Full-time, 40 hours per week, exempt from overtime
Salary: $50,000, plus benefits
Applications will be accepted until March 1,
or until the position is filled
The Eno River Association seeks a development or sales professional to help lead their growing fundraising programs. The Association seeks candidates who support the mission and who respect and promote our goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. In the past several years, the Association has grown in staffing, contributed revenue, programs presented, and property protected. It’s a great time to join the Eno in this full-time role.
The Development Manager works collaboratively with the Development Director in maximizing financial support for the Association by managing all fundraising campaigns for donors under $1,000, establishing robust donor management and stewardship processes, and ensuring consistent and meaningful communications with all members, donors, volunteers, visitors, and other stakeholders of the Eno River Association. The 2023-27 Strategic Plan set ambitious goals for fundraising growth, and the incoming Development Manager should be eager to take a leading role in achieving those goals through robust annual fund and stewardship programs.
Summary of key responsibilities:
Plan and execute a minimum of two (2) comprehensive fundraising campaigns and a Sustaining Member program for soliciting unrestricted contributions to the Association, incorporating techniques like direct mail, digital communications, and days of giving to reach the target audience of new and renewed donors. Assist in the major gifts pipeline through robust stewardship programs, personalized management of donors in the $500<$1,000 level, and identification of leads for other fundraising staff.
Donor Stewardship (25%)
Establish and execute a robust donor stewardship program including donation receipting processes; support other staff in stewardship of their volunteer base; maintain systems for tracking status, communication preferences, and engagement, of donors, volunteers, partners, and other friends in the constituent relationship management (CRM) database. Partner with the Finance and Operations manager to ensure the accuracy of gift entry and regular reconciliation between CRM and accounting software.
All staff at the Eno River Association support the communications and marketing goals for their programs and the overall organization through content creation and execution; the Development Manager coordinates these efforts, providing strategy, project management, and content creation for Association publications including website, social media, annual report/newsletter, and monthly eNewsletter; mobilizing staff, interns, contractors, and volunteers for content creation and production, as needed and able.
The ideal candidate will have:
• commitment to viewing all work through an anti-racist and equity lens
• demonstrated ability to authentically listen and speak to donors, volunteers, partners, and community members
• work experience in development, sales, non-profit communications, or related field, and a strong desire to learn and grow in the areas where they are not yet expert
• excellent communications skills, in person and in writing
• ability to be a team player with a sense of humor, a strong commitment to community-driven environmental protection, and the ability to work well independently
• working knowledge of database management, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Drive; ability to learn other job-specific tools (DonorPerfect, Constant Contact, Canva)
• preference for candidates bilingual in Spanish and English
The position is full-time, approximately 40 hours per week, exempt from overtime. Most work will take place during regular working hours, but some evening and weekend work may be necessary. Please note: all employees are required to support the programs that the Eno River Association hosts July 4th and New Year’s Day, so flexible holiday dates are offered instead. Salary: $50,000, with a benefits package including paid vacation, PTO, health insurance reimbursement, and 403(b). The team member will be based out of the administrative office in Durham, with an option to work up to two days per week from a remote location.
We are not just an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to operating as an antiracist and inclusive nonprofit land trust. Read our full Environmental Justice / Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Vision Statement on our website. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.
Email your resume and cover letter (including where you learned about the position) to Emily Hill, Director of Development at email@example.com by March 1, 2023.
About the Eno River Association
Eno River Association is an accredited land trust and watershed nonprofit founded in 1966 with a mission to protect the natural, historical, and cultural resources of the Eno River basin in northern Durham and Orange counties. It has protected 7,500 acres of natural and working lands and has helped create six local, state, and regional nature parks, including Eno River State Park, Occoneechee Mountain State Natural Area, West Point on the Eno City Park, Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve, Little River Regional Park, and the Confluence Natural Area. The association continues to acquire land and secure easements, as well as provide stewardship, education programs, and events like the annual Festival for the Eno to inspire others to prioritize our local, natural resources. Learn more at www.enoriver.org.