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Donor Engagement and Events Coordinator

Helping to further Wave Hill's philanthropic goals

Working as part of Wave Hill’s Philanthropy and Donor Engagement team, the Coordinator assists and helps implement a range of stewardship and fundraising initiatives and events in support of Wave Hill’s philanthropy goals.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirement and a writing sample, and include Donor Engagement and Events Coordinator in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled and only those receiving an interview will be contacted.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and implement various, comprehensive fundraising campaigns that incorporate direct mail, email and social media. These include the Annual Appeal, Giving Tuesday and Spring Appeal,
  • Assist with event logistics for cultivation and fundraising events. This includes creating queries and pulling lists, ordering supplies, tracking financial contributions and tickets, overseeing check-in process and other duties as needed.
  • Maintain and serve as department point person for donor management database; update donor records; compile biographical information; create analytical reports and queries for various fundraising initiatives.
  • Conduct research on donor prospects and prepare donor profiles and prospect reports.
  • Process philanthropic gifts and event-related donations and tickets and ensure all gifts are accurately recorded and acknowledged.
  • Reconcile pledge balances, send pledge reminders, and enter financial donations and pledges for philanthropic gifts.
  • Coordinate logistics for donor meetings, luncheons and other special events.
  • Assist and coordinate stewardship process, including acknowledgement letters, reports, thank-you cards, donor-appreciation gifts and other communications via phone and email.
  • Supervise interns and volunteers as needed.
  • Serve as back-up for Membership Associate and provide general office assistance.
  • Related duties as needed.


  • College degree required with a minimum of one year of development experience.
  • Ideal candidate will be creative, a self-starter and excellent communicator.
  • Demonstrated understanding of fundraising landscape and working with databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as superior proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, as well as independently.
  • Strong computer skills and proficiency; demonstrable donor database experience required; Altru database experience preferred.
  • Must be a well-organized, responsible, dependable, and detail-oriented individual.

Salary and Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance; paid time off, 401k, pension plan and life insurance.


A full-time position, the Donor Engagement and Events Coordinator works Monday through Friday.

Wave Hill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Wave Hill is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact