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Director of Development - Louisiana (Remote/New Orleans)

Employer
Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Location
Louisiana, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Fields
Environment
Employment Type
Full Time
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Ducks Unlimited in Southeast Louisiana has an opening for a full-time Director of Development. Director of Development responsibilities encompass the management of all facets of fundraising with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic. The position will report to Chad A. Manlove, Managing Director of Development for the Southern Region.  

 

Ducks Unlimited is the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation. DU has conserved more than 15 million acres across the continent and employs over 600 employees nation-wide.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to help support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited
  • Coordinate with conservation and development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation priorities as defined by the Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes, educational programs, and the permanent endowment
  • Partner with event fundraising staff and volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program and increase philanthropic revenue in the region
  • Engage volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising
  • Serve as the staff liaison to the Louisiana State Campaign Committee
  • Achieve goals established in Development Annual Work Plan

 

Qualifications:

 

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management

 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.

 

Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.

 

Analytical & Technological Skills: Computer literacy with proficient use of word processing, spreadsheets, and database management programs

 

Communication Skills: Strong oral and written communication skills

 

Interpersonal Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building skills
  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers

 

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. 

 

 

The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively in Louisiana and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location with emphasis towards southeast Louisiana (Baton Rouge – New Orleans).  

 

The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, per the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety - Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. Upon employment, he/she will be required to show proof of full vaccination, or apply for a medical or religious exemption from this requirement.

 

To apply, please visit www.ducks.org/jobs to fill out the application materials and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information (email & phone number) for three professional references.  Applications are due by April 29, 2022.  Resume reviews will begin afterward and continue until the position is filled.

 

For further information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Chad A. Manlove, Managing Director of Development for the Southern Region; cmanlove@ducks.org; 601-206-5442. 

 

For any questions on this role, please contact careers@ducks.org

 

DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information except where age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification as allowed by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. 

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