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Coordinator, Philanthropic Development

Philanthropic Development | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Sesame Workshop is looking for a Coordinator to play a key role with our Philanthropic Development Team. We're looking for people with enthusiasm, strong communication skills, and a detail-oriented mentality. The candidate’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and organizational support. 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, relationship management, and administration. They 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 learning about philanthropy.


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

  • Provide administrative support for the US Funding team including heavy calendar management, travel and expense reports and organizational support
  • Assist in department management of Salesforce CRM system
  • Interact extensively across all departments in person, as well as by phone/email
  • Assist in preparing materials for special projects, meetings, and presentations
  • Assist department with planning & preparation of various events
  • Perform necessary tasks for the department including file management, timesheets, orders, invoice processing, approvals and contract administration
  • Provide support to the other Vice Presidents in Philanthropic Development as needed, including scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting preparation, technology, and expense reports
  • Help to recruit, train, and oversee department interns
  • Other tasks as assigned



  • B.A. or B.S. Degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of professional experience
  • Possess excellent verbal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Experience with fundraising software desirable, e.g., Salesforce
  • Excellent MS Office skills
  • Ability to handle confidential matters appropriately
  • Can recognize group needs, and work to achieve solutions for better group communication and organization

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled