Development Manager

  • New Jersey Conservation Foundation
  • Far Hills, NJ, USA
  • Aug 09, 2019
Full time Administrator/Executive Advocacy and Policy Business Development Conservation/ Natural Resources Management

Job Description

New Jersey Conservation Foundation seeks a Development Manager to cultivate and increase membership, major donor giving, planned giving and manage fundraising events.

The position offers an exceptional opportunity for a fundraising professional with a deep commitment to land conservation.   The ideal candidate will thrive in a team environment focusing on major donor cultivation, small donor fundraising strategies, online and direct mail campaigns, planned giving and fundraising events.

Required education and experience include a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of three years experience in a fundraising and development or marketing role and proficiency with online fundraising, direct mail, nonprofit advocacy, membership cultivation, social media, and fundraising events.  Qualifications include exceptional writing, proofreading, organizational and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task.  Must be a self-starter and work well as a team member.  Familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Salsa database a plus.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume along with salary requirements to or fax to (908) 234-1189.  For additional information about us visit

Job Description:

The Development Manager will cultivate and increase membership, major donor giving, planned giving and manage fundraising events.


  1. Coordinate all major donor cultivation activities including identifying and scheduling visits with major donors
  2. Develop and implement small donor fundraising strategies to increase membership and manage calls to action for online and direct mail campaigns
  3. Assist in the production of queries, reports and the generation of lists through Salsa database
  4. Develop consistent communications to grow donor base and solicit and cultivate members
    1. Produce direct mail appeals (including member, lapsed donor and new member acquisition appeals), invitations, and brochures
    2. Update social network profiles including Facebook and Twitter with relevant content
    3. Create and distribute regular email updates to members
    4. Create dynamic advocacy appeals
  5. Interact with members by email, social media, phone and personal meetings
  6. Manage planned giving program
  7. Manage fundraising events
  8. Other duties as assigned


  1. 3+ years experience in a fundraising and development or marketing role
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to drive projects to completion
  4. Exceptional writing, proofreading and interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to multi-task, work well as a team member and be self-directed and flexible
  6. Proficiency with online fundraising, nonprofit advocacy and membership cultivation
  7. Basic image editing skills, familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Salsa or other fundraising database
  8. Commitment to the mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Other preferred characteristics:

  1. Eagerness to learn and contribute to a small team
  2. Creative and compelling storyteller
  3. Comfort and proficiency with common software packages and ability to perform mail merges, simple HTML edits, etc.
  4. Self-starter, dynamic and yet responsive to direction and feedback
  5. Experience with fundraising events

Organizational Relationship:  Reports to the Assistant Director

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.

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