Development - General, Environmental/Conservation, Foundation
4 Year Degree
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national, non-profit service organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. The Association works to extend the social, health, cultural, and economic benefits of parks and recreation. Through its network of over 60,000 recreation and park professionals, NRPA encourages recreation initiatives for youths in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy lifestyles, and the conservation of natural and cultural resources.
NRPA is currently seeking a Development Manager in our Partnership & Business Development department. This position's primary responsibility is to increase and diversify the existing revenue of NRPA by identifying, qualifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts from corporate and foundation donors to support NRPA’s conservation initiatives.
NRPA is enhancing resiliency and improving the health of communities through the advancement of innovative conservation practices and programs within parks and recreation agencies. To learn more about NRPA’s conservation priorities visit: Opens a New Window.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Deliver on revenue goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major corporate and foundation · Deliver on revenue goals by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major corporate and foundation donors to support NRPA’s conservation initiatives. · Represent NRPA through direct outreach, in pitch meetings, at cultivation events and on industry panels. · Draft proposals and concepts papers to corporations, foundations and federal grants to secure funding for NRPA Conservation initiatives. Experience in writing, applying and securing grants preferred. · Collaboratively maximize the value of each donor relationship, working cross-departmentally to market engagement opportunities, develop print and web-based materials and tell meaningful stories that highlight the power of local parks. · Regularly inform the budget and planning process, reporting moves management, forecasting to revenue goals and tracking expense budget. · Undertake special projects and assignments as directed, including contributing to research and development of potential new fundraising strategies. These strategies may include cause marketing, individual giving and regional/state fundraising with family foundations.
DISCOVER the BENEFITS at NRPA!
NRPA has been named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post consecutively since 2014. Our campus boasts a warm professional environment, with a relaxing and peaceful view of nature at its finest! All staff receives access to indoor & outdoor eating areas, as well as indoor & outdoor fitness opportunities. Our facility has an air-conditioned fitness room with access to showers, as well as foot trails for the outdoor enthusiast. Full time staff enjoy a very rich benefit package that includes 403(b) matched at 6% and fully vested upon hire, group Health, Dental, and Vision for employee and family paid 80+% by the employer; Life insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability paid 100% by the employer; 6 weeks paid family leave for new parents; accrue 26 Paid days off per year plus 13 paid holidays, eligibility in the first month of employment, Length of Service Awards and much, much more! NRPA is committed to promoting an environment of work-life balance. To promote healthy lifestyles, at work and away, we have established programs like Teleworking, FlexTime Schedules, 37.5-hour work-week, Employee Assistance Programs, Educational Assistance Programs, Lunch-and-Learn sessions, Pet friendly office space and more.
Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 range. Salary requirements and salary history are required with submission. All applications must be received through the online system in order to be considered for the position.
NRPA is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY employer with a COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY. Women and ethnic minorities ENCOURAGED to apply.
· Bachelor's degree. · Superior presentation, interpersonal; verbal and written communication skills; · Five-year track record in the strategic pursuit of new corporate or foundation relationships; · Excellent writing skills with a focus towards drafting proposals and concept papers to corporations, foundations and the federal government; · Account Retention: track record demonstrating effective expansion, scaling and upselling of corporate partnerships, once secured, to sustain and increase revenue and impact from a single donor year over year; · The ideal candidate will also possess an understanding of current environmental challenges and/or a background in science and conservation issues and contribute via strategic planning to the future direction of NRPA’s conservation portfolio.
Candidate Work Style
· Excels in dynamic, fast-paced work environment; · Self-directed and detail-oriented with a collaborative and professional team spirit to contribute to a collegial, team-oriented environment; · Willing to travel
The National Recreation and Park Association NRPA is a national, non-profit service organization devoted to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all Americans. The Association works to extend the social, health, cultural, and economic benefits of parks and recreation. Through its network of over 21,000 recreation and park professionals, NRPA encourages recreation initiatives for youths in high-risk environments, the promotion of healthy life.