SOS Children's Villages - USA, Inc.
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, LTD, STD, Transportation

Title Coordinator (Senior Coordinator), Donor Stewardship

Department: Marketing & Communications

Reports To: Director, Integrated Marketing 

Supervisory Responsibility: None


Organization Profile

SOS Children's Villages believes in a loving home for every child. We build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures and share in the development of their communities. As the world's largest organization dedicated to orphaned and abandoned children with a presence in 134 countries including the US, we provide stable, loving homes to more than 80,000 children in 545 villages. Our medical, education, and family strengthening programs impact another 1.1 million people annually.


Position Summary

SOS Children's Villages has a robust and growing individual giving program. The Coordinator, Donor Stewardship plays an important role in the program by engaging, retaining, and upgrading donors, with a focus on getting individuals to sign-up to become monthly sponsors of children or villages worldwide or become sustaining donors. This includes:

  • Creating meaningful opportunities to learn about the SOS Children's Villages programs.
  • Developing and implementing overall sponsor and donor-centered stewardship strategies.
  • Maximizing donor interactions to solicit and upgrade donors.
  • Managing sponsorship processing and communications.
  • Manage and support offline committed giving acquisition channels.


The Coordinator, Donor Stewardship implements the day-to-day administration of the stewardship and offline acquisition programs and acts as a donor-centered/customer service representative for all donor and sponsor inquires that cannot be answered by the front desk. He/she reports to the Director, Integrated Marketing.



  • Implement and build on stewardship plan to retain more donors and sponsors in support of fundraising goals.
  • Manage offline committed giving efforts including annual schedule, concert partner acquisition program, integrated sponsorship campaigns and support management of other acquisition programs.      
  • Maximize sponsor and donor interactions to upgrade donors and solicit sponsorships.
  • Manage timely and successful execution of all sponsorship retention and stewardship activities including: creating and sending sponsor welcome packages and other communications, managing credit card decline process, and managing execution of personalized communication with donors.
  • Communicate daily with international office on sponsor matters.
  • Keep up to date on international sponsorship program information and act as program expert/resource for all sponsorship program needs.
  • Act as front-line customer service representative for all donor/sponsor inquires.
  • Respond to all comments, questions, suggestions, and feedback in a timely manner. This includes monitoring email account and scheduling sponsor visits to international villages.
  • Develop stewardship materials including sponsor profiles, updates for website (in collaboration with the Coordinator, Online Sponsorship), and other projects as defined with supervisor.
  • Assist with testing sponsor acquisition conversion strategies including following up on sponsor leads.
  • Work to ensure acknowledgment and stewardship of high profile donors in a personal and timely way. Assist Major Donor Department in stewarding identified sponsors.
  • Assist as needed with organization-wide fundraisers, and volunteer engagement events and activities.
  • Act as back up for Manager, Sponsorship.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree preferred with two-three years' experience working in a donor or customer service program.
  • Experience with fundraising, program, and budget management.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and strong project management skills.
  • Experience working in a CRM database.
  • A positive attitude and strong work ethic.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs to include: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Ability to work under high pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Self-starter who enjoys working with a team.
  • Experience interacting and working with diverse staff and donors.
  • Affinity to the cause of SOS Children's Villages.


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