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 Managing Director, Individual Giving, Atlantic Flyway/Northeast, the Development Officer serves as a member of Audubon’s national fundraising team. The Development Officer is responsible for managing a portfolio of 200 donors/prospects who live across the northeast (NY, CT and VT primarily) who are currently contributing or capable of contributing between $500 and $10,000 annually in support of Audubon’s work. The Development Officer will be tasked with engaging assigned donors/prospects with the goal of moving them toward increase investment while also working to identify and engage new donors in this gift range.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of meetings, calls, correspondence with donors/prospects) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; and success rate of solicitations).
This position represents Audubon to the public throughout the region, collaborates with other like-minded organizations, and interacts with a broad array of members, donors, prospective donors, other Audubon staff, local Audubon chapters, and volunteers. This position is based in our National headquarters in New York City.
**Please submit a cover letter along with your resume. A cover letter is required to be considered for this role.