The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.
The Institutional Giving Manager will help build a robust portfolio of corporate, foundation and public funders capable of making five- and six-figure investments, as well manage the work of the newly created Audubon Americas Development Project Team, supporting National Audubon Society’s international conservation goals.
Led by the Senior Director, Institutional Giving (IG) the Audubon Americas Development Project Team will work collaboratively across development functions (Principal Gifts, Events and Development Services) to raise funds for the rapidly growing Audubon Americas program (AAP). AAP recently launched a new strategic vision to address conservation shortfalls in Latin America and the Caribbean, by applying Audubon’s conservation expertise and regional experience in innovative new ways. Over the next five years, we are targeting 10 million hectares (25 million acres) of prime ecosystems that are important for priority birds and wildlife, and human well-being. In Canada, we are striving to be allies to Indigenous governments and communities across the Boreal Forest region. The IG Manager will build and provide key operational support for the Project Team, support lead institutional fundraising efforts, and manage the proposal and report process.
The remainder of the IG Manager’s portfolio is focused on conservation programs across the American West. The IG Manager will partner with the IG Senior Director in qualifying prospects and closing new gifts, and take the lead in managing established donors and grant renewals.
The IG Manager will report to the Senior Director, Institutional Giving based in the San Francisco Bay Area and work closely with the Audubon Americas team spread across Latin America and Canada with leadership based in Washington D.C. Open to remote or hybrid schedule. Office location is flexible, preferably the Bay Area or Washington D.C.
Audubon Americas Fundraising Support – Approximately 50% of time
Provide operational support for a cross-functional team by creating and overseeing systems that allow for efficient and smooth operations of the Audubon Americas Development Project Team. Duties includes:
Grants Management across Audubon programs – Approximately 50% of time
Manage the moves / grants process for five-figure and select six-figure donors and prospects:
This position is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).
The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.
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