The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters is a non-profit organization working to educate voters and elected leaders on state environmental issues. CTLCV (and CTLCV Education Fund) works with dozens of groups to develop and support good environmental policies at the state legislature.
HOW TO APPLY
Please email a cover letter and your resume to the email and contact listed below individual job descriptions.
The Connecticut League of Conservation Voters (CTLCV), a 501(c)(4) organization, and Connecticut League of Conservation Voter’s Education Fund (CTLCVEF), a 501(c)(3) organization, have an immediate opening for a Development Director. The Development Director will be responsible for crafting and executing a fundraising plan, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gifts as well as building enduring relationships with donors, securing business sponsorships, and organizing annual fundraising events including house parties, award ceremonies, and our annual Environmental Summit. The Development Director will also be responsible for researching and writing grant proposals, identifying new revenue streams, and providing support to our Board members in their fundraising efforts. The ideal candidate will have a strong passion for the environment and our mission, 5+ years experience in political or nonprofit fundraising, and a proven track record of building enduring relationships within their community. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Develop strategic fundraising plan:
Design and implement a fundraising plan in conjunction with our Development Committee;
Engage Board Members to participate in the implementation of the fundraising plan;
Work with the Executive Director and Finance Committee to create organizational budgets;
Evaluate and track fundraising programs using the EveryAction platform and develop strategies to test and improve fundraising performance;
Maintain detailed donor and fundraising records.
Cultivate major donors:
Establish annual major donor goals in collaboration with Executive Director;
Manage call time for personal visit setup and direct solicitation over the phone for Executive Director;
Build strong and enduring relationships with Board members, current major donors, foundation program officers and prospects through intentional cultivation and stewardship;
Identify, research and qualify new major donor prospects.
Independently oversee a portfolio of major donors;
Upgrade membership level donors to major donors through personal visits and phone calls;
Initiate contact with and set up meetings for new and current major donors with Board members and staff.
Manage foundation fundraising:
Work with CTLCVEF’s staff and Board to identify foundation prospects;
Prepare grant proposals and reports;
Manage the grant calendar and ensure timely submission of proposals and reports.
Oversee digital fundraising and membership:
Develop and oversee implementation of annual membership plan in conjunction with Deputy Director, which will include:
Maintaining and implementing system for renewing current members, including mailings, phoning, thank you letters and database record keeping.
Maintaining and implementing a system for prospecting for potential new members.
Maintain and implement online fundraising, monthly giving and membership growth.
Oversee fundraising events:
Coordinate all aspects of annual fundraising event.
Prepare sponsorship menus and solicit business sponsorships.
Get creative in growing the event concept, attendance and revenue year-over-year.
Assist with organizational marketing
Coordinate production and distribution of donor updates and reports.
Coordinate production of marketing materials with the Communication Manager as needed (i.e. brochures, invitations, etc.).
Play an integral role on the team in the statewide marketing of the organization, laying the foundation for greater outreach to potential donors and members.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 5 years of nonprofit or political fundraising experience soliciting five-figure gifts and above;
Demonstrable experience and success in nonprofit or political fundraising, including major donor development, digital and direct mail fundraising appeals;
Experience working with a Board of Directors;
Experience identifying potential grant funders, writing grant proposals, and grant reports preferred;
Strong written and verbal communication skills;
Familiarity with EveryAction, Wealth Engine, or other content management and fundraising platforms;
Event planning and execution;
Attention to detail and strong organization skills;
A working knowledge of Connecticut’s political landscape and/or experience working on a political campaign;
Commitment to the goals and agenda of CTLCV, CTLCV Education Fund, and Chispa CT.
Based in Hartford, CT.
Some travel is necessary.
Some evening and weekend work required.
Team player: Given the small size of the organization, the Development Director will be expected to fulfill occasional program responsibilities and other duties as needed. CTLCV & CTLCVEF are fast-paced organizations that require juggling of multiple projects while meeting tight deadlines. Because of the nature of our work, we provide a flexible working environment, allowing work from home and additional time off after meeting of intense deadlines.
SALARY: Salary and benefits negotiable with base salary starting at $60,000. TO APPLY: Please send cover letter and resume to Amanda Schoen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about our work, please visit CTLCV.org and ConservationEducation.org.