Director of Philanthropy, Ohio

Employer
The Trust for Public Land
Location
Ohio, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Major Gifts, Other Fundraising
Fields
Community Development, Environment
Employment Type
Full Time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Trust for Public Land in the search for a Director of Philanthropy, Ohio.

Reporting to the Field Director of Philanthropy, Midwest, the Director of Philanthropy, Ohio will design, coordinate, and implement all fundraising activities to support The Trust for Public Land’s activities in Ohio. The Director will work closely with the State Director and the philanthropy team to lead a comprehensive fundraising program that maximizes support for the organization and its activities in Ohio. The Director will help the team leverage national resources to elevate The Trust for Public Land at the local level as well as promote and advocate work taking place in the field within its national programs. The Director will carry a portfolio with an emphasis on individual major gift prospects and donors.

The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. The Trust for Public Land was founded in 1972 on the conviction that all people need and deserve access to nature and the outdoors, close to home, in the cities and communities where they live, as a matter of health, equity, and justice. While many conservation organizations set aside wildlands for biodiversity or habitat restoration, The Trust's founders sought to bring the benefits of parks and nature to the places, people, and communities that needed them most. The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3.5 million acres of land, developed more than 2,000 miles of trails, and completed more than 5,400 projects across America. The Trust for Public Land has also helped states and local communities generate more than $79 billion in new public funds for parks and open space.

Today, nearly 60,000 Cleveland residents do not have access to park within a 10-minute walk from home. Additionally, the city's existing parks are not distributed equitably; parks serving primarily nonwhite populations are half the size and nearly five times as crowded as parks serving majority white populations. The Trust believes that everyone, regardless of race, income, or zip code, deserves access to a great park or open space, which is why it has prioritized working with the City of Cleveland to build, renovate, and transform neighborhood parks.

The Trust for Public Land recognizes and values the differences that make people unique and cultivates an environment where cultural awareness, sensitivity, and integrity prosper with a workforce reflective of the diversity of the United States, The Trust appreciates the intrinsic correlation between diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts and overall performance quality at the department, local, and national levels, where the work culture facilitates the exchange of new perspectives, improves problem-solving by inviting different ideas, and creates a respectful, accepting work environment.

A bachelor's degree is preferred for this position as is at least eight years of fundraising experience, including making major gift solicitations with significant institutional impact. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of The Trust for Public Land as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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