The Chesapeake Conservancy, an environmental nonprofit located in Annapolis, MD, works to achieve a healthier Chesapeake Bay watershed by connecting people with its wildlife and history; conserving landscapes and rivers; and restoring its natural resources.
The Conservancy seeks an experienced Director of Development to serve as a key member of the leadership team. The Director is responsible for all fund raising and development activities and events, and for forging new relationships to build the organization’s financial resources. Working closely with the development team, and with staff and members of the Board, the Director will expand and diversify the organization’s donor base, and implement a comprehensive plan for cultivating, and securing philanthropic support from individuals, corporations, foundations, and public sources.
Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience, with proven record of success in fund raising and management. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor degree, demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, an ability to work in a fast paced environment, and experience with preparation of funding requests.
Preference will be given to those candidates with a successful track record in major gift solicitation and campaigns, leadership in a mission-driven, environmental advocacy or educational organization, and proficiency in fund raising software (GiftWorks, Raiser’s Edge, etc.).
Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Daily planning and execution of all functional based fund raising programs.
- Generating private funding for annual operating needs, and program and project priorities.
- Developing corporate and foundation funding sources, and managing fund raising events.
- Working with program staff on public funding opportunities, and supporting application and reporting needs.
- Expanding the overall base of support throughout the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
- Developing and managing fund raising program expense budgets.
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in applying for this opportunity should send a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements and one writing sample to Sarah Elder via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of candidates will continue until the position is filled.
The Chesapeake Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the candidate’s relevant professional experience and/or education. The Chesapeake Conservancy offers a competitive employee benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and participation in a retirement savings plan. Opportunities for advancement and professional development are available.