Now Hiring – Campaign Manager Application Deadline Extended

As our region continues to grow, so too must the land trust. The need is greater than ever to save and steward land in Northwest Arkansas. The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust offers competitive wages, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We believe in providing professional development opportunities that strengthen the organization from within. We strive to hire and retain people who are passionate about our work, who seek excellence in their personal and professional development, and who fit the collaborative culture of our workplace.

NOW HIRING: CAMPAIGN MANAGER – Application Deadline May 18, 2018

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust seeks highly qualified applicants for the development position of Campaign Manager (CM). The CM is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of NWALT’s fundraising efforts including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, capital campaigns and grants.  The CM works closely with the Executive Director, Communications & Outreach Manager, and Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.  The position requires quick development of a comprehensive knowledge of the land trust’s policies, procedures, operations, programs, partnerships, and core values.

The following personal and professional attributes are essential for this position:

  • Passionate and authentic interest in land conservation and embrace the mission of the Northwest Arkansas Land Trust.
  • Excellent team player with strong work ethic, flexible attitude and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships throughout the region.
  • Be a “self-starter”, organized and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Possess the skills and ability to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE

The CM is an experienced development professional responsible for providing the vision, leadership and successful implementation of NWALT’s fundraising program, including but not limited to the following functions:

  • Meet with, and/or arrange meetings of the Executive Director with prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish and maintain effective relationships
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors
  • Oversee grant administration including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements
  • Build the planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives
  • Direct capital campaigns
  • Coordinate fundraising special events as decided
  • Coordinate with Communications & Outreach Manager regularly to establish fundraising messaging strategies, timelines and online giving campaigns
  • Make public appearances to share information about the land trust as needed
  • Engage Board Communications and Development Committee in ongoing fundraising efforts
  • Oversee fundraising database and donor tracking systems
  • Oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities
  • Maintain donor appreciation, gift recognition and gift acknowledgement program
  • Perform other related duties as requested

The CM reports to the Executive Director, and works closely with her, the Board of Directors, and with the Communications & Outreach Manager toward meeting NWALT’s annual fundraising objectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years of professional fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Knowledge and experience to envision, grow and manage a comprehensive development program
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • Ability to authentically communicate the value of land conservation
  • Experience managing efficient fund development systems in a growing nonprofit, and developing effective processes
  • Experience coordinating social network messages (including Twitter and Facebook) and creating effective external communications materials that support the organizations fundraising appeals
  • Excellent verbal and exceptional writing and proofreading skills
  • Technical proficiency with a wide range of business software including such programs as Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, QuickBooks, donor tracking software, and desktop publishing
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to drive multiple projects to completion independently and as part of a team
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, partners and other supporters
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated ability to lead and motivate others
  • Willingness to work occasional irregular hours, including weekends, evenings and/or holidays

Applicants who do not demonstrate the above required qualifications will not be considered.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of leading trends and best practices in non-profit fundraising
  • Familiarity with charitable tax law
  • Experience working with donors and foundations in Northwest Arkansas

PAY AND BENEFITS:

  • Salary commensurate with experience and demonstrated skills (up to $52,000)
  • Paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave
  • Health and retirement benefits to be decided
  • Professional memberships and training encouraged and paid for by the Land Trust

 HOW TO APPLY

 All applications must be received by 5pm Central Time, May18, 2018. The successful applicant must meet or exceed the minimum qualifications outlined above.

 Email Terri Lane, Executive Director, tlane@nwalandtrust.org:

  • Indicate your interest in the Campaign Manager position in the subject line
  • Provide resume and detailed cover letter highlighting your interest and relevant experience
  • Provide three references who can speak to your fundraising experience

Applicants selected for interview will be asked to supply additional materials, including but not limited to a donor solicitation letter and grant application or final report they have personally produced.

The Northwest Arkansas Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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