WANTED: Director of Development for Chesapeake Bay restoration non-profit

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation seeks a Director of Development to be based at the Philip Merrill Environmental Center located in Annapolis, Maryland.

As a key contributor to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and as a senior staff member within its Development Program, the Director for Development oversees a $15M fundraising program and provides leadership to the major gifts, annual fund, and planned giving programs. This position is responsible for establishing strategy, recommending annual fundraising goals and building expense budgets associated with the Individual Major Gifts, Foundation and Grants, and Annual Fund Programs, and regional development initiatives.

In addition, the Director for Development oversees the planned giving program and provides leadership for its continued growth and development; and generates gifts from a portfolio of donors and prospects; and works with volunteers to identify prospects and secure gifts.

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest regional non-profit conservation organization working solely to restore the Bay. Established in 1967, CBF has a staff of approximately 185 employees working in offices in Annapolis Maryland; Richmond and VA Beach, Virginia; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; and Washington, D.C., and in 15 field education program locations. Our staff and volunteer corps work throughout the region educating students and adults, advocating for clean water polices, restoring waterways, and litigating when necessary.

CBF’s headquarters office in Annapolis, MD is the Philip Merrill Environmental Center, the world’s first U.S. Green Build Council’s LEED platinum building. In 2014, CBF opened The Brock Environmental Center in Virginia Beach, VA. The Brock Center is one of the most energy efficient, environmentally smart buildings in the world.

CBF has an annual budget of approximately $21 million and is supported by more than 200,000 members and e-subscribers.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent experience), with a minimum of five years experience in contributing at the leadership level to a successful Development office and campaigns. Strong management skills. Excellent oral/written communication skills. Working knowledge of tax laws related to charitable contributions of cash, property, and securities. Thorough knowledge of Development department functions, including donor identification and solicitation, cultivation and stewardship, gift recording and reporting, and planned giving. Proficient in computer systems, MS Office software, planned-giving software, and nonprofit CRMs.

Benefits: CBF offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, health, vision, dental, life insurance, and a tax deferred annuity plan. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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