The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation
organization that protects birds and the places they need, today
and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science,
advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s
state, regional, national, and international programs, nature
centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches
millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse
communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we
recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate
of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States
and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature
centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we
aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss,
leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends
in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where
our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong
sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in
color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other
ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity
of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity,
effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the
The Institutional Giving Manager will help build a robust
portfolio of corporate, foundation and public funders capable of
making five- and six-figure investments, as well manage the work of
the newly created Audubon Americas Development Project Team,
supporting National Audubon Society’s international conservation
Led by the Senior Director, Institutional Giving (IG) the
Audubon Americas Development Project Team will work collaboratively
across development functions (Principal Gifts, Events and
Development Services) to raise funds for the rapidly growing
Audubon Americas program (AAP). AAP recently launched a new
strategic vision to address conservation shortfalls in Latin
America and the Caribbean, by applying Audubon’s conservation
expertise and regional experience in innovative new ways. Over the
next five years, we are targeting 10 million hectares (25 million
acres) of prime ecosystems that are important for priority birds
and wildlife, and human well-being. In Canada, we are striving to
be allies to Indigenous governments and communities across the
Boreal Forest region. The IG Manager will build and provide key
operational support for the Project Team, support lead
institutional fundraising efforts, and manage the proposal and
The remainder of the IG Manager’s portfolio is focused on
conservation programs across the American West. The IG Manager will
partner with the IG Senior Director in qualifying prospects and
closing new gifts, and take the lead in managing established donors
and grant renewals.
The IG Manager will report to the Senior Director, Institutional
Giving based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work closely with
the Audubon Americas team spread across Latin America and Canada
with leadership based in Washington D.C. Open to remote or hybrid
schedule. Office location is flexible, preferably the Bay Area or
Audubon Americas Fundraising Support – Approximately 50% of
Provide operational support for a cross-functional team by
creating and overseeing systems that allow for efficient and smooth
operations of the Audubon Americas Development Project Team. Duties
- Develop a strong knowledge of Audubon’s international
- Play a leading role in convening cross-functional teams for
regular check-in meetings. Develop agendas, schedule meetings, take
meeting notes, and track and help advance next steps.
- Partner with Audubon Americas, Development Services and Finance
teams to design and implement reporting processes to track activity
and report on progress against near-term and annual goals.
- Support shepherding donors through the moves management
process. Pull and/or create pipeline, moves management and other
reports and/or tracking documents. Prepare donor briefings and
- Liaise with front-line fundraisers managing Audubon Americas
prospects and provide program information, written material
templates and otherwise assist with strategy development and
- Assist in crafting proposals and reports to six- and
seven-figure donors. Manage proposals and reports to five-figure
donors (see functions below).
- Support corporate prospect review process, i.e. research
background, draft internal review memos, etc.
- Draft and ensure timely receipt of acknowledgement
- Ensure timely and accurate entry of fundraising moves into
Grants Management across Audubon programs – Approximately 50% of
Manage the moves / grants process for five-figure and select
six-figure donors and prospects:
- Manage the proposal and report process and ensure all deadlines
- Draft persuasive proposals and reports that marry donor
interests and requirements with Audubon funding needs, in close
collaboration with program staff.
- Will develop a portfolio over time assigned to the IG
- Review and edit proposals and other materials drafted by
development, program, and other staff.
- Ensure that staff across multiple functions provide information
needed to create a strong final product and meet deadlines.
- Secure and lead donor meetings with established donors and
support new donor meeting materials.
- Other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Experience
- Preferably fluent or highly proficient in Spanish.
- Deep understanding of basic fundraising principals, best
practices and procedures including moves management and effective
fundraising pipeline development.
- Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years experience in developing
and submitting winning grant proposals.
- Proven track record of successfully managing complex projects
and using project management tools.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office including PowerPoint and
database programs required; knowledge of Salesforce a plus.
- Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
- Team player with natural affinity for building close, effective
working relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
- Interest, understanding and commitment to the mission of
National Audubon Society, and ability to communicate Audubon’s
mission, goals and programs effectively.
- Willingness and ability to travel internationally (Latin
America and Canada) or domestically.
This position is represented by the Communications
Workers of America (CWA).
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an
Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to
a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and
actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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