Atlanta, GA 30303

Vice President of Development & Alumni Affairs, Georgia State University

The Organization

Georgia State University (GSU), a public research university in Atlanta, seeks a vice president for development and alumni affairs to lead the department’s operations to unprecedented levels of success and productivity.

Position Overview

The vice president will lead a large and complex fundraising and alumni affairs operation for GSU, the most comprehensive public institution in the Atlanta metropolitan area and largest in the state. GSU offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate degree programs spread across 10 academic colleges with around 3,500 faculty members. The institution has an economic impact on the Atlanta economy of more than $2.5 billion annually. The vice president will inherit an operation that has made significant progress by finishing a $328 million comprehensive campaign on December 30, 2018.

Reporting to and working closely with President Mark Becker, the vice president will join an energized and ambitious leadership team. He or she will have the opportunity to play a principal role in advancing a university deeply committed to and engaged with the city of Atlanta and the state of Georgia. This is a university eager to continue moving ahead into a new era of excellence and prosperity. Accomplishing these ambitions will require a leader steeped in best practices and experienced at change management. The vice president will build and sustain strong and sincere interpersonal relationships both internally and externally. This person will demonstrate a track record of major and principal gift fundraising success, and will possess the leadership and managerial acumen necessary to galvanize a large and complex institution.

The vice president will have a collaborative approach to leadership as a hands-on leader in a development program of similar or greater complexity and scope. He or she will resonate with the particular mission and history of GSU, and demonstrate significant intellectual curiosity characterized by the ability to translate the work of the faculty and the college’s programs. It will be important for the new VP to have experience working directly with and managing the activities of the foundation board. The VP will have a superior strategic ability at the prospect, departmental and institutional level. He or she will have comfort with the capacity to leverage technology to support a robust and contemporary approach to outreach, and communication will be a particular advantage.

GSU seeks a vice president who will assess and mentor the team, raise it to a new level of quality and effectiveness, and continue to enhance its strong culture of collaboration and collegiality. Strong leadership skills are imperative as this organization responds to increasing expectations for philanthropy. Integration of best practices is expected to improve both results and performance within all areas of development on the GSU campus. The new vice president will have broad authority to shape and build a development program in the annual fund, corporate and foundation relations, major gifts and gift planning programs, endowment, capital campaigns, alumni and constituent relations efforts, stewardship and advancement services. The vice president will take leadership in preparing the institution for and carrying out the next comprehensive campaign. Additional information, including a Leadership Profile, can be found at

How To Apply

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a statement of application and a resume) should be submitted via email to Confidential inquiries and questions may be directed to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search: Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider at 630-575-6993.

Los Altos, CA

Communications Officer, Heising-Simons Foundation

The Organization

The Heising-Simons Foundation is a family foundation with offices in Los Altos and San Francisco. The Foundation works with its many partners to advance sustainable solutions in climate and clean energy, enable groundbreaking research in science, enhance the education of our youngest learners, and support human rights for all people. In 2018, the Foundation awarded more than $100 million. Since its first grant in 2007, the Foundation has awarded more than $500 million.

Position Overview

The Communications Officer works with the Communications team to advance Foundation and programmatic goals using strategic communications, as well participating in select strategic communications work for the Heising-Simons Action Fund, a sister 501(c)(4) organization to the Foundation.

The Communications team is currently composed of a Director of Communications and two Communications Officers. The Communications Officer’s work relates to:

a)     institutional communications on behalf of the Foundation as an organization;

b)     programmatic communications in which communications is used, in partnership with program colleagues, as a strategic tool to advance programmatic goals; and

c)     grantee-focused communications, in which the Communications team works with grantee partners to improve their own communications and communications capacity.

The Communications Officer is also responsible for drafting and editing content and messaging, understanding and working with 501(c)(4) organizations and communications, helping manage consultants, and serving as an active thought partner to the rest of the Communications team and the Foundations’ Program Officers.

The Communications Officer reports to the Director of Communications. This full-time (37.5 hours per week), exempt (salaried) position is based in our Los Altos office, with one day each week in our San Francisco, CA office.

