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E-M:/ MNA development director position



The Michigan Nature Association, Michigan?s first land preservation organization, is seeking exceptional candidates for our Development Director position.  The Development Director will work with Executive Director to plan, organize and implement the fundraising activities of the Association. 
 
Responsibilities:
*      Lead and manage development efforts for ongoing $3 million statewide land protection campaign
*      Coordinate and carry out major gift fundraising for the organization
*      Cultivate and nurture relationships with individuals, foundations, corporations and public sources
*      Write grant proposals
*      Ensure diversity and sustainability of donor base
*      Train and lead staff and volunteers to support fundraising efforts
*      Coordinate fundraising events
*      Travel throughout the state of Michigan, overnight and weekend events
*      Design direct mailings
*      Create promotional materials
*      Expand planned-giving programs
 
 
Minimum Qualifications:
*      Outstanding written and oral communication skills 
*      Demonstrated success at organizational fundraising from individuals, foundations, corporations and public sources
*      Ability to establish professional relations with a diverse audience
*      Minimum four-year degree
*      3+ years prior fundraising experience
*      Comfort with Excel, Access, Publisher, PowerPoint, Adobe, DonorPerfect
*      Ability to prioritize multiple tasks 
*     
 Flexible work habits
 
Compensation is competitive, includes health benefits and a 403(b) savings plan.  First round of interviews will begin the first week of March and will continue until an ideal candidate is identified.  Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via e-mail to Jeremy Emmi, Executive Director, at jemmi@michigannature.org or mail
 to:
 
Attn: Jeremy Emmi
Michigan Nature Association
326 E. Grand River Ave.
Williamston MI 48895
 



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