Current Employment Opportunities

Donor Engagement Manager

About Sister José Women’s Center:

At Sister José Women’s Center, we believe everyone can play a part in ending women’s homelessness. You’ll fit in with our team if you’re a determined optimist with a heart for women who are homeless and alone.

Sister José Women’s Center is a low-barrier center that provides women with a safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. The overnight program provides a safe space for women who would otherwise be sleeping outside. Sister José Women’s Center is more than a place; we are a community built upon the values of compassion, dignity, and respect in a non-institutionalized setting. For many of our guests and their pets, we are home.

In recent years, financial support for our mission – along with the need for our services – has increased substantially. We are seeking a professional who can help ensure we are caring for our donors. As a key representative of the Center, you will play a vital role as a relationship builder guiding donors on how to give and why their support matters.

Job Summary:

This is a unique position available for an up-and-coming fundraiser with a passion for helping women experiencing homelessness. The position is responsible for leading the growth and implementation of a fund development plan, with an emphasis on relationship building, creating systems, and developing meaningful communication plans.

The Donor Engagement Manager is part of a Donor Development team that includes a Grants Director and Database Assistant.

Reports and Supervising:

Reports to the Chief Operations Officer. Supervises a Database Assistant, development interns, and key volunteers.

Primary Responsibilities

(may include but are not limited to the following):

Fund Development:

  • Execute the organization’s fund development plan.
  • Plan and implement an annual calendar of donor communication, including direct mail and online fundraising campaigns.
  • Conduct donor research.
  • Report on contributed income and donor growth metrics in the development dashboard.
  • Manage the Bloomerang CRM system with help from the database assistant.
  • Oversee the process for the timely and accurate documentation and recognition of donations.
  • Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to strategically cultivate and engage volunteers.
  • Build and maintain a plan to cultivate organizational donors (i.e.: student groups, churches)
  • Create and publish a quarterly newsletter and annual report.
  • Create and manage development income and expense budgets.
  • Maintain a processes and procedures manual that details development operations.
  • Develop knowledge of fundraising best practices through membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals and attendance at professional development events.

Event Management:

  • Plan and orchestrate an annual fundraising event.
  • Support and plan other events designed to engage donors and volunteers.

Public Relations:

  • Create and schedule social media updates.
  • Write and distribute press releases.
  • Manage relationships with members of the press.
  • Passionately and effectively communicate Sister José’s mission, vision, and values to key members of the community (press, donors, prospective donors, and the public).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in philanthropy, public relations, or marketing
  • Minimum of two years of experience in fund development, relationship builder, or relevant field
  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office, donor database CRM (Bloomerang preferred), and Mail Chimp
  • Must be able to pass a background check


  • Ability to prioritize tasks and multi-task
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Detail-oriented
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Compassion for those in need using trauma-informed care

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift to 20 pounds at times.


paid vacation accrued, paid holidays, 100% Employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision, Simple 401k.

Salary Range:

$55,000 -$62,000 based on applicable experience


Monday to Friday days, occasional nights, and weekends.

Apply for this position by emailing a resume and cover letter to

Contact Us

Sister José Women’s Center

Phone: 520-909-3905
Street Address: 1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

To Donate by Mail
Donations and other professional correspondence should be sent to:
P.O. Box 1028, Tucson, AZ 85702

Guest Mail
To send mail to a guest, please use our street address:
1050 S Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719

Follow Us:  

Email Our Staff:

Jean Fedigan, CEO
Emily Bridson, Donor Engagement Manager
Penny Buckley, Grants Director
Brenda Druke, Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator
Nicola Hartmann, Chief Operations Officer
Laura Lynn, Program Director
Peggy Stefanski Brown, Administrative Assistant

Tax Information

Tax ID: 46-1290517
AZ Qualifying Charitable Organization: 20826

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