Any high-performance team has that one person who can take their results from basic to top-notch. Are you the one who can help put systems and workflows in place to take our team to the next level?

Bastyr University educates international leaders in natural health at our campuses in Washington and Southern California. Our alumni are often sought after by the media from national programs to local television. They’ve won awards, work next to renown doctors and at award winning health organizations, and have expanded the recognition that nature is at the center of transforming the health and well-being of the human community. When you join the fundraising department will place you in a critical position to shape Bastyr’s future. As a member of a small passionate team your understanding of strategy and best practices will help us to generate lasting resources that will shape the University’s culture for years.

Do you live to be behind the scenes maintaining order and keeping things organized? If you’re in Western Washington visit the Kenmore campus and meander through the gardens or along the Sacred Seeds Ethnobotanical Trail to get a firsthand sense of the healing power of nature at Bastyr. We are eager to welcome the right person on board, so please apply by May 10, 2021. Our top-notch organizer will operate out of our Kenmore, WA campus with the possibility of a hybrid (remote and on campus) position for the right fit.  

About Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Bastyr:

Bastyr University believes that inclusive diversity is essential for achieving academic excellence and creating a profoundly enriching university experience. Our faculty and staff are committed to achieving our mission by educating students to be future leaders that bring the natural health arts and sciences to people from all backgrounds. Promoting an educational environment that allows students, faculty and staff to develop their talents while experiencing a sense of community, we expect campus members to engage in respectful communication, behaviors and thoughtful self-reflection, increase their understanding of cultures and empower people who are disenfranchised, marginalized or oppressed. In so doing, the University pledges to prepare our students (and support faculty and staff) to recognize and appropriately respond to health inequities that affect multiple communities. This involves infusing DEI knowledge, skills, and practices in all academic programs, clinical training and patient services. In all, Bastyr University is dedicated to the welfare of our students and patients as well as to promoting equal opportunity and access in education and health care.

In alignment with Bastyr’s DEI commitment, applications from members of underrepresented groups are encouraged. 


The Part-Time Community Relations Coordinator is responsible for supporting the department’s fundraising efforts with cross assistance to alumni relations on occasion. This position helps to keep the office organized and ensures events are planned smoothly.


  • Manage department email, phone, registrations, and calendar
  • Monitor project task list and remind staff if something needs to be done
  • Maintain SharePoint files
  • Enter database data
  • Create meeting agendas and generate minutes
  • Submit expenses and purchases


  • Draft event correspondence (save the date, invitation, reminders)
  • Correspond with alumni and donors
  • Edit reports and PowerPoint documents
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends when needed
  • Query data in database and event software


  • 1-3 years professional responsibilities in a fast-paced team environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in a job-related area or a significant combination of related education and experience in events or fundraising development
  • Basic database or CRM experience


  • Solid Excel, Word, Outlook, Sharepoint, and Teams skills
  • Good etiquette virtually and in person
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • An affinity for natural health
  • Strong sense of ethics and confidentiality
  • Strategic self-starter who’s anticipatory to team needs
  • Project or event planning a plus
  • Experience with donor centered fundraising or StoryBrand a plus

How to Apply:

Please refer to job #21-022 and position title when applying. Please send your cover letter and resume to: jobs@bastyr.edu.

Other Notes:

Bastyr University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental, vision and prescription coverage; generous paid time off; access to Bastyr’s Centers for Natural Health; and a competitive 403(b) retirement plan.

Bastyr University does not discriminate against any person in matters of employment, application for employment, student or applicant for admission, or participation in our programs or benefits on the basis of the following protected classes: ancestry, gender, gender identity, or expression, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, religion (includes religious dress and grooming practices), sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), ethnic or national origin (includes language use and possession of a driver’s license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the United States is authorized under federal law), age (40 and above), disability (mental and physical, including HIV and AIDS), marital status, genetic information, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), veteran or military status or any other protected category under applicable local, state or federal law. Our programs, services and facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Please don’t hesitate to contact jobs@bastyr.edu to request or discuss a special accommodation due to a disability.