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 approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.
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The Senior Manager, Individual Giving, reporting to the Managing Director of Development, will assist in growing the major gifts program at Audubon Florida. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward high capacity donors toward gifts that support Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state and national goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects capable of giving $10,000 + annually. The Senior Manager, Individual Giving will partner across the organization to coordinate with program staff and Board members engaged in fundraising as well as to identify giving opportunities. They must have exceptional written and oral communication skills and demonstrate a commitment to a collaborative workstyle.
Audubon Florida is in the early phases of a capital campaign with a primary focus on capital investments at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Florida. This position will play a critical role in securing early gifts throughout the quiet phase of the campaign and into the public launch.
Key metrics for success will include donor engagement (number of personal meetings with prospect 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 and with some management experience. This position requires up to 75 percent travel in the assigned territories and occasional evenings and weekends.