Candidates are not expected to have experience in all areas listed in the job posting.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Proactively design communication strategies, including leading implementation and management of communication approaches and tactics for several program areas, with an understanding of determinants of impact and success.
  • Manage multiple communications projects and initiatives concurrently.
  • Provide critical thinking and communications support to advocacy work.
  • Serve as a thought partner to program officers and grantees, helping define communications goals, audiences, tactics, and message development.
  • Effectively lead teams and manage relationships with communications professionals including consultants and partners.
  • Contribute to, and edit, Foundation written materials that help achieve programmatic and organizational goals and that encourage transparency.
  • Ensure that the organization’s identity and values are reflected consistently.
  • Monitor news and information related to the Heising-Simons organizations, its program areas, and grantees.
  • Serve as a supportive, creative, and flexible team member.

Foundation-wide responsibilities

  • Participate in Foundation-wide committees; diversity, equity, and inclusion work; and internal culture-building.
  • Pursue ongoing professional development opportunities and participate in Foundation-wide training sessions.


  • Excellent analytic and critical thinking skills, with the ability to see the bigger picture and map a road towards completing goals.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to foster trust and build relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to translate complex concepts into digestible language for multiple audiences.
  • Successful track record developing communication strategies and campaigns.
  • Experience with rapid response communications.
  • Non-profit and/or advocacy communications experience.
  • Relevant work experience as a communications officer or a related college degree.
  • Highly organized, creative, and flexible, with the ability to manage multiple projects, plan and prioritize work, and meet deadlines.
  • Intellectual curiosity, passion, and hunger to develop, learn, and try new things.
  • Track record of working with a high functioning team.
  • Technologically savvy, with proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Sense of teamwork, community, humor, and integrity.
  • Interest and belief in the Foundation’s programmatic goals and values.

How To Apply

Compensation and Benefits

The target starting salary for this position is $115,000-125,000, depending on skills and experience.

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, long term disability, business travel, and life insurance, flexible spending accounts for medical and child care expenses, a 401(k) plan (with a matching contribution of up to 16%), commuting assistance, an employee assistance program (EAP), tuition reimbursement and a generous professional development budget, matching gifts, fitness reimbursements, fertility and adoption assistance, and identity theft protection. In addition, we allow some schedule flexibility and occasional telecommuting, with manager’s approval.

Paid time off includes:

  • Vacation Time – starting at 3 weeks per year
  • Sick Time – 12 days per year
  • Personal Time – 2 days per year
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Holidays

To Apply

Our success is dependent on our ability to build teams that include people with different experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with new perspectives. We encourage people of color, from under-resourced communities, immigrants, LGBTQ+, and others with diverse perspectives and experiences to apply.

Please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:

Troy, MI

Managing Director, Health, The Kresge Foundation

The Organization

The Kresge Foundation was founded in 1924 to promote human progress. Today, Kresge fulfills that mission by leveraging a full array of grant, loan and other investment tools to scale innovative, collaborative, cross-sector and multidisciplinary approaches to foster economic and social change. Kresge does this through Arts & Culture, Education, Environment, Health, Detroit and Human Services programs, in partnership with the American Cities Practice and Social Investment Practice, while working collectively to expand opportunities for people with low incomes in America’s cities.

Position Overview

Building on a strong track record of innovation in health, the Foundation now seeks nominations and applications for a Managing Director to provide vision and leadership to its Health Program.

The Health Program works across sectors to influence institutions, advance policies and practice, elevate community priorities, and develop leaders with the ability to transform systems – all with an eye to achieving health equity for people with low incomes in America’s cities. It partners with communities to address upstream factors of health such as safe and stable housing, fresh food, clean air, and community centered health care. Heading into the fourth quarter of 2019, the Health Program provided more than $16.4 million in grants to 46 organizations with a focus integrating of health and human services, institutional investments in community health, and community-driven solutions to improve well-being.

The new Managing Director will lead a strategically aligned, cross-programmatic vision and strategy for grantmaking and social investing for the Health Program; collaborate with other program areas to identify and leverage collaborative grantmaking opportunities that address complex multi-dimensional challenges facing communities; manage and support the development of the Health Program team; and represent Kresge and cultivate relationships with external partners, grantees, and other foundations.

