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Internal Application: Coordinator, Individual Giving

Philanthropic Development | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Coordinator, Individual Giving (or Development) to play a key role with our Philanthropic Development Team. We're looking for a candidate with enthusiasm, strong communication skills, and a detail-oriented mentality. By working as a member of the Philanthropic Development team, the candidate will attain hands-on experience and develop skills in the areas of fundraising, events, donor stewardship, and administration. The candidate will gain exposure to how a Philanthropic Development department functions and play an integral part of the Workshop's social impact initiatives. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career candidate interested in growing his/her career in philanthropy.

Who You Are:

  • Have a B.A. or B.S. Degree or similar experience
  • Two+ years professional experience
  • Possess excellent verbal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Comfort with data analytics and application
  • Experience with fundraising software desirable, e.g., Salesforce
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Ability to handle confidential matters appropriately
  • Events experience preferred
  • Can recognize group needs, and work to achieve solutions for better group communication and organization

 Your Primary Responsibilities:

Some of the things you will be focusing on as a Coordinator for the Philanthropic Development department:

  • Assist Individual Giving teams in creating, planning, and executing donor cultivation and acquisition events.
  • Assist in creating and preparing materials for special projects, meetings, and presentations.
  • Assist with stewardship of donors including acknowledgment letters, fulfillment of premiums and updates to donor account information.
  • Oversee and assist in major gift data and reporting.
  • Provide support to other Vice Presidents in Philanthropic Development as needed, including scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting preparation, technology, and expense reports
  • Interact extensively across all departments in person, as well as by phone/email
  • Perform necessary tasks for department including scheduling, file management, timesheets, orders, invoice trafficking, approvals and contract administration
  • Assist in department management of Salesforce CRM system
  • Help to recruit, train, and oversee department interns
  • Other duties as assigned


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled