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Fund Development Director

Leelanau Conservancy
Michigan, United States
$80,000.00 - $100,000.00
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Leelanau Conservancy, one of the nation’s top land trusts, is seeking an outgoing, self-motivated, organized individual to serve as Fund Development Director. Our mission is to conserve the land, water and scenic character of Leelanau County, Michigan. In our 33-year history, we have conserved over 16,000 acres, including 28 natural areas and preserves and 192 conservation easements. Our culture of philanthropy is donor-centric incorporating a sophisticated fundraising program, an engaged Board of Directors, and a dedicated fundraising staff.


The Fund Development Director is responsible for leading, creating and executing fundraising strategies for individual, foundation and corporation categories and is responsible for continuing to build, engage and retain a growing donor base for annual support. The successful candidate will have a passion for our mission and the Leelanau Peninsula; a zeal for cultivating, engaging and establishing strong, long-term relationships; be goal driven, highly accountable and have a strong work ethic; have an ability to create high-functioning relationships with the Executive Director, Staff, and Board; have demonstrated success in creating, leading and executing fundraising strategies;  collaborate with other teams; be a team player and team builder; and exude a positive, professional demeanor.



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in major donor fundraising
  • Led or materially participated in one or more capital campaigns
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in managing fundraising staff
  • Willing to travel, work occasional extra hours and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field  
  • Strong verbal, written and computer skills
  • Strong interest in conservation and the land trust community
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