Development Director

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation Published: November 2, 2020
Reno, NV
Job Type
Admin/ Gen Mgmt / Fundraising / Membership /

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~ Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails. ~

Position Description

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is seeking a Development Director. This role will be an essential part of the Parks Foundation leadership team. This person will manage this young organization's fundraising operations and serve as the primary supervisor and mentor to three AmeriCorps VISTA members. VISTA supervisor duties include interviewing candidates, orientation training, evaluations, and project delegation and support.

Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation supports Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County parks primarily by providing in-park programming, fundraising for park infrastructure upgrades, and opportunities for citizen engagement. The Parks Foundation is an independent, 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. In the six years since its founding, the Parks Foundation has grown to a full-time permanent staff of seven individuals overseeing nearly 30 AmeriCorps members who serve one-year terms. Our current programs focus on improving community health and wellness, science education, and developing appreciation for the natural and cultural history found in our local parks.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create an annual fundraising plan and coordinate duties with the development team, Executive Director, and Board of Directors to ensure it is executed successfully;
  • Serve as an information source for the Board of Directors and Board Development Committee;
  • Generate and share fundraising reports to staff, Board of Directors, and Board Development Committee;
  • Assists in short- and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fund-raising goals and objectives;
  • Manage development operations including grant researching, writing, and reporting; donor communications; fundraising appeals; and donor/funder relationships;
  • Utilize eTapestry donor database to ensure appropriate management of donors and prospects;
  • Supervise Resource Development Coordinator VISTA, Membership Coordinator VISTA, and Nature Study Area Development Coordinator VISTA; and
  • Oversee community and municipal-led park-based fiscal sponsorship projects.

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:

  • Lead occasional on-site programming such as walks, hikes or school programs. Training will be provided as necessary; and
  • Special events throughout the year including occasional evenings and weekends.


  • Bachelor's degree and 2+ years related professional experience;
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated success in grant writing and/or fundraising abilities;
  • Familiarity with donor databases such as eTapestry; and
  • Must pass a background check and hold a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Experience:

  • 1+ years in a management position
  • Experience serving as, or managing AmeriCorps and/or Peace Corps members.


  • $36,000 - $40,000


  • 120 hours personal leave per calendar year, accruable up to 120 hours;
  • 80 hours sick leave per calendar year, accruable up to 120 hours;
  • Up to $400 per month for health coverage reimbursement (proof of health insurance required);
  • Retirement IRA matched at 3% after one-year of employment;
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement of up to $40.
  • Flex and bonus time

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Heidi Anderson. 
  • Please mention how you learned of this opening. 

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