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Development Officer, Western Region

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location California - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name SCA - Student Conservation Association
Contact Name HR
Telephone 603-543-1700
Fax 603-543-1828
Email Online Applications
Website Further Details / Applications
SCA - Student Conservation Association logo
Directory Entry : The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is America's conservation corps. Our members protect and restore national parks, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks and community green spaces in all 50 states.
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The Student Conservation Association (SCA), America’s #1 conservation service organization seeks a Development Officer on our Advancement team based in our Oakland, CA office.  Position is responsible for implementing SCA’s major donor program to support national, regional and urban programs and manages a portfolio primarily consisting of individual major donors (85%) as well as some foundations (15%).

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship for annual giving as well as national capital campaign currently underway
  • Lead all major gift fundraising activities in California and the Southwest in collaboration with national and regional staff and volunteer leadership
  • Work with national and regional staff to develop short and long-term fundraising strategies, objectives and priorities for SCA’s annual giving and special projects
  • Manage a portfolio of 100-150 leadership donors and prospects
  • Work with current and identify new volunteer leaders in the region to engage them as donors and volunteer solicitors to maximize regional fundraising


  • 5+ years of direct major gift and/or related experience required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Successful track record in major gift and/or related solicitation experience required
  • Excellent verbal and written presentation skills necessary
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills a must
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Raisers Edge Software (or comparable fundraising software) and other business-related presentation software required
  • Secure knowledge of MSOffice required
  • Experience in a non-profit environment highly preferred
  • Ability to work in a team environment with national and regional staff necessary
  • Willingness to travel extensively (40-50%) within the region and nationally on occasion
  • Must have valid driver’s license and meet SCA’s MVR standards

* Health and Dental * Flexible Spending Account * 403(b) Savings Plan * 
Generous Paid Time Off * Community Service Leave * Casual Dress

Please send cover letter and resume to hiring@thesca.org referencing “Development Officer” in the subject line.

SCA is an EOE dedicated to workforce diversity.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply
For more information about SCA, visit us at www.theSCA.org

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