Philanthropy Manager

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
🌎 Location
💵 Salary

$55,000 - $60,000

🗓️ Posted

November 20, 2023

United States

The Philanthropy Manager will partner with the Executive Director on establishing strategy and executing the Coalition’s fundraising efforts, including major gifts, corporate support, events, and grants. The role includes opportunities for implementing new ideas, as well as for increased responsibility and professional growth.


· Manage major donor relationships directly and/or by supporting the ED and board members; opportunity for increased autonomy and opportunity to manage own portfolio over time

· Manage existing fundraising plan/calendar with the opportunity to identify new prospects over time

· Lead planning and execution of an annual fundraising event (200-500 guests) and other cultivation events throughout the year

· Manage all aspects of corporate and foundation gifts, including prospect identification, relationship management, grant writing, and reporting

· Plan and execute fund appeals and donor communications, including direct mail, email, social media, etc.

· Staff the Board Philanthropy Committee and support the development efforts of the Coalition’s Board of Directors

· Manage transition from Salesforce database to Charity Engine. Help identify opportunities for optimizing the new platform


The ideal candidate will have many, if not all, of these qualifications:

· A commitment to JEDI and a passion for integrating that into our work

· Interest in the environment and outdoors, whether in urban or remote settings

· At least 2 years work experience in a related position

· Proven experience in fundraising, including a combination of grants, major gifts, sponsorships, annual appeals, and/or events

· Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects toward short- and long-term deadlines

· Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to explain complex information clearly and concisely

· Understanding of fundraising communications strategies (e.g. storytelling, social media, etc.)

· Experience using a database to track and report on donors and campaigns (CharityEngine or Salesforce preferred)

· Marketing and design experience helpful, but not required

Salary & Benefits

$55,000-60,000 DOE. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position. The Coalition offers:

· Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and retirement contributions

· Liberal vacation and sick leave

· Employees choose their own culturally or personally significant holidays

· Remote work flexibility within Washington

· Potential for flex schedules (to be discussed with the candidate)


Remote (USA)

Our team works fully remotely from our homes. The Coalition provides employees with laptop computers and related equipment, as well as a monthly stipend to offset phone/internet costs.

The majority of the time will be spent working on the computer and/or phone and working collaboratively online with team members. Occasional field trips to project sites, including working farms, hiking trails, and local parks may occur. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, as needed.

This position requires occasional travel throughout the state, sometimes including overnight trips. We anticipate 1-2 trips per month, most frequently to the Seattle area, but occasionally to communities around the state. Candidate must have access to a vehicle and be licensed to drive.

Justice, Equity & Inclusion

The Coalition is committed to advancing equity through our work and to becoming a more inclusive organization. People of color and others with underrepresented identities are strongly encouraged to apply. We are a white-led organization. Our board is mostly white. We have a long way to go in regards to JEDI, but are committed to this work. We are actively learning and welcome the opportunity to improve our efforts every day. We are especially committed to making the Coalition a welcoming workplace for people of all identities.

The Coalition is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, political ideology, age, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to by clicking on Apply for Job. Your cover letter should describe your qualifications and skills. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed and interviews scheduled on a rolling basis, beginning immediately. All candidates must be eligible to work for any US employer.

Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition

Philanthropy Manager

$55,000 - $60,000


United States





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