Major Gifts Manager

New Jersey Conservation Foundation Published: September 28, 2021
Far Hills, NJ
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. Click here for additional information about New Jersey Conservation Foundation.  

Position Overview

New Jersey Conservation Foundation is seeking a full time Major Gifts Manager. The Major Gifts Manager will report to the Assistant Director and coordinate closely with the development team. Evening and weekend hours required on occasion as needed.


  • The Major Gifts Manager will expand and grow the major donor program and manage its implementation.
  • The Manager will create opportunities to foster meaningful interactions between major donors and the NJ Conservation Foundation, including arranging one-on-one meetings, small cultivation events and assisting with larger fundraising events, with the goal of furthering both short and long-term relationships and financial support.

Qualifications include:

  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communications skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; experience in major donor fundraising;
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and work well as a team member;
  • Bachelor’s degree, with two years minimum development experience; and
  • Proficiency with computer programs, including Word, Excel, and preferably fundraising database program(s).


  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time, health insurance, life insurance and a 401k plan.

To Apply

  • Qualified candidates should click "Apply" below to email a cover letter and resume.
  • Or, fax to (908) 234-1189 or mail to Maria Hauser, NJ Conservation Foundation, 170 Longview Road, Far Hills, NJ 07931.  

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 individuals to apply.

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