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The Leadership Annual Giving Project Coordinator serves on the Leadership Annual Giving team (LA-GIV), as part of the Philanthropy department and reports to the Manager, Leadership Annual Giving. This position also partners closely with the Director, Leadership Annual Giving. The LA-GIV team is responsible for building a strong pipeline of lifetime donors for Fred Hutch through the retention and growth of individual gifts $500-$49,000 via a broad array of giving strategies including giving clubs or programs, events, and customized solicitations.
The coordinator will take initiative, work independently, and collaboratively with team members within a large Philanthropy team. The incumbent will show flexibility, handle multiple tasks and changing priorities, and remain composed under the pressure of deadlines. They will exhibit dependability and willingness to work as an integral member of the Philanthropy team and be capable of working well within all levels of the organization. The coordinator must be able to effectively communicate the mission, values, and scope of the institution.
This role will have the opportunity to work partially at our campus and remotely.
- Works collaboratively with the members of the Leadership Annual Giving team to develop and grow Leadership Annual Giving programs to acquire, engage, and retain donors
- Conducts outreach to leadership annual giving donors, including solicitation follow up, stewardship and cultivation communications
- Helps coordinate and execute marketing and solicitations for leadership annual giving donors, including managing the Fred Hutch gift club social media channels
- Serves as liaison for volunteers engaged in leadership giving groups, including the Innovators Network Council
- Oversees the data management pertaining to gift club member status, including coding donor records within The Raiser’s Edge and liaising with gift officers and Advancement Services team to ensure data integrity.
- Works within The Raiser’s Edge software to enter data related to donor activity, runs queries, creates lists and codes records
- Acts as the first point of contact for donors via the giving programs email and phone, responds to donor inquiries as needed
- Collaborates on budget tracking and maintaining Leadership Annual Giving’s operating budget
- Provides organizational and administrative support to the Leadership Annual Giving team, including reconciling expenses, scheduling meetings, drafting meeting agendas and taking meeting minutes, opening and sorting mail, scheduling conference room reservations and answering phones
- Maintains confidentiality of all sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form
- Special assignments or projects as assigned
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Minimum of three years of progressively complex administrative and project coordination experience in nonprofit development or related field required
- Comfort with project management tools including Asana or Smartsheet
- Advanced skills in Microsoft Word, SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
- Advanced skills with CRM and databases
- Understanding of fundraising standards and methodologies
- Comfort interacting directly with donors and prospects virtually and in person
- Demonstrated ability leading small, minimally complex projects
- Exceptional customer service and project management skills required
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
- Must have strong attention to detail and organizational skills
- Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, changing environment
- Ability to build relationships and work in a team environment
- Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and request clarification when needed
- Experience working with complex data sets
- Ability to handle and respect confidential and sensitive information
- Takes initiative, collaborates with multiple team members, works on multiple projects simultaneously and flexible with changing priorities and deadlines
- Comfortable working within a complex organization
- Ability to work some weekends and evenings
- Bachelor’s degree
- Experience with The Raiser’s Edge/RENXT
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.
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