to implement plans that support moving the organization forward.

You love:

  • Keeping a Zen and positive work environment
  • Meeting deadlines with time to spare
  • Keeping an Organization environment
  • To do a good job, for the sake of it.
  • Solving problems
  • Being independent with lots of room to make decisions


  • Experience working in Healthy Start and/or familiarity with Healthy Start System of Care
  • Love of maternal child health

Day to day:

  1. Managing Action Plan: implement an Annual Fund Development and Communications Action Plan, with SMART goals in collaboration with CEO and board.
  2. Annual Fund and Underwriting: manage and execute all expects of annual appeal
  3. Database management: ensure information in database is accurate, and segmented in to ensure effective list use.
  4. Donor Relationships: coordinate effort to establish, cultivate and steward strong relationships with donors including development and implementation of a donor recognition program, and timely, appropriate communication with donors to increase their loyalty to Healthy Start Coalition’s mission. Lead coordination of donor stewardship and cultivation event
  5. Donor acknowledgment: ensure all donors are thanked and provided with impact report
  6. Grants: In partnership with Associate Director, who is responsible for writing grant applications and managing and report on grant funding, ensure funders are stewarded and recognized appropriately.
  7. Special Fundraising Events: Provide overall direction, support, information, and encouragement to the special fundraising event committe
  8. Press and community awareness: write and send press releases, pitch stories along with contract positions.
  9. Social media: execute all social media in promotion of organization and maternal and child health
  10. Marketing materials: Keep educational and marketing materials up to date and in accordance with all funder requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires the ability to stand and sit for hours at a time. Some bending and stooping is required.
  • Must be able to use manual dexterity in relation to typing.
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs.



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Our classes are free and geared to providing a safe space for you to learn and ask questions. RSVP online and attend at our office in mid-Vero to meet others, learn new tips and enjoy a healthy, happy pregnancy. Upcoming classes are listed as follows.

Sun 23

La Leche League Meeting

February 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mon 24

Breastfeeding Happy Hour

February 24 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Mon 24

Working and Breastfeeding? Making it work!!

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mon 24


February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Breastfeeding Support

Local Breastfeeding and Pumping Resources


BABIES AND BEYOND (formerly TLC NEWBORN): (772) 563-4311, ext. 1277 and 1278.  Certified lactation counselors provide free education, consultation, and support to all breastfeeding families during pregnancy and after the baby is born.  Services are offered in English and Spanish.

BREASTFEEDING HAPPY HOUR:  (772) 563-9118, ext. 115.  A great place to come together with other mothers, ask questions, and get some hands on help.  Facilitated by Linda Roberts, IBCLC. Call for details.

WIC SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM: (772) 794-7430 Provides breastfeeding education, support, and consultation.

LALECHE LEAGUE (LLL) OF INDIAN RIVER COUNTY: (402) 770-5867, or lalecheofindianriver@yahoo.com.  LLL provides Mother-to-Mother support via monthly meetings, web based, and phone help.


WIC: (772) 794-7430 Call local WIC office for assistance with breastfeeding and pumping.
1900 27th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960

INSURANCE PROVIDERS: Call your insurance company or Medicaid provider to inquire about provision of breast pumps. Many insurance companies will provide a breast pump free of charge as part of their benefits.



General Breastfeeding Websites


Healthy Start does not necessarily endorse the above websites, but provides them as generally reputable site for a resource.

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