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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.


  • 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.


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 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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