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 Development Manager, reporting to the Managing Director of Development, Florida, will assist in growing the major gifts program at National Audubon Society through collaborative fundraising efforts together with regional leadership and other conservation professionals working across the Audubon Network. Their role is to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward high capacity donors toward making gifts that support Audubon’s critical annual operating needs and well as building pipeline for major and planned giving in support of Audubon’s ambitious conservation goals. They will manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, working collaboratively to leverage donors across projects, Flyways, and beyond with the goal of moving donors up the giving pyramid. The Development Manager will collaborate across the organization to activate and leverage natural partners (both internal colleagues and board members); engaging them in fundraising as well as helping to identify and/or shape giving opportunities. They 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 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 position requires up to 50 percent travel throughout the assigned region and occasional evenings and weekends.