Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Foundation
The Alaska Geographic Association is a non-profit cooperative organization supporting Alaska’s public lands agencies by enhancing understanding and conservation of the natural, cultural and historical resources of Alaska's public parks, forests, lands and refuges.
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The director of membership and development is responsible for building Alaska Geographic’s membership program as a first step toward building a comprehensive development donor program. This position will focus on creating strategies for building membership, and developing annual donors and contributors from that membership. This is an opportunity to build a philanthropy program from the ground up. This position will work closely with the Executive Director to create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
Manage the membership program Develop a strategy to build and grow Alaska Geographic’s annual membership, and annual appeal programs into reliable sources of revenue.
Donor Stewardship Responsible for conceptualizing and implementing a comprehensive development program that focuses on both individual and corporate donor stewardship.
Develop policies, procedures, and systems that are essential for an impactful donor stewardship program.
Direct a comprehensive stewardship plan to build donor trust through consistent and meaningful contacts.
Review and modify, as necessary, the acknowledgment process to ensure donors are thanked in a personal, timely, and appropriate manner.
Articulate Alaska Geographic’s mission and vision through traditional and social media to engage and maintain membership and donor engagement, inspiring individuals and organizations to become champions of Alaska’s public lands.
Responsible for meeting membership and fundraising goals to be developed in collaboration with the Executive Director.
Manage, and stay within, an appeals budget to be developed in collaboration with the Executive Director.
Must enjoy interacting with donors, and must be fearless in asking for financial support.
Must be professional, persuasive and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must enjoy working in a highly public and social environment.
5+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience, with significant understanding of, and experience in, donor fundraising programs.
Must have a deep commitment to Alaska Geographic’s public lands mission, coupled with a strong results-oriented approach to fundraising.
Excellent computer skills and experience in higher-level functions of membership and donor database programs as well as financial/database experience. Fundraising is both an art and a science, and the ideal candidate must see both the forest and the trees.
Experience with Microsoft Excel, and desktop publishing/design software
Ability to cooperate effectively with Alaska Geographic board and staff, and representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management partners.
Competitive benefits. Salary depending on experience.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Benefits, salary based on experience
Alaska Geographic mission is to connect people to the vast ecosystem and vibrant cultures of the Alaska’s public lands.
Since 1959, Alaska Geographic has been the nonprofit education partner of Alaska’s spectacular parks, forests, and refuges. Today, we are a bookstore, publisher, educator, and supporter of Alaska’s treasury of public lands. Together with our public land partners, we are dedicated to sharing Alaska’s rich natural and cultural heritage.