Come join the Voyageurs Conservancy, the official
nonprofit partner of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota!
Voyageurs Conservancy’s mission is to connect people to Voyageurs
National Park, enhance the visitor experience, and protect the park
for present and future generations.
Encompassing 218,000 acres, Voyageurs National Park is
one of the wildest, most scenic, geologically unique, culturally,
and historically rich areas of Minnesota and the National Park
system, enjoyed by over 250,000 visitors annually. The park is
known for its amazing water-based recreation and camping
experiences, pristine lakes and world-class fishing, boreal
forests, calling loons, winter ice roads, and starry skies.
Voyageurs Conservancy partners with the National Park
Service to support recreation and conservation projects, enhance
the visitor experience, connect youth and families to the park, and
protect the wild nature of Voyageurs for future generations. At
Voyageurs Conservancy, we are dedicated to ensuring that Voyageurs
National Park is a public park that is preserved and protected for
all people and communities. Learn more about our organizational
values at voyageurs.org.
Voyageurs Conservancy is seeking a qualified and
enthusiastic candidate to join our team as our Development Director
to help execute the Conservancy’s events and donor membership
program and advance annual fundraising strategies. The position
offers a unique opportunity to build our philanthropic impact for
Voyageurs National Park. This position reports to the Executive
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IN THIS ROLE INCLUDE:
Develop and implement annual development plans to
achieve revenue goals from members, major donors, corporations, and
Manage outreach, cultivation, and stewardship of
Voyageurs Conservancy’s donor portfolio.
Lead and oversee fundraising and engagement events,
including the Spring Thaw annual gala event.
Manage special giving campaigns and partnerships,
including Give to the Max Day.
Manage development-related communications strategy and
oversee implementation with vendors (website, newsletters,
brochures, e-newsletters, annual reports).
Coordinate with the Executive Director, Board of
Directors, and volunteers in development efforts.
Update and manage Donor Recognition Plan and Legacy
Develop solicitation and engagement strategies for
active and lapsed donors, volunteers, and targeted groups.
Oversee development operations, including CRM database
Prepare fundraising reports and research major funding
Act as a spokesperson for Voyageurs Conservancy at
various events and engagements.
This position is supervised by Voyageurs Conservancy’s
Executive Director and works closely with the Conservancy Board of
Twin Cities, Minnesota preferred. Virtual-flexible
within Minnesota, with travel to or proximity to development
activities and events.
Voyageurs Conservancy is based in Minneapolis and also
has office space at Voyageurs National Park’s headquarters in
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Compensation: $65,000 - $73,000, depending on
Comprehensive benefits package, including health
insurance, dental, and Simple IRA match.
144 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) per calendar year.
Ten paid holidays.
Flexible schedule with virtual and in-office hours
Physical Environment: Typical office setting and home
Occasional travel within Minnesota and the Voyageurs
National Park area, with some overnight trips.
Occasional evenings and weekends required for
Flexibility and work-life balance valued.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS:
Minimum five years relevant experience in nonprofit
philanthropy and communications with demonstrated leadership.
Experience successfully managing relationships with
donors and partners.
Proficiency in donor data management.
Excellent interpersonal skills and communication
Experience in developing fundraising messaging,
strategies, and events.
Knowledge of current trends in giving.
IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL ALSO HAVE:
Personal commitment to the outdoors, with experience in
national parks, conservation, or related field preferred.
Capacity to have fun and be flexible.
Comfort working as part of a small team in an evolving
Upon offer of employment, a candidate will be required
to pass a Minnesota Child Protection background check.
Submit a cover letter and resume as one PDF or Word
file to Christina Hausman Rhode at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: January 3, 2024. Applications
reviewed on a rolling basis.
COMMITMENT TO EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Voyageurs Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and
conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age,
religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information,
marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor
protected under state, local or federal laws.