Ideal candidates will possess a deep and demonstrated commitment to building equity-focused systems of health that create opportunities for all people to flourish and achieve health and well-being. He/she/they will have a sophisticated understanding of the role that philanthropy can play in supporting and advancing health through community partnerships and systems change to address inequities and familiarity with the unique landscape and diversity of cities and the factors that impact health. Additionally, he/she/they will be a seasoned leader with at least 10 years of experience leading programs or initiatives in a field relevant to philanthropy, community development, public and population health, health equity, health systems, or a related field. The Managing Director will be an experienced team leader and manager with the ability to move and manage people toward a shared vision, and proven ability to establish communication and management structures that support team effectiveness. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s or terminal degree in a related field is preferred. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly regarded portfolio in a creative and innovative environment with the goal of improving health in America’s cities.

How To Apply

The Kresge Foundation is partnering with Katherine Jacobs, Carolyn Ho, Cara Pearsall, and Catherine Seneviratne of NPAG. For more information and to apply:

Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: We encourage applications to be submitted by January 6, 2019.

Hudson Valley, NY

Hudson Valley Program Officer, North Star Fund

The Organization

North Star Fund is a social justice fund that supports grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in New York City and the Hudson Valley. We give grants to grassroots organizations through a process that shifts decision-making power towards communities fighting for justice. We organize people from North Star Fund is a social justice fund that supports grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in New York City and the Hudson Valley. We give grants to grassroots organizations through a process that shifts decision-making power towards communities fighting for justice. We organize people from all backgrounds to mobilize resources towards social justice movements.

Through our Community Funding Committees, local organizers volunteer their time and expertise to help lead North Star Fund’s grantmaking and governance. From a modest committee of a few activists and a couple of staff members, our grantmaking has now grown to include three major priorities: organizing in New York City, Black-Led organizing, and most recently, organizing in Hudson Valley. Now with three years of grantmaking in Hudson Valley, the Hudson Valley Program Officer will continue and grow North Star Fund’s commitment to provide holistic support to emerging organizations building power in low-income communities and communities of color.

Position Overview

The Hudson Valley Program Officer will facilitate our activist-led grantmaking and capacity building programs in the Hudson Valley, as well as work with the full program team to design and facilitate trainings and grantmaking in New York City. The ideal candidate will be an experienced organizer and facilitator with a proven track record of managing logistics. This position will report to the Deputy Director and will work in the Hudson Valley three days a week and in New York City two days a week.

● Convene and support our Community Funding Committee in the Hudson Valley to make our grantmaking decisions through a transparent, activist-led process;
● Ensure legal and due diligence requirements are met, including collecting necessary documents from grantees, performing accurate data entry and keeping accurate files;
● Provide support that strengthens our grantees’ ability to do their work and connect to other resources, including designing and facilitating capacity building programs;
● Represent North Star Fund in philanthropic spaces and build relationships with other funders;
● Partner with resource mobilization and communications staff to amplify the tremendous impact our grantees have on the Hudson Valley’s political landscape, through blog posts, grant reports, presentations, and donor meetings;
● Work with program team to develop curriculum and facilitate grantmaking processes in NYC as needed.

● Solid understanding of progressive social justice issues, community organizing and grassroots activism in the Hudson Valley, and ability to communicate this effectively;
● Strong facilitation and program or curriculum design skills;
● Excellent administrative and organizational skills: able to meet deadlines, manage a project with many moving parts and sweat the details;
● Fundraising experience preferred;
● Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

The salary range is $60,000 to $75,000, plus excellent benefits.

How To Apply

North Star Fund is firmly committed to equity and diversity and to the recruitment and retention of people from backgrounds traditionally excluded from philanthropy, including Black, Indigenous and people of color, women, LGBTQ, elders, and disabled people.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to No calls please. Application close date: Open until filled.

New York, NY

Donor Organizer, North Star Fund

The Organization

North Star Fund is a social justice fund that supports grassroots organizing led by communities of color building power in New York City and the Hudson Valley. We give grants through a process that shifts decision-making power towards communities fighting for justice. We also work with people from all backgrounds to mobilize resources in support of grassroots movements.

