Associate Development Director

Western Foothills Land Trust

Opening posted: 09/15/2020 | Expires: 09/30/2020

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Reports to:     Executive Director 

Job Status:     Full-time (32-40 hours/week)

Position Summary:  

The Associate Development Director will be an experienced and skilled manager and work closely with the Executive Director to promote the growth and healthy development of the Trust from grants and major gift development to day-to-day operations. The Associate Development Director will set or enhance operational, administrative and fundraising systems to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency that align with WFLT’s conservation priorities.

Essential Functions:

Finance and Operations

  • Responsible for finance and office management.
  • Act as lead staff member supporting the Executive Director, bookkeeper, and Board Treasurer, preparing monthly reports and providing financial analyses to assist in decisions and actions and ensure success in budgeting and financial accountability.
  • Ensure development and implementation of policies and procedures to qualify WFLT for accreditation and oversees the accreditation process.
  • Manage human resource functions including recruiting, compensation and benefits, and supervising performance of junior staff.


  • Work closely with the ED and board to plan, implement, and coordinate effective multi-year fundraising strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors.
  • Engage with donors and potential donors, foundations and other funding sources
  • Enhance membership recruitment and engagement plan and work with assistant to implement.

Other Duties

  • Assist Board of Directors’ meetings and attend Board and committee meetings as needed
  • Assist the accreditation process as needed

Core Competencies and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in public sector/non-profit finance, non-profit or public administration or related field and a minimum of 5 years of operations and accounting experience with a non-profit organization, preferably a land trust
  • Comfort with and proven skills in fundraising, donor management, and grant writing
  • Fluency with MS Office, Quickbooks Online, Little Green Light donor management software.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to convey financial information in a manner that is easy for others to understand
  • Ability to collaborate with others and to work independently; experience managing staff.
  • Familiarity with land trusts and their mission of the conservation, acquisition and stewardship of
  • Familiarity with land trust accreditation process desired.
  • Access to reliable internet speed for remote work as needed.

Qualified individuals with disabilities and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals and are an equal opportunity employer. To apply, submit cover letter and resume with list of references to: .