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Director of Annual Giving

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Al menos USD $123.900 / año


The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has a new position for a  Director of Annual Giving to join its fundraising leadership team. Reporting to and collaborating with the Chief Development Officer, this person will help to create the fundraising plans, goals, activities, and budget that align with SELC’s strategic vision and annual program implementation—and ensures coordination and top performance in and among all areas of the program. 

It is an exciting time to join SELC’s development team, which is currently going through a strategic refresh and expansion to support the organization’s long-term goals.  This newly created Director of Annual Giving role will advance the organization’s multi-faceted fundraising and engagement program with the goal of broadening and deepening the base of funders. This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly successful, nationally recognized organization that is effectively addressing some of the most pressing and challenging environmental issues throughout the South and the nation.      

This is a full-time, exempt position that can be based in any of SELC ‘s offices. SELC currently has a hybrid work model that offers employees the flexibility to work at home up to two days a week. This is a position with region-wide focus and responsibility that requires occasional, well-planned travel. All employees must reside in our region. SELC will provide relocation reimbursement for those relocating for an SELC position. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Support the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the Executive Director (ED) in the accomplishment of organizational goals. Provide annual plan to CDO outlining the annual giving strategy for contributing to these goals. 
  • Create and realize a multi-faceted fundraising program that maintains and upgrades donors as well as broadens SELC’s base of individual support. Serve as the lead strategist for securing gifts up to $2,500 from individual donors and shepherd a pipeline of donors into the major donor arm of the fundraising program.   
  • Create and oversee the execution of the annual giving outreach strategy, coordinating with marketing and development communications on direct marketing, email, phone, television, and digital media appeals and communications. Set goals and track performance of annual giving efforts.
  • Determine and evaluate the appropriate prospect and donor response segments for each channel.  Track progress towards goals and provide regular reports to the Chief Development Officer. 
  • Collaborate closely with development operations to ensure best practice data integrity and management, appropriate design of reporting, and timely analysis of the annual giving program to inform data driven program design. 
  • In partnership with the new Director of Donor Relations, create a strategy for engaging, stewarding, and cultivating this donor segment. 
  • Develop and supervise the annual giving team.  Initially, this will include one or more vendors.  Eventually, we anticipate building out an internal team to support this work. 
  • Collaborate with the Senior Development Officer for Legacy Gifts to incorporate planned giving opportunities into annual giving appeals and communications. 
  • Collaborate with SELC Communications team to align all annual giving communications with the overall SELC brand and strategy.  

Required Qualifications:  

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum seven years of professional fundraising experience. 
  • Previous experience creating and executing annual giving strategies.  Significant knowledge of industry best practices and trends in direct mail, email and social media fundraising as well as data segmentation.  
  • Strategic thinker. Demonstrated ability to think strategically. You have intellectual curiosity, and the ability to quickly grasp and thoughtfully articulate complex concepts. 
  • Strong communicator and writer. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. At ease with picking up the telephone and welcomes face-to-face contact.   
  • Collaboration skills. You have a proven ability to work with a wide range of individual styles, both in the office with colleagues, and externally with donors and volunteer leaders.   
  • Adaptability. Experience facilitating change and adjusting to changes in work processes and environments. Open to receiving new ideas and perspectives. 
  • Highly organized. Demonstrated success in setting priorities, coordinating multiple projects, handling details, and working effectively under pressure.   
  • A genuine interest in and commitment to helping SELC create and foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. You engage in ongoing personal learning and are eager to contribute to our organizational efforts in this area. 
  • Commitment to environmental, climate, and environmental justice issues. Familiarity and experience engaging donors about climate change and energy issues is a plus, or a willingness to quickly learn and develop knowledge on these issues. 

About SELC:  

The Southern Environmental Law Center is one of the nation’s most powerful defenders of the environment, rooted in the South. With a long track record, SELC takes on the toughest environmental challenges in court, in government, and in our communities to protect our region’s air, water, climate, wildlife, lands, and people. Nonprofit and nonpartisan, the organization has a staff of over 200, including more than 130 legal and policy experts, and is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, with offices in Asheville, Atlanta, Birmingham, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Nashville, Richmond, and Washington, DC. 

At our core, we are place-based, rooted in our region, and connected with the communities and clients we serve. We believe in an equitable and inclusive workplace that reflects the rich racial and cultural diversity of our region and allows diverse perspectives to come to the forefront. We approach our work with the highest level of integrity, holding ourselves to high standards with an emphasis on honesty, accountability, and thoughtfulness. We value collaboration and camaraderie, realizing we are strongest when we work together and knowing that everyone has a critical role to play. We strive for impact through a strategic, bold, pragmatic, and ambitious outlook that is dedicated to achieving powerful results. We believe in these values and in the power of SELC. We hope you consider joining us. Learn more at  

Compensation & Benefits:  

SELC offers salaries competitive with other leading environmental nonprofits nationally and provides an excellent benefits package. The starting salary for this position is $123,900, commensurate with experience. This position has greater salary flexibility in order to accommodate the range of experience levels we except to see. For more details about our benefits package, please visit our Careers page

SELC is a PSLF (Public Service Loan Forgiveness) eligible employer.   

SELC will also provide relocation reimbursement for those relocating for an SELC position, up to a specific dollar amount and contingent on the move being at least 50 miles from the current primary address. 

To Apply:  

To apply, click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below to be directed to an online application where you may upload your application materials. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume. The initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is 7/5/2024. However, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to fostering an inclusive workplace environment. We are eager to welcome new team members who share this commitment. We still have much progress to make, but our goal is to create and maintain a staff that, at every level, reflects the rich racial and cultural diversity of the communities where we work and the clients that we serve. Persons of all backgrounds—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates—are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) has a new position for a  Director of Annual Giving to join its fundraising leadership team. Reporting to and collaborating with the Chief Development Officer, this person will help to create the…


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