Borderlands Restoration Network is a growing organization and we are dedicated to our employees. We are hiring!
Development and Communications Officer
Position Description Summary This position plays a lead role in the planning, implementation and management of initiatives and services that generate financial support for, and broad community acceptance of, the work of BRN and its partner entities.
The Development and Communication Officer is responsible for identifying and developing relationships with prospective donors, planning, executing and reporting on fundraising activities, maintaining accurate donor records, implementing programs to promote individual, foundation, and other gifts. S/he also develops materials to support our education, marketing public information activities. The Development and Communications Officer reports to the Executive Director and works collaboratively with other Program and Administration staff.
The successful candidate will be working in an innovative organizational structure that includes: a non-profit and social for-profit entity; additional partner organizations; a program group of faculty and field staff drawn from BRN partners and elsewhere who both do the work and teach the work; and a development group to expand existing public and private grants, individual and corporate donations, private investments, and earned income.
This position is based in Patagonia, AZ. Employee must live close enough to be physically in Patagonia during the work week and occasionally for some weekends when important development activities are scheduled, with some flexibility to work remotely.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
With the Development Group and Executive Director, creates and implements annual and long-term fundraising plan.
Facilitates meetings of the BRN Development Group, including the preparation and dissemination of materials that inform discussions undertaken by that group as well as documenting decisions made;
Manages organization’s fundraising database and creates reports for the Development Group and the Board of Directors as well as regular communications with donors;
Conceptualizes, plans and implements fundraising visits, activities, and events.
Researches, recommends and, upon approval, implements new initiatives for generating income and gaining broad community support for BRN and its partners;
Maintains, updates, and implements web-based, print and broadcast components of BRN’s outreach and public information efforts;
Assists the Executive Director in the preparation of reports and plans that accompany major policy documents and annual budgets
Coordinates the preparation of organization’s Annual Report.
Requisite Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, or a field related to the BRN mission
At least two years of successful fundraising experience in the nonprofit sector
At least one year of experience providing written materials, delivered through multiple means, in support of marketing, outreach, and/or public information and education efforts
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Strong writing, speaking skills
Demonstrated experience with social media, word processing, database management, and document design and preparation software
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability and interest in working collaboratively as a member of multiple teams.
Strong organizational skills, time management capability, and attention to detail
Ability to think creatively and operate effectively in a collaborative, supportive, and high expectation culture
Competitive salary and benefit package based on skills and experience. We strongly encourage applications from candidates from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. Candidates who are bilingual in Spanish and English are particularly encouraged. We will be accepting and reviewing applications on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.
To apply please send your resume and cover letter to Kurt Vaughn at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Development and Communications Officer in the subject line.
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