Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Reporting to the Vice President of Development, s/he will be a key part of institutional fundraising in the National Development office. The Officer is responsible for qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major foundations and corporations. Key metrics for success will include donor engagement and revenue secured as well as proposals submitted, success rate, and number of new gifts secured. The Institutional Giving Officer will collaborate effectively with program staff and leadership across the organization. This is an opportunity for a highly motivated development professional to build and manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects and donors capable of making six and seven-figure investments in Audubon’s work.
The position will be based out of Audubon’s Headquarters in New York City, with possible travel approximately 25% of time.
Candidates should submit a cover letter and writing sample (preferably an LOI or funder proposal) when applying.