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Job Description Summary:
The Donor Relations Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Advancement & Philanthropic Innovation team with administrative support specific to donor relations and the department in general. The role requires self-direction combined with flexibility and a capacity to give and receive feedback graciously. A successful person in this role has good interpersonal skills, a respectful attitude for the work of the foundation and our grantees, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team. Responsibilities include supporting the cultivation and stewardship of donors, accurately following donor engagement processes and procedures, and coordinating the technology needed for effective relationship & data management. The coordinator is responsible for prioritizing dynamic workloads & schedules, providing excellent customer service in a timely manner, proposing solutions, communicating effectively, and working collaboratively across the organization. The ideal candidate will carry out job duties with an emphasis on attention to detail, cultural humility, respect for sensitive information and confidentiality, and have an ability to complete tasks with minimal oversight and a high level of independence.

Examples of Essential Job Duties:

  • Represent HAF+WRCF in a professional and knowledgeable manner in public settings, articulating organization/team role and goals.
  • Maintain confidentiality, practice diplomacy, and exercise emotional intelligence in a variety of situations.
  • Support donor relations through relationship and trust building. Be personable and able to relate to donors and show genuine interest in donors’ interests.
  • Coordinate meetings with donors, professional advisors, and community members including scheduling, material and presentation preparation, sharing information, taking notes, room set up and clean up and all food and beverage needs.
  • Proactively follow-up with internal and external meeting attendees with action items and to communicate any agreements made.

Application Procedure:
Please email the following two (2) documents in Word or PDF format to
1. Resume
2. A cover letter, to include the following:

After reading the job description please write a statement within your cover letter addressing what your philosophy is on customer service and the importance of attention to detail within your work. Please discuss any experience that relates to this position and will set you up for success.

Please visit for application procedures and the complete job announcement, including all desired qualifications. For questions, please email

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None
Minimum Hourly Wage: 17
Maximum Hourly Wage: 19

About Wild Rivers Community Foundation (WRCF) + Humboldt Area Foundation (HAF)

Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation (HAF+WRCF) serve the residents of Humboldt, Del Norte, and Trinity counties in California, and Curry County in Oregon, including the region’s 27 Tribal Nations and historically Indigenous territories. Our rural, predominantly economically disadvantaged region serves 200,000 residents in over 10,000 square miles of land. HAF/WRCF was founded in 1972 and has current assets of $155 million and an annual budget of $15.8 million.
In 2020, HAF+WRCF adopted a generational vision of a Thriving, Just, Healthy, and Equitable Region. This vision is implemented through four decade-long goals of increasing Racial Equity, Thriving Youth and Families, Healthy Ecosystems and Environments, and a Just Economy. Supporting vulnerable communities is at the heart and action of HAF+WRCF, and for over two decades HAF+WRCF has intentionally focused resources toward historically underserved populations, unheard voices, and those who experience the highest rates of disparities.
HAF+WRCF implements a holistic toolkit of services to ensure we are supporting community needs. This includes capacity building, advocacy and policy work, networking, leadership training, impact investing, community co-design, and leveraging funds, as well as providing grants and scholarships and managing programs and initiatives. Key programs and initiatives include the Native Cultures Fund, Equity Alliance of the North Coast, and the Redwood Region Climate and Community Resilience Hub (CORE Hub). It also deploys emergency response, recovery, and resilience funding and regranting through its innovative Community Response Team. In addition, HAF+WRCF provides high quality charitable giving services to individuals, families and businesses and develops deep relationships with financial and professional advisors and provides them with resources to help their clients with planned giving.