Trout Unlimited’s Development team is responsible for successful cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of major, planned and complex gifts and private grants from individuals, foundations, and corporations in support of TU’s organizational priorities. The development operations manager is accountable for managing and supporting all operational aspects for the Development department, including prospect research and qualification, portfolio and moves management tracking, and quality data standards and reporting on performance of the department. Responsibilities will include ensuring effective and efficient processes and systems are in place and serving as lead liaison for the department for finance and technology and information systems teams and joint initiatives. The individual in this position will be a self-starter, with excellent organizational skills, strong attention to detail in large and small projects, possess the ability to problem-solve and multitask, and provide proactive and enthusiastic support for the Development team. The position will supervise the Development Assistant and is based in Arlington, Virginia.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.
Manage and support all operational aspects of the major gifts, gift planning, foundations programs.
Develop, implement, and monitor operational protocols for all major gifts, planned gifts, and foundation fundraising efforts.
Organize and lead prospect review meetings with fundraisers to assure timely cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, follow-up, data entry, and tracking of new and current prospects
Collaborate with Membership Marketing on campaigns to ensure individual prospects and donors are properly suppressed or integrated into mass fundraising and outreach initiatives.
Coordinate with Membership Marketing on processes that feed mid-level donor prospects to development.
Coordinate relationship management in netFORUM, train fundraisers to record and track donor relationships, strategies, projections, and activities
Conduct and oversee research on prioritized prospects and donors, including data mining of major gift portfolios, and produce donor briefings, as needed.
Work with the VP to establish, manage, and track annual fundraising goals, budgets, and expenses
Track and report on annual metrics for the Development team, and other metrics set by the Vice President of Development
Interface with IT staff to resolve CRM issues and/or suggest system enhancements
Interface with accounting staff to ensure data consistency between finance system and CRM
Responds to ad-hoc requests for information from CEO, VPs, and other development staff
Supervise Development Assistant
5+ years of fundraising operational work experience in a professional setting
Supervisory experience required
Excellent communication skills via phone, email, and letters required, including with donors
Ability to organize and manage diverse activities, set priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices, preferably in a nonprofit environment
Proven track record of establishing fundraising processes and practices
Experience with estate administration and planned-giving preferred
Knowledge of Blackbaud Research Point and FoundationSearch preferred
Experience with CRM databases required (i.e., Community Brands products, Blackbaud products, Salesforce, etc.)
Project management skills and experience preferred
Enthusiastic, energetic, and personable
Extremely detail oriented
Strong time management skills and practices
Proficient in Microsoft 365 applications, including Excel, Word, and Outlook
Passion for Trout Unlimited's mission is essential
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit an online application including a resume and cover letter at this link.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Trout Unlimited
MISSION: To conserve, protect, and restore North America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds.
VISION: By the next generation, Trout Unlimited will ensure that robust populations of native and wild coldwater fish once again thrive within their North American range, so that our children can enjoy healthy fisheries in their home waters.
Trout Unlimited was founded on the banks of Au Sable River in Grayling, Michigan in July of 1959. A group of concerned Michigan anglers banded together to ensure the health of trout, their habitat, and the sport of angling. Just two years later, the fledgling conservation organization had won its first victory: Michigan had replaced its indiscriminate stocking of catchable-sized trout with stream improvement programs, fingerling planting, and protective fishing regulations. Word of success in Michigan spread quickly and conservation-minded anglers in other states, from Pennsylvania to California, joined together under the Trout Unlimited banner to affect similar change in their trout fisheries.
From the beginning, Trout Unlimited was guided by the principle that if we "take care of the fish, then the fishing will take care of itself." S...ince then, Trout Unlimited has built upon its reputation as an organization of conservation-minded anglers who rely upon sound scientific principles to promote quality trout and salmon fisheries. Today, Trout Unlimited links leading scientists with dedicated conservation workers in the field to restore, protect, renew, and sustain vital waterways across the country. Our nationwide volunteer network is now 300,000 members and supporters made up of ~400 independent state councils and local chapters.
Headquartered outside of Washington, D.C., Trout Unlimited currently has approximately 230 staff working out of ~40 offices and ~95 home offices across 27 states. The vast majority of Trout Unlimited’s staff are professional conservationists who oversee watershed restoration projects, organize hunters and anglers to advocate for improved public lands management, work to systematically improve state water policy to benefit rivers and fish, provide science-based tools for more effective on-the-ground conservation and sound policy-making, promote youth education and veteran service programs, and engage grassroots volunteers in and across multiple facets of the organization’s work.
For 60 years, TU has engaged millions of people in our ambitious mission to conserve, protect and restore coldwater fisheries. We rely on local participation to inform our science, advocate for trout and salmon and restore rivers and streams. The engagement of diverse, whole communities is critical to ensuring that robust populations of trout and salmon once again thrive in their native range.
Our impact has been meaningful, but achieving our mission remains impossible without the unencumbered participation of all people. We can, and will, do better. Identifying and addressing inequities and building space and support for all people to participate in our mission work will make our organization and the communities in which we work stronger, more durable and more sustaining.
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