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Major Donor Department Administrator

Posted on: July 4, 2018

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Public Interest Network Major Donor Department Administrator

Are you an organized person who cares about the future of the planet, believes that elections should be decided by voters rather than big money, and thinks we should protect public health over corporate profits? Do you believe that organizing and advocacy have the potential to solve the problems that you are most concerned about? Are you interested in supporting the fundraising infrastructure that provides the financial resources that enables organizers and advocates to create social and political change?

The Public Interest Network’s (TPIN) Major Donor Department is hiring an Operations Administrator. TPIN runs organizations committed to a vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done, including Environment America, USPIRG, the National Environmental Law Center and Environmental Action. The major donor team builds people power by deepening the financial and political support of individual citizens.

Representative responsibilities of the Donor Department Administrator include:

Solicitor Management
Responsible for adding new relationship managers to group listserv, managing the departmental calendar, and assisting with training new relationship managers on the systems associated with doing donor work
Assist with list management and solicitor group assignments
Run weekly reports to assist with staff management
Administer quarterly stewardship analysis, communicate results and necessary corrective action items to relationship managers

Fundraising Drive Management:
Create and oversee the project schedule for donor drive and trainings.
Liaise with relationship managers and membership services regarding list management
Supervise training logistics, such as housing arrangements, meeting space, agenda and materials production
Manage donor drive logistics, such as directing donor outreach, meeting materials production, compiling daily fundraising campaign reports, processing income, driving database hygiene

Stewardship & Materials:
Assist with producing and distributing cultivation and stewardship tactics to donors and solicitors
Manage annual materials inventory and production

Organizational Development
Part-time major donor fundraising on behalf of Public Interest Network organizations
Assist in building the Public Interest Network groups or department through ongoing entry-level or lateral recruitment outreach

We are looking for skilled candidates with a demonstrated commitment to social change and an appreciation of the importance of activism. Applicants must be goal-driven, sharp, and detail-oriented.

Additionally, top candidates will:
Have excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
Be highly proficient in Microsoft Excel (Ideally, candidates will be familiar with navigating database systems have some knowledge of VBA);
Be goal driven and have a track record of academic success and proven leadership ability;
Be flexible, embrace new challenges, have a can-do attitude and strong work ethic;
Have demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion in solving problems; and
Be able to work independently and creatively, as well as take direction and work as part of a team.

Compensation & Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package. A minimum 2-year commitment is required.

Boston, MA or Philadelphia, PA

Some of our partners are hiring campaign staff to help register and get out the vote on Election Day.

The Community Voters Project is hiring Canvass Directors to help increase voter registration and ensure everyone’s voice is heard in our democracy this election. Canvass Directors will recruit and oversee a team of committed canvasser activists and help increase participation of underrepresented communities in the 2018 elections. Learn more here:

PIRG Campus Action is part of The Public Interest Network—a group of organizations that share a vision of a better country, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to getting things done. Visit to learn more.


Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA


The Public Interest Network

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Employment type
Full Time

0+ years


Start date
October 4, 2018

Apply by October 4, 2018