Position Overview

We’re hiring a Donor Organizer to support and lead programs that widen our network of people committed to transformative action through giving. The Donor Organizer will report to our Donor Program Director. This is not a fundraising position, but a role in building a cross-class, multi-racial movement of people moving resources to grassroots organizations. The Donor Organizer will be responsible for strengthening our network while amplifying the North Star Fund model of grantmaking led by community organizers in support of work that centers systems change, and not band-aid solutions. Other key responsibilities also include:
● Developing curriculum, coordinating and co-facilitating our annual Giving Project, a six-month cohort of people from different backgrounds who come together to build grassroots fundraising and grantmaking skills;
● Recruiting Giving Project participants with attention to building groups that are cross-race, cross-class, and intergenerational;
● Creating and implementing public programs that generate excitement about grassroots organizing in New York City and the Hudson Valley;
● Developing and leading workshops aligned with North Star Fund’s mission around how to be a stronger ally through one’s giving, including social justice oriented strategies for planning gifts and vehicles like donor-advised funds;
● Providing project management, administrative and facilitation support for our NextGen Family Foundation Collaborative , a training cohort for emerging trustees and coordinators of family-based giving that focuses on strengthening leadership and social justice giving;
● Providing one-on-one coaching on giving and resource mobilization with Giving Project and Collaborative participants, as well as donors in the North Star Fund network;
● Building new relationships with individuals and groups through special initiatives;
● Strengthening and expanding partnerships with donor organizing and resource mobilization networks throughout the US; and
● Working in coordination with North Star Fund’s resource mobilization and grantmaking teams in creating and implementing programs designed to advance our mission.

Skills and Experience
● Demonstrated ability to quickly connect, build trust and develop authentic relationships with people from a variety of backgrounds;
● Strong facilitation skills, experience working with groups and designing curriculum for group processes;
● Strong active listening skills;
● Highly organized, with strong project management skills;
● Strong attention to detail; and
● Demonstrated committed to social justice, progressive social change, and the core values of North Star Fund.

The full-time position will be based in our New York City office and will include evening and weekend meetings as part of our public programming. North Star Fund is firmly committed to equity and diversity and to the recruitment and retention of people from backgrounds traditionally excluded from philanthropy, including Black, Indigenous and people of color, women, LGBTQ, elders, and disabled people.

The salary range is $60,000-$75,000 plus excellent benefits.

How To Apply

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to with subject line: Donor Organizer. No calls please. Application close date: Open until filled.

Durham, NC

Assistant Director Development, Graduate School, Duke University Development

The Organization

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

Position Overview

The Assistant Development Director for The Graduate School will serve as a fundraiser for The Graduate School (TGS), including frontline fundraising at the major gift level, pipeline development, and coordinating Annual Fund efforts. This position will report to the Development Director for The Graduate School and collaborates on overall strategy, initiatives, and events

How To Apply

Please submit cover letter and resume to   Please put “Assistant Director, Graduate School” in the subject line.

Bethesda, MD

Associate, Finance and Foundation Operations, Intentional Philanthropy

The Organization

Intentional Philanthropy is a philanthropic advisory and management firm serving family foundations and independent foundations on grantmaking strategy, family foundation succession and foundation management. We help foundations define the change they want to see in the world, develop a strategy to accomplish that change, and vet and evaluate the nonprofits capable of bringing that vision to reality. We work with individuals and families at all stages of their philanthropic journey. We help those just starting out as well as those with years of practice.

We pride ourselves on providing right-sized solutions to our clients’ needs. Our work is high quality, yet our style remains down to earth and approachable. We value each other, our clients, and the dreams they have entrusted to us as their partners.

Position Overview

Intentional Philanthropy seeks a personable, motivated and highly organized individual to serve as an Associate, Finance and Foundation Operations supporting the firm’s Directors and foundation clients. We are a growing, entrepreneurial company providing grantmaking, administrative, foundation management, and consulting services to family and independent foundations. The Associate, Finance and Foundation Operations supports bookkeeping, foundation operations, and grants administration for the firm and a portfolio of foundations. This position is an exciting opportunity for someone wishing to work in a fast-paced environment and to learn more about the world of philanthropy, family foundations and accounting.
The finance team at Intentional Philanthropy provides operational excellence and integrity to the firm enabling client teams to support foundation boards in achieving greater community impact. Finance is responsible for improving internal systems, budgeting, expense tracking, grant payment and forecasting. Our culture is one of teamwork, and continuous learning and growth. The ideal person for this role is proactive, flexible, takes ownership of their work, has great attention to detail and a desire for excellence.
The Associate will partner closely with the Senior Director, Foundation Management and the Director of Finance, performing bookkeeping for several clients, participating in financial report creation and analysis, and supporting the firm’s overall accounting functions. This person will also lean into the operations of the business, taking on discrete responsibilities in partnership with the HR and Administrative teams. The Associate, Finance and Foundation Operations will have the unique opportunity to grow multilaterally across clients and help continue the success of the firm.

