Philanthropy Coordinator

WaterAid America Inc.
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Mar 09

Position description

Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Serve as WaterAid’s first point of contact for general and donation inquiries (phone, mail, email) from mission-related questions to trouble-shooting the donation process; route calls and leads to relevant staff. 
  • Work with the Data & Insight Officer to maintain accurate and complete records of all donor interactions in Raiser’s Edge: enter contact details from calls & inquiries and offline gifts received, generate weekly donation reports, complete matching gift requests and reconcile information from online portals with Raiser’s Edge. 
  • Develop and maintain Supporter Care Procedures (Phones 101, Donation Processing, Managing Donor Details/Giving), identify opportunities to streamline and enhance processes and procedures that will improve donor stewardship. 
  • Ensure donors receive timely and accurate acknowledgement letters and calls. 
  • Support the development of print and digital materials for supporters and general audiences using knowledge of supporter feedback and interests; coordinate data, deadlines, content/ copy and distribution. 
  • Support fundraising team by developing meeting agendas, taking and distributing notes for follow-up actions; support budget tracking and prepare monthly credit card expense reports. 
  • Complete special projects, as assigned. 
  • Evening and weekend work may be occasionally required. 


  • Previous experience in admin or customer service. 
  • Strong customer-orientation and keen eye for detail; sound judgement and ability to exercise discretion in working with confidential/ donor data. 
  • Ability to prioritize, manage and execute numerous projects simultaneously; proven track record of delivering specific tasks and meeting deadlines. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; positive and flexible approach to collaborating as part of and across diverse teams and functions. 
  • Sound judgement and ability to exercise discretion in working with confidential data. 
  • Basic analytical skills and a proficiency in MS Office (especially Excel) and a CRM (Raiser’s Edge preferred) with an appetite to continually learn and grow. 
  • Commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these. 
  • Ability to work onsite and remotely, as needed. 

Desired skills and experience 

  • Previous experience in a nonprofit fundraising or development team. 
  • Familiarity with Raisers Edge and/or MailChimp. 
  • Proficiency in Spanish is helpful but not required. 


WaterAid offers a generous vacation and benefits package available to its full-time employees: 

  • Health (medical) insurance (WAA offers several options, ranging from 70-100% employer-paid for you and your dependents), dental & vision insurance (100% employer-paid for you and your dependents), and pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for childcare, medical and commuter expenses 
  • Participation in WaterAid’s 403(b) deferred contribution plan (with personal contributions matched after 1 year of service, up to 5% of gross annual salary). 
  • Paid time off (PTO) including: 13 public holidays + a ‘floating’ holiday to be used at your discretion; 120 hours of PTO (with new and increased hours awarded annually), and 3 paid days for volunteering. 
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health Advocate, OneMedical, TalkSpace, and other services 
  • Professional development support 

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