Director of Development
Ducks Unlimited, Inc., (DU) the continent’s leader in waterfowl
and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development in
Colorado with the following fundraising responsibilities:
Identify, qualify, cultivate, and solicit major
and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations
that are part of a managed prospect portfolio to help support DU’s
- Coordinate with conservation and development to develop
proposals and secure funding for DU’s habitat conservation
priorities as defined by DU’s Strategic Plan, to include support
for operations, conservation in priority landscapes, educational
programs and DU’s endowment.
- Partner with the event fundraising staff and volunteers to
raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift
revenue in the region.
- Work closely with volunteer leadership to motivate and guide DU
volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
- Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committee in
- Achieve fundraising goals established in 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 major gift 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 within the state/Great Plains Region and will be
expected to reside full-time in a mutually agreed upon location in
Colorado, preferably around the Denver Front Range area.
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
Compensation for the Director of Development position includes a
competitive salary, relocation support and an excellent package of
health, retirement, and other employee benefits.
For further information regarding this position or to request
application materials, please contact Eric Lindstrom, Managing
Director of Development for the Great Plains Region, 701-355-3503.
Application review will begin June 27, 2022.
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.