Development Manager

Maine Conservation Voters & Maine Conservation Alliance Published: July 9, 2020
Augusta, but working from home for now., ME
Job Type
Fundraising / Membership / Program Management /

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~ Maine Conservation Voters (MCV) cultivates and uses political power to conserve and protect Maine’s environment. MCV helps pass laws that protect our environmental legacy, elects proenvironment candidates to office, and holds our elected officials accountable, without regard to political party.

Maine Conservation Alliance (MCA) protects Maine’s environment through education, collaboration, and advocacy. ~

Position Overview

Maine Conservation Voters (MCV) and Maine Conservation Alliance (MCA), two state-wide, nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations, are seeking a dynamic individual to join our staff as fulltime Development Manager.

Our vision for the future grows from the powerful commitment of Maine people to tackle climate change; safeguard our air, land, and water; and nurture economic opportunities afforded by clean energy and good environmental stewardship. MCV/MCA is committed to creating a culture of justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization.

Job Description:

  • The Development Manager works in a collaborative environment as part of a fundraising team that includes the Deputy Director, Executive Director, and Board Development Committee to support an established and growing development program.
  • We are looking to hire:
    • A highly motivated, self-driven, reliable and detail-oriented professional
      with experience in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors through a variety of channels,
      including by email and mail, phone, in-person visits, events, and social media.
    • We are looking for a creative thinker with strong communication and organizational skills, including the ability to multi-task and fluency in basic computer literacy (database management, etc.).
    • Very strong interpersonal and writing skills are essential.


Activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Online Supporter Program:

  • Develop and execute annual online supporter fundraising messaging and campaigns which include recruiting new supporters and retaining and upgrading current supporters;
  • Consistently measure performance of campaigns and explore trends and opportunities for new strategies;
  • Assist in keeping online donation pages current and active; and
  • Work with staff to ensure accurate and timely data entry, record keeping and tracking in database.

Special Events:

  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and expansion of the Evening for the Environment - our signature annual event - to reach fundraising goals. Event planning will include recruiting business and organizational sponsors and host committee members;
  • Lead the creation, planning, and execution of other event opportunities, including our Conservation Luncheon Series, house parties, and donor appreciation activities; and
  • Build event budgets and track costs.

Major Gifts Program:

  • Conduct thorough donor research;
  • Identify and qualify potential major donor prospects;
  • Work with our graphic designer to help create attractive brochure/solicitation materials with compelling impact statements;
  • Conduct giving analyses and develop end-of-year reports on what we accomplished;
  • Manage and visit with a small pool of annual giving donors; and
  • Keep detailed records of donor contacts.

Mail Program:

  • Develop timeline, utilize CRM to build mailing lists, design printed materials, and work with vendors to facilitate successful membership mailings.
  • Participate in department and organization-wide planning and activities;
  • Develop annual goals, metrics, and work plan;
  • Evaluate and track fundraising program results, and help develop strategies to improve fundraising performance;
  • Assist with building the budget for the department;
  • Participate in staff meetings and strategic planning; and
  • Participate in conferences and trainings with our national partner, the League of
    Conservation Voters.


  • Learn, understand and maintain familiarity with the EveryAction database and its full suite of development capabilities.


  • Shares our commitment to increasing racial diversity in our movement and organization, weaving racial justice and equity into the work we do, and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture;
  • Motivation to build and strengthen our development program;
  • Commitment and dedication to MCV/MCA’s mission, goals, and strategies;
  • Interested in environmental protection, climate action and the political process;
  • 2+ years experience in non-profit or political fundraising using multiple strategies;
  • Demonstrated ability as a self-starter and problem-solver;
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines;
  • Good communications skills, including critical listening, engaging writing, and public
    speaking; and
  • Ability to travel periodically for meetings, events, and conferences.

Position Requirements:

  • This is a full-time position based in Augusta but working from home for now.
  • Reliable transportation is required.
  • Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • The Development Manager reports to the Deputy Director.


  • The salary range for this position is $50,000-$65,000/year, along with holiday
    and paid time off, health/dental/vision insurance, and retirement benefits.

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email your resume, cover letter, references, and a writing sample via email,  with “Development Manager” in the subject line.
  • Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

MCV/MCA is an EEO Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, disability,
sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

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