Ducks Unlimited in North Carolina 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
- 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 North Carolina State Campaign
- Achieve goals established in Development Annual Work Plan.
Experience and Education:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Commitment to and experience with prospect moves
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
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building
- 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
The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to
travel extensively in North Carolina and will be expected to reside
in a mutually agreed upon location with emphasis towards central
North Carolina (Charlotte - Raleigh).
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
To apply, please visit www.ducks.org/jobs
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,
. 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; firstname.lastname@example.org;
For any questions on this role, please contact email@example.com.
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
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
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afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons
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