The Advancement Director (Major Gifts and Planned Giving) is responsible for the following development operations: building support from Major Donors by identifying and soliciting Major Donor prospects and renewing donors, related donor database management, building the Planned Giving Program, and grant-seeking proposals in the major gift range for Farm & Wilderness. The Advancement Director is responsible for communications to local community members and to major donors and prospects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Gift entry and acknowledgment process related to Major Donors
Manage the development database management and record keeping pertaining to major giving work
Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting of major giving goals
Steward and solicit major donors for annual and restricted giving
Prospect research and management for major gift and planned giving prospects utilizing wealth screening tools and donor visit information
Create grant development resources for the organization and educate staff members about grants
5 or more years professional experience in development or similar field
Knowledge of Moves Management, Planned Gift vehicles, and other development specialties, and the willingness and ability to gain more knowledge in these fields
Systems and operational management experience
Working knowledge and hands-on experience with Raiser’s Edge and/or other fundraising software
Ability to facilitate and lead a group, including strong volunteer management skills
Previous experience working in an office/administrative setting, including excellent organization skills, computer skills and ability to operate standard office equipment
Professional character that is consistent, capable, self-directed, well organized, flexible, personable, and maintains composure in a changing environment
Respectful, clear, and patient interpersonal communication skill set that allows for collaborative work as part of inter-departmental teams
Aspire to develop a keen awareness of and respect for the values of Farm & Wilderness and its constituents
Know and show evidence of fundraising ethics and the need for confidentiality
Willing and able to travel for Farm & Wilderness assignments
About Farm & Wilderness Foundation
Farm & Wilderness Foundation, which includes Farm & Wilderness (F&W), Farm & Wilderness Conservation (FWC), and the Ninevah Foundation (NF); are non-profit, educational and conservation organizations operating eight summer camp programs for children and young adults, a family camp, and a part time retreat rental. Operating on nearly 5,000 acres of forestland in the Green Mountains of Vermont, including the shores of two pristine lakes, Farm & Wilderness’s mission includes the active stewardship of its lands and waters. Farm & Wilderness’s programs are rich in adventures, community, history, and spirit and foster an individual relationship with the natural world. While each camp and initiative provide unique programs based on age and interests, all Farm & Wilderness activities are shaped by Quaker principles and the common belief that individuals and communities are strengthened by justice, honesty, self-reliance, diversity, and respect for all persons. People of any race, background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or economic status are encouraged to apply to our camps as campers or staff.