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Impact Writing Coordinator

Reports to

Development Director


Full-time/Non-Exempt, Remote Flexibility 



The Direct Response and Grants Coordinator is responsible for building revenue and supporting programming for the Idaho Botanical Garden through appeal writing, grant writing/management, copywriting, and database administration. This position works with the Development Team to strategize and implement member and donor acquisition and retention projects, corporate and foundation grants, and any related additional projects that support the growth of the Garden.


Responsible for supporting the planning, administration and implementation of the Garden's long-term development plan, including individual, corporate, and foundation giving to programs, projects and our annual fund

Writing and managing direct mail campaigns including member/donor mailings, acknowledgments, renewal reminders, member acquisitions, and annual fund appeals

Collaborate with Marketing Team on member, donor, and public messaging and copywriting

Leads and coordinates writing grants for projects, programs, and general operating support organization-wide including researching opportunities for funding and tracking

Support processing donations and information in Altru by Blackbaud database, pull database reports and create constituent analytics

Work closely with fundraising budgets, monitoring revenue and expenses

Professionally manage confidential information

Other duties as assigned

Skills, Specifications, & Experience​

Familiarity and comfort with fundraising practices

Experience in fundraising/donor relationship management database software preferred (i.e. Altru by Blackbaud, Blackbaud programs)

Ability to project and manage a financial budget

Excellent writing and editing skills

Strong organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills

Ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative, and to complete and report on assignments

Ability to work under pressure, set priorities and meet deadlines

Proficiency in computer and research skills, including MS Office Suite

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work with a variety of people and represent IBG in a positive and professional manner to all staff, visitors, donors, and the community

Able to work as part of a close-knit team


  • Minimum of 3 years of professional writing experience

  • Nonprofit experience preferred

To Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter, for review to

It is understood that this job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by the Impact Writing Coordinator within this job, but this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

Anti-Racism Statement:

The Idaho Botanical Garden acknowledges the harm and injustice committed against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities including colonization, slavery, segregation, denial of proper resources, mass incarceration, police brutality, and economic and voter suppression--systems that have been perpetuated for hundreds of years.

We wish to honor Indigenous community’s native to this region including the Paiute, Shoshone, and Bannock tribes. We express gratitude and appreciation to the traditional stewards of the land and to those who have been living and working in this valley from time immemorial.

We must continue to strategize and support one another, both within our organization and our greater community, to make space for diverse voices to express themselves fully and to cultivate a culture that embodies the means of a collective. We stand firm in our ability to name and eliminate racist behavior and to provide proper training to our Board and Staff in an effort to uphold this commitment.

We will continue to ask hard questions, share our stories, and think critically to ensure the longevity of a movement toward equity and inclusion. We strive to create an environment where welcome, wellness, safety, and success are possible for all who visit this space and to carry these efforts beyond our garden walls.

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