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Riverkeeper seeks a Vice President for Development to expand on our tradition of excellence in membership, major giving, foundation, event and corporate fundraising.
Established in 1966, Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.
Riverkeeper is among the nation’s oldest and most respected environmental organizations and, in recent years, has driven major achievements with national significance, including: the cleanup of one of the largest oil spills in American history; new regulations reducing impacts on marine habitat by power plants nationwide; and the fight to protect our communities from unsafe energy extraction practices.
Riverkeeper’s development program has experienced significant growth since 2010. The organization hired a new President; expanded its fundraising staff; and augmented its volunteer leadership by recruiting new board members and revitalizing its advisory board and junior council. As a consequence of these organizational changes and strong program accomplishments, Riverkeeper has succeeded in increasing core revenue by over one-third, since 2010.
The Vice President for Development is a key member of the Riverkeeper management team who will continue this tradition of excellence by:
The position of Vice President for Development at Riverkeeper is ideal for an experienced professional who cares about environmental issues, has a strong track record of achievement and seeks a high profile leadership assignment. The position is supported by an outstanding team of fundraising professionals; a President who enthusiastically embraces fundraising work; and, a prestigious and committed Board of Directors.
The successful candidate will be an energetic, inspiring and creative fundraiser with superb organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. He or she must have a proven record of success in personally cultivating and securing support from each of Riverkeeper’s donor categories and in managing special events including annual galas. The successful candidate must also be adept at working collaboratively with boards of directors, staff leaders, development teams, vendors and consultants.
Reporting to Riverkeeper’s President, the Vice President for Development manages five staff members responsible for major giving, events, foundation grants, membership, community outreach and research. Support from other Riverkeeper staff members and outside consultants is also provided.
The Vice President for Development will work from the Riverkeeper office in Ossining, directly adjacent to Metro North and 48 minutes from Grand Central Station.
Compensation & Benefits
Competitive; based on experience
Last day to apply: May 24, 2013.
Please submit your resume, cover letter and references to VPforDevelopment@riverkeeper.org.
Please write: Vice President for Development in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.
The Production Assistant is responsible for assisting with the production side of maintaining Riverkeeper’s on-line presence. This part-time position will assist with producing timely web communications, which include managing email communications, publishing news and making updates to the Riverkepeer website using WordPress. Posting to and managing multiple social media sites.
The position can be technical in nature and requires a significant comfort level with computers, various types of software and social media tools. Social media writing and marketing interest is essential.
Software knowledge: MAC, PC, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office, some html and iMovie helpful. Social Media Tools: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Flickr, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn. WordPress and Convio knowledge a plus but training will be provided.
Hours and Compensation: 20-25 hours a week. Hourly rate commensurate with experience.
Location: Ossining, NY
To Apply: Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to Gwendolyn Chambers at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Production assistant” as the subject line. No phone calls please.