DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND MEMBERSHIP

The Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) is Louisiana’s oldest, statewide non-profit organization dedicated to coastal restoration. CRCL drives bold, science-based action to rebuild our coast through outreach, restoration and advocacy. CRCL connects with thousands of people each year through volunteers who plant marsh grasses and trees across our coast, membership, newsletters and the State of the Coast conference. CRCL brings together a diverse and non-partisan set of interests through its partnerships and Board of Directors.

 

Position Description: The Director of Development and Membership will be a strategic thought-partner, and report to the executive director (ED). This is a tremendous opportunity for a development leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity of a well-respected, high-impact organization. The successful candidate will be a hands-on and participative manager who will develop and lead an internal team to support the following areas: individual, corporate and foundation donor engagement, retail partners, grants management, special events, conference sponsorships, membership and related data management. The successful candidate will join a talented staff, enjoy a high-energy flexible work environment, and have the opportunity to work with a large, motivated and very engaged Board of Directors. CRCL’s annual budget is approximately $2 million.

Responsibilities:

Donor Cultivation and Lead Generation

  • Identify and cultivate prospective donors and sponsors, including securing sponsors for CRCL’s biennial State of the Coast conference

  • Create and implement strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of a portfolio of major gift prospects, including individual, foundation and corporate donors

  • Coordinate Board of Directors fundraising efforts

  • Develop and grow our in-kind giving programs

 

Development Strategy Planning and Execution

  • Cultivate grants and oversee grant reporting, in partnership with program staff

  • Maintain ongoing communications with, and timely and accurate reporting to, existing donors

  • Develop and implement an annual fundraising program

  • Develop marketing collateral and donor appeals

  • Plan and oversee special events

  • Represent CRCL at public events

  • Manage donor database, with assistance from a team

Membership Cultivation and Engagement

  • Oversee membership program for current and prospective members

  • Increase the value of membership by strengthening engagement

  • Acquire and analyze data to inform our membership services and growth strategy

  • Attract new members and increasing membership retention

 

Organizational Strategy and Support:

  • Play a key role on the Executive Leadership Team and contribute to developing and achieving the organization’s overall strategic plan and innovation initiatives.

  • Cultivate, develop and steward our alliances and partnerships

  • Articulate, track and assess progress to development and membership goals and maintain strong operational systems for efficient and effective team execution.

  • Cultivate a solid working relationship with our Board, demonstrated by the Board’s continued involvement in fundraising efforts

 

Experience/Skills:

  • Experience:

    • BA Required; Business Administration, Communications or related field preferred

    • Minimum 5-7 years of development experience, including

      • Demonstrated record of success building donor relationships and closing gifts

      • Foundation relationship and grant writing and management experience

      • Strong understanding of best practices in development ▪ Experience in building strategy in annual giving, membership campaigns, major and planned gift and endowments

      • Demonstrated experience building effective fundraising capacity within an organization

      • Working knowledge of the tax laws related to charitable laws of cash, property and securities

  • Skills / Attributes:

    • Demonstrated record of success building donor relationships and closing gifts

    • Foundation relationship and grant writing and management experience

    • Strong understanding of best practices in development

    • Experience in building strategy in annual giving, membership campaigns, major and planned gift and endowments

    • Demonstrated experience building effective fundraising capacity within an organization

    • Working knowledge of the tax laws related to charitable laws of cash, property and securities

 

Compensation:   Commensurate with Experience. Generous health and retirement benefits provided.

Location:             New Orleans, LA, with some statewide travel required.

Starting Date:     January 2019

How to Apply:   Please email a cover letter and resume to DevelopmentDirector@crcl.org Please include in the cover letter your earliest available start date and desired salary for this position.

CRCL is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages people of color and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. CRCL is an equal opportunity employer.

Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana

225.767.4181

3801 Canal Street, Suite 400, New Orleans, LA 70119

5615 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 600B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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