Colorado Nonprofit Association

Annual Giving Coordinator

Job Title: Annual Giving Coordinator

Reports to: Senior Director of Advancement Services  

Location: Northern Colorado/Fort Collins, CO preferred (hybrid, in office 3+ days/week) OR fully remote (from within the U.S.) may be available depending on the candidate

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, regular, full-time

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Salary Range: Typical starting range for a new employee in this role is $51,000 – $56,000/annually

Organization Description

Established in 1963, the Institute for Shipboard Education (ISE) is a 501(c) non-profit organization. In collaboration with academic partner Colorado State University, ISE delivers the Semester at Sea® (SAS) program, one of the longest-operating higher education study abroad programs. Semester at Sea® provides its students with a global comparative education through classroom and experiential learning in the field. The Semester at Sea® floating campus, the MV World Odyssey, carries around 550 students plus faculty, staff, and others. The duration of the semester voyage is typically 105 days, including visits to 8- 10 countries. ISE conducts two-semester voyages annually. See for more information.

Organization Mission

Journeys of discovery that spark bold solutions to global challenges.

Position Description

The Annual Giving Coordinator is a full time position who will report to the Senior Director of Advancement Services. The Annual Giving Coordinator holds a crucial role within our organization, entrusted with the responsibility of orchestrating and implementing our annual fundraising strategies which include direct mail, digital and our specialized giving days. Their primary responsibilities include formulating and executing strategic plans to engage new donors and nurture relationships with existing ones, setting fundraising objectives, and meticulously tracking the progress towards these goals. The role also assists with the processing and acknowledgment of gifts and providing overall support in general fundraising operations.

The Annual Giving Coordinator plays a pivotal role in building relationships with donors. Exceptional organizational skills, acute attention to detail, and a comprehensive understanding of fundraising principles and practices are essential for this role. Superior communication skills and the ability to effectively collaborate with a diverse and hybrid team are also required. The ideal candidate will possess a thorough understanding of donor databases and a proven track record in fundraising, demonstrating the capacity to solicit and secure philanthropic gifts effectively. Proficiency in writing skills is a must, as the job involves drafting solicitations, donor communications, and other written material. Above all, the Annual Giving Coordinator will bring a deep passion for our mission, and a dedicated drive to help us achieve our financial goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The individual in this position must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation:

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

The above duties should not be considered an exhaustive list; other responsibilities may be required. It will be important for this person to be able to adapt to the dynamic needs of a small team environment, demonstrating flexibility and a willingness to take on additional responsibilities as necessary to support the team and achieve organizational priorities.

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

Working Conditions

Physical Requirements of the Job