Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and
wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in southern
California with the following fundraising 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 a staff liaison to the California State Campaign
- Achieve goals established in Development Annual Work Plan.
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.
Additional qualifications include:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team-building
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Commitment to and experience with prospect moves
- Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising
professionals and volunteers
- Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing,
spreadsheet and database management programs
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work
independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed.
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. The selected
candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively
and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon location
with emphasis towards southern California (Los Angeles – San
Diego). 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.
Visit https://www.ducks.org/jobs to
apply and complete the application materials and attach a cover
letter, resume and daytime information (email & phone number)
for three professional references. For further information
regarding this position or to request application materials, please
contact Steve Schmitt, Managing Director of Development for the
Western Region; email@example.com;
Applications are due by May 25, 2022.
Resume reviews will begin afterward and continue until the position
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT
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.