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Regional Director of Fundraising, Midwest

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Arlington
Posted on: March 20, 2023

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Job Description The Conservation Fund TITLE: Regional Director of Fundraising, Midwest LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Operations/Development FLSA STATUS: Exempt REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Development NUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 0 LOCATION: Based in the Midwest region - Chicago area ideal POSITION SUMMARY The Regional Director of Fundraising, Midwest will help create and implement strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of foundation, individual and corporate donors in the Midwest Region to support regional programs and projects as well as national priorities. Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this new position will help build a more robust base of philanthropy in the region as well as supporting field staff across the region with their current foundation relationships. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is growth-minded and will also enjoy working collaboratively with field staff throughout the region and Development Team colleagues. This will be a fast-paced, exciting opportunity to join an innovative team with a 35+ year history of making a real, tangible difference in the national conservation landscape. The Regional Director of Fundraising, Midwest position may work virtually from a home office or potentially in a hybrid schedule in a shared office. Locations outside Chicago but near major metropolitan areas in the region will be considered. Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required. RESPONSIBLITIES & SCOPE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of foundation, corporate and individual donors in the Midwest region with support from Fund staff within the Development, Marketing & Communications and Finance departments as well as field staff.Work with Senior Director of Strategic Giving and three Midwest field staff Directors to define and implement short- and long-range fundraising objectives of the organization in the region.Develop a major giving and corporate giving track for the region in conjunction with Corporate Director.Solicit and close gifts to support Midwest projects and operations, to expand the Working Farms Fund program in the region, and to support national priorities including the Revolving Fund and general operations. Build relationships with donors and prospects via personal visits, video calls, written content, and events. Develop stewardship plans that demonstrate targeted engagement of donors. Develop a strong understanding of The Conservation Fund's project and program work to keep donors up to date.This position is part of a very experienced and cohesive Development Team that will provide research and strategy support; this position will collaborate closely with Midwest Field Staff and receive communications support from the Marketing and Communications teams. Conduct related duties for the region including coordinating closely with field staff, event planning, and grant writing and reporting.Assist with drafting communication materials in coordination with the Marketing and Communications team. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSEight years of progressive, successful fundraising/development experience with foundations, individuals, and/or corporate donors; ten or more years of experience preferred.Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.Organized, detail-oriented, possessing a builder's mentality and strong work ethic.Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including translating complicated project information into compelling and captivating stories. Passion and interest in the mission of The Conservation Fund.Ability and willingness to travel. PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree.Background or experience in agriculture, food systems, small business, or community resiliency work.Experience working with an environmental conservation organization or sustainable food system organization. WORK ENVIRONMENT Work is performed primarily in an office setting.The position does require sporadically working long hours and/or weekends.Overnight travel is required.Estimated travel - 10-20%. COMPENSATION and BENEFITS The salary range for this position is $125,000-$140,000. The position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice. ***Please submit cover letter and resume with application*** Apply at To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. PI208172874

Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Arlington , Regional Director of Fundraising, Midwest, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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