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Director of Development

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Louisiana - America North
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 17/06/2013
Company Name Ducks Unlimited
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Directory Entry : Conservation Jobs in the USA with....Ducks Unlimited is the world's leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation.
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Director of Development
Two Positions
Great Lakes/Atlantic and Southern Region


Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks two Directors of Development with the following primary responsibilities:


  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the development efforts in the assigned region.
  • Identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited.
  • Partner with the grassroots staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region.
  • Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priority initiatives.
  • Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide all volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.


The ideal candidate will have a minimum of four years fundraising 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 or experience with planned giving, 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. 


Position 1         Great Lakes/Atlantic Region – Illinois
                         Contact: Todd Bishop, Managing Director of Development,tbishop@ducks.org


Position 2         Southern Region – Louisiana
ontact: Chad Manlove, Managing Director of Development,cmanlove@ducks.org


To apply, please visit www.ducks.org/jobs to submit a cover letter and resume indicating your qualifications, why you are interested in the position and the position(s) for which you are applying. Resume review will begin on Monday, June 17, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

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