National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) has an exciting opportunity for a Regional Director of Development, reporting to the VP of Development. The Regional Director of Development, will lead our major donor fundraising efforts in Texas, Oklahoma, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands with a focus on Texas and Florida. S/he will be actively engaged in identifying new prospects, cultivating existing prospects, soliciting upgraded gifts and renewals, and stewarding donors. S/He works closely with Development staff, Executive and Program staff, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regional staff, Board of Trustees, and Regional/National Council volunteers to develop and implement effective strategies for donor engagement.
Please visit our website at www.npca.org for a full job description. Qualified applicants please submit your resume and cover letter directly online to www.npca.org under "Careers". No phone calls please. NPCA is an EOE. To apply now, click on the link below: http://www.npca.org/jobs
A Bachelor’s degree and at least five (5) years proven experience in major gifts fundraising.
Excellent writing and oral communications skills including the ability to prepare funding proposals.
Must be prepared to travel 50% of the time throughout the two regions.
Proven ability to work with a wide range and diversity of constituents/clients.
Demonstrated success working with and engaging volunteers in philanthropy.
Must enjoy calling and visiting donors and prospects in person and be willing to work as part of the national development team.
Demonstrated success in identifying, engaging and securing gifts from new donors.
Knowledge of the donors and the philanthropic culture in the stated territory strongly preferred.
Ability to set priorities, coordinate multiple projects, handle details, and work effectively under pressure with minimum supervision.
Proficient in MS Word and Excel and database management software.
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) is an independent, nonpartisan voice working to address major threats facing the National Park System. NPCA was established in 1919, just three years after the National Park Service. Stephen Mather, the first director of the Park Service, was one of our founders. He felt very strongly that the national parks would need an independent voice—outside... the political system—to ensure these places remained unimpaired for future generations. Now, nearly one hundred years later, NPCA has more than 875,000 members and supporters. In addition to our LEED-certified national headquarters in Washington, D.C., NPCA has 24 regional and field offices around the country.