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Donor Relations Manager

PEPS is searching for a passionate, thoughtful, multi-tasking and innovative fundraising professional to join our growing Development team! We are seeking a seasoned professional who will bring strong organizational and communication skills to manage and strategically advance the comprehensive PEPS Giving Program and the PEPS Benefit Luncheon; and create and manage a dynamic mid-level donor strategy to grow the Major Gifts Program. The position will authentically, innovatively and persistently cultivate, solicit and steward our base and mid-level individual donors and corporate sponsors to support the PEPS mission. The ideal candidate will promote a culture of philanthropy, teamwork, wellness, and inclusion. If you are passionate about parent support, connecting and engaging with donors, and juggling multiple projects please keep reading!

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Our Mission

The PEPS mission is to connect parents to strengthen families and build community. Since 1983, the Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS), a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization has helped parents connect and grow as they begin their journey into parenthood. PEPS parent support programs educate, inform and create community. We've become a vital resource for new parents in the Puget Sound region, with parent groups serving thousands of families annually.

Our Vision

  • Resilient Families
  • Connected Communities
  • Equitable Outcomes

Our Values

  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Inclusion
  • Community
  • Authenticity


The Role of the Donor Relations Manager

  • Serves as donor relations contact for all base ($1-499) and mid-level ($500-$999) donors and corporate sponsors, building and maintaining positive relationships.
  • Engages PEPS donors, volunteers, alumni and funders respectfully, innovatively and confidentially.
  • Manages, strategically expands, evaluates and refines the PEPS Giving Program including direct mail and online campaigns and the monthly giving strategy.
  • Manages overall solicitation and stewardship calendar.
  • Develops, manages, evaluates and refines a mid-level donor program to grow the Major Gifts Program.
  • Manages the portfolio of all mid-level donors and works with Development Team to transition prospective Major Donors to the Major Gifts Officer, Development Director or Executive Director.
  • Manages a portfolio of base and mid-level corporate sponsors and prospects.
  • Manages all aspects of the annual PEPS Benefit Luncheon in collaboration with the Luncheon Strategy Team and contract event support.
  • Works closely with Development Director and Communications Manager to develop and manage consistent messaging to donors that aligns with solicitation and donor-specific stewardship communications.
  • Collaborates with communications and program staff to prepare materials that support the Giving Program, mid-level donor program and the Luncheon. Contributes content for marketing materials and publications.

KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated track record of developing, executing and managing successful annual fundraising campaigns and strategies.
  • Well versed in direct mail and e-mail/online solicitation strategies; mid-level and relationship based donor work and event planning.
  • Ability to authentically, creatively and persistently connect with a diverse array of donors.
    • Outstanding interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to collect, organize and analyze data related to donor giving.
  • Familiarity with CRM database systems and other common web-based platforms (e.g. SurveyMonkey, Constant Contact,…).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (i.e. Word, Excel). Strong word processing skills with extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Passionate about the PEPS mission, programs, and impact.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field required or equivalent experience. 2+ years of experience in nonprofit development/fundraising.
  • Database utilization experience.

Compensation and Benefits

This position will be 36-40 hours a week. Number of hours per week will be discussed during the interview process. The job requires an in-office presence 65% of the time, during regular business hours. The expected salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000 plus employee health benefits, paid parental leave and retirement matching. PEPS offers an inspiring, collaborative, family-friendly working environment that values flexibility and professional development for staff. The PEPS main office is located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle with a satellite office in South Seattle and remote working options at The Riveter.

TO APPLY

Please apply by September 20, 2019. Interviewing will occur on a rolling basis. All applications will be acknowledged within 5 business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, academic and volunteer experiences.
  • A cover letter that clearly explains how your professional background and interests are a fit with the key skills and qualifications described in this position announcement.

Email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and resume combined in one document) with your name in the file name to jobs@peps.org. No paper submissions, please.

PEPS is an equal opportunity employer. PEPS is committed to promoting diversity within our staff, board, and volunteers. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, gender diverse persons, immigrants, and persons of all ages are encouraged to apply. PEPS values and celebrates the uniqueness that every employee brings to the workplace.

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