Finance and Accounting
•    Support creation of monthly and quarterly finance and management  reports for clients
•    Assist with ad hoc analysis and projects to drive business decisions
•    Receive and record payments into QuickBooks
•    Track and record receipts for credit card expenses and expense reimbursements
•    Record approved invoices, print and mail checks as needed
•    Ensure all expenses are properly backed up with supporting records i.e., invoices and receipts
•    Serve as primary contact for staff and vendors concerning accounts payable inquiries and issues
•    Identify and assist in implementation of process improvements with Director of Finance
•    Scan invoices to virtual team from incoming mail, print and mail checks on behalf of virtual team

Foundation Operations Support

•    Under the direction of a Foundation Manager, support board in the set-up and standardization of policies, insurance, accounting processes, etc.
•    Support one or more Directors in light grantmaking duties, including due diligence using grants software, review of applications and reports for completeness, and summarizing of key  information
•    Handle correspondence, telephone, and personal contact with trustees, applicants, and grantees regarding grantmaking guidelines and processes
•    Perform record keeping, data entry, filing, and general administrative duties
•    Stay current on philanthropy and nonprofit news, and share relevant articles with staff

Basic Candidate Requirements

Required Skills:
•    Strict attention to details and deadlines with a proactive work ethic
•    Ability to follow through on assigned projects
•    Highly organized with the ability to prioritize competing demands
•    Impeccable professional written and verbal communication skills
•    Proficiency in Excel
•    Bachelor’s Degree with accounting coursework and/or relevant experience in finance or accounting is a plus

Essential Candidate Qualities:
•    Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work with and communicate effectively with all levels of staff and clients, as well as high ethical standards and integrity.
•    Comfortable managing multiple tasks and shifting priorities
•    Able to work in small office environment daily with other employees and clients in remote locations
•    Takes their work seriously but doesn’t take themselves too seriously
•    Actively pursues learning and self-development to enhance personal and professional growth
•    Motivated by checking items off a to do list, and enjoys submitting work before the due date
•    Enjoys the challenge of a learning curve, but never views routine tasks as a burden

Valued but Nonessential Skills and Experience:
•    Familiarity with QuickBooks Online
•    Experience in a professional services firm or philanthropy
•    Experience with database management, grants management software, etc.

How To Apply

Candidates must submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter outlining your relevant experience and specific interest to to be considered for this position. Please use this EXACT subject line: Associate, Finance and Foundation Operations.

Sacramento, CA

Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships, Sacramento Region Community Foundation

The Organization

Through focused leadership and advocacy that inspire partnerships and expand giving.  As the trusted steward of charitable assets, a community catalyst for meaningful change, and the advocate for shaping vital impact through philanthropy, we provide leadership and work with others to produce a thriving community exemplified by opportunities for all to:

  • Reside and work in a vibrant economy
  • Benefit from a strong nonprofit sector
  • Flourish through the strength of our diversity
  • Live with a sense of dignity and self-worth

In 2015, the Foundation launched four Strategic Initiatives (SIs), and since then its Impact Department has seen fast growth in its strategic community engagement efforts, leveraging other impact and philanthropic opportunities for the Foundation. The four SIs are: 1) Expanding Philanthropy in the Social Economy; 2) Connecting the Regional Food Economy; 3) Preparing Students to Succeed in the New Economy and 4) Transforming the Creative Economy. In partnership with the Foundation’s many donors, grantees, community partners, and Foundation board and staff, the Impact team ensures that the Foundation’s overall impact area goals and objectives are achieved according to national compliance standards.

