Development Director

  • Delta Waterfowl Foundation
  • Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Feb 10, 2021
Business Development Communication - Public Outreach Wildlife - Endangered Species - Biodiversity

Job Description

Delta Waterfowl Foundation is seeking a seasoned development professional with a passion for conservation, a strong hunting ethic and a working knowledge of waterfowl biology to lead our Major Gift fundraising effort in the Minneapolis, MN, and surrounding area. This position will have a significant role in planning, and the primary role in closing Major Gifts from individuals, foundations and corporations in this region (including MN, ND and SD), and will have the unique opportunity to significantly impact waterfowl populations and help shape a very positive future for waterfowl hunting for generations to come.

It is preferred that this position be based from the Minneapolis, MN and surrounding area, but location is negotiable for the best candidate. Moderate travel will be required to fully embrace the breadth of opportunities that exist in the region.


The Development Director is a key member of the Delta Waterfowl Major Gift team, serving as the primary major gift, relationship-based fundraiser in the region. Reporting to the Vice President of Development and in partnership with the development team this position is responsible for managing a relationship-based portfolio of approximately 100 – 125 active individual, foundation and corporate major giving prospects, focusing primarily on one-time gifts of $10,000 to $100,000. Additionally, the Development Director will be responsible for actively identifying and securing planned gift agreements.

A sophisticated understanding of the giving pyramid, donor life cycle, prospect moves management and how best to position creative and timely solicitations for greatest benefit of both the donor and Delta will be important to the success of this position. Additionally, a working knowledge of waterfowl hunting, waterfowl biology and wetland ecology is extremely helpful.

The position will work remotely and offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.

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