Positions (2):

 

Annual Giving Manager

 

Position Title:     Annual Giving Manager

Department:        Development

Classification:     Exempt, full-time

Reports To:          Development Manager

 

Background

Alaska Wilderness League is the only Washington, DC-based conservation group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness quality lands and waters offshore in Alaska. Founded in 1993, the League is a 501(c)(3) organization that works at the federal level on a variety of issues affecting Alaska’s wild lands and waters. With headquarters in DC and offices in Alaska and across the country, the League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

Primary Role

The Annual Giving Manager is a growing and critically important position responsible for organizing and managing an expanding annual giving program. Working in support of the Development Plan, this individual will plan and implement a donor-centric annual giving program; provide staff support to board and high-level volunteers to maximize their impact on an emerging culture of philanthropy; serve as a primary resource for staff in their expanded roles relating to fund development; and manage donor events. Reporting to the Development Manager, the position will be supported and mentored by the Development consultant.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Assist with Development Plan implementation
  • Implement annual giving program
  • Manage a pool of 150 leadership annual giving donors and prospects
  • Assist with corporate and foundation tracking and reporting
  • Assist with advancement communications and publications
  • Implement donor events
  • Lead donor and prospective donor research
  • Assist with prospect tracking
  • Assist with report generation including board reports and progress reports from Raiser’s Edge
  • Oversight IT: gift processing, gift acknowledgement, and data management in Raiser’s Edge
  • Participate in regular moves management team meetings to facilitate action steps and ensure tracking and progress towards fund development goals.

Financial Resource Development

  • Responsible for annual giving program–coordinate with Development and Communications team to ensure timely, cost-effective and results-oriented direct mail, online giving and personal solicitation programs for all gifts below $1,000.
  • Provide staff support to board members/volunteer leaders working with the Alaska Wild Society ($500+ donors) and Wild Stars Monthly Giving Program.
  • Corporate Relations: track and manage all corporate giving initiatives in coordination with staff and board leadership.
  • Foundation Tracking and Prospecting manage grants calendar to ensure timely applications, reporting and implementation in coordination with development and program teams. Research and identify foundation prospects.
  • Generate and maintain updated research, portfolio plans, gift/ask information, meeting debriefs and donor/prospect data in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Support quarterly and annual progress-to-goal planning by preparing for and participating in development team strategy meetings, including relationship mapping, in order to build out the pipeline for donors.

Communication

  • Advancement Communication and Publications:  collaborate with the Communications team to develop stories for the newsletter and other publications for fundraising purposes.
  • Ensure that donor stewardship communications and website are robust and donor-centric so that all donors feel connected and appreciated.
  • Ensure all annual and online giving efforts are on message and anchored in larger strategic plan for AWL.

Planning

  • Participate in the preparation of annual Development Plan, which includes a review of the year’s activities and sets specific goals and objectives for the next and future fiscal years.
  • Reports: generate reports that track and/or demonstrate progress towards goals. This includes fundraising reports for the board, prospect tracking reports for management and reports on progress against plan for management.
  • Work to foster an atmosphere of cooperation and ownership of the values, vision and mission of the organization to reinforce a common sense of purpose among the team.

Additional

  • Work and travel as necessary to successfully meet established goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Fund development experience
  • Raiser’s Edge experience highly preferred
  • Cultural Awareness – understands the purpose and core values of the League
  • Commitment – invested in the vision and mission of the League
  • Listening skills – takes time to listen and respond; tunes into people
  • Confidence – aware of self and others, handles criticism, accepts mistakes, strong self-esteem
  • Integrity – honest, forthright, positive values
  • Poise – manages stress and workload, treats others without rancor, maintains composure and is polite
  • Pragmatism – sensible, realistic, practical solutions
  • Efficiency – taps and deploys resources economically and effectively
  • Organization – plans, schedules, prioritizes, anticipates and builds scenarios
  • Subject Matter Expertise –is well-schooled in details, and understands fundamental concepts and premises, has demonstrated success

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds.

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience, health and retirement benefits. Alaska Wilderness League is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply

Please send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary requirements and the names and contact information for three references to jobs@alaskawild.org.


 

Development Coordinator

 

Position Title:         Development Coordinator

Department:           Development

Classification:        Exempt/full-time

Reports to:               Development Manager

 

Background:

Alaska Wilderness League is the only Washington, DC-based conservation group devoted full-time to protecting the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and other wilderness quality lands and waters offshore in Alaska. Founded in 1993, the League is a 501(c)(3) organization that works at the federal level on a variety of issues affecting Alaska’s wild lands and waters. With headquarters in DC and offices in Alaska and across the country, the League’s mission is to lead the effort to preserve Alaska’s wild lands and waters by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.

Primary Role:

The Development Coordinator provides support for all the League’s development activities. This position requires excellent interpersonal communication skills as well as attention to detail, and is primarily responsible for supporting the day-to-day functioning of the League’s development programs. Functions of the position include processing incoming donations online and through the mail; maintaining data integrity and basic clean-up tasks in the League’s Raiser’s Edge database; helping coordinate stewardship and cultivation activities for League donors; producing various membership communications and reports; and managing development event-related logistic needs. Responsibilities also include managing the advocacy data link between ActionKit and Raiser’s Edge.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute all League’s Raiser’s Edge database functions including updating records, tracking donations, producing donor lists and maintaining data integrity
  • Manage League stewardship and acknowledgment process for each donation
  • Produce development-focused materials for general membership including solicitations, newsletter articles and direct correspondence to member inquiries
  • Implement mail merges and other development mailings, invitations and communications
  • Handles all general development calls, including follow up calls to donors and prospective donors
  • Other duties, as they arise

Primary Qualifications/Skills/Expertise/Experience Required:

  • Relational database experience required, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • 1 to 2 years of professional work experience, preferably in a non-profit fundraising environment
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Access is required, Microsoft SQL experience is a plus
  • Strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness
  • Superior oral and written communication skills
  • An Associate or Bachelors degree from an accredited education institution preferred

To apply

Please send resume, cover letter, a relevant writing sample, salary requirements and the names and contact information for three references to jobs@alaskawild.org.