Donor Relations Coordinator

SYNOPSIS:          The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Development Team in implementing fund development activities to include CRM software management, donor tracking, and donor communications. They are also responsible for assisting the Development Team and other programmatic efforts through facilities maintenance, special events support, and in-kind donation processes.  This position requires strong organizational skills and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. Fund development and donor cultivation is essential to the overall success of the organization and therefore it is imperative that the person in this role be dedicated to providing the support needed by the Development Team to assist in securing the resources necessary for providing support to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.



Donor Relations Assistance

  • Maintain and keep up to date our donor database Bloomerang
  • Connect with our High-Level Donors by email, phone, or other communications
  • Work with the Community Engagement Manager to develop an understanding of the functionality of the software program and utilizes it to streamline or improve donor data management
  • Organize Donor Appreciation Luncheons or Meet N Greets Biannually
  • Work with development team to create and report on measurable objectives to assess outcomes of position with regard to accuracy of donor records


In-Kind Donation Coordination

  • Manages or works with volunteers on the Donation Room, advocacy hallway donation storage
  • Manages and maintains donation drop-off schedule of in-kind items
  • Coordinates intake, storage, organization and distribution of all in-kind donations
  • Collaborates with Community Engagement Manager and other program managers to ensure needs of programs, clients and the organization are met


Development Department and Special Events Assistance

  • Understands department objectives and how they relate to the goals of the agency
  • Assists in community presentations and tabling events on behalf of the Development Department as a representative of TESSA and community advocate
  • Assists in the receiving and processing of donations
  • Assists in the planning, coordination, and execution of special fundraising events
  • Assigns volunteers to development specific jobs and responsibilities as needed
  • Coordinates the planning and execution of the annual Holiday Shoppe event





Cultural Inclusivity

  • Deliver programs and services in a manner that is respectful and sensitive to the client’s, donors, and/or volunteer’s cultural experience.
  • Recognize that we hold attitudes and beliefs that can detrimentally influence our perceptions of, and interactions with, individuals who are diverse from ourselves. 
  • Recognize the importance of multicultural sensitivity, responsiveness to, knowledge of, and understanding about diversity.
  • Apply the principles of multiculturalism and diversity in training and staff development.
  • Apply culturally appropriate skills in all interactions with clients, co-workers, volunteers, partner agencies, and other community members.
  • Use organizational change processes to support culturally informed organizational policies & procedures.



  • Committed to TESSA’s mission, vision, and operational philosophy
  • Identifies, removes and prevents discriminatory barriers in services
  • Attends all relevant staff meetings, trainings, and in-services as assigned
  • Responds to inquiries with support, information and referrals
  • Schedules and coordinates arrangements for meetings, conferences, etc.
  • Writes meeting minutes at all team and committee meetings as assigned
  • Acts responsibility and respectfully as a TESSA representative to cultivate partnerships in the community
  • Responsible for other duties and projects as assigned by supervisor

TESSA is an equal opportunity employer.


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Experience Required

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Bachelor’s degree; or 1-2 years’ experience in donor relations Excellent organizational, communication (verbal and written), problem solving, and interpersonal skills Ability to work well under stressful circumstances and adhere to deadlines Ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects while maintaining an eye for detail Ability to foster teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to understand need, set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness Strong command of Microsoft suite and Google Drive Ability to empathize, encourage and guide Able to work well in stressful and emotionally taxing circumstances and engage in effective self-care Ability to read, write and speak in English Must be willing to complete and able to pass background and child abuse and neglect history checks Ability to on occasion lift up to 50lbs Available to work evenings and weekends as necessary Valid driver’s license and car insurance with reliable transportation



How to Apply


Colorado Springs, CO 80906

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