Engagement Philanthropy Coordinator

Job Location 

724 E. Huntington Dr. Monrovia, CA 91016

Company Description

In 1990, a small group of dedicated volunteers with a desire to eliminate substandard housing in our community founded San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity. Thanks to our supporters, more than 200 local and international families have been able to build or repair their own homes here in Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley and beyond. Through the years, we have maintained our unrelenting determination to help families in need by offering a hand up, not a handout.

Through donations, shopping at our ReStores, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.

Job Specifications

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Pay Range: $20 - $25/ hr

Job Summary

Have you seen a hero lately? We have—we work with them every day! Here at San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, our donors are our heroes. Their financial support has helped countless local families in need build or repair a place to call home. Now, these families are thriving. They are healthier. Their children are twice as likely to attend college. And, they finally have enough money to save for the future. We credit all this to our amazing donors!

 The Engagement Philanthropy Coordinator will work within our Resource Development team to build our donor portfolio and help our organization continue spreading it’s mission and vision that everyone deserves a decent place to call home.   

Reporting Relationships and Organizational Impact


Upward Reporting Relationship: 

Positions Reports to: Director of Resource Development


No oversight or accountability for others, an individual contributor

Internal and External: 

Has regular contact with departments, employees, and managers at all levels of the internal organization as well as with external organizations and donor database and works closely with all departments in regard to fundraising efforts to support resource development

Influence: May influence the formulation of organizational policy, contractual obligations, and employee morale




  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year university or applicable experience


  • 2-3 years of non-profit experience
  • Previous project management experience is a great plus- especially when prioritizing projects to achieve goals
  • Must have 2-3 years of hands-on fundraising experience, working with fundraising teams, donors, and leading campaigns, events, and special projects
  • Previous experience working with Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) 
  • Previous experience in analyzing donor database and understanding trends and familiar with moves management to increase revenue 
  • (RE-NXT) is required 
  • Experience working with Classy is preferred 


  • Knowledgeable in software systems
  • Known problem solving and analytical ability
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Strong working knowledge of Blackbaud Raisers Edge NXT database
  • Successful with overseeing and organizing events from beginning stages to event completion


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Great listening skills
  • Willingness to learn additional database systems
  • Ability to grow revenue through events
  • Flexible


  • Ability to be a strong relationship builder
  • Able to adapt communication style to meet our donor’s needs and personalities
  • Proven ability to engage donors and diverse constituencies through effective communication 

Essential Job Duties


  • Will be responsible for planning, executing, and optimizing end-to-end fundraising through events and campaigns, building awareness and relationships with donors
  • Provides centralized, high-level, strategic support to the Philanthropy team to increase revenue from individual to corporate partners to increase moves management and growth in revenue
  • Guarantees matches from high level donors and responsible for adding 20-30 new donors per year to the organization’s portfolio
  • Collaborates regularly with the Director of Resource Development to provide updates on special projects, reports, and events.
  • Coordinates Resource Development communications via thank you calls, cards, emails, letters; year-end giving statements, annual fundraising initiatives, and works closely with the marketing department
  • Utilizes events, receptions, and database research donor trends to grow revenue.
  • Provide administrative support on RE-NXT reports to the Resource Development team and can communicate giving trends. 
  • Maintain and expand relationships with current donors and new donors to support fundraising efforts.
  • Function as a key member of the Development team: collaborate with other team members, participate in staff meetings, and participate in shaping the department’s strategic direction that may include providing new ideas or initiatives for fundraising.

Is committed to San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity’s mission to eliminate substandard housing and make affordable housing a matter of conscience and action

Working Conditions

Fast paced office environment. Some stress may occur; tasks have fixed deadlines. Requires sitting for extended periods of time, standing, visual acumen, manual dexterity, use of fingers for working with computer keyboards, and the ability to assist with event set-up. While regular business hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00 am-4:30 pm (flexible) , this job will require some early morning, evening and weekend work on our construction sites and in various locations throughout the San Gabriel Valley service area. 


This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. 

SGV Habitat for Humanity actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications. SGV Habitat for Humanity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, regardless of race, religion, age, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetics, gender identity, or any other legally protected characteristic. SGV Habitat for Humanity will not inquire about a job applicant's criminal conviction history prior to making a conditional offer of employment.