Engagement Coordinator


DonorsTrust, the nation’s largest and oldest donor-advised fund provider dedicated to promoting liberty and serving donors who share that mission, seeks a full-time Engagement Coordinator to drive the Outreach Team’s event strategy and assist with other marketing and engagement activities.

DonorsTrust’s donor-advised funds work like charitable savings accounts for donors who are committed to protecting our nation’s constitutional liberties and strengthening civil society through private institutions rather than with government programs. Since our founding in 1999, our client donors have recommended over $2 billion in grants to more than 3,000 civic and liberty-oriented charities. DonorsTrust currently holds over $1.3 billion in assets, primarily allocated to our donor-advised fund accounts. DonorsTrust has a lively and boisterous office with great Outreach, Grants, and Accounting teams.

The Engagement Coordinator will report directly to the Vice President and will oversee and coordinate the DonorsTrust Outreach Team’s event strategy. The Outreach Team sponsors and attends a wide variety of events across the country as part of our marketing and engagement strategy. Increasingly, DonorsTrust hosts its own events (both in-person and virtual) to connect with existing clients and attract new prospects. In addition to overseeing and coordinating the events, the Engagement Coordinator will play a role in our broader marketing and engagement efforts, such as building and sending newsletters and emails, graphic design, donor research, and/or other tasks as needed and based on the skills of the new employee.
DonorsTrust is a small office — about 15 people — but we always aim to be a world-class organization helping donors have an impact with their philanthropy.

Qualified candidates should submit a résumé and a cover letter demonstrating their interest in the position and DonorsTrust’s mission.

Engagement Coordinator Responsibilities

  • Coordinate DonorsTrust event sponsorships, including
    • Tracking requests/invitations
    • Guiding leadership and the team by evaluating various events’ value
    • Serving as the point person with sponsored groups
    • Communicating with DonorsTrust’s event guests
  • Coordinate DonorsTrust-led events
    • Plan details for small client and prospect events around the country with the Vice President and Philanthropic Advisors
    • Select and work with venues and vendors
    • Develop and execute invitation and communication plans around events
    • Develop systems and processes to simplify event planning and ensure consistently high-quality events
    • Attend DonorsTrust-led events as needed to coordinate on-the-ground execution
    • Occasionally attend non-DonorsTrust events when needed
  • Assist with the execution of marketing emails and other materials such as brochures, swag items, and printed materials
  • Completing other duties as assigned


  • BA or BS degree
  • 1-3 years of experience in events, fundraising, marketing, or administrative support
  • Experience working with confidential information; an understanding of and extreme commitment to confidentiality and donor privacy
  • Commitment to the principles of a free society embodied in the ideas of limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise
  • Verbal and written communication skills

Salary and Benefits

Salary is commensurate with experience. DonorsTrust offers health insurance and a 403(b)-retirement plan. Commencing with second calendar year of employment with DonorsTrust, we offer a SEP-IRA plan 100 percent funded by DonorsTrust. We also pay for parking or provide a Metro stipend. A background check may be required.

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following in a single PDF:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing:
    • Your interest in this position and the mission of DonorsTrust
    • Particular experiences that make you a strong candidate for this role
  • Your salary requirements

Applications should be submitted via email to jobs@donorstrust.org.


  • Peter Lipsett

    Peter Lipsett is vice president at DonorsTrust. He also leads DonorsTrust’s Novus Society, a network of donors under 40 committed to growing their philanthropic know-how. He has a dual degree in political science and theater from Davidson College and finally got a practical credential with an MBA from George Mason University.

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