Job Opening

Development Director

Woods & Waters Land Trust seeks a Development Director to further our mission of protecting natural lands in the lower Kentucky River watershed. WWLT’s work is focused in Franklin, Owen and Henry counties with Frankfort being the location of most activity. The Development Director collaborates with the Board of Directors on overall strategy and direction and will focus most of her/his time (approx. 65%) on fund raising. The position is 15 hours per week with a starting salary of $12/hour.

To apply please send a resume with cover letter explaining your interest in the position. Resumes are due by February 15 and should be sent to: Selection Committee, WWLT, P.O. Box 6967, Frankfort, KY 40602. Include a list of three (3) references. If you have any questions please contact Kay Harker at 502-418-9066.

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Woods & Waters Land Trust
Job Description
Job Title: Development Director
Hours/Week: Part-time, 15 hours/week
Supervised By: Board President
Pay Method: Hourly
Work Location: work from home

Position Summary
Woods and Waters Land Trust’s (WWLT) mission is to protect forested lands and riparian areas in the lower Kentucky River watershed and to promote sustainable land use in the region for the benefit of present and future generations. WWLT was founded in 2007. The part-time Development Director collaborates with the Board of Directors (BOD) on overall strategy and direction and will focus most of her/his time on fund raising (65%). The Development Director will also be involved in administration and program areas. The Development Director will be evaluated on her/his ability to raise funds at a level determined by the BOD.

General Characteristics & Qualifications
The Development Director:
-Is passionate about land conservation and knowledgeable about land trusts;
-Is knowledgeable about the ecology, geology, geography and people of the ecosystem and region;
-Has experience in fund raising, ideally with small non-profit organizations;
-Has excellent verbal and written communication skills;
-Is proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), constituent management software, and basic GIS software;
-Is a self-starter, dependable, trustworthy, ethical, articulate and can work with minimal supervision;
-Has a bachelors degree in a related field and sufficient experience to manage a small non-profit organization; and
-Is willing to travel, mostly in the local region, has a valid driver’s license and maintains a safe driving record.

Tasks & Responsibilities in Collaboration with the Board of Directors
Fundraising – 65%
1. Create and implement a comprehensive fund raising strategy with the focus on identifying and cultivating relationships with, and soliciting funds from, individual and corporate major donors.
2. Research and write grant proposals. Monitor grant spending and generate required reports.
3. Maintain and enhance communication with members and donors. Responsible for coordinating donor thank you letters.
4. Plan, develop and assist with fund raising events (i.e. Extravaganza).
Administration – 20%
5. Maintain and enhance member database.
6. Develop and add content to web site.
7. Coordinate newsletter.
8. Coordinate financial recordkeeping, systems and reporting with the Treasurer. Assist in the development of the annual report.
Program – 15%
9. Make presentations at promotional (public awareness) and educational events.
10. Plan and develop educational programs.
11. Other duties as assigned.