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Deputy Director of Development

African Parks Foundation of America
New York, United States
$100,000.00 - $125,000.00
Closing date
Nov 17, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Direct Marketing, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Animal Protection, Environment, International
Salary Band
$120,000 - $149,999
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Deputy Director of Development is a key role with broad responsibilities across the organization.  Reporting to the Executive Director, this position requires an experienced professional who has a passion for fundraising and for African conservation, is organized, has excellent writing and communication skills, and is able to juggle a variety of responsibilities.  The successful candidate will be able to prioritize projects, work under pressure, and enjoys helping to support a team positioning itself for growth.  Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence, and to manage various projects at once, while maintaining a clear view of the foundation’s mission.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing engagement and stewardship strategies for individuals with a focus on gifts at the $5K plus level with a goal to enhance and grow revenue from current and prospective donors.
  • Manage a small portfolio of individual supporters at the $5,000 + level to ensure regular touchpoints and on-going stewardship.
  • Analyze prospect lists and help to identify new private funding opportunities
  • Produce major donor communications, including major gift proposals, reports, and customized communications for donors and prospects.
  • Write donor acknowledgement and stewardship letters and oversee the donor acknowledgement process to ensure timely and efficient follow-up.
  • Oversee database management and reporting.
  • Provide support for event logistics and donor stewardship efforts.



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience in Fundraising
  • Excellent writing and personal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to move individuals through personal cultivation
  • Strong commitment to mission of African Parks
  • Teamwork and transparency


Communications & Marketing experience desirable

New York-based with ability to come to NY office

Experience with CRM systems



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