The Annual Giving Manager is a key member of Washington Conservation Action’s fundraising team. We are looking for a creative individual that wants to manage a growing annual giving program. This position is responsible for implementing strategies for soliciting and stewarding the organization’s annual donors, including leading email and direct mail campaigns. The Annual Giving Manager is supervised by the Development Director. They will work closely with Washington Conservation Action’s communications team and manage the organization’s relationships with consultants and other vendors. This is a hybrid position, working in our downtown Seattle office two days a week.
About our Organization:
Washington Conservation Action is a statewide environmental advocacy organization that advances environmental policies and pushes for actions that equitably address climate pollution, restore Puget Sound, sustain our state’s forests, and protect our democracy. For Washington to remain a national leader on environmental issues, we need environmental champions in elected office and to hold our leaders accountable. To keep our environment protected, healthy, and vibrant, we are committed to supporting Native candidates, candidates of color, and environmental leaders seeking election.
In January, Washington Conservation Voters and Washington Environmental council unified under a shared brand—Washington Conservation Action. This evolution builds on our50 years of work and history of bringing people together to solve Washington’s most critical environmental issues. We develop, advocate, and defend policies that ensure environmental progress and justice by centering and amplifying the voices of the most impacted communities. Washington Conservation Action is a 501(c4) organization. Washington Conservation Action Education Fund is our 501(c3) partner organization. Together, we advance a shared vision for a Washington state where nature and people live in balance for the flourishing of all.
Washington Conservation Action is based in a LEED-certified building in downtown Seattle with a view of Elliott Bay. Our team of nearly 40 works in a flexible hybrid model, with staff in the office two days a week for collaboration and celebration. All staff members have access to tools and systems to support hybrid work. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and the opportunity to make a difference. We are committed to a diverse, socially just, and welcoming work environment. People of color, people with varying abilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply. We continue to advance the application of a racial equity lens to our work and are led by a CEO who is a citizen of the Confederated Tribes Warm Springs, Oregon.
This position works as part of the development team to manage Washington Conservation Action’s pool of annual donors through online fundraising, direct mail campaigns, and other avenues. Key responsibilities include acquiring new donors, renewing existing donors, and growing the organization’s base of support across Washington. The key to this work is stewarding and acknowledging annual giving donors who are the bedrock of our work. This position also works to uphold values based and equitable fundraising practices within our annual giving program.
- Develop and execute the organization’s annual giving calendar that uses multiple channels of solicitation.
- Track progress and deliver reports of performance of annual giving program.
- Develop and test segmentation and messaging strategies.
- Write and edit fundraising materials for different communications channels using an equity lens working alongside the communications team.
- Communicate with donors both verbally and in writing using a values-based fundraising approach.
- Serve as the primary point of contact for fundraising consultants and other vendors.
- Manage the efforts to grow the number of annual giving donors through donor acquisition and reengagement.
- Develop expertise on digital fundraising best practices and giving platforms.
- Manage the thank you process and other donor stewardship efforts.
- Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate work experience.
- Two or more years of experience supporting an annual giving or email fundraising program.
- Strong written communication skills across multiple mediums and audiences.
- Understanding of managing data in Constituent Relationship Management platform (Salesforce preferred). Volunteer or internship experience applies.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines simultaneously and meet deadlines while working across teams and at all levels of the organization.
- Can work effectively across teams to ensure effective, coordinated, and efficient processes.
- High levels of attention to accuracy and detail.
- Curiosity around improving systems and solving problems.
- Strong commitment to racial equity, environmental justice, and anti-racism.
- Familiarity with a range of digital fundraising tools (giving forms, credit card processing, email management).
- Commitment to working as part of a team and track record working as part of a development team.
- Knowledge of and experience with community centric fundraising and/or values-based fundraising.
- Customer service experience.
- Skills analyzing large data sets and drawing conclusions.
- Experience using project management tools, preferably Asana.
- Experience using Microsoft Office suite of tools.
Compensation & Benefits:
This is a full time, exempt position with a salary range of $62,000 to $65,500 depending on experience. We also offer a generous benefits package including medical and dental insurance, 401k plan and organizational match of up to 3% of your annual salary, a flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, twelve paid holidays per year, an unlimited ORCA transit pass, professional development and if you work for seven consecutive years you are eligible for a two-month paid sabbatical. We welcome new and diverse people to a great team who together shape environmental protection in Washington.
This position is hybrid with a minimum of 40% of time in the Seattle office. A hybrid remote agreement is required.
Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
This job requires frequent sitting. Must be able to conduct business in English, though fluency in other languages is welcomed. For remote work, employees must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work during scheduled work hours. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with different abilities to perform functions essential to the duties of the position. Washington Conservation Action and Washington Conservation Action Education Fund is a unionized employer represented by Communications Workers of America Local 7800. This is a represented position.
The organization follows all requirements of local health authorities. We are currently working in hybrid remote work model with staff working from home in addition to in-office time for collaboration and celebration. We maintain strict safety protocols while in our office. All staff who come to the office must be fully immunized against COVID-19.
Please submit a cover letter and a resume here. No phone calls or mailed applications please. This position is open until filled.
WCAEF and WCA are equal opportunity employers committed to dismantling structural racism and creating a welcoming work environment. WCA/WCAEF does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation. People of color, people with disabilities, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are especially encouraged to apply.
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