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, 22 state offices, 44 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 46 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).
Reporting to the Vice President for Development, Pacific Flyway; the Associate Director of Philanthropy for Alaska and Washington (ADOP) will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon through collaborative fundraising efforts with Audubon state directors and field staff, the Audubon executive team and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon in achieving its ambitious local, state and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving six and seven figure gifts, working collaboratively to leverage projects, programs, flyways and the national organization with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. S/he must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with donors, prospects and volunteers) and revenue (value of gifts; number of solicitations; success rate of solicitations; and achievement of programmatic contributed revenue goals). The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, result driven, development professional with success in closing five and six figure gifts. This is a regional position focusing on the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, based out Seattle, with regular travel to Alaska.