Donor Relations Administrator

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative

| Saint Paul, MN | September 19, 2019

The Organization

Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative has a vision that ‘all people have a home’. We are a collaborative of congregations who together build affordable and supportive housing, shelter families, and organize to impact housing policy. Beacon is a unique organization – an experienced nonprofit housing developer leveraging the power of congregations to create the public will needed to build and sustain affordable housing. Our focus is on households who make less than $25,000 a year, and those who are experiencing homelessness.

The position is stationed at the Beacon office located on University Ave & 280 (along the Metro Green Line), convenient to both Minneapolis and St. Paul. For more information, check out

The Position

The Donor Relations Administrator will provide support for and drive measurement of the major gifts program within the fundraising/advancement team.

This is a part-time position, averaging 30 hours per week. The position is eligible for health benefits, our retirement plan, and paid-time off. The pay range is $19 – $21 per hour.

Duties and Responsibilities

Gift and Pledge Entry and Acknowledgement
-Lead gift entry and acknowledgement process for major gifts program in Raiser’s Edge NXT.
-Serve as primary gift-entry support to Donor Database Coordinator during peak periods.

Major Gifts Program Measurements:
-Craft and implement, with the Associate Director of Advancement, weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on a series of major gifts metrics such as opportunities/proposals, moves management, etc.
-Develop metrics for and report on results of major donor house parties.
-Share results of metrics reporting directly with major gift officers, ensuring they understand their progress toward goals.

Major Gifts Systems Development:
-Develop and implement a major donor interest areas tracking and stewardship/solicitation system.
-Develop and implement systems to identify and assign donors ready for qualification to major gift officer team.
-Coordinate major gifts systems with the work of the
Donor Database Coordinator.

-Support events staff to coordinate major donor events
-Lead follow up actions after major donor events.
-Major Gifts Program Support:
-Provide tactical and administrative support for the major gift officer team and the Associate Director of Advancement.
-Prepare packets, mailings, proposals and other materials for major gifts team.
-Schedule meetings with donors on behalf of gift officers as needed.
-Complete donor research as assigned.
-Lead the major gifts program pledge anniversary process in collaboration with Donor Database Coordinator.
-Support data clean up and data entry for the major gifts program and the organization.
-Provide direct support and information to donors as needed.
-Attend relevant major gifts and other team meetings.

All Employees Are Expected To:

•Develop and maintain productive, positive working relationships with other staff members.
•Maintain a level of flexibility with all staff, offering assistance to others as appropriate.
•Work effectively and respectfully with individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sex and/or age.
•Work within all agency policies, government regulations and the law.
•Perform other tasks, responsibilities, and special projects as assigned or directed.



•Understanding of fundraising/major gifts best practices, specifically an understanding about how pledges and sustaining giving functions in the database and in interactions with a donor.
•Knowledge or interest in Benevon fundraising model


•Donor database experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT, both database-view and web-view.
•Demonstrated success RE NXT reporting and query logic.
•A record of setting and meeting goals and deadlines.
•Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
•Success working both independently and in a team setting.
•Attention to detail.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Outlook calendar.
•Ability to work (very) occasional weekend and evening hours.
•Access to reliable transportation (mileage beyond office community is reimbursed).
•Ability to (very) occasionally lift up to 15 pounds in preparing or dismantling items, props and technology.

If you are excited about being part of an organization with a big goal and collaborative spirit, learn more about Beacon and this position at Please submit a resume with cover letter to

Beacon strives to be an authentically inclusive organization. As an equal opportunity employer, Beacon does not discriminate against candidates on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. We affirm that all people are valuable and deserve respect, we welcome diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and foster an inclusive and collaborative environment as we work together on our vision that “All people have a home”. Women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and members of other minority or marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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