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Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Assistant Vice President for Development

Job Description

The non-profit Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests seeks an experienced, self-motivated development professional to raise funds to protect and steward the organization’s reservations and conservation easements. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of progressively responsible professional experience in development and major gifts solicitation, a commitment to conservation, experience in the outdoors and proficiency with donor software.

The successful candidate will have a proven record of preparing and executing strategic fundraising campaigns, the ability to identify, cultivate and close major gifts and the ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and businesses to expand the donor base.

This is a full-time position based at the Conservation Center in Concord, NH. The Assistant Vice President for Development reports to the Vice President for Development.

About the Organization

The Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests is a statewide land trust and forest conservation organization that was founded in 1901 to protect New Hampshire’s most important landscapes and promote wise use of its renewable natural resources.  Today, with 10,000 member households and over 40 employees, the Forest Society owns 180 reservations in 102 communities across the state, and has interests and monitoring responsibilities for over 800 conservation easements and deed restrictions.  With ongoing programs in advocacy, land protection and sustainable forest management, the Forest Society consistently ranks among the nation’s top land trusts and has been a leader in setting the standard for American land protection.    If you enjoy working both independently and in a cooperative team-approach in a challenging, at times fast-paced, but always rewarding setting you may be the right person for this position.  A copy of the full job description is available at

Benefits & Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with experience and skills.  The Forest Society offers an excellent benefits package and an extraordinary office environment in our award-winning, energy-efficient suite of office buildings overlooking the adjacent Merrimack River Conservation Area.

To Apply

If you’re interested in becoming a member of the dedicated Forest Society staff email a resume and cover letter to: Maria Stewart at

The Forest Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.   

No phone calls please.