MCC seeks a talented and rising fundraising professional to lead our philanthropy development to a new level in support of our youth corps programs, partnerships with Tribal Nations, and corps member support/resource priorities.
The position works with the President/CEO, Board of Directors and program staff statewide to spearhead MCC’s philanthropy efforts. Ideally, the position works from Bozeman, but MCC will consider remote work if based near one of our regional offices. Regular participation with MCC in-person activities is required. This member of MCC’s leadership will research prospective donors and grant-makers, steward current major donors, acquire new supporters, and upgrade existing ones to higher levels of charitable giving. This position is ideal for someone with excellent people skills who loves building relationships and is looking to leverage their experience as a fundraising professional to take MCC’s fundraising to a new level. The applicant needs to be an engaging relationship builder and team-player, who is highly organized and detail oriented, a self-starter who can mobilize colleagues, and an enterprising fund development professional. In time, the applicant may supervise other staff in support of MCC philanthropy development activities and thus prior supervision experience is valued. The applicant should have a passion for engaging with genuine enthusiasm and professionalism with donors in-person, on the phone, through social media, and in group settings. We’re looking for an experienced candidate comfortable with making direct asks for important and strategic gifts. The Director of Philanthropy will work closely with MCC staff to develop and distribute compelling communications that advance our philanthropic objectives. The Director of Philanthropy will also coordinate with contracted services to research, obtain and maintain support through foundation grants.
Location: Bozeman, MT (in person) preferred, but MCC will consider remote/hybrid options for candidates living close to one of our regional offices (Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula).
Desired Start Date: 3/25/24 (Flexible)
Reports to: President and CEO
Classification: Exempt; Regular/Full Time
Salary: $65,000-$85,000 DOE, with health, retirement, vacation benefits
Apply/Full Position Description: https://www.mtcorps.org/joinmcc/staff-positions/
Bachelor’s degree in a field requiring extensive writing and communications skills, or 3-years documented professional experience transferable to fundraising and donor stewardship work.
Demonstrated success with hands-on fundraising and direct donor cultivation and stewardship
A record of working well in a team, handling multiple tasks simultaneously, and meeting deadlines.
Ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive appeals, grant proposals, thank-you letters and articles for our Pathways newsletter
Strong oral communications skills to foster trust-based relationships with MCC
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and record keeping
High degree of integrity handling sensitive and confidential information. Ensures ethical compliance with fundraising best practices
Fluency with use of MS Office Suite, Google Apps, and ability to manage information in a database
Ability to travel in and out-of-state, and work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends
A valid driver’s license, & ability to be insurable per MCC parameters/Motor Vehicle Records check
Ability to pass a Criminal History Check
About Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Conservation Corps believes that through conservation service work and authentic connection, you can sharpen your ability to create change and join the next generation of leaders for a better world. At MCC, we focus on the growth of our participants, positively impacting our climate and environment, and transferable job skills.