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Development Director

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Remember Land
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Battle Ground, WA

Remember Land


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Published 16 days ago

January 4, 2021
December 1, 2020
Competitive and commensurate with experience and leadership qualities.

Position Summary

The Development Director’s primary responsibility is to develop and implement strategic plans to raise funds for Remember Land. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and enduring relationships, maintaining communications with donors and patrons, collaborating with the Executive Director, board, staff and volunteers to execute successful fundraising events.

The Director reports to and works closely with the Executive Director. As a new position in a growing organization, the Director will have the opportunity and responsibility to build fundraising systems and processes, including the development and maintenance of the donor database.

The Development Director, along with the Executive Director’s assistant will temporarily lead some administrative functions within the organization. 

Key Responsibilities

1) Develop and execute Remember Land’s annual fundraising plan and programs, directing a variety of annual fundraising activities and special events with donors of all sizes.

  • Oversee grant activities including: 
  • Research
  • Proposal writing
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Develop and manage fundraising, including: 
  • Database management  
  • Impact measurement systems
  • Donor stewardship and recognition programs 
  • Meeting prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis:
  • Establishing effective touch points
  • Working with donors of a variety of scales
  • Grow a major gifts program:
  • Identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major donors
  • Developing planned giving focused on deferred gifts such as bequests
  • Effectively engage the Remember Land Board members:
  • With personal giving and solicitation of gifts
  • Act as a knowledge base to support Board members 
  • In thinking about fundraising 
  • In implementing strategies for success
  • Attend public and private events to share information about Remember Land: 
  • Cultivating requisite awareness of Remember Land storytelling 
  • Cultivating planned activities, remaining aware of future possibilities
  • Singling out projects with high likelihood of funding success

2) Ensure meaningful communications and impact reporting are regularly delivered to funders, donors, board members, staff and community to nurture ongoing support. Staff Board Development Committee meetings (when established), lead Board & Staff communications, manage contract administration for property management and development services (temporary). Learn the model, sync and develop appropriate development stories and feature projects.

Capabilities & Experience

Knowledge and experience developing fundraising programs and donor information systems from the ground up, experience with startup nonprofits. Knowledge of local capacity building funders, national foundations funding conservation and climate resilience. A minimum of 5 years experience in professional fundraising, including 2 years of donor development.

  • Interpersonal skills include:
  • Empathic listening and communication
  • Ability to motivate and manage effectively through systems
  • Integrity and care of people, planet and community

Broadly speaking we seek candidates with the ability to cultivate a warm and approachable presence balancing self-confidence with humility. Ideally administratively intuitive and well organized.

  • Requisite experience:
  • Expertise with donor databases
  • Grant writing background
  • Experience managing successful grant applications
  • Track record of successful partnership development
  • Proactive and creative in funding strategies
  • Setting and achieving donor acquisition and annual giving goals

Research and seek to discover new and non traditional forms of grants, contracts and funding focused on building creative economy, social capacity, climate smart systems, integrated educational infrastructure, with a growing knowledge of international SDG initiatives. 

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred, especially in Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Communications, Marketing, or other related fields. Cultural competency and passion for promoting a sense of belonging across diversity of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, learning differences, and spiritual beliefs.

This team relies on digital tools such as Google Suite, Slack, Email and Online conference tools. Experience with remote work/distributed team members is essential.

Position Summary

The Development Director’s primary responsibility is to develop and implement strategic plans to raise funds for Remember Land. Duties include overseeing and managing fundraising efforts, building strong and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Executive

Benefits

Health insurance included.

Health insurance included.

Location

23016 Northeast Allworth Road, Battle Ground, WA 98604

How to Apply

Email resume and cover letter to hr@rememberland.org by December 1, 2020. In your cover letter speak to your passion for the mission, how your experiences inform the creation of our development program, what previous colleagues most enjoy about working with you.

Email resume and cover letter to hr@rememberland.org by December 1, 2020. In your cover letter speak to your passion for the mission, how your experiences inform the creation of our…

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