Annual Giving Coordinator

Reference: JOB1226
Employer: ACHIEVA

Provides fundraising support for the entire ACHIEVA Family of corporations. Ensures good donor relations by assisting with and researching development opportunities, by soliciting gifts, representing the organization in meetings or public events, and by assisting in planned giving, major gifts, fundraising events, and grantsmanship as needed. Establishes processes and procedures in areas such as gift reporting and acknowledgment procedures and maintains the quality of the information in the fundraising database. Reports to Director of Development.


  1. Interacts with board members, donors, media and the general public in a manner that portrays a positive image of the ACHIEVA corporate system in order to maximize support for the organization.
  2. Coordinates federated campaigns and workplace giving, including United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, and PA State Employee campaign drives.
  3. Creates donor stewardship through acknowledgment of contributions via United Way, Direct Mail, Honor/Memorial, and Special Events. Writes and revises letters to address particular needs.
  4. Oversees the importation of program database data into the fundraising database every month including duplicate checking, quality control of the data, and hand-coding some of the attributes.
  5. Researches and maintains prospect research profiles on current and potential donors.
  6. Records all charitable contributions and acts as a Corporate Development liaison with the finance department. Checks and records any changes in constituent data. Reconciles daily and monthly transaction journals with Finance Department to ensure the accuracy of donor information. Designates gifts to appropriate accounts in accordance with donor wishes.
  7. Monitors donor pledges and prepares invoices/reminders as needed for annual gifts and pledges and capital campaign gifts and pledges.
  8. Maintains purchase orders and check requests for the Corporate Development department.
  9. Maintains capital campaign records.
  10. Maintains membership files; prepares reports to the Arc of PA; coordinates membership correspondence.
  11. Represents and promotes the organization at community events or activities through public speaking and displays.
  12. Meets with annual fund donors to build relationships, promote stewardship, and increase donor relations.
  13. Develop and lead an innovative plan to increase gifts from other sources such as United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign and tribute giving and the Highmark Walk.
  14. Researches and maintains prospect research profiles on current and potential donors.
  15. Provides leadership and support where needed for ACHIEVA’s fundraising events such as the ACHIEVA Golf Outing, the ACHIEVA Auction, and other events held by community groups that raise funds for ACHIEVA.
  16. Oversees ACHIEVA’s participation in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community including soliciting gifts, recruiting participants, coordinating volunteers, and production of materials with the assistance of communications staff.
  17. Represents Corporate Development on internal and external teams and committees.
  18. Supports the achievement of individuals’ personal outcomes.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ACHIEVA Now Pays for all Required Clearances!

Benefits: Medical & Time Off

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision with low employee contributions
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous PTO plans including vacation, sick, and personal
  • 8 Paid holiday days
  • Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, and Short-Term Disability available

Benefits: Bonuses & Opportunities

  • 403(b) Plan (All Employees) with employer contribution
  • Eligible for Federal Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Up to $500 bonus thru Employee Referral Program
  • Four free counseling sessions for you when life happens through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid training
  • Paid mileage (50 cents per mile) for traveling between client sites and offices with personal vehicle

Who Is Achieva?

We are the only agency in southwest Pennsylvania that provides lifelong support, from early intervention therapy to older adult protective services. Build a career in a rapidly growing company where our #1 priority is to make a difference in the lives of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities.


The equivalent of Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Business or related field from an accredited university or a combination of education and 1-2 years of relevant experience preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and experience with volunteer management necessary. Must have excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. Must have good written and verbal communication skills. Desktop publishing and design skills is a plus.  Must meet Act 34 requirements. Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and properly insured auto available for daily use. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation tools required.


ACHIEVA is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer (EOE) and an Employer Partner under the Ticket to Work Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. ACHIEVA is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Wendy Bott, Human Resource Department, 412-995-5000 Ext. 492, 




posted Janaury 6, 2020