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Position Title:                 Director of Development - North

Department                     Development

Location:                        Headquarters, 9 Hardscrabble Rd, Bernardsville, NJ

Reports to:                     Vice President of Development and Communications

Classification:                Full time (40 hour week)

 

Job Description

The Director of Development – North will be directly responsible for managing a portfolio of donors to qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors in central and northern New Jersey working in coordination with center and departmental staff throughout the region. He/she will work closely with the VP of Development and Communications in designing and implementing a fundraising strategy for the individual giving program, which includes annual giving, major and planned giving.

 

The position is located at the Bernardsville Headquarters office, but on occasion will require travel in the state and adjustment of hours to meet the demands of the department and the organization.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

·        Works closely with VP of Development in creating and implementing development strategy.

·        Supervises Membership Development Associate, managing and maintaining a robust membership growth plan for NJ Audubon and Cape May Bird Observatory.

·        Helps assure that membership trends and best practices are utilized.

·        Works closely with VP of Development, Membership Development Associate and Director of Communications in developing comprehensive online giving strategy.

·        Responsible for managing and growing individual portfolio. Cultivate, maintain relations and strong communications ties with existing donors and identify prospective donors.

·        Compiles and maintains current, accurate information on donors and prospects utilizing the Raiser’s Edge software.

·        Qualifies, solicits and stewards prospects in portfolio to increase annual giving and to determine major and planned giving capacity.

·        Coordinates closely with senior staff, which includes executive staff and Center Directors in planning cultivation and solicitation strategy organization-wide.

·        Works closely with VP of Development and Director of Communications to develop planned giving marketing and solicitation plan.

·        Participates with the Development and Communications staff to adopt a “team” approach towards achieving department goals and to support donor events and activities.

·        Plans and coordinates major donor events including the Annual Presidents Circle Reception, Donor Excursion Events, the World Series of Birding Board Team, and donor ask events.

·        Assumes additional responsibilities as requested to support the department and the organization.

·        Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center.

 

Knowledge and Skills

·        Skilled in fundraising, event management, prospect management and prospect research.

·        Knowledge of current and emerging trends in fundraising, membership, online giving and social media.

·        Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.

·        Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships.

·        Strong budgeting, finance, and analytical skills.

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Experience and knowledge with effectively working with a variety of personalities, including management, board members, donors, volunteers and vendors.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

·        Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

 

Qualifications

·        Bachelor's degree required.

·        Five years of professional fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization; demonstrated success in fundraising with a successful track record in prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

·        Five years of experience in management/supervisory positions in Development field.

·        Experience with fund raising software, preferably Raiser’s Edge and moves-management strategy for donor cultivation and solicitation.

·        Must be willing to travel in New Jersey.  This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events.

 

Starting Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled.

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.development@njaudubon.org

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Position Title:                 Development Director - South

Department:                   Development

Location:                        Center for Research and Education, Cape May Court House, NJ

Reports to:                     Vice President of Development and Communications

Job Classification:          Full time (0 hour work week)

 

Job Description:

The Development Director has the primary responsibility for individual fundraising efforts in southern New Jersey. The Development Director will manage a small portfolio of donors and work closely with our mission areas and Cape May center directors with cultivation and solicitation of prospects. The Development Director will work closely with the VP of Development and Communications to coordinate the organization’s fundraising strategy and priorities.

 

Major Responsibilities:

·        Responsible for fundraising for the southern region of the state supporting mission areas and Cape May centers.

·        Manages schedule, logistics and cultivation/solicitation strategy for VP for Development and Communications and President and CEO in the southern region of the state.

·        Coordinates closely with VP of Development and Communications in coordinating solicitation strategies organization-wide.

·        Develops cultivation and stewardship opportunities for Cape May region.

·        Creates and oversees central business membership and sponsorship strategy for Cape May region.

·        Works with Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations to develop corporate and foundation relationships in southern portion of state.

·        Works closely with organization staff with fundraising related events to develop sponsorship and individual giving opportunities for the World Series of Birding and the Catch of Cape May.

·        Works with volunteers as required to advance fundraising to support mission areas and Cape May Centers.

·        Performs other general administrative duties as needed.

·        Participates with other staff to adopt a “team” approach towards daily operations at assigned center and between development and the centers.

 

Knowledge/Skills:

·        Skilled in fundraising event management, prospect management and prospect research required.

·        Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Office, Excel, Raiser’s Edge (or related donor management system) required.

·        Strong written and oral communication skills.

·        Strong analytical skills.

·        Excellent organizational, time and project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, shifting priorities and meet deadlines.

·        Experience and knowledge with effectively working with a variety of personalities, including management, donors and volunteers.

·        Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to accept direction and constructive feedback.

·        Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

·        Motivated self-starter with capacity to work productively in a team setting.

·        Ability to demonstrate initiative and a positive attitude.

·        Strong professionalism and work ethic with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

·        Informed and committed to the role that environmental education, conservation and research plays in our society today and its importance for the future.

·        Interest in environmental/nature related organizations preferable. 

 

Qualifications:

·        Bachelor's degree preferred.

·        Three to five years proven history of successfully cultivating and soliciting gifts from individuals.

·        Knowledge of annual giving, membership, special events, online giving and social media trends in fundraising helpful.

·        High energy and passion for NJ Audubon's mission.

·        Must be willing to travel in New Jersey. This requires a reliable vehicle and a valid New Jersey Driver’s License.

·        Flexibility to adjust hours to meet deadlines and needs of the organization, including availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.

·        Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces and be able to lift at least 25 pounds, in order to participate in special events.

 

Starting Date: Immediate.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Deadline:  This position will remain posted until filled.

Application: Qualified individuals may apply by emailing resume with cover letter as a single pdf document, listing job position in subject line, to hr.development@njaudubon.org

 

We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply. The New Jersey Audubon Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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