Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Environmental/Conservation
Position Description: The NACD Director of Development manages a growing resource development portfolio in support of national conservation objectives and other duties as assigned.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide engagement in and management of comprehensive fundraising development plan, in close coordination with CEO and management team, to identify and pursue strategic partnerships and projects; and to coordinate and conduct related outreach to businesses, foundations, NGOs and other stakeholders.
Provide staff support and coordination for fundraising activities of the National Conservation Foundation (NCF).
Lead sponsorship and exhibitor efforts to support NACD annual meetings and other conferences and assist with planning and promotion of annual meetings and other conferences.
Develop grant proposals for opportunities in line with NACD and NCF missions and priorities. Manage reports and communications to funders and other partners.
Provide guidance across programmatic areas to ensure development outcomes and objectives are met.
Supervise, manage and coordinate staff work of development team to achieve programmatic goals and objectives.
Perform any and all related duties in coordination with CEO that advance NACD and NCF.
Location: This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the NACD Chief Executive Officer.
To apply: Send your resume, cover letter and two writing samples to NACD HR at email@example.com by Friday, March 13 with ‘Director of Development’ in the subject line.
Minimum 5-years of experience and strong record of success in fundraising or related field
Strong public speaking experience and presentation skills
Strong writing skills, attention to detail, ability to multi-task and consistently meet deadlines required
Ability to work with grassroots leadership, region representatives, contractors and other personnel who work across the U.S.
Bachelor's degree in related field is required, advanced degree preferred.
Moderate travel is required.
About National Association of Conservation Districts
The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that represents America’s 3,000 conservation districts and the 17,000 men and women who serve on their governing boards. Conservation districts are local units of government established under state law to carry out natural resource management programs at the local level. Districts work with millions of cooperating landowners and operators to help them manage and protect land and water resources on private and public lands in the United States.
NACD’s mission is to promote the wise and responsible use of natural resources for all lands by representing locally-led conservation districts and their associations through grassroots advocacy, education and partnerships.
The association was founded on the philosophy that conservation decisions should be made at the local level with technical and funding assistance from federal, state and local governments and the private sector. As the national voice for all conservation districts, NACD supports voluntary, incentive-driven natural resource conservation programs that benefit all citizens.
NACD maintains relationships with organizations a...nd government agencies; publishes information about districts; works with leaders in agriculture, conservation, environment, education, industry and other fields; and provides services to its districts. The association’s programs and activities aim to advance conservation led by local districts and the millions of cooperating landowners and land managers they serve.