Employment Opportunities

Currently, the following positions are open at Family Giving Tree. To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to liza@fgt.org and include the position for which you are applying.



Family Giving Tree's envisions a world where every child is made to feel like a valuable and empowered part of their community through a shared belief in the power of giving. This is accomplished by fulfilling the exact holiday wishes and providing backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy, and volunteerism.


Program Coordinator

Senior Development Officer


Program Coordinator

Position Title: Program Coordinator

Reports To: Operations Director

Status: Non-exempt, hourly

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., evenings and weekends, as needed. No vacation allowed during core program periods (August, December).

Salary: Salary, commensurate with experience. Medical benefits, PTO, holidays, retirement plan.


Provides management, coordination, and direction for both FGT core programs: Back-to-School and Holiday Wish drives. Develops plans and implements processes and procedures that ensure outstanding execution by collaborating with staff and leveraging all available resources. Additionally, this role is responsible for purchasing for both programs.


1.   Ensure proper management and execution of core FGT programs and associated activities that include understanding processes, setting and communicating deadlines, motivating and directing people (Operations and other staff, Angel Elves, volunteers, contractors), and utilizing resources for optimal performance.

2.   Conduct post-drive stakeholder evaluation to troubleshoot and identify problems encountered during programs. Use experience, logic, and reasoning to develop options, evaluate consequences, implement solutions, and assess success as part of the feedback process.

3.   Manage gift purchasing and spending for both programs according to program budgets and gift distribution goals.

  • Negotiate directly with vendors on pricing and payment options.
  • Manage inventory, lead times, coordination of deliveries, logistics, and vendor performance and quality.
  • Maintain an accurate system for monitoring open purchase orders;
  • Track invoice numbers, close all open purchase orders, and submit all invoice paperwork to accounts payable in a timely manner.

4.   Coordinate with the Operations Director and CFO in development of the annual budget.

5.   Ensure FGT Operations information and applications on our website are current and accurate; works with appropriate staff and IT consultants to implement updates.

6.   Maintain and update accurate records of all appropriate FGT program activities for the operations team and, in some cases, the rest of the organization.

7.   Work collaboratively with Board of Directors, Executive Director, CFO, Directors, staff, seasonal employees, Angel Elves, and volunteers.

8.   Ability to lift 25 pounds (lbs) and stand for prolonged periods during warehouse operations.

9.   Perform other duties as assigned and appropriate.


1.   Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or related field

2.   Experience as a Team Lead or similar experience demonstrating strong leadership ability collaborating with and motivating others. Possess and maintain a high degree of professionalism.

3.   Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

4.   Proven ability to create and maintain a mutually respectful and positive work environment with high professional standards, creative workplace solutions, and productivity

5.   Ability to work flexible hours, especially during the annual holiday season to include evenings, weekends, and overtime.

6.   Self-motivated and detail oriented with strong prioritization, organization, and time management skills. 

7.   Proficiency in MS Office, Google applications, and Salesforce. Demonstrate the ability to research and learn new applications that improve drive efficiency.



To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to liza@fgt.org and include the position for which you are applying.


Senior Development Officer


Participate and support the Development team’s objectives through assisting with on-boarding of Development Associate through training and mentoring as well as providing guidance for the Development
Officer and Development Associate. Participate in strategic planning for overall development goals, and implementation of major donor, annual giving and direct mail campaigns. Support and oversee Data Analyst.

Advocate for FGT in the community through outreach to potential supporters.


- Plan and implement major donor appreciation and cultivation events.
- Build long-term sustainable relationships with major supporters including individuals, corporate contacts and volunteers.
- Establish monthly giving promotion and outreach to increase monthly giving yearly.
- Manage two annual direct mail campaigns and monthly giving program.
- Attend corporate events and meetings to deepen corporate relations, including onsite events, sponsors for drives, and funded Public Service Announcements.
- Solicit corporate and foundation program sponsors.
- Collaborate with our marketing department and media partners (NBC, CBS, KRTY, KLIV) on media buy campaigns and outreach goals.
- Implement direct mail campaigns, including management of the process, data collection, meeting deadlines, and tracking results.
- Generate queries, reports, exports and any other data collection as needed.
- Oversee editing of donation batches, including error correction.
- Work closely with Data Analyst as needed during specific initiatives and programs.
- In collaboration with the Development Director, contribute to the development section of the annual report, brochures, and specialized fundraising materials.
- With oversight from Development Director, plan and implement all fund development activities including current and planned giving programs.
- Work closely with the Development Officer to schedule corporate events and manage staffing needs.
- Attend community and corporate events (some evenings & weekends during July/August, November/December) as scheduled by Development Director.
- Other duties as assigned.


- 10+ Years of Fundraising
- Clear communication with internal departments and external partners.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), CRM database (Salesforce experience preferred), and Google Suite.
- Strong writing, public speaking and listening skills.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines.
- Strong skills in goal setting, long and short term.
- Some managerial and or coaching experience.
- Work both independently and as part of the development team.
- Excellent multi-tasking, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.


- Flexible work schedule (in consultation with the Director of Development)
- 15 days PTO plus paid holidays
- Generous Healthcare, vision, and dental plans available
- Generous employer supported Retirement Savings Plan.
- Family friendly, team-oriented, employee-focused culture
- Pet-friendly office


- This full-time position is based in Milpitas, CA with some travel throughout the Bay Area to meet with donors, sponsors, and to attend events.
- Additional hours and responsibilities as assigned, including various support roles during warehouse operations in August and December.
- Vacations are traditionally not scheduled from November 15th through January 15th, except for the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas/New Years. August vacations are dependent on the workload.


- 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk or 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 have the ability to use public transportation to attend meetings and gatherings.
- Family Giving Tree is a pet-friendly work environment.

Salary commensurate upon experience.



To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to liza@fgt.org and include the position for which you are applying.