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The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance (NM Wild) is seeking a highly organized, self-motivated individual passionate about wilderness with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to lead the organization and implementation of our donor plan to sustain and grow revenue from individual contributions. NM Wild is a statewide, non-governmental grassroots advocacy organization 5,000 members strong dedicated to protecting and expanding wilderness on federal public lands in New Mexico. The successful candidate will have experience working with major donors, planned giving, fund raising and donor related data bases and software programs. Responsibilities will include implementing a standardized system to identify and research donor prospects, cultivation, engagement, on-going relations and tracking through a variety of strategies. Position will support, coordinate and facilitate major donor and prospect meetings for senior staff and board members and will also have significant direct interaction with donors and members.

Work Level: Full-Time Exempt (preferred), Part-Time (negotiable to right candidate)

Location: Santa Fe office

Major Donor Coordinator Position Summary

Responsible for the development, planning and implementation of a proactive prospect donor program aimed at sustaining and significantly increasing contribution support. Develops and charts the progress of all donor and major gift activities. Identifies, cultivates, and solicits prospective individual donors. Manages special events to involve and cultivate prospects. Plans and directs strategies for generating support through wills, bequests, trusts, pooled income funds, deferred gifts and annuities. Manages donor database and oversees regular communications to contributors.

The Major Donor Coordinator reports to the Associate Director working in close consultation with the Executive Director and the Communications Coordinator to help craft and implement the organizational donor plan, with a particular emphasis on major donor cultivation and relations and planned giving through a variety of strategies.

Responsibilities

  • Support a comprehensive donor and planned-giving program;
  • Identify, research/prospect, cultivate and solidify relationships with new and established contributors;
  • Analyze historic patterns of giving and develop strategies to encourage new large gifts and identify new sources of revenues, as well as increase current contributions;
  • Arrange meetings for ED, Associate Director and Board Members as appropriate to solicit gifts from major prospects;
  • Directly solicit gifts from major prospects;
  • Develop and manage system to maintain relationships through mail, phone or in-person contacts;
  • Track donors, giving history and all relevant information;
  • Support a comprehensive donor and planned-giving program;
  • Identify, research/prospect, cultivate and solidify relationships with new and established contributors;
  • Analyze historic patterns of giving and develop strategies to encourage new large
  • gifts and identify new sources of revenues, as well as increase current contributions;
  • Arrange meetings for ED, Associate Director and Board Members as appropriate to solicit gifts from major prospects;
  • Directly solicit gifts from major prospects;
  • Develop and manage system to maintain relationships through mail, phone or in-person contacts;
  • Track donors, giving history and all relevant information;
  • Be able to speak to any of NM Wild’s conservation efforts and engage members and major donors on campaigns;
  • Ensure donor communications calendar is maintained and met;
  • Work with Communications Coordinator to ensure coherent membership, donor and foundation communications;
  • Participate in development-related functions, such as marketing, design/preparation of print materials, event logistics and post-event follow up;
  • Occasionally assist with foundation grant applications as directed;
  • Write and proofread fundraising materials as needed;
  • Participate in special assignments or projects as representative of the organization;
  • Evaluate potential funding opportunities;
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate is highly organized with major gift experience and a passion and familiarity for wildlands conservation.

Minimum Requirements

  • 3 years experience in non profit fundraising, major donors and/or business development;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, handle deadlines, determine and juggle priorities;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel), the web and email;
  • Experience with a constituent management database, preferably E-Tapestry, including processing information and pulling reports;
  • Experience with data-driven fundraising strategies, like using engagement ladders, targeted marketing, and audience-based communication to increase funds raised and audiences reached;
  • Experience coordinating fundraising efforts with a board of directors;
  • A passion for wildlands conservation; and
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Familiarity with the geography of the state of New Mexico desired.
  • Bilingual preferred.

Special Job Requirements:

  • Occasional in-state travel.
  • Some evening and weekend hours as needed.

Compensation and Benefits:
Competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance.

NM Wild is an equal opportunity employer and actively works to ensure fair and equal treatment of its employees regardless of differences based on culture, socioeconomic status, race, marital or family situation, gender, age, ethnicity, religious beliefs, physical ability or sexual orientation.

Application Process:
Send the following materials electronically by December 2, 2013: cover letter explaining how your experiences and skills match this position; résumé and contact and relationship information for three references to: Tisha Broska at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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