FT Opportunity: SEA, Washington Policy Center

Washington Policy Center is an independent, non-partisan research and education organization that publishes studies, sponsors events and conferences, and educates citizens on public policy issues facing our region. We have a staff of 16, an annual budget of $2 million, and offices located in Seattle, Olympia and Eastern Washington. We hold approximately 25 events per year ranging from intimate gatherings of 20-30 people to conferences and lunches for 200-300 and our annual fundraising gala with over 1,000 attendees.

The Development Coordinator position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable fundraising, event planning and administrative experience in a non-profit environment. It is ideal for a recent graduate or someone with 1-2 years experience in office administration or fundraising work. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Development Director, Events Coordinator and President of the organization. This is a full-time position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management of the fundraising database and assistance with donations, including taking and processing donations, writing and sending acknowledgement letters and tax receipts
  • Coordination of fundraising mailings
  • Assist with coordinating our Annual Dinner, a major fundraising gala with over 1,000 people
  • Coordination of Young Professionals Advisory Board and serving as main staff liaison for all communication with WPC’s Young Professionals
  • Assist with coordinating donor events and conferences
  • Conduct initial donor and prospect research
  • Miscellaneous administrative tasks including maintaining corporation, foundation and individual files, and preparing packets for meetings
  • Coordination of sponsors for events and conferences, including working with the Development Director and President to solicit sponsors, writing and sending sponsor letters, and working with sponsors to coordinate details of events
  • Assisting with writing grant proposals, grant reports and solicitation letters


  • Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm, M-F (on occasion, working an early morning or evening event)
  • Vacation: 2 weeks paid (after 3 months)
  • Holidays: 10 paid holidays per year
  • Benefits: 90% employer-paid health (medical/dental/vision) insurance
  • Salary: Depending on experience

Liz Fleming, Development Director, (206) 937-9691, lfleming@washingtonpolicy.org