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Donor Relations Manager

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Location Wisconsin - America North
Town/City Baraboo, WI
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/04/2011
Company Name International Crane Foundation
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


The International Crane Foundation invites applications for the position of Donor Relations Manager.

Background: The International Crane Foundation (ICF) works worldwide to conserve cranes and the wetland, grassland and other ecosystems on which they depend. Under the flagship of these celebrated, charismatic birds, ICF brings diverse people and nations together to solve problems of significance for wildlife and humans. ICF’s conservation activities include protecting important crane habitats by establishing or strengthening protected areas, securing freshwater inflows through sustainable water management to maintain healthy wetlands, restoring damaged ecosystems, reintroducing rare crane populations, linking poverty alleviation with conservation, and working with local landowners and communities to solve issues such as crop damage. With programs in over 20 countries, ICF’s world headquarters is in Baraboo, Wisconsin where educational programs feature live bird displays for all 15 species of cranes.

Position summary:
 ICF seeks a Donor Relations Manager to help steward and grow support from more than 8,000 members and assist donors in their involvement with the work of ICF. This individual works in close coordination with the Development Team to manage the functions listed below and help achieve the annual, planned, capital and special project fund raising goals of ICF. The position is based on our 220-acre Baraboo campus, set among beautiful restored prairie and woodland.

Position responsibilities:

• Assists in creation of, and implements, annual giving strategies to promote membership retention and growth;

• Employs fundraising database (Raiser’s Edge 7) to track and record donor and program activity, maintain lists, perform queries, generate reports and track performance;

• Liaises with program staff to articulate current conservation programs and accomplishments for member/donor communications; 

• Coordinates, writes and designs electronic and print materials for member/donor correspondence, including periodic member appeals and direct mail campaigns;

• Conducts research to help inform work with major donors;

• Leads ICF tours and conducts meetings with members to build long-term relationships and strengthen support for ICF;

• Coordinates with Communication and Education Department to manage ICF visitor activities, website and other electronic communications and charitable giving tools;

• Coordinates regular membership mailings with support staff;

• Serves as point person for periodic member/donor events; and

• Assists with related projects as needed.

 The successful candidate will have:

• An undergraduate degree or higher

• Three years experience working in development or a related field

• Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

• Ability to work occasional long hours, over weekends and with travel

 Applicant should provide a letter describing his/her interest in and qualifications for the position; a resume; a writing sample; salary requirements; and the name, address, telephone number, and email address for three references (references will only be contacted with consent of the applicant). Applications will be confidential. Applicants must be US citizens or residents or have a valid visa and documents to work in the US. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications should be sent electronically to Barbara Chickering , Administrative Assistant. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted until a suitable candidate is identified.

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