Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leave No Trace is hiring a Development Director!

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics is an international nonprofit organization committed to the protection and enjoyment of the outdoors for all people. We are seeking a sharp and savvy, conservation-oriented individual for a full-time fundraising position in Boulder, Colorado. If you are interested in working for a dynamic, interesting, fun and active outdoor non-profit, read on.
Leave No Trace has had tremendous success raising millions of dollars through corporate partnerships. It’s time to dramatically diversify our portfolio, broaden our funding base and take our programs to the next level. Are you the right person for this challenge?
The Development Director works in partnership with, and reports to the Executive Director. We need a person with proven fundraising experience who can take charge of our current development plan, lead and direct the fundraising team in order to successfully execute Leave No Trace’s annual fundraising goals.

Primary Responsibilities include:
• Overseeing and executing an effective annual strategy that secures funding from individuals, corporations and foundations.
• Researching and writing proposals and/or grants to secure financial support.
• Oversee various aspects of corporate fundraising and providing services to Leave No Trace’s 400 current partners.
• Working with key staff to identify, cultivate and solicit major donor gifts that may include presentations, special informational meetings, events, follow-up coordination and communications.
• Managing all aspects of the individual membership program (currently 4000 members) including the donor database and staff responsible for data entry and gift processing.
• Working with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in carrying out their specific fundraising functions.
• Overseeing special events (on-line auctions, partner fundraisers at trade shows, etc)

1. Undergraduate degree is required;
2. Minimum 5-7 years experience in fundraising, development/membership;
3. Outstanding writing and communication skills;
4. Working knowledge of database management;
5. Demonstrated experience with nonprofit membership programs is preferred;
6. Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills including leadership, communication and teamwork;
7. Creative thinker with the ability to develop or seek out innovative approaches and ideas;
8. Ability to manage and prioritize many projects simultaneously.

Staff at the Center take a great deal of responsibility for their individual roles, thrive in a team oriented atmosphere, and always make time for their favorite outdoor pursuits.

SALARY/BENEFITS: Annual salary TBD based on experience, healthcare and dental, paid vacation, retirement plan.
CLOSING DATE: October 12, 2010
Development Director
Leave No Trace
P.O. Box 997
Boulder, CO 80306
employment@LNT.org (Subject:Development Director)


Leave No Trace is an equal opportunity employer
and does not discriminate.

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