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Planned Giving Coordinator

Posted on: November 24, 2020

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Job Description

Planned Giving Coordinator 

The Public Interest Network is seeking a Coordinator for our Planned Giving Program, which has a mission to raise money through bequests and other legacy gifts. By growing our planned giving program, we will raise significant additional funds as baby boomers pass down over $50 trillion in the greatest intergenerational transfer of wealth in U.S history. In addition, we aim to deepen our members’ affinity to network organizations by giving them the opportunity to leave the legacy of a better world to future generations.

The Public Interest Network operates more than a dozen organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. These groups include U.S. PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and the National Environmental Law Center and encompass 400-plus staff. We tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our country today, such as delivering clean air, clean water and a livable climate to the next generation; transforming our energy and transportation systems for the 21st century; growing food in ways that leave both people and the planet healthier; and responding to the worst public health crisis in a century.

Over the past 45 years, our mission-driven, results-oriented approach has won hundreds of victories. In just the past few years, we helped convince California, New Mexico, Washington state, Maine and Virginia to commit to 100% carbon-free energy, and Maryland and Maine to ban the single-use plastic foam products that are polluting our planet. But there’s more to do.

In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need a strong backup staff to provide the resources, guidance, and infrastructure it takes to make progress on these issues.

Representative responsibilities include:

  • Expanding our current marketing program to inspire our donors to leave a lasting legacy to their values;
  • Organizing online and in-person (when safe to do so) cultivation events around the country to deepen the commitment of our long-term members;
  • Collaborating with staff across the network to integrate planned giving goals in all fundraising activities and facilitate stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to making a planned gift;
  • Responding to inquiries with appropriate information on bequests, stock donations, and other legacy gifts;
  • Working with our membership services, legal, and finance departments to ensure that all planned gifts are appropriately reviewed and processed; and
  • Researching and vetting additional types of planned gifts beyond the ones we currently feature.

The Planned Giving Coordinator position requires a two-year commitment.

Job Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with leadership skills and experience,  a demonstrated commitment to social change, and an appreciation of the importance of organizing. We’re also looking for candidates who are flexible and embrace new challenges. 

Additionally, qualified candidates will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years’ relevant experience. Experience in development with a public interest advocacy organization also is preferred. Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. Legal experience and/or understanding of basic estate and tax planning is a plus;
  • Be detail-oriented, deadline-driven, highly organized, have strong work ethic, and have the ability to oversee significant projects;
  • Have excellent people skills, judgement, and the ability to exhibit sensitivity in all communications regarding estate planning and have the ability to handle confidential information with discretion;
  • Have strong writing and presentation skills; and
  • Must thrive working independently, but also be able to take direction and work as part of a team. 

Compensation & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package. 


Denver, CO or Los Angeles, CA. For the foreseeable future, all of our staff are working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

To Apply

To apply, please click here and fill out the online form. If we are interested in interviewing you for the position, we will get back to you within a week.

Things to Know When You Apply

The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply.

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.


Denver, CO
Los Angeles, CA


The Public Interest Network

Job category

Employment type
Full Time

2+ years

Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has.

Start date
This position starts immediately. Please apply at your earliest convenience.