Position Overview

This work is guided by the Chief Impact & Strategy Officer together with the Impact Department to advance the Foundation’s four-county region (El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, and Yolo) through its general grantmaking, programs, and Strategic Initiatives. As a key member of the Impact team, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will serve as a dynamic, engaged contributor working to develop and implement new approaches to promote and lead the Foundation’s Expanding Philanthropy and Social Economy and Connecting the Regional Food Economy initiatives. As either team lead or collaborating staff member, the Director will be responsible for the development and management of several primary impact areas:

  1. Curating programmatic content and evaluating and administering a portfolio of grants for assigned SIs;
  2. Engaging in the community by serving as a Foundation representative for grantee or other impact-related events or opportunities;
  3. Working with Foundation fundholders, as necessary, to guide them in their grantmaking to impact areas; and
  4. Other special program or administrative duties as needed.

Capacity-building is a core issue that supports all of the Foundation’s SIs. Embracing an entrepreneurial spirit and approach, the Director of Impact & Strategic Partnerships will lead the Foundation’s efforts to build the capacity of the capital region’s social sector by cultivating knowledge of trends in philanthropy, the nonprofit sector, and developments in the SIs and incorporating this knowledge within and outside the Foundation. The Director will help build and strengthen capacity building metrics and serve as a thought partner to grantees and community partners, with an eye toward helping create a pathway for the Foundation to make impactful and strategic grants, emphasizing the importance of unrestricted funding.

The ideal candidate has a record of strong community engagement, grounded in equity and inclusion, and focused on how diverse perspectives and opportunities for participation from all communities—especially those disproportionately underrepresented—lead to improved outcomes. Familiarity with philanthropic approaches, requirements and processes, nonprofits and/or grantmaking experience is required. The successful candidate has a demonstrated capacity to think strategically, take initiative, and execute strategies, as well as the ability to define program objectives, evaluate progress, and manage budgets and complex projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment.

Please see the full description at

How To Apply

Please see the full description at

The Sacramento Region Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Position will be open until filled. Interested applicants are requested to submit cover letter and resume to:

Arlington, Virginia

Real Estate Gift Manager, The Nature Conservancy

The Organization

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 60 countries, all 50 United States, and your neighborhood.  Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity; therefore we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

Position Overview

Want to help save the planet?  Join one of the most successful and sophisticated gift planning programs in the country as a Real Estate Gift Manager on our Development team.  The Real Estate Gift Manager contributes to a comprehensive program to secure significant financial resources from individuals primarily through gifts of real estate. These generous outright gifts of real estate and real estate funded life income gifts enable us to continue the critical work to conserve lands and waters around the world for future generations. Annually, we raise approximately $200 million in deferred and complex gifts, including charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, gifts of real estate and donor advised funds. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is highly motivated, enjoys working with diverse constituencies and is interested in joining the world’s leading conservation organization.

TNC is seeking an energetic and dedicated professional to serve as the Real Estate Gift Manager in our worldwide headquarters in Arlington, VA. This position works closely with fundraising staff and will be directly responsible for managing and implementing a comprehensive program to raise funds through gifts of real estate. Our ideal candidate will work well in a fast-paced environment, have experience in negotiating and closing real estate gifts or transactions and demonstrated skills building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as donors, clients and professional advisors. The Real Estate Gift Manager will have exceptional attention to detail and have a donor-centric approach, strong interest in working with donors and an interest in learning about our organization’s conservation priorities and gift planning.  Minimum qualifications include:  1) Bachelor’s degree and 8 years related experience, 2) experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with constituents such as major donors, clients and professionals advisors, 3) experience in negotiating and closing real estate gifts or transactions of $100,000 or more, 4) experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects, donors or clients and 5) experience working with diverse cross-functional teams.

How To Apply

This position will be based at our headquarters in Arlington, VA.  We offer a competitive salary with great benefits. For a complete position description and to apply, visit and search for Job ID #48166.  Deadline to apply and submit your cover letter and resume is no later than 11:59 pm (EST) on November 29, 2019.

Washington, DC

Director of Digital Fundraising, The Wilderness Society

The Organization

The Wilderness Society is an organization of spirited people who, since 1935, have led the protection of a vast system of magnificent public lands that belong to everyone. We are also fighting to reduce climate change emissions and advocating for renewable energy solutions on our public lands.  We promote equitable access to the outdoors for all.  Today, we are vigorously defending national parks, forests, monuments, wildlife refuges and other community lands from the most extensive effort ever to give away these public lands to private industry (primarily oil and gas drilling and mining) and exclude people from participating in decisions about how these lands are managed

Position Overview

General Description

Reporting directly to the Senior Director of Membership & Strategic Services, the Director of Digital Fundraising is responsible for front-end operations, ensuring engaging content, strategic alignment and brand compliance.  This position works alongside internal and external stakeholders to launch innovative digital marketing campaigns as they relate to fundraising and oversees implementation of strategies and tactics associated with online giving, engagement and acquisition.

