Development Manager

New Jersey Conservation Foundation Published: September 5, 2019
170 Longview Road Far Hills, NJ, NJ
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Fundraising / Membership

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~ The mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation is to preserve  New Jersey’s land and natural resources for the benefit of all. ~

We protect threatened natural areas and farmland through land acquisition and stewardship, promote strong New Jersey land use policies and forge partnerships to help safeguard water and other natural resources.

New Jersey Conservation Foundation was formed in 1960 as the Great Swamp Committee. Within a few years, a small group of citizens successfully fought a plan by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to build the region’s fourth major airport in the middle of the ecologically-critical Great Swamp near Morristown.

This fight led to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge —New Jersey’s first National Wildlife Refuge, and the first federally-designated wilderness east of the Mississippi.

Job Description  

The Development Manager will cultivate and increase membership, major donor giving, planned giving and manage fundraising events.

Organizational Relationship:  Reports to the Assistant Director.


  1. Coordinate all major donor cultivation activities including identifying and scheduling visits with major donors
  2. Develop and implement small donor fundraising strategies to increase membership and manage calls to action for online and direct mail campaigns
  3. Assist in the production of queries, reports and the generation of lists through Salsa database
  4. Develop consistent communications to grow donor base and solicit and cultivate members
    1. Produce direct mail appeals (including member, lapsed donor and new member acquisition appeals), invitations, and brochures
    2. Update social network profiles including Facebook and Twitter with relevant content
    3. Create and distribute regular email updates to members
    4. Create dynamic advocacy appeals
  5. Interact with members by email, social media, phone and personal meetings
  6. Manage planned giving program
  7. Manage fundraising events
  8. Other duties as assigned


  1. 3+ years experience in a fundraising and development or marketing role
  2. Bachelor’s degree
  3. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to drive projects to completion
  4. Exceptional writing, proofreading and interpersonal skills
  5. Ability to multi-task, work well as a team member and be self-directed and flexible
  6. Proficiency with online fundraising, nonprofit advocacy and membership cultivation
  7. Basic image editing skills, familiarity with Adobe Illustrator and Salsa or other fundraising database
  8. Commitment to the mission of New Jersey Conservation Foundation.

Other preferred characteristics:

  1. Eagerness to learn and contribute to a small team
  2. Creative and compelling storyteller
  3. Comfort and proficiency with common software packages and ability to perform mail merges, simple HTML edits, etc.
  4. Self-starter, dynamic and yet responsive to direction and feedback
  5. Experience with fundraising events

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including health insurance, 401k plan, and generous vacation and leave policies. Offices are in a historic house and garden setting within Morris County Parks system. .

To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume.
  • For additional information about this position and working for us, please visit the careers section on our our website.  

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to building a diverse team and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.  

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