State Policy Network

Idaho Freedom Foundation

Donor Relations Specialist

  • Type: Full-Time
  • Disciplines: Development, Operations, Outreach
  • Contact:
  • Location: 2404 Bank Drive Suite 314 Boise, ID 83705
  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2018


About Idaho Freedom Foundation

The Idaho Freedom Foundation has become Idaho’s leading voice for public policies that improve people’s lives and hold politicians accountable. This is your chance to get in on the ground floor and hit the ground running with a successful, growing nonprofit organization helping lead the free market movement, as well as live, work, and play in a state known for its breathtaking beauty and high quality of life.


The Donor Relations Specialist will be charged with growing and strengthening our efforts to build long-term relationships with our existing donors, sustain and increase support of our organization, and identify new supporters who will help grow the organization and advance its mission.

This role will report directly to IFF’s president, and will work closely with IFF’s communication director, office manager and senior staff.

  • Establish and build on relationships with current and prospective donors, focusing on donors with high net-worth, giving potential, and capacity.
  • Solicit gifts from existing, prospective, individual, and corporate donors.
  • Create daily and weekly “call lists” for the President that allows for the maximization of resources with the potential for high-yield fundraising results.
  • Directly, and in conjunction with support staff, manage a database of active, lapsed, and prospective donors.
  • Track donor pledges, contacts, donations and communications.
  • Structure and implement ideas and resources that will have a maximum impact on our fundraising efforts.
  • Create strategies for developing our major gifts program, to include events, direct mail, house mail, and electronic solicitations.
  • Work with the office manager and assistant to the president on our ongoing mail program and fundraising events.
  • Work with our board members on their contribution to our development goals.


  • The ideal candidate will  have 3-5+ years of relevant experience. However, IFF will consider candidates with less experience who are eager to learn and have exceptional organizational and project management skills.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must adhere to the highest ethical standards.
  • Must demonstrate empathetic disposition and perseverance, have an optimistic and positive attitude, and convey sensitivity to needs of donors.
  • Must be able and willing to travel extensively.
  • Must be willing to work independently and in groups.
  • Must be accountable to him/herself and to others based on ability, reliability, and attitude.
  • A proven track record of success, including exceeding revenue goals and maintaining solid relationships with donors and must be passionate about IFF’s principles and mission.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with all of Idaho.
  • Familiar with major donors and figures in the free-market movement.
  • Familiar with various foundations, local and nationwide.

How to apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF file with their full name in the file name:

Cover letter detailing:

  • Your sincere interest in this position, and the mission of the organization.
  • Your salary requirements.
  • Writing samples that demonstrate your abilities in this unique field.

Please email all materials in one PDF file with “Donor Relations Specialist” in the subject line to Applications not sent to this email address may not be considered.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls please.

Idaho Freedom Foundation
Boise, ID