Development Operations Coordinator

Washington Policy Center

Posted: 12/10/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Education

City: Seattle

Postal code: 98124

State: Washington

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Washington Policy Center (WPC) is an independent, non-profit think tank that promotes sound public policy based on free-market solutions. WPC improves lives of Washington state's citizens by providing accurate, high-quality research for policymakers, the media and the general public.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Washington Policy Center currently has an opening for a Development Operations Coordinator on our 5-person Development Team. This is a regular, full-time position based in Seattle. The Development Operations Coordinator will work with the Development Team to help raise our annual budget and ensure we maintain top-notch stewardship and communication with our donors. The Development Operations Coordinator works closely with and reports to the Sr. Development Manager and Development Director and works closely with the President of WPC. There is no opportunity or overlap with policy research in this position.

Key functions include daily gift processing, production of tax receipts, database maintenance, and assisting stewardship of our new donors, trial membership participants, and monthly givers. We are looking for proactive team member who demonstrates motivation by taking initiative to seek out additional responsibilities to help the team and the organization achieve goals and is consistently looking for ways to improve processes and contribute. It’s important for the Development Operations Coordinator to meet deadlines, goals and deliverables and demonstrate accountability for individual responsibilities as well as understand the connection to the Development team’s work overall.
This role would be perfect for someone who is detail-oriented, skilled with technology, and has a strong interest data management and analysis. The ideal candidate would have 1-2 years’ experience working in a database. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily processing of donations and updating donor information in the database
  • ​Manage acknowledgement letters and tax receipt process, working closely with the organization's President and Development Director to ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Creates and maintains accurate donor and gift records according to organizational policies and procedures
  • ​Assist with sponsor coordination and data entry for our largest events, the Annual Dinners
  • ​Additional tasks include coordination of donor-relation mailings, attending weekly team meetings and monthly strategy meetings, and regularly pulling reports and metrics
  • ​Other duties as assigned


  • Understand and support our mission to promote free-market solutions through research and education in Washington state
  • High level of organization, attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects at one time with success and accuracy
  • Skilled with technology with the ability to quickly learn new programs
  • Ability to interact accordingly with current and prospective donors in person, through email and over the phone
  • Ability to clearly communicate with employees in different roles
  • Must exhibit sound judgment in confidential donor matters
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel
  • Proficient writing skills
  • Database experience preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years’ experience on a development team or similar field


• Compensation: DOE, $38,000-$44,000, 90% employer-paid health (medical/dental/vision) insurance
• Vacation: 2 weeks paid (after 3 months), 10 paid holidays a year


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

To apply, submit resume, cover letter, available start date and salary requirements by January 4th to: Tashina Kreilick, Sr. Development Manager, 206-937-9691, [email protected] 


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