Donor Engagement Coordinator

Washington Policy Center

Posted: 1/20/2021

Position Type: Full-Time

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Research

City: Seattle

Postal code: 98124

State: Washington

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

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 Donor Engagement Coordinator on our five-person Development Team. The Development Engagement Coordinator will work as part of the Development Team to help raise our annual budget and ensure we maintain top-notch stewardship and communication with donors. 

The Donor Engagement Coordinator position offers a great opportunity to engage Washington Policy Center supporters through access, education and events. The person in this position will gain valuable donor stewardship experience in a non-profit environment. It is ideal for someone with 2-5 years of experience in fundraising and wants to work on a high-functioning, fast moving and result-oriented team.

The Donor Engagement Coordinator reports to the Development Director, and works with the full Development team, and coordinates regularly with the Communications team and President of the organization. This is a full-time, temporarily remote position (40 hours/week). When the state opens back up, this position will be based full-time in WPC’s Seattle office.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and oversee WPC’s Donor Engagement plan
Connect donors and prospects to WPC’s mission of improving lives through free market solutions through access, education and engagement
Manage and execute all engagement activities including virtual and in-person events, phone banks and other stewardship activities
Plan and execute Washington Policy Center’s annual events as directed by the Development Director including event logistics and coordinating speaker contracts with speaker’s bureau
Manage WPC’s annual events budget
Responsible for Grassroots prospective donors and converting to Annual Fund donors through engagement activities
Responsible for organizing and executing donor communication, working with the Development and Communications team and using WPC’s database, The Raiser’s Edge
Manages Donor communication calendar and plan working closely with Development and Communications departments
Coordinate and help execute event marketing and media for optimum attendance, working closing with WPC’s Communications team
Cultivate effective relationships with event vendors, speakers and donors
Manage WPC’s Annual Dinner event logistics in Spokane and Bellevue, attracting over 1,200 in each location
Track and report on all engagement activity using The Raiser’s Edge
Work with staff to ensure that engagement activities further current and long-term organization goals and that all interactions with our programs reflect WPC’s quality standards and mission


2-5 years experience in fundraising, donor engagement and/or event planning

Understand and support WPC’s mission to promote free-market solutions through research and education in Washington state

High level of organization and attention to detail and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects

Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends. Reliable personal transportation available during working and event hours is required

Interest in working in an ever-changing environment with the commitment to grow rapidly and desire to work hard to create new and outstanding results

Ability to interact well with event vendors and event attendees and donors through email and over the phone

Must exhibit sound judgment in confidential donor matters

Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Word, Outlook and Excel

Database experience preferred, but not required

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally



Start date: ASA

Hours: Full-time, 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, occasional evenings for events

Location: This position is currently remote but will transition into working out of WPC’s Seattle Office – 3404 4th Avenue South, Seattle 98134

Compensation: $50,000 - $55,000 DOE, 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 your resume and cover letter to Sydney Jansen, Development Director, [email protected]

Your cover letter should include the following:
1.) Your experience and why you are a good fit for the position
2.) Your available start date
3.) Your salary requirements 


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