The Development Manager is Cascadia Wildlands’ first dedicated development staff; we are excited to have this person bring fresh ideas and help level up our fundraising, relationship building and other development work. The Development Manager will work with the Executive Director (ED) and the Membership and Operations Manager (MaOM) to achieve annual fundraising goals and increase partnerships and giving to Cascadia Wildlands.
The Development Manager’s primary duties are: overseeing the success of our annual Wonderland Auction and other fundraising events; facilitating donor appeal letters and other direct fundraising campaigns; supporting our grants program with writing, editing and researching; cultivating existing and generating new individual and business supporters; and help execute planned giving efforts.

Tagged as: Administrative Staff


♦ Experience planning fundraising events, notably auctions
♦ Experience writing letters of inquiry, grants and reports, and with the grantmaking
foundation landscape
♦ A knack for building partnerships and relationships with supporters and businesses
♦ Strong writing and editing skills and an ability to convey complex topics with clarity and
♦ Proficiency in EveryAction contact database software or similar platform
♦ Familiarity with Canva, InDesign or other design software

Required Skills:

A passion for wild places, wildlife, and grassroots movements for change

A firm commitment to public interest advocacy and environmental justice and building a
more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in the office and in the larger
conservation community

An ability to form meaningful relationships with diverse constituencies

A commitment to building organizational camaraderie by creating personal connections
with supporters, community members, and supporting fellow staffers in their work

About Cascadia Wildlands

Cascadia Wildlands is a 26-year-old, non-profit conservation organization working to defend
and restore Cascadia’s wild ecosystems in the forests, in the courts, and in the streets. We
envision vast old-growth forests, rivers full of wild salmon, wolves howling in the backcountry, a
stable climate, and vibrant communities sustained by the unique landscapes of the Cascadia
bioregion. Over 8,000 members and online supporters across the country help sustain our
organization and movement for change. The primary strategies we employ to achieve our conservation goals are grassroots organizing,
policy development and reform, and litigation.

Application Instructions

Please see the full application posting at: https://www.cascwild.org/about-us/employment/ Email a cover letter, resume with professional references, and an example of something you produced development related as a single .pdf file to [email protected] with “Development Manager” in the email subject. Given our small staff and workload, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Please do not reach out to us about the status of your application.

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