Planned Giving Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA or Denver, CO preferred

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The Public Interest Network is seeking a Coordinator for our Planned Giving Program. Through this program, we give our members the opportunity to make larger gifts than they would through their regular income and leave the legacy of a better world to future generations.

The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to our vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. The 13 groups in The Public Interest Network each strive for solutions on their own, while the force of our combined strategies builds pressure for change across political and economic institutions.

Take global warming. Environment America has fought for and won state and federal policies that clean up polluting power plants. U.S. PIRG has worked in dozens of states and cities for better public transportation. Green Century has led the charge for fossil fuel free investing. Frontier Group, our think tank, has researched the vast potential of renewable energy. And that’s just one issue, and just some of our groups.

Over the past 50 years, this coordinated strategic approach has helped us win hundreds of victories at the local, state, national and corporate levels. Because of the laws and other policies we’ve won, people are buying healthier and safer products, getting more of our energy from the sun and the wind, drinking cleaner water and breathing cleaner air.

In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need a strong support staff to provide the resources, guidance, and infrastructure it takes to make progress on these issues.

Representative responsibilities include:

  • Responding to inquiries with appropriate information on bequests, stock donations, and other legacy gifts;
  • Expanding our current marketing and donor cultivation work to inspire our supporters to leave a lasting legacy;
  • Organizing online and in-person (when safe to do so) events around the country to deepen the commitment of our long-term members;
  • Collaborating with staff across the network to integrate planned giving goals in all fundraising activities and facilitate stewardship of donors who have already announced a commitment to making a planned gift;
  • Working with our membership services, legal, and finance departments to ensure that all planned gifts are appropriately reviewed and processed; and
  • Researching and vetting additional types of planned gifts beyond the ones we currently feature.

The Planned Giving Coordinator position requires a two-year commitment.

Job Qualifications

We are looking for candidates with leadership skills and experience, a demonstrated commitment to social change, and an appreciation of the importance of organizing. We’re also looking for candidates who are flexible and embrace new challenges.

Additionally, qualified candidates will:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four years’ relevant experience. Experience in development with a public interest advocacy organization also is preferred. Advanced degrees, including a JD or masters in related fields, may count toward a candidate’s professional experience. Legal experience and/or understanding of basic estate and tax planning is a plus;
  • Be detail-oriented, deadline-driven, highly organized, have strong work ethic, and have the ability to oversee significant projects;
  • Have excellent people skills, judgment, and the ability to exhibit sensitivity in all communications regarding estate planning and have the ability to handle confidential information with discretion;
  • Have strong writing and presentation skills; and
  • Must thrive working independently, but also be able to take direction and work as part of a team.

Compensation & Benefits

Target annual compensation for this position is $36,000-$55,000 and depends on relevant experience, education, and location. Candidates on the low end of directly relevant experience should expect to be on the lower end of this range; candidates on the higher end of relevant experience are likely to be on the higher end of this range. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance, 401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boostered. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.

Things to Know When You Apply

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Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer.

Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.