Compensation: $24.00 – $26.00/hour, full time, non-exempt

Priority Application Date: November 12, 2023

Position Location: Based in WTA’s Seattle office with option for remote work up to 60% of the time.

Inspiring Hikers to Create Trails for Everyone, Forever

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Washington is home to extraordinary hiking destinations, including desert dunes, wild beaches, tranquil mountain tops and raging rivers. Washington is also home to a community of people who are passionate about exploring and protecting these places. This constituency—our members and supporters—is key to the future of trails in Washington.


Washington Trails Association (WTA) is the nation’s largest hiking and trail maintenance nonprofit. We have a 50-year legacy of engaging the hiking community to ensure Washington’s trails stand the test of time. With more than 27,000 members and an online community of over 300,000 and growing, we are connecting people to the outdoors — from everyday adventures to backcountry explorations. Each year 4,500 WTA volunteers perform over 160,000 hours of trail maintenance across the state. We mobilize hikers as public lands advocates, trail stewards, and on-the-ground experts sharing knowledge with fellow hikers. WTA’s strength is our community and our vision depends on fostering an inclusive organization where everyone feels welcome and represented. Together we can ensure there are trails for everyone, forever.


Position summary

WTA is seeking a Development Coordinator to support WTA’s fundraising efforts. This is an exciting position for early career individuals who are looking for broad experience on a seasoned development team, serving a beloved Washington state institution. This position will support a diverse array of projects that touch on all areas of WTA’s fundraising work – including individual giving, grants, corporate partnerships and events. The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Individual and Corporate Giving Senior Manager, while also collaborating with our Grants Manager and Major Gifts Officer.


Primary Responsibilities

Individual giving – 60%

  • Coordinates logistics of all development events, including Hike-a-Thon (WTA’s annual peer-to-peer fundraising event), member happy hours, webinars, work parties and revenue generating events
  • Coordinates, builds and sends emails for appeals, stewardship and events using WTA’s donor database, Salesforce, and our email marketing tool, Campaign Monitor
  • Occasional writing as needed for development communications
  • Coordinates workplace giving applications and stewardship tasks
  • Responds to donor inquiries and performs outreach as needed
  • Reviews and quality checks mailing lists and proofs materials
  • May provide data entry and mailing support

Grants – 35%

  • Drafts grants and reports for Grants Manager as determined by Grants Manager
  • Gathers and updates data for reported metrics from other WTA departments
  • Occasional writing as needed for grants and reports
  • May perform prospecting research and other duties



Corporate – 15%

  • Coordinates logistics of sponsor events when applicable
  • Represents WTA at charity fairs and other corporate tabling events
  • Collaborates with other WTA departments to identify in-kind donation needs and solicits in-kind gifts


Experience, Skills, Knowledge, and Values

Competitive candidates will highlight the following in their application, or express willingness to learn:

Desired experience:

  • 1+ years experience working in administration or nonprofits preferred
  • Experience writing for a public audience
  • Experience with event coordination and logistics
  • Comfort working with collaborative productivity apps like Google Docs and Sheets
  • Comfort working with Salesforce or other CRM preferred


  • Ability to accept and integrate feedback graciously, and give effective feedback to team members
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
  • Ability to communicate collaboratively and clearly with colleagues and the general public
  • High level of attention to accuracy and detail
  • Demonstrated commitment to WTA’s mission and values on diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Cultural competency experience and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse races, ages, genders, abilities and economic backgrounds


Location and Schedule

This role will begin in January 2024. The Development Coordinator will be based out of WTA’s Seattle office. WTA follows a hybrid model of two days in the office and up to three days working from home. Occasional evening and weekend work required, as well as occasional travel within Washington for events.



Compensation starts at $24.00 – $26.00 per hour, depending on experience. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, retirement, disability, transportation, and holiday, vacation and sick leave. WTA is committed to supporting professional development, so we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet all the qualifications listed. For more information about WTA’s benefits, please visit our website:


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

WTA is committed to advancing equity and continually working to become a more inclusive organization. We believe WTA, and Washington’s hiking community, is made better by people with varied backgrounds, identities, abilities and lived experience. People of color and others with identities that are underrepresented in the outdoor industry (including but not limited to: gender identity, class, socioeconomic status, conviction history, sexual orientation, age, ability, and background) are strongly encouraged to apply.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at WTA will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. WTA does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, caste, color, creed, gender identity, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, the use of a trained service animal by a person with a disability, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.




To apply:

Submit a resume and a brief cover letter describing professional and personal experience relevant to the position with the subject line “Development Coordinator”.


This position is open until filled, with priority given to applications received by November 12. WTA will hold a phone screen and group interview for this role, and there may be an additional interview if needed. If you have any questions, please contact We look forward to hearing from you.