Fundraising Program Manager, REI Cooperative Action Fund


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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 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 
Have a long-term perspective 
Maintain a long-term perspective Always be accountable and transparent 
Listen, hold space, learn, and act respectfully. 

We are seeking a creative and collaborative team member with a deep commitment to the mission of the Fund with demonstrated success in complex program/project management in a business setting -- ideally with marketing and national retail and/or field teams. This role will help manage REI Cooperative Action Fund fundraising campaigns in partnership with teams across REI Co-op, manage donor acknowledgement and engagement, analyze fundraising data to improve outcomes, develop top-notch Fund communications/stories and plan and execute fundraising events. This role will monitor fundraising best practices and emerging trends to assess how new opportunities and capabilities can be leveraged to directly improve the experiences of donors. This position will lead high-impact initiatives, influencing outcomes and representing the team in cross-divisional REI forums and with the general public. The ideal candidate will have an entrepreneurial mind-set, a proven ability to collaborate and influence others and a willingness to learn best-in-class fundraising approaches and strategies. You must be very self-directed and work independently and collaboratively. This person also will contribute to a small-team culture that emphasizes transparency, integrity, collaboration, inclusion, and social justice. 

Fundraising program management and relationships 
• Leverage top notch program and project management and exceptional partnership building skills to effectively co-create and execute with partners at REI the bi-annual fundraising campaigns that center on in-store donations at POS. 
• Work with leaders and teams across REI to identify and close critical program gaps through relationship building, robust evaluation processes and research. 
• Analyze the Fund’s donor data to improve fundraising program outcomes. 
• Lead and execute donor events across the country. Some will be in partnership with REI retail and local marketing teams. Others may be events hosted solely by the Fund. 
• Maintain the Fund’s donor database to ensure accurate and efficient donor management and engagement. 
• Work with the Fund’s Development Director to build fundraising and donor strategies and research to grow its major gift and planned giving program. 

• Ensure timely, thorough, accurate and transparent donor communication and acknowledgement process. 
• Create content and craft top-notch written and verbal communications for donors and partners. 
• Facilitate meetings that foster collaboration and alignment. 
• Help host and facilitate donor meetings and events. 
• Collect, curate and write impact stories about Fund grantee partners for Fund’s annual report, donor e-mails, website and social media. 

Bring your passion and expertise
 • 5+ years’ experience working in a complex business environment working both with headquarter teams and regional teams helping to lead complex projects/programs with large number of stakeholders. 
• Demonstrated commitment and passion for nonprofits and mission-driven work. Interest in fundraising. 
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and on-going learning on this topic. 
• Broad expertise in project management, marketing or deadline driven work (business development, communications, event management etc.) 
• Superior written and verbal communication skills. 
• Proven relationship builder within an organization, ability to build trust and respect and to deliver on projects with impeccable follow up and follow through. 
• Top notch research and analytical skills. 
• Exceptional organizational skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and manage multiple assignments comfortably. 
• Proven experience executing events of varying sizes. 
• Ability to use discretion when dealing with information of a sensitive or confidential nature. Commitment to transparency, financial integrity and clarity in reporting. 
• Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across the Fund; communicates back to the team and is open to a collaborative and constructive culture to learn and grow together 
• Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at the Fund 
• Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations. Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions. 
• Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well to produce quality work. 
• Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals. 

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.

REI hires, trains, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.  We remain deeply committed to making the Co-op a place where everyone can feel safe and be themselves. Join us.

As required by applicable Pay Transparency laws, REI provides a range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in locations under these requirements. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include a wide array of factors, including: your specific skills and experience, geographic location or other relevant factors. The salary range for this position may be lower or higher in different markets.

The pay for this role is: $55,000 to $110,000 per year  
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

Posting Range
$55,000 to $110,000 per year
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