National Forest Foundation Career Opportunities

The National Forest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer maintaining a policy of nondiscrimination in all recruiting and employment practices on the basis of race, religion, political affiliation, physical disabilities, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin. The Foundation is a multicultural and diverse organization. All employees are respected, accepted, and appreciated for their unique and important contributions to the mission. The National Forest Foundation offers an excellent compensation and benefits package.

Current Job Listings

Associate Director, Development

Employment Ad:
The National Forest Foundation seeks a full-time Associate Director, Development position responsible for directly raising funds from individuals, foundations, and corporations. Reporting directly to the Executive Vice President, this position is part of an eight-person Development and Communications team. The position is located at its National Capital office (Alexandria, VA).

Position Duties and Responsibilities Include: Identifying individual prospects for giving at $5,000+ from among current supporters; cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individuals resulting in increased giving and stronger relationships; frequenting direct contact including extensive telephone cultivation; identifying new foundation grant opportunities through research and collaboration with colleagues; writing letters of inquiry and proposals; preparing selected reports; developing innovative proposal concepts, engaging staff in concept refinement, and directly engaging foundation officials frequently and strategically to create pathways to funding. Preparing corporate packages and pitch ideas by telephone to potential partners; owning and maintaining a strong pipeline of potential prospects; supporting the Executive Vice President on selected relationships and approaches; implementing new plan for gift clubs including benefits; contributing occasional articles for Your National Forests magazine and NFF blog.

For full position description and qualifications, click on Attachments link below.

Send cover letter, resume, and writing sample to: sbombard@nationalforests.org

Application Deadline: April 27, 2014