American Bird Conservancy
Title: Development Officer
Supervisor: Vice President of Development
Location: Washington, DC (preferred) or The Plains, VA
This is a full-time position with American Bird Conservancy (ABC) in either Washington, DC or The Plains, Virginia. American Bird Conservancy is a fast-growing, results-focused wildlife non-profit seeking employees with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to make a difference for birds throughout the Americas.
The ABC Development Officer serves as a lead fundraiser for ABC Policy programs, including Conservation Advocacy, Cats Indoors, Collisions, Pesticides, and others programs as deemed appropriate by the Vice-President of Development. In addition, Development Officers at ABC are integral members of program teams, and provide input into project planning and implementation. With an emphasis on achieving results and working in partnership, ABC takes on the greatest problems facing birds today, innovating and building on rapid advancements in science to halt extinctions, protect habitats, eliminate threats, and build capacity for bird conservation.
§Passionate about wildlife conservation.
§Bachelor’s degree and at least three years’ experience in fundraising, communications, marketing, or related work, or a combination of relevant education and experience.
§Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
§Excellent organizational skills and successful experience managing complex activities.
§Outgoing and flexible personality
§Ability and willingness to contact donors.
§Proficiency with computers and software, including Excel. Proficiency with Salsa CRM helpful.
§Ability to work independently, efficiently and accurately, while maintaining deadlines.
§Ability to work well as part of a team.
§Ability to work with a wide range of people at all levels. Sense of humor.
§Willingness to travel nationally.
§Willingness to work some nights and weekends.
§Proficiency in graphic design a plus.
§Proficiency in both online and direct mail fundraising a plus.
§Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information.
§Must be authorized to work in the US.
· Benefits include medical, dental, and 403(b) plan.
· Paid vacation days (15), holidays (10+), and sick leave.