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.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.
The Development Manager, reporting to the Senior Development Manager, Major Gifts, will focus on the qualification of prospects in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Carolinas, and other places as assigned. Their primary responsibility is to identify and qualify a pool of prospective funders to determine whether they have the capacity to make a major gift ($10,000+ annually) that will help Audubon to achieve its ambitious local, state, and national goals. They will help develop and work with mid-level donors and prospects currently giving $500 + annually and capable of giving $10,000 + annually across the above states with the aim of creating a portfolio of consistent annual funders giving at the $10,000+ level. To do so successfully, they will work closely with members of the development team, the Vice President, Senior Director, Senior Development Manager, Executive Directors leading field offices in the above states, other colleagues throughout the assigned areas, and volunteer board leaders. The right candidate will have lived experience working with people and communities of color—and demonstrated ability in doing so. This position is a hybrid role, based in the Philadelphia metro region with dedicated work space at the Discovery Center in Fairmont Park.
$70,000 / year
This position is a union eligible position and 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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