Job Title: Development Director
Reports to: Associate Director
Time of Work: Full-time, Salaried
Start Date: ASAP (negotiable)
Location: Lander, WY or Jackson, WY (other
locations in WY considered)
Deadline to Apply: Applications accepted until
position is filled
Starting salary: negotiable based on
About the Organization
The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent
conservation organization. Founded in 1967, we are a member-based
advocacy group. We use scientific, legal, and policy expertise to
advocate the protection of public lands, wildlife, and clean air
and water. We provide support and resources to empower citizens to
do the same. We bring people and groups together to find workable
solutions to tough conservation problems.
The Wyoming Outdoor Council offers excellent medical, dental,
and vision benefits; generous paid family leave and vacation
policies; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan.
Job title and scope of responsibilities may change depending upon
experience. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in
all aspects of our work.
About Our Team
We are dedicated to protecting
Wyoming’s environment and quality of life now and for future
We value multiple perspectives and
seek input from a diversity of people outside of our organization
in Wyoming and beyond.
In our words and actions, we both
individually and collectively strive to uphold a work culture that
respects the unique identity and role of each staff person; that
allows us to bring our whole selves to work; and that fosters
equity and a sense of belonging across the organization.
We seek creative solutions to tough
problems. We are flexible and are willing to change course if
something isn’t working.
We respond to feedback with openness
and a growth mindset.
About Your Role
You will be a key member of our development team and advance
fundraising work at the Outdoor Council. You will work closely with
the executive director, associate director, and WOC board
Work with the development team to
create annual and 2-5 year strategies for major gifts, membership,
Ensure the team raises $1.3 million
annually and meets the current campaign goals (annual, campaign and
planned giving), ending in December 2023.
Manage a discrete portfolio of major
donors and solicit major gifts around the state.
Involve the Executive Director and
other key conservation and development staff in major donor
cultivation and solicitation meetings.
Supervise a major donor development
Collaborate on major donor
Biannual stewardship reports for
major donors. These include in-depth updates on our program
Planned giving solicitations and
Fundraising content for annual report
and biannual Frontline.
Work closely with the Associate
Director to track annual income and campaign progress.
Oversee and grow membership in the
Tom Bell Legacy Society, the Outdoor Council’s planned giving
Engage and train the Wyoming Outdoor
Council’s board of directors to assist in fundraising efforts.
You are a results-oriented and experienced fundraiser with a
track record of success. You’re a genuine and compelling
storyteller. You would enjoy offering our members and supporters
unique opportunities to make a difference by funding conservation
initiatives in Wyoming.
You like working in a collaborative and highly functional team,
but are self-motivated, organized, and take ownership of your
projects. You are a kind, direct and confident communicator. You
approach your work with a growth mindset. What you don’t know about
conservation in Wyoming or aspects of our fundraising program, you
are capable of and committed to learning. Integrity matters to you.
You hold yourself to high standards as reflected in your work
products, your respectful interactions with co-workers, and with
our members and supporters.
You are committed to the mission of the Wyoming Outdoor
Benefits and Compensation
The Wyoming Outdoor Council is an equal opportunity employer. We
offer a flexible, collaborative, and team-based environment with
significant opportunities to take on strategic leadership, and
competitive compensation offered in tandem with an excellent
benefits package. This includes health, vision, dental, and
disability coverage (where WOC pays 100% of the employee’s
premiums); a 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% WOC match, paid
sick leave (up to 30 days), 15 days of vacation to start plus
additional discretionary days off, 11 paid holidays, and a flex
time policy; a health reimbursement account and cell phone stipend,
12 weeks of paid family leave (available twice, after 18 months of
employment); and the opportunity for 8 weeks of sabbatical leave
every five years.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on experience.
WOC prioritizes equity and fairness in salaries across the
Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and
skills make you the right person to join our team. Include a resume
and three references (with contact and relationship information) to
Misti Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put
“Development Director” in the subject).