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Posted: 08/04/2015

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation

The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, an independent, non-profit organization, is dedicated to saving the places that matter in Washington State and promoting sustainable and economically viable communities through historic preservation. The Trust helps make local preservation work and builds an ethic that preserves Washington’s historic places through advocacy, education, collaboration and stewardship. Founded in 1976, the Washington Trust addresses its mission through the annual Most Endangered Historic Properties List, educational tours of its landmark headquarters, the Stimson-Green Mansion in Seattle, conferences and training workshops, a quarterly members’ newsletter, a small grants fund, and action on legislation and public policy.

Development and Events Coordinator
Professional Opportunity
Seattle, WA
$36,000-42,000 DOE


The Washington Trust is looking to hire a Development and Events Coordinator.  Based in Seattle, the Development and Events Coordinator guides and manages the Trusts membership, development, and special events. The position is 80% (32 hours per week). 

Job Description:

·         Maintain and grow the Trusts membership program, manage donor database, coordinate member renewals, serve as point of contact for member correspondence.

·         Support Executive Director and Development Chair in building and implementing Board giving program, set annual Board giving goals, and maintain Board giving database.

·         Maintain and expand corporate membership and sponsorship programs, develop annual corporate sponsorship prospectus, serve as lead in researching and identifying potential corporate sponsors/members, coordinate with Executive Director and Development Chair to recruit new corporate sponsors.

·         Assist Washington Main Street Coordinator with conference planning and securing corporate sponsors for RevitalizeWA, the annual Preservation & Main Street Conference.

·         Assist Washington Main Street Coordinator with planning Main Street Leadership meetings and administrative tasks associated with implementation of state Main Street Program.

·         Coordinate quarterly Board meetings, including identification of site venue, accommodations for staff, planning of local tours, and correspondence with Board members regarding meeting and associated activities.

·         Coordinate and plan annual Vintage Washington fundraiser and members Holiday Party.


The Development and Events Coordinator should have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work with people of all types; strong computer skills; the ability to handle multiple and varied assignments; be positive, energetic and outgoing; be self-directed; be comfortable with social media; and enjoy working with a close-knit team of professionals dedicated to historic preservation.  Preference will be given to applicants with a background in historic preservation, knowledge of online donor-management software (Donor Perfect) and online email marketing software, and experience in marketing and/or development.

Schedule and Travel:

The schedule for this 80% exempt position is 32 hours per week. Hours may increase at certain times throughout the year, requiring more than 32 hours a week.  Additional time will be paid at a pro-rated hourly rate.  The position will require travel statewide for evening and weekend meetings, conferences and events.


Compensation for this position is $36K-$42K, based on experience.  Medical and dental insurance, vacation pay, and holiday pay are provided.  In addition, the successful candidate will be eligible for retirement benefits and approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with rules and rates established by the State of Washington.


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How to apply
Please send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to: info@preservewa.org with the subject line “Development and Events Coordinator.” No phone calls, please. Washington Trust for Historic Preservation 1204 Minor Avenue Seattle, WA 98101 preservewa.org
Chris Moore
Phone: 206-624-9449
Fax: 206.624.2410
1204 Minor Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

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