The Public Lands Alliance (PLA) believes that parks, forests, and wildlife refuges need community-based nonprofit organizations to help preserve them and enrich the experiences of their visitors. Our mission is to connect, strengthen and represent these nonprofit partners of America’s public lands.
To support our programs and initiatives, PLA seeks a hard-working, highly organized, and detail-oriented individual to help implement its development program with a special emphasis on corporate and foundation partnerships. Ideal candidates will be able to take initiative in a team environment.
The Manager’s primary responsibilities are to:
Coordinate the identification and cultivation of prospects
Develop a prospect pipeline through research and by “cold calling” corporations, foundations, and individuals who may not have been contacted previously
Build a portfolio of fundraising prospects and help coordinate visits, calls, and communications with prospects for the PLA Executive Director
Establish an effective working relationship with the board of directors, and identify and support tactics to engage the board in fundraising activities
Develop proposals for strategic partnerships and grants
Write foundation, corporate and government grant proposals and reports
Monitor proposal deadlines
Initiate grant requests and inquiries to foundations and corporations
Manage stewardship process and oversee data integrity for donor database
Enter and track gifts
Manage donor database integrity, updating constituent information
Manage acknowledgement process for corporate, foundation and individual donors
Lead event sponsorship and annual trade show exhibitor stewardship
Manage corporate partner giving circle cultivation, renewal, and benefits (< $1000 annual gift)
Create and sell sponsorship packages for annual convention and trade show
Coordinate registration of trade show exhibitors and onsite event management of the trade show in partnership with PLA’s meeting planner
WORKING AT THE PUBLIC LANDS ALLIANCE
The Manger is based in our Silver Spring, Maryland office, within the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, and reports to the Executive Director. Partial telework is available. PLA currently has five (5) full time positions in addition to contracted consultants. Although we work as a team, each staff member has a defined role that supports the objectives of our strategic plan. For more information, visit www.publiclandsalliance.org.
PLA offers a generous benefits package that includes: medical and dental insurance; health savings account with employer contributions; 403(b) retirement plan (with employer contributions after one year of service); and competitive annual leave and 10 paid holidays per year. PLA supports professional development opportunities for its staff including membership with applicable professional societies. Salary is commensurate with experience.
SKILLS FOR SUCCESS
PLA seeks candidates with a genuine passion for public lands. The preferred candidates will have:
Minimum two (2) years of experience with corporate partnerships and / or foundation giving
Knowledge of fundraising principles, methods, and standards
Successful experience in prospect identification, relationship building, solicitation and stewardship
Effective time management and organizational skills
Capacity to organize data and produce reports
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, send a resume, compelling letter of introduction describing your suitability for the position, and salary requirements to email@example.com with position title, “Development Manager” in the subject line of your email.
The Public Lands Alliance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
Resume reviews begin immediately and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Public Lands Alliance
The Public Lands Alliance works to connect nonprofit partners of America's public lands in a vibrant network of professionals, strengthen this community through capacity building programs, and represent our members' interests with elected officials and policy makers.Our member organizations serve more than 600 public lands and contribute over $250 million dollars annually to the preservation and visitor enhancement of parks, forests, wildlife refuges, and other public lands.