Job Announcement: Donor Relations Specialist

Monday, July 5, 2021

Type:  Part-time (20-25 hrs/wk) or Full-time (40 hrs/wk)

Location:  North Webster, IN

TWF is seeking a donor relations/fundraising professional to join our dedicated team.

Who We Are:

The Watershed Foundation is a non-profit organization working since 1997 to protect, preserve and improve the water quality of our beautiful local lakes and streams.

Together with our supporters, board, staff, and partner network, we fulfill our mission by identifying and stopping sources of pollution, uniting partners, and empowering the public to be good stewards of our water resources through education and outreach. Please visit our website to learn more about what we do and how we do it

At TWF, you’ll have the autonomy to help meet the opportunity and challenge of these times in a flexible, casual, and supportive work environment with the potential for growth.

Who we are looking for:

People often describe you as passionate, talented, driven, innovative, helpful and sincere. You are self-sufficient, detail-oriented, and possess the ability to work independently and with a team. You are an outstanding communicator possessing excellent writing and speaking skills. You enjoy setting and meeting goals. You are extremely organized and work well under limited supervision. You are a continuous learner. You are committed to protecting and preserving the environment, especially our water resources.

The job we need you to do:

  • Collaborate with TWF Office Manager in utilizing donor management database, including updating donor records, compiling biographical information, and obtaining reports
  • Coordinate donor mailings with office staff, including direct mail appeals
  • Analyze donor giving patterns to increase retention, upgrading, and conversion rates
  • Arrange and participate in 1:1 donor meetings
  • Assist with individual donor stewardship including phone calls, letters, thank you cards, donor appreciation gifts, and other communications via phone and email
  • Assist with preparation of the annual report and other reports to donors as needed
  • Coordinate logistics for fundraising and donor recognition/cultivation events including cocktail parties, cottage tours, project tours
  • Collaborate with TWF Communications Specialist on digital, social media, and print communications
  • Conduct research on donor prospects and other acquisition strategies to expand base

The donor relations specialist reports directly to the Executive Director. This job offers flexible hours but requires occasional evenings and weekends. This position is a minimum of ½ time but could be ¾ or full-time with no benefits. Pay range is $17.50 – $22.50/hour.

You must have the capacity and means to work from home as necessary, including a quiet space for meetings and a stable internet connection. When health and safety conditions allow, you will be expected to work and attend meetings in the TWF office in North Webster on a routine basis.


You might have a degree in nonprofit management, marketing, communications, public affairs, or commensurate professional experience. You must be proficient in the written English language. You must be proficient in the use of computer software including e-mail, Microsoft Word, and G-Suite. Experience in the use of MailChimp, WordPress is helpful but not required.

Our Non-Discrimination Policy:

It is the practice of The Watershed Foundation in all aspects of employment, to treat all persons without discrimination based on race, religion, color, political affiliation, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, or age.

To Apply: 

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references to Indeed. No phone calls, please.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, we plan to begin conducting interviews by late August.


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