Individual Outreach Coordinator

Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is looking for a full-time Individual Outreach Coordinator to expand the organization’s individual giving program using mail, email, events and in-person grassroots fundraising methods. 

Accountability:  The position is directly accountable to the Communications Director.


  • Individual and Major Donors:
    • Develop and oversee direct mail and online fundraising campaigns in collaboration with the Communications team
    • Ensure timely, prompt and personal donor acknowledgement, including thank you letters and thank you calls.
  • Manage system for securing and retaining:
    • Monthly donors – Faithful Givers
    • In-kind donations (as needed)
  • Work closely with Database Manager on ensuring donor database “health”.
  • Assure maintenance of a central file of donor records of correspondence (file cabinet/hard copy files).
  • Oversee planned giving program in collaboration with the Major Donor Team.
  • Coordinate implementation of IWJ’s major donor program, including:
    • Creating and assigning donor portfolios to senior staff and board members;
    • Researching major donor prospects and overseeing implementation of donor cultivation plan;
    • Overseeing on-going personal/written, phone contact with current and potential major donors;
    • Ensuring fundraising materials and other fundraising collateral are up to date;
  • Fundraising Events
    • Manage special fundraising events such as/but not limited to: December fundraiser, house parties, phone-a-thons;
    • Create and implement fundraising events schedule and oversee logistics;
    • Work closely with Major Donor team to identify and recruit leaders to host fundraising events for revenue and new donors;
    • Manage overall events calendar;
    • Develop events toolkits as needed;
  • Cy Pres (Class Action Lawsuit Settlement Awards) Strategy
    • Coordinate outreach to the legal community, including lawyers, judges, and law firms;
    • Assist in creating appeals and other materials specifically for the legal community;
  • Special Projects
    • Help write IWJ’s Annual Report with the Communications Department;
    • Assist in Department-wide projects as requested, including bi-annual conference sponsorships.
    • Oversee peer-to-peer/special events fundraising program (ex. Worker Justice Runners)
    • Coordinate the workplace-giving program with CFC and United Way; 

Other:  In addition to these specific job responsibilities, the Individual Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Promote an excellent understanding of the organization and its goals, programs, constituencies in order to articulate its vision to individual donors;
  • Provide staff support to the Finance & Fundraising Committee of the Board and attend quarterly meetings when requested;
  • Participate in regular staff meetings twice a month and annual events such as the staff retreat;
  • Perform other tasks as requested.

Evaluation:  The position will be evaluated annually based on this job description, goals and objectives, and other tasks assigned.


 Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to produce high quality work in a timely manner.
  • Commitment to economic justice and the mission of the organization.
  • Strong writing and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and online communications required.
  • Previous fundraising experience, particularly building individual support.
  • Knowledge of religious communities, labor, and community organizing a plus.
  • Ability to travel.

Salary and Benefits:  Interfaith Worker Justice is dedicated to ensuring workers’ rights and offers full and comprehensive benefits to its employees including: medical, dental and disability, 401K retirement plan with organizational contribution, pre-tax transportation plan, and a competitive salary. Interfaith Worker Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How to Apply:  Please send cover letter with salary expectations, resume, writing sample, and names and numbers of three professional references to Put Individual Outreach Coordinator in the subject. No calls please. Interfaith Worker Justice is a union shop.  Interfaith Worker Justice is also an Equal Opportunity Employer.