Development Director

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive salary




29 Elk Street
United States


Parks & Trails New York seeks a dynamic, goal-oriented candidate for the position of Development Director who enjoys the challenge of working on a variety of fundraising programs. The Development Director, who reports to and works closely with the Executive Director, as well as a Board Development Committee, designs, develops and implements a range of fundraising initiatives, including individual giving, membership, corporate sponsorships, foundation and government grants, online giving, and special events. 

The Development Director manages all fundraising efforts to meet the short- and long-term needs of Parks & Trails New York. 

  • Develop a comprehensive fund development plan: identify annual revenue goals and sources and analyze progress towards those goals.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit prospects for financial support, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and special event sponsors, and nurture existing funders.
  • Direct membership program.
  • Oversee online fundraising.
  • Create and oversee production of all fundraising materials: membership acquisition and retention vehicles, board solicitations, annual fund appeals, annual report, communications and reports to donors, major donor cultivation materials, and donor acknowledgements.
  • Manage fundraising receptions, including honoree selection.
  • Work closely with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Development Committee, staff, and volunteers in fundraising activities, especially donor and prospect cultivation. 
  • Participate in solicitations, as appropriate.


Attractive benefit package, including health and dental, retirement plan, generous vacation time; collaborative work environment with a committed, creative team.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Submit letter of interest, including salary requirements, and resume.   Mail:  Development Director Search, PTNY, 29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207, e-mail: , fax: 518-427-0067. The position will remain open until filled