Stewardship Manager

Bike Works Seattle

Posted: 12/18/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Recreation/Sports

City: Seattle

Postal code: 98118

State: Washington

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Bike Works promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities.

Position Details:

Job Description:

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW: Bike Works, based in SE Seattle since 1996, promotes the bicycle as a vehicle for change to empower youth and build resilient communities. Our programs and services invest in young people and encourage bicycling. Our bike shop serves a large customer base with used bike sales, affordable repairs, and new and used parts and accessories. We take in over 7,000 bicycle donations annually and redistribute these bikes through our programs and bike shop. We are committed to continued learning and improvement, with a focus on social justice and racial equity.

ROLE OVERVIEW: The Bike Works Stewardship Manager creates and implements the strategy to engage individuals and businesses in advancing Bike Works’ mission. With a focus on major gifts and sponsorship, the Stewardship Manager incorporates cultivation, stewardship, sponsorship, events and the annual fund to build a strategy which includes a robust array of opportunities that engage as diverse community of supporters at every level. This position reports directly to the Development Director and works as part of the Bike Works Development Team.


1.)INDIVIDUAL GIFTS 30% a. Portfolio management and engagement for major gifts (with support from Development Team Members) b. 20 phone calls per week to new and existing supporters c. Bikecitement! table captain recruitment, stewardship, and project management (seasonal) d. Tours of Bike Works, event outreach and support, and other engagement strategies

2.)SPONSORSHIPS AND CORPORATE SUPPORT 20% a. Manage corporate strategy and portfolio to grow corporate support; b. Outreach, prospecting, and asks (proposal & report support from Development Team); c. Track all sponsorship benefits and reporting; d. 5 phone calls per week to new and existing corporate supporters.

3.)WORKPLACE GIVING 15% a. Work with corporate contacts to arrange for information sessions, employee volunteer; groups, and coordinate workplace giving campaigns; b. Remind existing supporters to submit matching funds; c. Work with Communications Specialist to maintain a presence on internal listservs, LinkedIn, to connect with corporate supporters; d. Craft new strategies to grow our workplace giving program.

4.)DATABASE MANAGEMENT AND STRATEGY 15% a. Ensure data is accurate and tracked in a way to enable moves management, accurate recognition and acknowledgement, and cultivation; b. Lead list building strategy (with support from Development Team) to ensure that fundraising and equity goals are met; c. Capture notes for individual and corporate supporters to maintain accurate records of relationships.

5.)PARTICIPATION IN ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE, MISC. 20% a. Staff meetings, team meetings, 1:1s, other coordination b. Email management c. Event content & logistical support d. Professional development, trainings e. Paid volunteering, paid time off


3 years of experience in fund development preferred. • Comfortable asking for money. • Proficiency with MS Office and donor databases; knowledge of Little Green Light is a plus. • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively in writing, by phone, or in person. • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while staying organized. • Comfort pivoting between high-level, strategic work and smaller tasks. No job is too big or too small. • Ability to work independently, problem solve, take initiative, set priorities, handle multiple projects, and exercise good judgment in a fast paced, dynamic, deadline driven environment. • Ability to work flexible hours as necessary, including occasional evenings and weekends for events and donor meetings. • High emotional intelligence, able to easily develop deep, trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds. • Experience with, and understanding of, diverse South Seattle communities • Commitment to environmental stewardship, social justice, and youth development. • Passion for the mission, vision, and values of Bike Works. • Sense of humor, curiosity, and love of continuous learning. 


Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance • 12 days of vacation to start (adding one day for each additional year of work) • 7 paid holidays, 1 floating holiday, plus a paid holiday recess from 12/24 through 1/1 • 10 days sick leave per year • Long & Short-Term Disability • Training & Professional Development for job roles • Unlimited Orca Card • EAP Employee Assistance Program • $250 reimbursement for any kind of training or continuing education • $250 match for employee donations to other nonprofits • $250 fitness/gym membership reimbursement • Discounts on new & used bikes and parts in our Shop • Retirement match up to $2,000 • Life Insurance • Reimbursement for mileage when using your bike for work • Casual dress code • Sabbatical policy for 1 month after 5 years 


Less than $60k

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Email your resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to [email protected] Applications received by January 12, 2021 will receive priority. This position is open until filled. 


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