California Philanthropy Coordinator

Trust for Public Land (TPL) is a national nonprofit that works to connect everyone to the benefits and joys of the outdoors. As a leader in equitable access to the outdoors, TPL works with communities to create parks and protect public land where they are needed most. Since 1972, TPL has protected more than 4 million acres of public land, created more than 5,364 parks, trails, schoolyards, and iconic outdoor places, raised $93 billion in public funding for parks and public lands, and connected nearly 9.4 million people to the outdoors.

Position Summary:

The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for supporting California-based fundraisers and all aspects of the philanthropy program in California. This includes assisting the California Senior Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition; helping with donor cultivation and fundraising events across California; managing donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and working closely with California Philanthropy team and national Philanthropy Services staff to produce donor communications. 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position based in the San Francisco, CA office. A hybrid in-person/remote office model will be in place for the foreseeable future.

  • Provide administrative support to the California Philanthropy Program, including working closely with national Philanthropy Services staff to draft and produce acknowledgement letters and other donor correspondence; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files, calendars, and internal reports; and ordering and updating development materials as necessary.
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in fundraising database, enter data in records, produce gift and contact reports for California Director of Philanthropy, and help draft donor contact summaries.
  • Provide assistance to California Philanthropy staff with donor cultivation and fundraising events, including helping to coordinate event logistics and communications, and managing pre- and post-event staff meetings.
  • With direction from the CA Director of Philanthropy and CA Board Liaison Coordinator, assists with board engagement and efforts to deepen board relationships with the organization.
  • Schedule and plan logistics for internal and external meetings and conference calls, help produce relevant materials, and record meeting notes
  • Support the California Director of Philanthropy by assisting with travel arrangements, processing expenses, and providing other administrative and organizational functions as required or assigned.
  • Provide research and solicitation strategy support for California Philanthropy staff, including tracking (and in some cases generating) foundation, corporate, and individual prospect research.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years support experience. 
  • Fundraising experience, including experience with fundraising events a plus.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including fluency with the various Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other departments and field offices.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to represent The Trust for Public Land to the general public.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues a plus.

As a full-time, non-exempt employee, you will be eligible for Trust for Public Land’s comprehensive benefits program which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, vacation, 16 holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan, currently with an up to 7% company match. We offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience. The anticipated hiring range for this position is $60-65,000.

Trust for Public Land’s active goal is to be an inclusive and equitable place to work and build community. As the organization actively works to eliminate racial and other disparities it welcomes candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skillsets and experiences. We are open to the possibility that a great candidate for this job may not precisely meet all of the above criteria; if you believe you are the right person for this job and can persuasively make that case, we encourage you to apply.