Director of Philanthropy & Marketing
Indian River Land Trust
Vero Beach, FL
First established in 1990 to save McKee Botanical Garden, in 2009 the Indian River Land Trust began working to protect the Land that Protects the Lagoon. The Land Trust promotes the conservation of the Indian River Lagoon for the residents of Indian River County by preserving habitat, protecting the scenic waterfront and providing access for public recreation and education.
The mission of the Indian River Land Trust is to promote the preservation, conservation and improvement of natural resources and special places in Indian River County, Florida for the benefit of the general public and future generations. Protected land provides important public benefits including the opportunity for residents to learn about and enjoy the natural environment and take advantage of our protected waterways to enjoy boating, fishing, and an abundant marine life.
The Director of Philanthropy & Marketing (DPM) is responsible for building, implementing and sustaining a diverse and robust fundraising plan to meet the Indian River Land Trust's annual operating budget. This position is also responsible for developing and implementing strategies to support capital fundraising needs, planned giving, building financial reserves, and creating support at all levels with the Board, volunteers, key stakeholders and staff to achieve fundraising goals.
The Director of Philanthropy & Marketing is responsible for planning and implementing strategies and practices that identify, cultivate, solicit and steward existing and prospective donors. The DPM will adhere to best practices and ensure that proper fundraising policies and procedures are implemented and followed.
Key Position Objectives
In addition to the ongoing job responsibilities, the Director of Philanthropy & Marketing will be expected to plan for and achieve the following:
The Director of Philanthropy & Marketing oversees the public relations of the organization and will represent the Land Trust to various external constituencies, including the press and civic organizations. The DPM will develop and implement all aspects of membership, events, sponsorship outreach, major gift planning/solicitation, campaign design, and marketing for the organization, including messaging, printed materials, and public communication. The DPM will work closely with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in implementing these initiatives. Responsible for leading and managing a development and fundraising team, the DPM will promote a positive and collaborative work environment that supports creativity, excellence, and helps build long-term financial sustainability for IRLT.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Major duties/responsibilities and estimated percentage of time spent on each:
% Time Major Duties & Responsibilities
The ideal Director of Philanthropy & Marketing candidate will demonstrate a commitment to and passion for working with a land conservation organization. They will share and support the mission, vision and values of the organization and be willing and able to adapt their personal and professional style as needed to integrate effectively as a leader and contributor to the ongoing growth and success of the organization. They will be a high-energy, positive thinking professional with a self-sustaining, individual motivation, a strong sense of purpose and a belief that they can make a difference.
Motivation, Passion and Commitment
Puts success of mission as primary driver above own interests; displays passion, vision and commitment; inspires dedication to the mission and performance excellence in others; articulates vision and provides motivation and mobilizes others to fulfill the vision; demonstrates persistence and resolve in overcoming obstacles and achieving mission objectives.
Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; effectively influences actions and opinions; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; provides vision/inspiration to peers and subordinates; gives quality recognition to others; displays passion/optimism; mobilizes others.
Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and similar organizations in the field; identifies external challenges and opportunities and adapts strategy to match.
Identifies/resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers/analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving; uses reason when dealing with emotional topics.
Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.
Planning and Organizing
Prioritizes/plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for needed resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes/schedules other people and tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Sterling Search & Consulting of Jacksonville, Florida is conducting this search on behalf of Indian River Land Trust. Please forward all resumes to the attention of the person listed below.
This position offers a strong compensation package including an attractive base salary and employee benefits program, as well as, relocation assistance for out-of-market candidates.
For immediate confidential consideration, please contact:
Mike Imperiale | Managing Partner
Mobile: 904-536-6666 | Email: Mike@SterlingSearchJax.com