Engagement Officer - California
65% Relationship Manager: Increases participation in the Conservation Champion giving society through prospect identification and qualification, initial discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship. Builds the prospect pipeline for this position, as well as for other relationship manager portfolios, through research, cold calls, meetings, cultivation events and other standard prospecting techniques. Builds a portfolio of approximately 50-75 donors giving mid-range gifts ($2,000 - $50,000) annually.
30% Donor Relations and Stewardship: Plans and implements stewardship and recognition of donors, including Conservation Champion benefit fulfillment, individual and/or annual stewardship plans for key donors as assigned, stewardship events, and thank you calls. Coordinates closely with the Annual Giving and Marketing Departments.
5% Other duties as assigned or required.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of three years of fundraising experience; transferable skills, such as direct sales, may be considered in lieu of direct fundraising experience.
- Prior experience with donor relations and stewardship preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to accept and apply feedback, follow leadership and align with organizational decisions.
- Self-motivated; able to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines; and can perform successfully without regular supervision.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience writing donor acknowledgements, cultivation materials and other philanthropy copy.
- Experience with prospect research, donor outreach and events management
- Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
- Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
- Understands The Trust for Public Land’s gift acceptance policies and ensures ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals. High integrity and commitment to personal and professional excellence.
- Interest and commitment to The Trust for Public Land’s mission.
- Willingness to work flexible hours.
- Willingness to travel throughout California.