Director of Development

Royal River Conservation Trust

Opening posted: 08/08/2022 | Expires: 10/07/2022

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The Royal River Conservation Trust (RRCT) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust

dedicated to the preservation of the natural, recreational, historical, and agricultural resources of Maine’s Royal River watershed for present and future generations. The RRCT is a growing organization of professional staff and volunteers, aspiring to the highest standards of land conservation and stewardship.

Job Description – Development Director

Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director (ED) the Development Director will collaborate closely with the ED, staff, and the board of directors, to design and implement strategy and action plan to expand and diversify philanthropic support and constituent involvement with RRCT.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and execute RRCT annual fundraising plan to support a $350,000 annual operating budget
  • Serve as a member of the team partnering with donors and government agencies on fundraising for restricted and unrestricted funds for land acquisition
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Manage and lead volunteers, including recruiting, training and professional development
  • Oversee organization of special events
  • Research, write and track grant proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising
  • Maintain donor database, including processing donations, data entry, and the generation of gift acknowledgements


Please submit a cover letter and resume to Alan Stearns, Executive Director at . Review of applications will begin on September 6, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  More information on the position is available at 

At RRCT we are committed to building a team that reflects and celebrates differences in our personal identities, experiences, abilities, and skills.