Administrative Coordinator, REI Cooperative Action Fund

Posted Date: Sep-21-2021

Job ID: 21123

Job Type: Full Time

Job Function: Administrative

City: Seattle

State: Washington

Store: Seattle HQ

Remote Eligible: No

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What's cool about this job

About the REI Cooperative Action Fund
The REI Cooperative Action Fund (the “Fund”) is a new community-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit that believes time outside is a human right. But today, millions of Americans lack access to nature and thriving outdoor spaces. Scores of others do not feel safe or a sense of belonging in the outdoors-stemming from ongoing systems of inequity, injustice and racism. That’s why REI Co-op founded the REI Cooperative Action Fund.

Along with REI members, employees, business partners and donors, the Fund raises dollars to support organizations promoting justice, equity and belonging in the outdoors that, in turn, strengthen the health and well-being of people and communities. To catalyze this work, the Fund intentionally focuses on supporting marginalized groups. It is these very groups who are leading the way in addressing barriers and creating newfound opportunities to evoke joy, well-being and belonging outside, resulting in improved health and well-being for people, communities and our planet. To learn more visit

The Fund’s core organizational values are to:
Lead with equity, justice, and belonging in all we do
Courageously reimagine and advance new ways forward
Maintain a long-term perspective
Always be accountable and transparent
Listen, hold space, learn, and act respectfully

This role will support the Fund and a growing team that is focused on grantmaking, fundraising and maintaining the highest integrity in managing a public charity. This role is responsible for proactively managing details, organizational practices, spreadsheets, databases and administrative duties with an eye towards making all of the Fund’s processes and systems effective and efficient. This role will work at times collaboratively, other times independently and always creatively with partners internally and externally (e.g. grantees, donors, and some teams at REI Co-op) to support the creation and growth of the Fund. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Provide skilled administrative, project, and office technology support to the Fund team
  • Manage databases for grantmaking and fundraising
  • Lead all general Fund e-mail and mail correspondence, and coordinate communications such as annual reports, board reports, presentations, etc.
  • Prepare presentations and assist in building agendas and meeting materials
  • Support grantmaking and fundraising programs through budget tracking assistance, cross-team coordination, website updates, administrative support, etc.
  • Plan and execute events – including grantee and donor events, as well as internal events (e.g., board, staff and community advisory group meetings)

Bring your passion and expertise

  • 3+ years’ experience working at a nonprofit, funding or similar organization with proven administrative experience and a background in supporting a team in multiple dimensions
  • Demonstrated commitment to the Fund’s mission and diversity, equity and inclusion
  • First-class written, verbal and interpersonal communication
  • Ability to draft, proofread and edit documents for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Proven expertise managing fundraising or grantmaking databases
  • Expertise with office technology and communication, as well as support tools including collaboration platforms (e.g., Microsoft Office, Teams, 365 and SharePoint, web forms, etc.)
  • Proven experience planning and executing donor engagement and fundraising events of varying sizes
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive or confidential nature
  • Builds rapport with all kinds of people inside and outside the organization
  • Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across the Fund and REI for the achievement of the nonprofit’s goals
  • Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at the Fund

Nondiscrimination Policy
The REI Cooperative Action Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. When recruiting and hiring staff, the Fund does not discriminate on the basis of any race, color, national origin, ethnic origin, religion, creed, cultural or family background or beliefs, family structure, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, military or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws, regulations or guidelines relating to discrimination.


At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 23 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

With more than 160 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 15,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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