Community Drive Coordinator

Department: Community Programs

Reports to: Partner Relations Manager

Status:  Full-time, Non-exempt; Hourly

Location: Hybrid Remote

Salary: $27-30/hour, commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Medical, vision, dental for employees and dependents, PTO (15 days upon hire, escalating w/ continued service), 12 paid holidays, access to a retirement plan, and access to an FSA.

Want to help make a difference in the lives of thousands of Bay Area children and families in need? Our highly regarded nonprofit is looking for a passionate and dedicated person to run our Community Drive Program who will continue to build on a strong, growth-focused Drive Leader program aligned with the mission and vision of Family Giving Tree (FGT).

Summary of position:

The Community Drive Coordinator is responsible for recruiting, registering, facilitating, and maintaining the relationships of Drive Leader companies and community groups who support the Family Giving Tree’s Drives and initiatives. Formulates and implements processes and plans to meet the organization’s short and long-term goals for corporate and community relationships. Provides guidance to the Drive Leaders. Collaborates with the Marketing team to construct and market an appropriate image. Develops ties with the community. Utilizes Salesforce to track Drive performance data and generate reports. Conducts presentations to corporations and community groups to foster relationships and continued connection.

Key Responsibilities:

Own and manage all strategic corporate and community recruitment and retention activities. This includes leading all staff activities directed toward Drive Leader growth initiatives.

Research and recruit new Drive Leaders and regain lapsed Drive Leaders as drive participants.

Act as the first point of contact for Drive Leaders on all aspects of our programs. Provide guidance on how to run a drive successfully.

Visit Corporations and Community organizations to discuss process improvement strategies and present post-drive successes to large groups and companies.

Facilitate all proactive communications with Drive Leaders to include drive announcements, kickoff drive alerts, and other events and activities in partnership with the Marketing team. 

Set up and manage Drive Leader registration, materials distribution, and partner with Program operations to coordinate, set-up, and execute donation drop-offs at the main warehouse and remote drop-off locations around the Bay Area for each Drive.

Manage the Drive Leader database by accurately updating current records. Also, enter post-drive donations for award calculations and maintain historical performance data.

Contribute relevant information to and write occasional articles for publication online or by other means of distribution.

Coordinate volunteer activities with the Volunteer Coordinator to prepare marketing collateral for mass mailings and ensure drive participants receive their materials.

Collaborate with Marketing team with various marketing needs such as Drive Leader collateral creation/revisions and drafting copy for Drive Leader-specific communications. 

Annually track and communicate all Drive Leader contributions – both monetary and physical donations. 

Perform other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule

This full-time position is based in California with some travel throughout the Bay Area to meet with corporations and community groups. Additional responsibilities as assigned, including various support roles during warehouse operations in August and December. Vacations are not scheduled in November or December, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks. August vacations are dependent on workload.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear, and use fingers and hands to reach, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. 

The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

The employee may be required to use their personal vehicle for work, travel to and from meetings, and to transport FGT collateral materials, gifts, or donations.

Must have a good driving record and be insured or can use public transportation to attend meetings and gatherings.

Desired Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university preferred or relevant experience.

Must be a self-starter who can see what needs to be done, plan, and execute that plan with little supervision or guidance.

Ability to build relationships and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.

Excellent customer service skills.

Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a collaborative team.

Can think strategically and design plans for staff to execute. 

Compelling and inspirational communication skills: interpersonal, oral, and written. 

Exceptional organizational skills, ability to multitask, and attention to detail.

Approach obstacles with a positive attitude.

Comfortable representing the organization externally and presenting to large and small groups.

Fluent with Google Suite tools, Microsoft Office Suite, and preferably experience with Salesforce, Asana, and Slack.

About this company:

The Family Giving Tree fulfills exact holiday gift wishes, and provides backpacks filled with school supplies, to Bay Area children, adults, and seniors. FGT annually partners with more than 300 service agencies and schools, 1,000+ Bay Area businesses and social groups, and over 3,000 volunteers to fulfill the wishes of over 60,000 people. Over its 33-year history, Family Giving Tree has served over two million children and individuals throughout the greater Bay Area as we actively endeavor to inspire the values of kindness, philanthropy, and volunteerism in our community.

Family Giving Tree is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or any other status protected by law. People of color and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment for this position is contingent on the candidate providing proof of the COVID-19 vaccination. Family Giving Tree will not reimburse for relocation expenses.

Family Giving Tree (FGT) is committed to supporting, cultivating, and maintaining a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To read more about our policies, please visit


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