Ducks Unlimited in southeast Louisiana has an opening for a full-time development manager. The responsibilities of the Director of Development encompass managing all facets of fundraising with an emphasis on soliciting major personal gifts and a strong conservation ethic. The position will report to Chad A. Manlove, General Manager of Development for the Southern Region.
Ducks Unlimited is the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetland conservation. DU has conserved over 15 million acres across the continent and employs over 600 employees nationwide.
- Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations within an identified pipeline of prospects to help support Ducks Unlimited’s conservation mission
- Coordinate with Conservation and Development to develop proposals and secure funding for DU habitat conservation priorities as defined by the strategic plan, to include operations support, conservation in key landscapes, programs educational and permanent endowment
- Collaborate with fundraising staff and event volunteers to raise awareness of DU’s Major Gifts program and increase philanthropic revenue in the region
- Engage volunteer leaders to motivate and guide DU volunteers to help raise funds for major gifts
- Serve as a liaison with Louisiana State Campaign Committee staff
- Achieve the objectives established in the annual development work plan
Experience and training:
- Commitment and experience in managing prospect moves
The ideal candidate will have at least four years of experience in fundraising or a related field, with a focus on soliciting major personal gifts and a strong conservation ethic.
Knowledge of planned giving, comprehensive fundraising experience, relationships and working knowledge of the local philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.
Analytical and technological skills: Computer literate with proficient use of word processing programs, spreadsheets and database management programs
Communication skills: Strong oral and written communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal, relational and team spirit skills
- Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers
The successful candidate will be an enterprising person who can work independently as well as in a team and who is driven to succeed.
The selected candidate must have the desire and ability to travel extensively within Louisiana and will be required to reside in a mutually agreeable location, with emphasis on Southeast Louisiana (Baton Rouge – New Orleans).
The successful candidate must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in accordance with the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force COVID-19 Workplace Safety – Guidance for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors. Upon hiring, he/she will be required to present proof of full vaccination or request a medical or religious exemption from this requirement.
To apply, please visit www.ducks.org/jobs to complete the application documents and attach a cover letter, resume and daytime information (email and phone number) for three professional references. Applications are due by April 29, 2022. Resume reviews will begin thereafter and will continue until the position is filled.
For more information regarding this position or to request application materials, please contact Chad A. Manlove, General Manager of Development for the Southern Region; firstname.lastname@example.org; 601-206-5442.
If you have any questions about this role, please contact email@example.com.
DUCKS UNLIMITED, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, military status, disability, age, or genetic information, unless age or gender is a bona fide occupational qualification permitted by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions) , sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years or older), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military status and d veteran, immigration status ion or any other class protected by federal, state, or local law.