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Director of Development - So. NY & New England

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 08/08/2016
Company Name Ducks Unlimited
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Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Director of Development with the following primary responsibilities:

  • Identify, qualify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations that are part of an identified prospect portfolio to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited and ensure the success of the Rescue Our Wetlands campaign.

  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priorities as defined in the Strategic Plan, to include support for operations, conservation in key landscapes and educational programs.

  • Partner with the event staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region.

  • Collaborate with other fundraising staff to assist in achieving all annual fundraising team goals.

  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.

  • Serve as the staff liaison to the State Campaign Committee in assigned states.

  • Achieve goals established in Annual Work Plan. 

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising or related experience with an emphasis on personal major gift solicitation and a strong conservation ethic.  Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship and team building skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Commitment to and experience with prospect moves management

  • Ability to provide leadership and guidance to other fundraising professionals and volunteers

  • Computer literacy with a proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management programs


    The successful candidate will be a self-starter who has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team and is driven to succeed. Familiarity with planned giving, experience with comprehensive campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.  The selected candidate should have the desire and ability to travel extensively within the region and will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city in the region. 


To apply, please visit www.ducks.org/jobs to submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications, and why you are interested in the position. For additional information or to request application materials, contact Todd Bishop, Managing Director of Development, at tbishop@ducks.org.  Resume review will begin on August 12, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

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