Special Projects Coordinator

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The Walker is seeking a Special Projects Coordinator to provide critical fundraising support for the Walker’s annual fund, programs, projects, events, and special initiatives. Strong communication and writing skills are required to persuasively convey the Walker’s mission, and the impact of its programs to potential donors and corporate partners. This role reports to the Director of Special Projects Fundraising. 

Responsibilities include: Conduct prospect research; develop compelling proposals and reports; coordinate letters of agreement and contracts, acknowledgements, invoicing, payments, and recordkeeping; coordinate recognition, benefits fulfillment, and tracking; manage and steward a portfolio of corporate partners as assigned; manage special events for corporate and foundation partners; manage sponsorship logistics; and assist the Special Projects team, Director of Special Projects Fundraising, and Chief of Advancement with other duties/initiatives as needed. 


Full-time (35 hours), Non-exempt; annual salary in the low-$30s; flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required; excellent benefits package, Walker membership and museum discount, and opportunity to work alongside talented individuals as well as support remarkable artists, events and programming


  • 1-3 years of related experience in nonprofit fundraising, corporate relations/sponsorship, philanthropy, and/or relevant setting.
  • Sound administrative, research, proposal development, project management, event planning/management, and organizational skills.
  • Solid communication, writing, and editing skills, with the ability to synthesize information and communicate clearly and persuasively.
  • High degree of initiative and attention to detail with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, etc.), Adobe, Wordfly, research resources, proposal submission engines, and donor databases.
  • Ability and judgment to maintain confidentiality.
  • Familiarity with Minnesota and/or national corporate communities.

Preferred Experience: familiarity with Minnesota and/or national corporate communities; familiarity with Arts and Culture funders; Tessitura experience.

To Apply: provide a cover letter, resume and 2-3 professional references to be considered.

**An internal candidate is currently under consideration.**

The Walker is committed to being an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities and audiences we serve. We are dedicated to fair and inclusive employment practices for all individuals.

Location: Full-time in Minneapolis, MN
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