Mass Market Fundraising Senior Project Coordinator - Resource Development

Fundraising Portland, Oregon Washington, District of Columbia Anywhere, United States


Location: Portland, OR, Washington, DC, or remotely based in the US
Position Status: Full-time, Exempt, Regular
Minimum Salary: $53,000 DOE

About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Program / Department / Team 

The mission of the Resource Development (RD) department is to advance the organization’s strategic goals and support our worldwide team by raising flexible funds, profile and influence. The RD team encompasses several dozen dynamic professionals who possess a wide range of skills. We are gift officers, direct response fundraisers, web developers, marketers and media relations strategists. We are database managers, digital specialists, creative designers, storytellers and teachers. Most of all, we are passionate about Mercy Corps’ mission and believe a better world is possible.

The Position

The Mass Market Fundraising Project Officer sits on the Brand Marketing Operations team and supports the project management and execution of mass market fundraising campaigns including but not limited to direct mail, telefundraising, texting, monthly giving, community giving, and peer-to-peer campaigns. They support tracking and reporting on campaign execution and partner to increase the effectiveness of direct response fundraising processes and tactics across online and offline channels. Throughout campaign lifecycles, they will work closely with the Mass Market Fundraising team, agency partners, and content/creative producers to finalize strategy, develop timelines, and make sure that requirements and deliverables are clear and everyone has what they need to execute successful end-to-end campaigns. They will ensure that all final approvals are complete before campaigns begin, and that campaigns are closed, documented, and evaluated after the fact. During emergency fundraising moments, they are a key communication and information hub for the team.

Essential Responsibilities 


  • Project manage mass market fundraising campaigns throughout the campaign lifecycle, partnering with online and offline marketing and fundraising colleagues.
  • Coordinate multiple project schedules against tight timelines, coordinating deliverables, supporting execution and maintaining process documentation.
  • Utilize and improve upon project management systems to ensure all campaigns are completed on time, target, and budget, optimizing systems to reach and track desired impacts.
  • Coordinate approvals process for campaign components, helping to ensure that all creative and data is fully vetted, reviewed and approved by relevant stakeholder(s) before campaigns launch.
  • Partner with internal teams to gather analytics to support the optimization of campaigns, including integrated campaigns with digital and brand marketing teams.
  • Assist with tracking and reporting on the status of current, completed and upcoming campaigns.
  • Support maintenance of mass market fundraising campaign plans and testing roadmap, helping to optimize related processes.
  • Perform a variety of administrative tasks, including vendor communications and on-boarding, invoicing, scheduling and support contracting and RFP processes.
  • Maintain systems for ordering and tracking inventory across programs.
Cross-team integration
  • Serve as liaison between Mass Market Fundraising, Digital Marketing, Brand Marketing and Development Operations teams to ensure coordination and continuity across matrixed teams.
  • Cross-train with digital and brand marketing teammates in order to provide backup support and coverage for roles when needed.
  • Coordinate with designers, project managers and editors on the creation of fundraising and marketing materials such as the Mercy Corps calendar, annual report, and sustainer and mid-level program assets.
  • Track deliverables and support activities related to major cross-team marketing campaigns, in collaboration with Brand Marketing, Digital Marketing, Corporation and Foundation teams, High Impact Philanthropy, Dev Ops and other RD teams as needed.
  • Participate in fundraising strategy idea development to generate revenue opportunities.
  • Communicate campaign information and results to stakeholders as needed.
  • Serve as point person for mass market fundraising projects with in-house creative team.

Supervisory Responsibility



Reports Directly To: Director of Brand Marketing Operations

Works Directly With: Mass Market Fundraising team; Digital and Brand Marketing teams; Development Operations, fundraising consultants, and vendors.

Accountability to Participants and Stakeholders

Mercy Corps team members are expected to support all efforts toward accountability, specifically to our program participants, community partners, other stakeholders, and to international standards guiding international relief and development work. We are committed to actively engaging communities as equal partners in the design, monitoring and evaluation of our field projects.

Minimum Qualification & Transferable Skills 

  • 3-5 years experience project managing short and long-term projects from planning to completion in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience with direct response fundraising, marketing, or a related field; experience with direct mail, telemarketing, and monthly giving strongly preferred.
  • Experience creating, managing, and optimizing processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – both written and oral. Strong proofreading skills.
  • Experience liaising with outside vendors and consultants.
  • Experience working in matrix-organizations and on cross-functional teams, with expertise building solid working relationships and trust among colleagues.
  • Experience with MS Office, Raisers Edge or equivalent database CRM, and other relevant software strongly preferred.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and process. 
  • Strong work ethic with ability to set and meet short- and long-term goals.
  • Self-motivated with ability to work independently as well as coordinate across teams.
  • Flexible approach and an ability to operate effectively amidst change.
  • BA/S preferred.

Success Factors 

A successful candidate will work well under pressure in a fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment, while balancing a mix of short and longer-term deadlines and projects. This person has the ability to negotiate scope and schedules with internal clients according to workloads and timelines, and enforces deadlines across a range of teams. They stay calm and firm under pressure, and respond quickly to new opportunities, while paying close attention to the details. They meet deadlines and can work both independently and cooperatively with colleagues. They have strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong people skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers. This person is eager to continue expanding and growing their fundraising and marketing knowledge. They will be passionate about the Mercy Corps mission and share our sense of urgency about the global issues central to our work.

Living Conditions / Environmental Conditions

The position can be based in Portland, Oregon, Washington, DC and/or remote. 

Ongoing Learning

In support of our belief that learning organizations are more effective, efficient, and relevant to the communities we serve, we empower all team members to dedicate 5% of their time to learning activities that further their personal and/or professional growth and development.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Achieving our mission begins with how we build our team and work together. Through our commitment to enriching our organization with people of different origins, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of thinking, we are better able to leverage the collective power of our teams and solve the world’s most complex challenges. We strive for a culture of trust and respect, where everyone contributes their perspectives and authentic selves, reaches their potential as individuals and teams, and collaborates to do the best work of their lives. 

We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a journey, and we are committed to learning, listening and evolving to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive than we are today.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination on any basis. We actively seek out diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be collectively stronger and have sustained global impact. 

We are committed to providing an environment of respect and psychological safety where equal employment opportunities are available to all. We do not engage in or tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), marital status, military veteran status or any other protected group in the locations where we work.

Safeguarding & Ethics

Mercy Corps is committed to ensuring that all individuals we come into contact with through our work, whether team members, community members, program participants or others, are treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to the core principles regarding prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse laid out by the UN Secretary General and IASC. We will not tolerate child abuse, sexual exploitation, abuse, or harassment by or of our team members. As part of our commitment to a safe and inclusive work environment, team members are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner, respect local laws and customs, and to adhere to Mercy Corps Code of Conduct Policies and values at all times. Team members are required to complete mandatory Code of Conduct elearning courses upon hire and on an annual basis.