This position plays an important role in supporting an inclusive organizational culture that is grounded in trust and accountability to shared goals and outcomes.  TWS has made diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic priorities for the organization and the Director of Digital Fundraising will integrate these priorities throughout our online work.  Across our team, we aspire to be campaign oriented, nimble, collaborative, innovative, transparent, and supportive of staff – our greatest asset.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

·   Develops high-level digital fundraising strategy including messaging, communications calendar, platforms, target audiences, and segmentation strategy.

·   Manages day-to-day tactical campaign execution to ensure strong growth of digital revenue.

·  Sets the annual online revenue and expense goals, and is responsible for meeting those goals.

·  Manages external vendors and consultants against contract deliverables and Statement of Work

· Works with third parties like Care2, Greater Goods, and Facebook to continue growth of the online community through acquisition efforts.

· Works closely with the Digital and Marketing strategy leads to expand the online community, and develop and implement fundraising strategies on the web site and other digital platforms.

·  Collaborates with other members of the Philanthropy team, including Major Gifts, Planned Giving and Donor Relations, to coordinate messaging, share metrics, and develop integrated strategies.

·  Integrates online messaging/communications with other direct response campaigns and corporate communications to ensure messaging cohesiveness and coordination across the organization.

·  Develops and implements new programs to increase efficiency, maximize donor stewardship, and leverage database management.

·  Manages internal department budget, tracks all invoices/expenses, provides regular written reports and commentary to management.

·  Builds on the success of the current digital programs by utilizing leading-edge data analytics and predictive modeling techniques to grow the donor base and net revenue.

·   Generates and monitors performance reports across web, email, social and CRM, to measure strategic outcomes and improve tactical processes in coordination with other established metrics.

·   Makes strategic, data-driven decisions to drive channel optimization, including email segmentation, web layout and paid ad targeting in coordination with the Digital Strategy and Marketing team.

·   Works closely with the Digital Strategy and Marketing team on the administration and development of website, social channels and donation platform as related to fundraising efforts.

·   Oversees new enhancements to systems including workflows, email alerts, automation, lead scoring, auto-generated reports and email templates.

·   Coordinates with the Digital Strategy team on web optimization plan for usability and site performance against acquisition, fundraising and engagement goals.

·    Acts as Project Manager for any technical enhancements or implementations as related to fundraising management systems, including platform migration and data coordination.

·    Manages strategy, testing and implementation for donation form optimization.

·   Performs other related duties as assigned.


Experience, Competencies, and Education

·   Minimum 8-10 years’ relevant professional experience in digital marketing.

·   Track record working successfully in teams representing a rich mix of talent, backgrounds, and perspectives—across race and gender.

·   Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively and concisely both in writing and orally.

·   Broad knowledge of industry best practices, standard operating procedures, and new approaches to digital fundraising, system integration, and organizational efficiency.

·         Demonstrated success maintaining an enterprise-wide perspective and utilizing strong analytical skills to maximize ROI.

·         Excellent donor, vendor communications/relations skills.

·         Knowledge of planning, finance, budgeting, and development information systems.

·         Familiarity with reporting, testing and optimization tools including Google Analytics, Facebook Analytics, Optimizely and others.

·         Exceptional organizational, analytical, strategic planning, and research skills.

·         Strong attention to detail with the ability to solve problems and excel in a high-performance culture.

The Wilderness Society offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; sick and vacation leave; a sabbatical program; and a retirement plan.  TWS is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair treatment of our employees and constituents across culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

As an organization, we aspire to being inclusive in the work that we do, and in the kind of organization we are.  Internally this means working as a team that listens to different points of view, recognizes the contributions of every employee and empowers each employee to bring their whole selves to work every day.  Externally this means ensuring that public lands are inclusive and welcoming, so that our shared wildlands can help people and nature to thrive.  We are committed to equity throughout our work, which we define as our commitment to realizing the promise of our public lands and ensuring that all can share in their universal benefits.

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How To Apply

For consideration please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application system at: