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Posted Date: December 1, 2021
Position Closing Date: Open until filled
Location: Colorado Springs with WFH flexibility
Job Type: Full-time, exempt position
Salary Hiring Range: $65,000-$82,000
Join the dynamic, fun team at Palmer Land Conservancy and contribute to meaningful work including conserving the environment and building a stronger community through philanthropy. The Palmer work environment attracts independent, savvy individuals who enjoy its work flexibility including work from home arrangements, generous benefits including sabbatical leave, strong values, and inspiring culture.
Palmer Land Conservancy seeks a Philanthropy Director (PD) who is responsible for the strategic management and direct oversight of the organization’s fundraising activities with a focus on its membership and annual fund program. The position’s responsibilities fall into four functional areas: fundraising leadership, annual fund, major gifts, and events.
Conservation in Colorado cannot wait, and Palmer is very focused on growing its member base and increasing community engagement in order to achieve its bold conservation goals. A member of the staff leadership team, the PD will be responsible for building a strong fundraising department that engages the community, grows the membership, and expands the Palmer brand throughout southern Colorado.
The PD is a strong, strategic professional with fundraising experience who is motivated by a big vision. The PD is inspired to grow a fundraising team to achieve excellence in donor stewardship, fundraising outcomes, community engagement, and brand awareness. With a big heart for people, the PD exudes high emotional intelligence, a sense of hospitality, and recognizes that success hinges on a mindset of customer service for the organization’s donors, partners, board members, and fellow staff.
Palmer Land Conservancy is one of the leading nonprofit land conservation organizations in Colorado. Since its incorporation in 1977, the organization has protected more than 136,000 acres including 20 public parks and open spaces, working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat, and scenic views. Palmer is one of the twenty largest local land trusts in the country based upon conserved acreage holdings (there are approximately 1,700 land trusts in the United States), and it is one of the country’s first 100 nationally accredited land trusts. Its main office is located in downtown Colorado Springs with a second office in Pueblo, and has staff located throughout its service area.
Palmer has an employee values document that can be shared with candidates during the interview process. Values include: passion, impact, courage, personal responsibility, resourcefulness, and commitment.
Palmer offers full-time employees excellent benefits including: employer paid health and dental insurance, retirement contribution, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, paid parental leave, generous paid time off, and flexible work arrangements. Benefits for director-level positions also include open (“unlimited”) paid time off and sabbatical leave.
The position is open until filled. Early applications are strongly recommended. Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) answers to the questions below (all as a single pdf) by e-mail to: [email protected] with the subject line: Philanthropy Director.
Please limit responses to no more than 200 words per question: