You will manage our major donor and planned giving programs. You will work closely with the executive director to ensure that we meet both annual and long-term fundraising goals. You will be an integral part of our development team that includes the executive director, associate director and another development associate who manages our grants program. You will:
Use existing strategies for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding relationships with donors.
Effectively use our database to track, manage and further relationships with current and prospective donors with a focus on gifts larger than $1000.
Plan and conduct meetings with donors around the state to make direct requests for annual financial support, campaign gifts, and multi-year campaign pledges.
Passionately and persuasively articulate our mission and vision in a compelling and thoughtful way.
Lead our emergent planned giving program.
Establish friendly and professional relationships with our donors. Communicate regularly—in person and by phone, email, and mail—to keep them apprised of the organization’s ongoing work.
Plan and implement donor cultivation events and outings.
Coordinate the board’s quarterly stewardship (thanking) initiative with particular focus on major donors.
Provide support and build the confidence of the board of directors in supporting our development goals.

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About Wyoming Outdoor Council

The Wyoming Outdoor Council is Wyoming’s oldest independent conservation organization. Founded in 1967, we are a member-based advocacy group. We use scientific, legal, and policy expertise to advocate the protection of public lands, wildlife, and clean air and water. We provide support and resources to empower citizens to do the same. We bring people and groups together to find workable solutions to tough conservation problems.

The Wyoming Outdoor Council offers excellent medical, dental, and vision benefits; generous paid family leave and vacation policies; and the opportunity to participate in a retirement plan. Job title and scope of responsibilities may change depending upon experience. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our work.

Application Instructions

Email a letter of interest explaining how your experience and skills make you the right person to join our team. Include a resume and three references (with contact and relationship information) to Misti Haase at [email protected] (please put “Development Associate” in the subject). We may ask for additional writing samples prior to the interview process. We strongly encourage applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.