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SG-W:/ Development Director Position
- Subject: SG-W:/ Development Director Position
- From: Jeff Gearhart <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:19:52 -0400
- Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delivered-To: email@example.com
The Ecology Center, a regional environmental organization based in
Ann Arbor, is seeking a talented, motivated, and experienced
Development Director to oversee the organization's fund development
The Ecology Center is a regional nonprofit organization that works
for a clean and just environment through grassroots organizing,
education, advocacy, and demonstration projects. Founded in 1970, the
Center has approximately 4,000 members and supporters, 10 staff
persons, several part-time consultants and interns, and an 11-person
Board of Directors. In recent years, the Center has led successful
campaigns to close down Michigan's largest medical waste
incinerators, improve the environmental performance of the auto
industry, and save thousands of acres of precious natural areas. The
Ecology Center is the parent organization of Recycle Ann Arbor, also
a nonprofit organization, which operates the premier recycling
program in the state of Michigan.
The Development Director is responsible for all fund development
programs of the organization, and will work with all staff and Board
members to carry them out.
Specific duties include membership development, donor recruitment,
fundraising events, foundation support, workplace giving, and
outreach. The Development Director will work with staff and Board to
design and implement an effective strategy to increase the Ecology
Center's membership. S/he will develop prospect lists, write member
renewal letters and direct mail appeals for new members, and will
oversee the Center's donor database. The position will also identify
major donor prospects, request their support, and cultivate the
support of current donors.
In addition, the Development Director is responsible for organizing
the Ecology Center's annual EcoRide fundraiser, and may plan and
organize other fundraising events. S/he will identify, research,
make initial contacts, and submit grant proposals to private
foundations likely to support the Center. S/he will be responsible
for the development of informational and promotional materials for
members, donors, and foundations. In all aspects of the job, the
Development Director will work closely with the Ecology Center's
program and administrative staff, and the organization's Board of
The position also has some shared organizational responsibilities and
office duties. Ecology Center staff are organized as a unionized
collective, and actively participate in organizational
decision-making. This position offers a great opportunity for a
creative person to do meaningful work for a terrific public interest
o Experience as a professional fundraiser for a nonprofit
organization, with background in management, public relations, and/or
o Strong writing and public speaking skills.
o Proven capacity to develop and successfully execute a fundraising
plan, with experience in direct mail, donor recruitment, fundraising
events and/or grantwriting.
o Creativity in designing and executing effective marketing programs.
o Strong interpersonal skills to build positive and lasting
relationships with donors, foundation staff, and new members.
o Technical skills and attention to detail to oversee management of
o Ability to work effectively in a collaborative atmosphere.
o Commitment to service in the public interest.
o Familiarity with environmental issues.
Starting salary is $35,000 per year with an excellent benefits
package. This is a full-time position. Hours are flexible. We are
willing to discuss alternative arrangements with the right candidate.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Mike Garfield, Ecology
Center, 117 N. Division, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Alternatively, please
fax to (734) 663-2414 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more
information, please call (734) 761-3186.
Please apply before July 24. Applications received prior to July 24
will be given priority, but we will continue to receive applications
until the position is filled.
People of Color and Women are Strongly Encouraged to Apply
117 N. Division
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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