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Providing for Yosemite National Park is our passion. We could not accomplish our mission without the generosity and dedication of our supporters. With them by our side, we have completed more than 350 projects providing over $71 million to the park. Our visitor services, trail and lookout restorations, education and naturalist programs reach millions of individuals each year who leave inspired by new knowledge and experience of one of the most beautiful places on earth, Yosemite.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Director of Development, based in San Francisco, provides fundraising leadership and strategy and is responsible for the implementation and success of Yosemite Conservancy’s development programs in achieving long-term financial stability for the organization. Reporting to the President, the Development Director is accountable in reaching fundraising goals by overseeing all aspects of the Conservancy’s fundraising, including a new capital campaign, major and planned gifts, signature campaigns, foundation and corporate giving, the annual fund, cause-related marketing programs, as well as a rich calendar of donor stewardship and cultivation events.
The Development Director is responsible for nine team members including the Annual and Planned Giving Manager, Donor Receptionist and Administrative Assistant, Institutional Giving Officer, Donor Relations Manager, Data Services Manager, Donor Services Assistants, Development Associate and an L.A. based Major Gifts Officer.
Works with executive staff and Board to establish fundraising goals and is accountable for meeting them
Manage new capital campaign, including overseeing strategies to engage and solicit Top 200 prospects in Leadership and Major Gift phases
Manage a major gift portfolio of approximately 75 prospects with objective of completing 75-100 one-on-one donor visits per year to convey opportunities to support Yosemite Conservancy
Works closely with the President, Council and Board of Trustees to maximize their role in major gift fundraising, and collaborates in the recruitment and development of new volunteer leaders
Leads, inspires, and manages the Development Team to achieve relationship-building and funding objectives
Serves on the Conservancy’s Management Team, actively participates with National Park Service staff and Council members to achieve the mission and goals
Collaborate closely with Marketing & Communications to provide information on development activities and instill an atmosphere of partnership in developing and utilizing core messaging for all donor and potential donor communications
Coordinate with staff in El Portal-based program and retail staff on donor recruitment and cause-related marketing efforts in the Park
Commitment to the mission, values, goals, and success of the Yosemite Conservancy; knowledge of /and enthusiasm for National Parks, conservation and protected areas
A proven track record of fundraising success meeting annual goals of $10 million plus
Visionary, trustworthy, self-confident, diplomatic, understanding, personable, patient, energetic and innovative
Bachelor’s degree in English, marketing, communications or related field
A minimum of 8-10 years of non-profit fundraising experience including a capital campaign
A minimum of 3 years in a managerial role with 4 or more reports
Confident consensus builder with proven ability to negotiate complex, high profile or sensitive situations
Knowledge of current trends in charitable giving, particularly in the areas of capital campaigns and major and planned gifts
Computer savvy -MS Office, database savvy (Raiser’s Edge)
Enthusiasm for traveling frequently and on short notice to Yosemite National Park, donor offices/homes and event/meeting sites away from San Francisco
Experience in creating, tracking and managing complex budgets; ease with statistical analysis
Proven ability to manage work in a highly organized manner, excellent attention to detail
Travel within the Bay Area, to Yosemite National Park and all parts of California
Weekend and evening responsibilities
Occasional walks/hikes on uneven ground while on trails in Yosemite National Park
Qualified candidates are invited to email their resume and cover letter with “Director of Development” in the subject line to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to the number of responses anticipated, we cannot accept phone calls to the office. Thank you for your understanding. Submitted information will be carefully reviewed and the most qualified applicants will be contacted.
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