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Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Clatsop/Tillamook Counties

Salary: Range DOE $60,000-$70,000 and benefits package

Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, health insurance, 3% IRA match, sabbatical and a flexible and fun work environment.

Position Type: Permanent Exempt

Open Until: Oct. 10


Position Summary

The opportunity to make a meaningful impact on coastal conservation is the foundation of this position. The primary responsibility of the Development Director is to communicate their passion for conservation to a strategic audience in order to raise the operational funding necessary for North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC) to achieve its mission: helping to conserve Oregon’s coastal lands, forever.

The Development Director focuses the majority of their time on building meaningful relationships with current and prospective donors for NCLC. The Development Director will ask individuals, foundations and businesses directly for cash and in-kind donations. The fundraising program is supported by volunteers and board members with whom the Development Director will work closely, and support, during the donor stewardship process.

At North Coast Land Conservancy, we take delight in our work and treasure laughter in the workplace and in the world. We enjoy experiencing the natural world and seek opportunities to share it with others. Our baseline attitude is optimism.


Description of Duties

I. Fundraising (65%)

  • Provide leadership to the organization’s ability to fund $800,000+ operational budget.
  • Identifies, cultivates, and stewards individual relationships and strategic partnerships to achieve fundraising goals outlined in the annual Development Plan
  • Coordinates and implements annual/semi-annual fundraising appeals
  • Responsible for expanding current donor base and increasing donations
  • Implements effective donor base recruitment strategies
  • Build on current planned giving program
  • Coordinates foundation support, including grant writing and reporting
  • Prepares annual fundraising plan, sets annual goals & updates 3-year fundraising plan
  • Increase solicited annual gifts from major donors
  • Recruit and train volunteers for soliciting prospects
  • Create monthly reports for board and development committee
  • Ensure there is cross-training with other staff on donor data systems

II. Public Outreach (25%)

  • Provide staff support to volunteer-driven public outreach activities, including public relations, promotions and special events (major donor functions, events and tours, etc.)
  • Represent NCLC at appropriate functions
  • Coordinate with Communications staff on the preparation of promotional materials
  • Ensure NCLC’s brand is being clearly featured in PR and outreach materials
  • Maintain involvement with external organizations and professional groups that may provide continuing education or build long-term relationships with potential donors/supporters

III. Administration (10%)

  • Maintain the fundraising database and auxiliary file systems
  • Participate in monthly Board meetings
  • Staff the Development Committee and participate in Outreach Committee
  • Make recommendations to the Executive Director for potential Board, committee members
  • Carry out other duties that may be assigned by the Executive Director



  • Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to meet new people easily and quickly earn confidence.
  • Very comfortable with speaking one-on-one and in person with people about donating money.
  • A genuine enthusiasm and passion for private voluntary land conservation.
  • Appreciation of diverse land issues and landowner views.
  • Background in fundraising, planning, marketing, public outreach. Generalists with expertise or experience in a variety of these areas will be preferred, as will people with experience with non-profits or land trusts.
  • A self-starter with the ability to initiate and follow through on new programs or projects and meet new people in order to achieve NCLC’s goals.
  • Ability to work with and through committees to develop and implement fundraising programs.
  • Experience in and willingness to enlist and work with volunteers.
  • Excellent communication and organizing skills.
  • Ability to work among people of diverse backgrounds



At North Coast Land Conservancy, we believe the diversity of backgrounds and experiences of the people who make up the North Coast community provides a rich cultural fabric informing our conservation work, ensuring our relevancy in an ever-changing world. We strive to listen and learn. Regardless of our livelihood, political leaning, gender, sexual orientation, race, or ethnicity, we can all find common ground in the ground itself.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter and three references, attention NCLC Development Director, to katiev@nclctrust.orgPlease, no phone calls.


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