Seek Giving Coordinator, Part-Time / Employment

May 3, 2021

Organization Name: Coyote Central

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Employment

Fee: Free


Giving Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 20 hours/week, non-exempt; flexible schedule including occasional evenings and weekends; opportunity for growing the position in 2022
Compensation: $21-$24/hour DOE
Location: Coyote North, 12325 Lake City Way NE (with additional teamwork at Coyote Central)

Coyote Central is looking for an outside-the-box creative thinker ready to expand Coyote’s individual giving. Success for Coyote’s Giving Coordinator (GC) will be measured in rising giving levels among existing donors, an increased number of donors overall, and a high donor retention rate through energetic stewardship. Using the principles of Community Centric Fundraising as a guide, the GC will ensure that Coyote’s philanthropy embodies the same values of equity, inclusion, and creativity that ground its mission.

We are looking for someone who is
– Enthusiastic and hard-working, with tireless optimism and perseverance;
– Both creative and analytical, ready to dream up and try new approaches, analyze their effectiveness, and continue improving them;
– Devoted to Coyote’s mission and dedicated to keeping Coyote equitably accessible to all;
– Gracious and charismatic – a people person who would rather meet a donor or pick up a phone and talk to them than email them;
– A great communicator, both orally and in writing; and
– A team player who thrives on collaboration.

We are ideally looking for someone with experience in:
– Developing and managing individual giving campaigns;
– Donor appreciation and stewardship;
– Donor databases (we use Salesforce for Non-profits) and data management, including generating reports; and
– Managing fundraising events.

But! We are also prepared to work with any smart individual who is inspired by Coyote’s mission and motivated to move the needle of philanthropy towards racial and economic justice. We especially welcome applicants who can bring to their work a life experience relevant to Coyote community members impacted by race, gender identity, or any other form of oppression.

Giving Coordinator Job Description
The Giving Coordinator will apply the principles of Community Centric Fundraising to all endeavors.

Donor Appreciation and Stewardship (40%)
– Collaborates with E.D. to craft donor stewardship strategies and leads their implementation
– Collaborates with Communications Director in the creation of donor communications in all formats
– Maintains an annual donor communication calendar in conjunction with Communications Dir.
– Enters all gifts into Salesforce and maintains an accurate and up-to-date Salesforce database
– Generates donor reports from Salesforce and Greater Giving and prepares donor prospect lists for E.D. and board
– Takes responsibility for ensuring that all donors are properly appreciated

Fundraising Campaigns (30%)
– Collaborates with E.D. in designing and scheduling giving campaigns throughout the year
– Collaborates with Communications Director in designing solicitations for each campaign
– Customizes appeals for subsets of donors
– Implements all fundraising campaigns, tracks their results, and reports to E.D.
– Designs and sends out all donor acknowledgments, either personally or by enlisting the appropriate staff or board member

Fundraising Events (25%)
– Coordinates all fundraising events with annual development plan and communications calendar
– Co-manages annual auction with Operations Manager, including soliciting local businesses, serving as point person with vendors, and leading setup and teardown logistics
– Takes ownership of all fundraising events as coordinator and logistics point person

Grant Support (5%)
– Assists E.D. in compiling supporting documentation for grant applications and reports

To Apply:
Please email Operations Manager, Jen Smoose, at with the subject line “Giving Coordinator,” with your resume or CV and a cover letter describing:
– your motivation to take on this work at Coyote;
– relevant experience or qualifications; and
– a description of 3 personal qualities that you feel make you a strong candidate.

About Coyote:
Coyote sparks creativity in young people, putting tools in their hands to build skills and forge their futures. Over 1,500 young people ages 10 to 16 come to Coyote year-round for 20-hour hands-on workshops with professional artists, chefs, furniture makers, fashion designers, metal artists, animators, dancers, filmmakers, and all manner of creative people. Our primary campus is in the heart of the Central District, but last year we opened a new site in Lake City so that more kids from different races, economic backgrounds, and cultures can come together for pay-what-works-for-you explorations of creativity during their out-of-school time.

Coyote culture is grounded in equity, ingenuity, collaboration, and fun. Every member of the staff has a voice in collaborative decision making, and every member shares a commitment to the organization and its mission.

Coyote Central is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to organizational, personal, and systemic growth in equity. Coyote continues to build a teaching-artist roster, staff, and board that reflect the diversity and intersectionality of the students we serve. BIPOC, multilingual, LGBTQ, and non-binary folks are strongly encouraged to apply.

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