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Philanthropy Associate - Northwest

Seattle, Washington
The Trust for Public Land’s vision is that everyone in America should have close-to-home access to the benefits of nature. We believe quality parks and natural spaces are a fundamental requirement for sustaining healthy, equitable communities that are resilient and prepared for change. Today, on the heels of The Trust for Public Land’s most successful fundraising year to date and as we approach our 50th anniversary, we have much to celebrate and even more promising work to pursue. Join us and help us connect everyone to the outdoors. Help us grow our philanthropic partnerships to ensure healthy, livable communities for all for generations to come. 

Position Summary:

The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program in the Northwest. This includes assisting the Northwest Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; donor events, the management of donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and assistance in the production of donor communications. 

  • Provide administrative support for the Philanthropy Program, including drafting and producing donor correspondence; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files, calendars, and ongoing reports; and ordering or updating development materials as necessary.
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in database tracking system, enter data in records, produce gift and contact reports for staff, and write contact summaries.
  • Provide assistance to philanthropy staff with donor cultivation and volunteer engagement with our Next Gen Council and Advisory Board.
  • Support fundraising events including logistics, invitations, and communications.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for meetings, make travel arrangements, process expenses and provide other standard clerical and organizational functions for philanthropy as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide research and solicitation strategy support for the Philanthropy Program, including tracking (and in some cases generating) foundation, corporate, and individual research.
  • Work with other TPL philanthropy departments and fundraising teams as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3-4 years support experience. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including fluency with the various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Sharepoint, PowerPoint).  Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other departments and field offices.
  • Ability to represent TPL to the general public.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues a plus.

As a non-exempt employee, you will be eligible for the Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, four weeks of vacation annually plus 12-15 paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with up to a 7% company match. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience; the hiring range for this position is $52,000-$64,000
The Trust for Public Land’s active goal is to be an inclusive and equitable place to work and build community. As the organization actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities it welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skillsets. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you are the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.

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