Baird Creek Preservation Foundation

Job Title: Advancement Director
Reports to: Executive Director, Executive Committee
Status: Part-time exempt, average 25 hours per week with limited nights and weekends (potential exists for it to become full-time).

Overview: The Advancement Director is responsible for maximizing the fundraising capacity of the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation and volunteer capacity. Key responsibilities include grant writing, sponsorship procurement, prospecting, relationship building, fundraising and requests for funding from individuals, businesses, organizations, and other foundations as well as work with the community to build volunteer contacts and recruitment. This position will work on outreach to the community for volunteers, raise awareness of the foundation, and growth of funding for projects. The position will oversee marketing practices, social media, website maintenance, and be responsible for financial tracking and budgeting. This leadership position will also provide coaching and direction to staff, board members, and committees on advancement of funding practices.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Fundraising (50%)
• Prospect, develop relationships, solicit and steward major individual donors, business/corporate donors, organizations, and foundations
• Work with the Advancement Committee to develop a long term solvency plan for the Foundation
• Maintain the mailing list, letters, and accompanying materials for the end of year appeal
• Oversee and develop fundraising and online giving efforts
• Identify local funding opportunities, and follow up on previous opportunities
• Supervise gift entry and thank you letter process

Grant Writing (20%)
• Write all organizational grants and funding proposals, submit post-funding reports and work with staff to ensure grants are expensed as they were written
• Maintain a current grant calendar with prospects, pending requests, submission deadlines and report deadlines

Advancement (10%)
• Develop relationships with board members and engage them in fundraising activities
• Develop and grow committees within individual Foundation areas (Outreach, Advancement, etc.)
• Cultivate relationships with community for possible board members
• Lead Fund Development/Advancement Committee meetings, prepare agendas, reports and evaluation of fundraising efforts

Financials/Budgeting (10%)
• Oversee yearly budget
• Oversee individual committee budgets
• Monthly taxes
• Weekly accounting tasks

Marketing/Outreach (10%)
• Lead efforts for sponsorship procurement for events
• Update website and Facebook as needed; create strong social media presence for awareness of Foundation’s vision and efforts
• Actively participate and work together with Outreach committee to support community efforts, membership events, and public events
• Attend community meetings and establish relationships
• Work with volunteers to grow and maintain volunteer base

Job Requirements including Desired Skills, Education & Experience
• Bachelor’s degree minimum and or 3+ years demonstrated fundraising or grant experience.
• A successful candidate will have exceptional oral, written, computer, interpersonal, and time management skills, the ability to communicate with diverse constituents, and the willingness to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team.
• Grant writing experience.
• Candidate will demonstrate a knowledge for nature and provide examples of their individual enthusiasm for environmental matters.
• Ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and grants while meeting deadlines and achieving organizational outcomes.
• Demonstrated skills in building and maintaining effective relationships.
• Strong interest in working in the non-profit sector and supporting the mission, vision and strategic direction of the Baird Creek Preservation Foundation.
• Knowledge of QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, Google Documents, Gmail and CRM database software.

Interested applicants should email a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to: by July 15, 2019. Only applicants who submit all application materials will be considered for this position.