Donor Relations/Stewardship, Environmental/Conservation, Major Gifts
4 Year Degree
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, a non-profit, wildlife habitat conservation organization seeks an experienced individual to lead and manage our major and planned giving programs. This individual is responsible for building a philanthropic culture and implementing activities to achieve strategic plan goals, overseeing key major gift fundraising positions, administration of the Prospecting System, working with staff to provide necessary training, and overseeing the coordination of national development events. This position serves as a key member of RMEF’s executive team. BS/equivalent degree in communication, marketing, and/or business administration plus at least 5 years-experience in event based fundraising, annual and major giving, as well as program development and management. Must have three to four years of supervisory experience. Position located in Missoula, MT.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in communication, marketing, and/or business administration plus at least 5 years-experience in event based fundraising, annual and major giving as well as program development and management. Must have three to four years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Must understand, support, and promote RMEF mission, values, and organizational structures. Must comply with corporate policies and requirements.
Must have excellent people skills including effective management of others.
Ability to develop program process to address organizational fundraising needs.
Must understand different major gift fundraising strategies, planned giving and other philanthropic giving, and have the ability to implement these strategies.
Must be highly organized and able to organize others.
Ability to communicate using multiple media types.
Ability to understand financial reports. Must possess analytical skills and problem solving skills.
Must be able to work closely and cooperatively with staff and volunteers.
Working knowledge of wildlife and elk management.
Must have excellent communications skills both written and verbal. Must demonstrate effective public speaking skills.
Must be professional and be able to communicate effectively with a wide-range of individuals.
Must have the ability to manage multiple priorities, stressful situations, and conflict.
Ability to effective manage, lead, and mentor the Development staff.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
RMEF Mission Statement & Fast Facts
The mission of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. In support of our mission, the RMEF is committed to: conserving, restoring and enhancing natural habitats; promoting the sound management of wild elk, which may be hunted or otherwise enjoyed; restoring elk to their native ranges; and educating members and the public about habitat conservation and our hunting heritage.
Acres Protected and Enhanced
More than 7.4 million acres
Number of Acres Opened and/or Secured for Public Access for Hunting and Other Outdoor Recreation
More than 1.2 million acres opened and/or secured
Number of Permanent Land Protection, Habitat Stewardship, Elk Restoration, Conservation Education and Hunting Heritage Projects
More than 11,818 projects
Areas Where We've Restored Long-Absent Elk Populations
Kentucky – Eastern coalfields
Missouri – Peck Ranch Conservation Area
North Carolina – Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ontario – Various locations
Tennessee – Cumberland Plateau
Virginia – Buchanan County
West Virginia – Tomblin Wildlife Management Area
Wiscons...in – Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
Number of Members
More than 234,000
Number of Chapters
More than 500 in the United States
Number of Volunteers
More than 12,000