Director of Development and External Relations Posted Mar 30
Nantucket Conservation Foundation , Nantucket, MA
The Opportunity
The Nantucket Conservation Foundation seeks a proven, “hands-on,” frontline fundraiser and strategic partner for the role of Director of Development and External Relations (DOD) reporting directly to Executive Director (ED). The DOD will work with senior colleagues and highly engaged volunteer Board members to further foster a culture of high-impact and relationship oriented philanthropy, implementing a comprehensive development program with innovative strategies designed to grow and sustain donor relationships.

Philanthropic support has been vital to the mission of the Foundation since its establishment. Fundraising activities are focused on seasonal resident property owners and year-round residents and visitors who have a continuing, long-term relationship with the island.

This is an exciting time to join the Foundation, with increasing public interest in the importance of preserving and investing in the conservation of open spaces. The new DOD will focus on growing major and planned giving, and will provide the leadership to secure increased overall philanthropic support. The Foundation is well-poised to take philanthropy to a higher level. The successful candidate will implement organization-wide high-performance, measurable development strategies, engaging the community and other advocates in support of the Foundation’s mission. Fundraising priorities include significantly building endowment, increasing membership support and retention, community engagement and education, and planning and leading a capital campaign in partnership with Foundation leadership.

Key Qualifications
• A minimum of five years of frontline fundraising, volunteer leadership and management experience;
• A passion for and commitment to land conservation;
• Familiarity with most, if not all of the following; communications, social media, and public relations
• Print and online publications
• Data base utilization
• Events
• Gift planning
• Membership
• Live on Nantucket with the ability to travel when required

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