Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate

  • Utah Rivers Council
  • Sandy, UT, USA
  • Aug 21, 2021
Full time Advocacy and Policy Business Development Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Environmental Protection

Job Description

The Utah Rivers Council is looking for an energetic individual with strong communication and organization skills and a solid work ethic to help lead our outreach work to protect some of the West’s most important aquatic ecosystems. The Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate works to bring resources and individuals to our campaigns to ensure the organization is successful in protecting rivers and creating sustainable water policies. The Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate will help lead our fundraising and marketing efforts.

Specific Responsibilities:

Foundation Fundraising

Develop, maintain and coordinate foundation fundraising including preparing and submitting foundation grants. Meet grant application deadlines, prepare follow up thank you’s, post grant reports and conduct general correspondence. Specific activities include:

  • Research new foundation prospects
  • Track foundation deadlines
  • Write and submit grants
  • Follow up with correspondence and appropriate input
  • Ensure thank you letters and grant reports are prepared in a timely manner
  • Maintain foundation files

Individual Fundraising

Help manage membership fundraising, major donor relations and identify and help cultivate new donor prospects. The Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate will produce targeted emails, mailings and correspondences and create new prospect lists. Specific activities include:

  • Orchestrate and implement the annual membership appeal
  • Prospect within membership base to increase donor support
  • Follow through with requests for support and acknowledgments as appropriate.
  • Establish a calendar of meetings and solicitations for the Executive Director

Virtual Events

The Conservation Marketing & Development Advocate will help manage virtual events and meetings of the organization largely hosted by other URC staff.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Good Writing Skills Essential.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate ideas with enthusiasm and credibility.
  • Computer skills necessary.
  • Self-direction, Self-motivation and integrity.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred. • Positive, enthusiastic person
  • Good Task management with good personal organization skills
  • Enjoys leading and being part of a team

More information about the Utah Rivers Council can be found at

To apply for this position, send a resume, cover letter and writing sample to:

Utah Rivers Council
1270 East 8600 South
Suite 16
Sandy, Utah 84094

Email applications will also be accepted by sending an email to  with the subject line: Marketing and Development Advocate Position

PLEASE No phone Calls.

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