The Natural History Institute of Prescott is currently looking for a Development Director.
The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees to achieve the mission and vision of the organization; to this end, they will focus on the organization and launching of development activities to build support for the Institute's mission and programs, including: cultivating individual, corporate, and foundation gifts; annual fund coordination; and marketing and communications efforts.
They will develop and implement a comprehensive development program that provides leadership to board, staff, and volunteers in order to secure sustained support from foundation, corporate, government and individual donor sources; additionally, they will advise and help coordinate communications and marketing programs to achieve strategic goals.
Job Responsibilities will include:
Marketing and Communications:
- Establishing goals and strategies
- Assessing goal progress
- Preparing the annual operating plan
- Leading research efforts and supporting staff and board pursuits of additional funding sources
- Developing and maintaining partner relationships
- Coordinating events and activities
- Advising Institute marketing and communications efforts
- Generating fundraising reports for Executive Director and Board, tracking fundraising progress in accordance with Strategic Plan
- Contributing to annual budgetary planning efforts
Passion for natural history and the mission of the Natural History Institute
Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
Minimum 3 years of development and fundraising experience including individual, corporate and foundation donor relations, with a demonstrated track record of success
Experience working with a board of directors to achieve fundraising goals
Degree in communications, public relations or related field
Excellent time management, organizational, budgeting, planning, communication and project management skills
Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base
Full-time, exempt position reporting directly to Executive Director.
Salary: $50,000, plus full benefits, including medical insurance and 401k plan.
For additional information on responsibilities and qualifications, see the job description PDF here.
Should you wish to apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your reasons for interest in this position, to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Development Director application” as the subject line, by the deadline of March 1, 2020.