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Associate, Northwest Region

Company Name
Location San Francisco, California
Date Posted February 21, 2018
Category Advocacy & Partnership
Job Type Full Time
Experience Required 5+ years


The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to put children first. UNICEF has helped save more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization, by providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. UNICEF USA supports UNICEF's work through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when no children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit

Associate, Northwest Region (San Francisco, CA)

UNICEF USA is based in NY and operates nine regional offices throughout the country. Each regional office is focused on building long-term partnerships with high level donors through personal relationships, special events, and opportunities to be engaged strategically with UNICEF’s work. The Northwest Regional Office is based in San Francisco and works with approximately 400 donors in Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and Alaska.

The Associate will be responsible for three key functions of
the Northwest Regional Team:

•General office management and administrative support, including coordination with headquarters and the other regional offices

•Special events support, logistics and committee coordination

•Fundraising support activities, including prospect research, targeted outreach, cultivation and personalized stewardship
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes (include but are not limited to):


•Provide back office support to ensure accurate financial records, compliance with company policies and procedures, and the efficient and effective day to day functioning of the regional office

•Facilitate team productivity and efficiency through management of office space and equipment as well as coordination of team calendar and project management

•Recruit and engage interns and administrative volunteers


•Organize the NW Regional Board and committee meetings, as well as keeping all Board lists and documents updated

•Support the Northwest Major Gifts annual revenue goal through prospect research and list management, prospect matrix and coordinating outreach with volunteers and staff

•Maintain donor records in UNICEF USA database and other formats, as necessary

•Support donor stewardship strategy for Northwest team, including maintaining Regional Web Page and drafting of stakeholder communication

•Process all donations in timely manner


•Support the Northwest regional cultivation events, including the annual UNICEF Gala San Francisco and Speaker Series program

•Provide high levels of customer service and create excellent guest experience for all events

•Lead logistics for all events as necessary and in partnership with the Regional team and the Special Events team, including

◦contracting with vendors
◦preparing and sending out invitations, receipts, and other correspondence, including post-event gift receipts and all follow up
◦managing RSVPs
◦coordinating travel arrangements for staff outside the region and guests
◦preparing internal and external briefings and reports
◦researching guests and sponsor prospects
◦updating the Blackbaud CRM database with guest attendance

•Support the Speakers Series Committee and Gala Committee


•Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years event, marketing and/or fundraising experience

•Understanding and experience in a fundraising/development role is preferred but not required

•Strong organizational skills, ability to work in diverse teams, and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

•Strong interpersonal, time-management, and oral and written communication skills

•Excellent attention to detail, flexibility in high-pressure situations, and the willingness to assist with all tasks needed to ensure the success of the office team

•Willingness to take initiative to propose new solutions and identify new opportunities

•Must be a team player, and a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual who embraces the mission of UNICEF USA

•Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; experience with databases, CRM and SharePoint a plus

•Must demonstrate UNICEF USA Core Values: Trust, Respect, Accountability, Innovation, Teamwork, and Service

To Apply- All Applicants Must Apply Online at:

Must possess current and valid US Work Authorization and be eligible to work for any US employer without sponsorship.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Salary is commensurate with experience. In addition, UNICEF USA offers a comprehensive benefits package.

UNICEF USA is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
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