Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive salary, depending on experience.

Published

07/10/2018

Address

1402 3rd Ave
Seattle
Washington
98101
United States

Description

About NatureBridge


Founded in 1971, NatureBridge provides environmental science programs for students in the world’s best classrooms—our national parks. Our mission is to foster environmental literacy to sustain our planet. Our programs do so by exposing students to the wonder and science of nature and inspiring the stewards of tomorrow. As the largest residential education partner of the National Park Service, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 students and their teachers each year and offers programs in seven national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. In order to further our mission, NatureBridge is committed to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion and to promoting equal opportunity for students and staff in the field of environmental science education. For more information, visit naturebridge.org.


Summary


Based in Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Development Manager works closely with the Regional Director, regional board, and national development team to generate contributed revenue through individual and major donors. Contributed revenue supports general operating and capital needs for NatureBridge’s Olympic campus and NatureBridge nationally. The primary goals of the position are to a) expand the major gifts program and increase funding opportunities for individuals in the Pacific Northwest, b) support development team members, and c) engage with and build relationships with major donors in the Pacific Northwest. As part of the national development team, this position reports directly to the Director of Individual Giving in San Francisco while working closely with and providing direct support to the Pacific Northwest Director, the Pacific Northwest Grants Officer and regional board of directors.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities


Main Responsibilities

Support the Pacific Northwest Regional Director & Regional Board of Directors

●     Support all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) initiating contact with potential donors; (2) developing appropriate cultivation strategies; (3) moving potential donors toward solicitation and closure; (4) making solicitations when appropriate; and (5) stewarding donors between gifts.

●     Drive Board engagement and giving in partnership with Regional Director.

●     Identify new donors and prospects.

●     Collaborate with education, operations, sales, and marketing staff to promote an organizational spirit of philanthropy.

●     Participate in national development team strategy and planning efforts, including donor recognition and stewardship programs.

●     Develop donor-related collateral, emails, and social media in collaboration with national communication staff.

●     Join in person meetings with donors and maintain existing relationships as needed.



Donor Engagement

●     Develop and implement donor cultivation events, campus visits, and meetings in Seattle and Olympic National Park.

●     Maintain and grow individual donor/ prospect portfolio (30 to 100 individuals) held by the development manager.

●     Drive activity through the Regional Director using moves management process.

●     Join the Regional Director in meetings with prospects.

●     Make stewardship visits.


Additional Responsibilities

●     Ensure database records, files, reports, and resource materials pertinent to Pacific Northwest major donor relations’ activities (currently Raiser’s Edge, transitioning to Salesforce).

●     Prepare and track annual budget and goals in alignment with strategic plan.

●     Support Pacific Northwest Regional Director in developing and implementing strategies for regional board of directors in donor engagement and stewardship.

●     Contribute to board reports and represent development team at regional board meetings.

●     Create and maintain systems that promote good working relationships with program and grant staff to ensure clear and timely communication for donor submissions and reporting requirements.

●     Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual reports (internal and external) as required by funders, at the request of NatureBridge leadership, or in alignment with NatureBridge’s development reporting systems of moves management and revenue-to-goal (twice a month).


Experience, Competencies, and Education


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, experience, and/or ability required.


Qualifications include:


●     Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; 5 years related experience or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

●     Commitment to NatureBridge’s mission.

●     Deep understanding of relationship-based fundraising strategies and prior experience working with major donors in a fast-paced environment.

●     Excellent oral, written, and organization skills; keen attention to detail; analytic and problem-solving skills.

●     Ability to identify and understand the various donor constituency groups’ needs and interests.

●     Experience completing extensive and detailed donor prospect research and evaluation.

●     Proficiency in planning and implementing donor cultivation and fundraising events.

●     Proven track record of developing excellent working relationships in dynamic, fast-paced work environments.

●     Experience with a comprehensive donor database (Raiser’s Edge and Salesforce preferred).

●     Knowledge of Pacific Northwest donor base (preferred).

●     Demonstrated high level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.

 


Working Conditions


This position works in both a traditional office setting and in the field (national park locations). This position involves some regional travel, including Development Department retreats. Occasional evening and weekend work.  

Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.



Application Process


NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume. To apply send a resume and cover letter to developmentmanagersearch@naturebridge.org No calls, faxes, or printed materials please. No agencies please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled. Looking for immediate hire, contingent on successful background check and fingerprinting.




Benefits

Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation package, holiday and sick leave plans. 

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

developmentmanagersearch@naturebridge.org
http://naturebridge.org

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume. To apply send a resume and cover letter to developmentmanagersearch@naturebridge.org No calls, faxes, or printed materials please. No agencies please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled. Looking for immediate hire, contingent on successful background check and fingerprinting.


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