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Philanthropy Coordinator - West Division

Location: Seattle, Washington
Date Posted: 12-01-2017
The West Division Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program within the West Division of The Trust for Public Land, as the organization grows its philanthropy effort and undertakes a multi-year comprehensive campaign.  Specifically, the position supports the Division Director of Philanthropy, as well as several additional fundraisers in the West Division with the following:  donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; cultivation and stewardship events; management and tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; processing expense reports; and assisting with donor communications.  In addition, the position provides support for the Division Director of Philanthropy with planning, budgeting, internal communications, and specific projects as assigned
  • Provide administrative support for select fundraising staff, including drafting and producing correspondence; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files; generating and compiling collateral materials; and drafting and distributing contact reports.
  • Maintain donor records in database and generate reports. 
  • Provide assistance with donor cultivation and fundraising events and field trips including planning, logistics, invitations, presentation materials, and program development.
  • Assist with annual budgeting and planning processes.
  • Facilitate grant agreement and proposal transmittal review and approval process.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for meetings, help generate meeting agendas, record and distribute meeting minutes.
  • Maintain internal calendars, make travel arrangements, and process expenses.
  • Serve as the divisional lead for administrative support within philanthropy program.
  • Serve as divisional liaison to Development Services.
  • Provide research support, including requesting, tracking and generating prospect research.
  • Provide other standard clerical and organizational functions as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Help provide general office support as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 3-4 years of experience providing administrative support, preferably within a fundraising program. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Experience with events, budgets, and working with volunteers and/or constituents.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, prioritize, and problem solve.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members
  • Interest and commitment to The Trust for Public Land’s mission
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
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