Annual Fund Manager
Fulltime, Regular Status, FLSA Nonexempt
Location: Burien, WA; King County
$47,000 – $59,700
(Dependent on years of applicable experience)

Childhaven is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, inclusion, and recruiting candidates of every race, creed, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender or gender identity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status as provided by law.  Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are highly encouraged to apply!

For over 110 years Childhaven has been a leader in serving children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma and adversity. In the past few years, we have been adding services and locations, becoming more community-based, and forming partnerships to increase our impact. In June 2020, Childhaven consolidated with Renton Area Youth and Family Services (RAYS) and Art with Heart, which further expanded our capacity to better serve more children, families, and communities. By combining our legacy of healing-centered care, with the expertise of our new partners, Childhaven is building a continuum of care model that is unlike any other in the Puget Sound Region.

We are proud to be a values-driven organization that serves families from diverse communities. Our values are the compass we use to get us there. They guide us in the way we treat each other, the decisions we make, and the success we achieve. Values are the touchstones to chart and guide our behavior, and reflect our commitment to:

  • TEAMWORK: Relationships come first.
  • EQUITY: There’s infinite value in every human.
  • EXCELLENCE: Constructively dissatisfied with the status quo.
  • DEDICATION: Do more. Do better.
  • RESPECT: Meet people where they are.
  • REFLECTION: Feelings Matter. Stepping back and exploring possibilities.

Going forward, we are embarking on a new and very ambitious strategic impact plan to further strengthen programs, expand impact, and embrace innovation. In the next five years our goals are to double the number of locations and quadruple the number of children and families we are serving - all while developing and strengthening partnerships with other community-based organizations, referral sources, government agencies, and universities. In so doing, we are opening doors to a host of new roles and opportunities within the organization. And that’s where you come in.

Childhaven seeks an Annual Giving Manager to support its philanthropic efforts with our broader audience, encouraging philanthropic support of Childhaven’s work and building the pipeline of future supporters through several outreach, solicitation, and stewardship strategies. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a collaborative team and to play a significant role in the growth and sustainability of our programs for children and families!

You are extremely detail-oriented and creative. You are capable of seeing your part in the bigger picture of funding Childhaven’s impact, and also of managing the timeline and deliverables of several different projects throughout the year, whether a solicitation seeking funding, a newsletter to inform and engage our supporters, or working on our year-end gratitude report. You work well with various other types of people to bring a project to completion. You are passionate about bringing your skills to bear in advancing an important cause and you are looking to join a great team at an exciting point in the organization’s history. You thrive on the feeling of accomplishment that comes with the successful completion of a big project that garners support for our community’s youngest members and their families.

Donor acquisition, solicitation, and stewardship

  • Resource, design, and execute major direct mail and email solicitation campaigns Coordinate production of donor collateral, including newsletters, gratitude report, brochures, and stewardship pieces
  • Collaborate with Communications colleagues to manage vendors (web designers, web developers, graphic design artist, and printer, etc.) to accomplish Development project objectives
  • Track outcomes data, ROI, and effectiveness of annual giving projects as they relate to donor retention rates

Major gift and event support

  • Collaborate with major gifts team to craft and distribute donor stewardship pieces
  • Execute the design of other unique, mission-centered stewardship pieces for major donors
  • Work closely with Events Coordinator to execute a pre/post-event engagement and stewardship strategy for signature events (luncheon, auction, etc.)

Development Digital Communication Platforms

  • Partner with Communications colleagues to create content, design, and metrics to increase donor engagement on digital platforms
  • Schedule and co-write development outreach communications on Childhaven website and social pages
  • Design and coordinate donor email outreach (MyEmma) including compliance and list management
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Associate’s degree
    • OR high school diploma with 2 years of experience in similar role
  • Knowledge of fundraising processes and donor cycles
  • Background in communications, Marketing, English, or related field
  • Strong writing skills to include copywriting, editing, content design
  • Customer service and donor relations skills
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and coordinate across teams to ensure their completion
  • Proficiency in software applications, including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Work well independently as well as on a team
  • Familiarity with email marketing platforms and social media platforms

We are dedicated to recruiting candidates who reflect the diversity and lived experiences of the communities we serve. Multilingual and multicultural candidates are encouraged to apply! In addition to position specific qualifications, preferable skills include:

  • Previous fundraising/annual giving experience

Childhaven has committed to equitable compensation practices, including pre-determining what roles require and the qualities needed from the individual that will fill the role. To achieve this, Childhaven uses a grade and step approach to determine the compensation of each team member.

We strive to make Childhaven a great place to work by living our values: Teamwork, Equity, Excellence, Dedication, Respect, and Reflection. Here’s a bit of what we offer our staff:

  • We believe in a fully transparent hiring process.
  • We offer a comprehensive Benefits Package including Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance. Expanded benefits include a flexible spending account (FSA), healthcare reimbursement account, and 403(b) savings program. A full listing of benefits is available.
  • Opportunities to attend a wide variety of trainings on clinical and educational topics, advocacy, and more.
  • We’re dedicated to serving the full range of cultural diversity in our community, and to providing families with care that’s relevant to them. As a member of Childhaven staff, you’ll be encouraged to contribute to community engagement strategies and our antiracism council, which makes ongoing recommendations to ensure that our programs and protocols are doing their part to dismantle systemic racism.

Childhaven values organizational culture and professional development. Team members at Childhaven have the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge through the following:

  • Trainings
  • Project work groups
  • Clinical and/or reflective supervision
  • Community advocacy and engagement
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Racial Equity Council (DIREC)


Please apply through our website. If you require an accommodation to participate in the application or selection process, please let us know.

This position will be open until filled; applicants are encouraged to apply. In addition to completing the application online, please attach a resume and cover letter when prompted.

Childhaven would like to get an accurate understanding of each applicant’s experience and interest.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.