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Plymouth Housing
Seattle, WA, United States
27 days ago
Plymouth Housing
Seattle, Washington, United States
27 days ago



The Donor Engagement Specialist will oversee Plymouth Housing’s annual stewardship plan with a focus on monthly and annual donors, first-time donors and in-kind supporters. In addition, the Donor Engagement Specialist will lead the successful planning and execution of Plymouth’s secondary events including building groundbreakings, building openings, donor cultivation events, and donor appreciation events. This position will also be responsible for supporting Plymouth’s major fundraising events throughout the year. The Donor Engagement Specialist is passionate about Plymouth’s mission and will serve as a key member of the Resource Development (RD) Department.

This is a regular full-time, benefitted position.


(Responsibilities, accountabilities, and competencies; may not include all duties of this job)

Donor Engagement and Stewardship (55%)

  • In partnership with the Director of Development, develop, build and grow a monthly donor giving program at Plymouth to secure sustained, reliable funding for the organization.
  • Evaluate and analyze current annual fund program and make recommendations on messaging, audience, and growth strategy.
  • Ensures that donor engagement activities are inclusive, accessible and value diversity.
  • Collaborate with Resource Development colleagues on a more donor-centric and thorough acknowledgement procedure; work with the Director of Development on implementation and evaluation.
  • Work with Donor Database Specialist (Salesforce) to support gift tracking and timely acknowledgment.
  • Work with the Communications Department on all external communication pieces related to donor engagement and stewardship.
  • Develop and sustain accurate and thorough knowledge of Plymouth’s mission, programs and services to serve as an Ambassador of the organization.
  • Build and manage expanded donor stewardship calendar to deepen relationships and investments (financial, in-kind and time) from donors to increase retention, including a plan that is specific to first-time donors to Plymouth.
  • Support the development, stewardship and growth of select Plymouth constituent groups. 
  • Work in collaboration with the Director of Development and colleagues to build a multi-year growth plan for annual fund and monthly donors.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, develop and manage budget for donor engagement activities and events.
  • Serve as initial point of welcome and contact for donors with questions on mission, investments and engagement with Plymouth.

Event Management and Support (40%)

  • Manage Plymouth’s secondary events including but not limited to: Building groundbreakings, building openings, donor cultivation tours and donor appreciation events.
  • Oversee and manage development and execution of all event logistics for secondary events, including relationships with vendors, speakers, guests, volunteers, and sponsors.
  • Ensure that secondary events are well-managed and produced on-time and on budget.
  • Work with colleagues in Resource Development and Communications on event marketing plans and implementation, including management support of event video production, online marketing tools, collateral design and production, and social media strategies.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Development, manage donor engagement process for major fundraising events including registration, attendee stewardship and appreciation, donor acknowledgements and other duties as assigned.
  • Support in-kind procurement for the Seattle Dances Gala and Pop Some Tops including tracking of items and entry into Salesforce.
  • Lead the recruitment of volunteers for Plymouth’s major fundraising events including Seattle Dances and Key to Hope.

Resource Development Support (5%)

  • Work with RD colleagues to ensure accuracy in the development of mailing lists and mailing processes with staff, vendors, and post offic
  • Participate as a supportive and collaborative member of the RD Department including growth and learning in DEI initiatives.
  • Play a key role in developing department’s annual strategic fundraising plan and timelines
  • Serve as back-up for the Development Database Specialist as needed.

Performs other related job functions as assigned by the Director of Development


(Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for education.

Experience: Two years’ experience in non-profit fundraising, donor stewardship or event coordination.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Ability to attend events held after business hours and on weekends, as needed.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient and experienced with Microsoft Office applications (particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and Publisher).
  • Must be able to work efficiently and effectively with customized databases and technology; conduct Internet research; and be comfortable learning new software.
  • Ability to develop and sustain successful relationships with volunteers, donors, vendors and Plymouth staff members.
  • Excellent and proven organizational skills with ability to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines in a professional manner.
  • Team player who can take initiative and work independently within department priorities and is willing to learn and take on additional responsibilities, as appropriate.
  • Ability to manage a high level of responsibility with strict attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated solid leadership and the ability to work independently.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement 
Plymouth Housing employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  
As a condition of employment, new hires will be required to: 

  • submit proof of vaccination, or 
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. 

 People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 


Job Location

2113 Third Avenue, Seatte, WA

Salary Range

$23.87 - $25.96

Position Type


Job Information

  • Job ID: 60693931
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Position Title: Donor Engagement Specialist
  • Company Name: Plymouth Housing
  • Industry: Non-Profit / Charity
  • Job Function: Donor Relations
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years

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