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New Jersey Conservation Foundation, one of the nation's premier land preservation groups, is proud of our enthusiastic team of professionals. We are a leading force in the nation's strongest open space movement, with more than 30 staff and a 60-year history.

NJCF staff member Marie Newell

We offer competitive nonprofit salaries (commensurate with experience), offices in a scenic park, an excellent benefits program, and a great work environment.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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Director of Development and Major Gifts

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Reporting to one of the Co-Executive Directors, the Director of Development and Major Gifts will be responsible for implementing and building NJ Conservation’s relationship-building and major gift fundraising activities, provide strategic leadership to create, execute and evaluate the year-round fundraising program, supervise the development team and work collaboratively to achieve fundraising growth. Dedicating most of their time to major gift identification, outreach and solicitation, the selected candidate will be an externally focused development professional with a passion for the mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

The selected candidate must be an energetic professional with a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts of $25,000 and above. In conjunction with the Co-Executive Directors, the Director of Development and Major Gifts will design and implement a comprehensive, goal-based, long, and short-term fundraising plan. This will include the establishment and implementation of a major gift fundraising program, as well as annual gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation giving, annual gala and other events, appeals, and targeted campaigns that will increase revenues and support New Jersey Conservation’s mission. An important component of this position will be to personally cultivate and solicit a portfolio of major gift prospects.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising, including at least three years of major gift ($25,000 and above) fundraising experience; supervisory experience; track record of identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gifts; success in leading an annual fund program with demonstrated year-over-year growth; ability to think and act independently as well as collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders; ability to thrive and be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced, team-oriented environment; experience with fundraising databases.  The qualified candidate must have; the ability to think and act independently as well as collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders; ability to thrive and be flexible in a dynamic and fast-paced, team-oriented environment; and a positive public presence.

New Jersey Conservation offers a generous benefit package including health insurance, life insurance and a 401k plan with a generous match. The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $95,000.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter including a statement of interest to The Angeletti Group at search@theangelettigroup.com.

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The health and safety of our employees, volunteers and interns is our top priority.  New Jersey Conservation Foundation has adopted “COVID-19 Health and Safety Policies and Guidelines” based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities during the COVID-19 pandemic.   All employees, volunteers and interns  will be given a copy of this policy upon commencement of employment or service to the organization and are expected to fully adhere to the procedures and guidelines outlined in this policy.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse staff, where employment and promotional opportunities are based upon individual capabilities and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established under law.

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