The St. Croix River Association’s (SCRA) mission is to protect, restore, and celebrate the St. Croix River and its watershed. Founded in 1911, the SCRA is the oldest citizen organization in Minnesota, with offices in St. Croix Falls, WI. We are committed to taking action now so that future generations can enjoy a St. Croix River where water is clean, scenic vistas remain, and open space for habitat, sustainable farmlands and healthy tributaries co-exist with thriving communities. In 2011, SCRA became the Friends Group for the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. The SCRA is in a strong fund raising position and has grown its individual donations despite challenging economic times. In 2014, SCRA has an operating budget of about $600,000.
The goal of this position is to build relations with members, donors, businesses and others who care about and want to invest in the long-term health of the St. Croix River and its watershed, and is responsible for all aspects of the fundraising program. The Development Director will identify, solicit, and cultivate a diverse funding mix from individuals, major gifts, foundations, businesses and other avenues.
The Development Director reports directly to the SCRA Executive Director and leads the growth of a comprehensive fundraising program. The major areas of responsibility include preparing and implementing the development plan which entails strategies for revenue development through annual, major, and planned giving; identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors; management of annual giving campaigns; and coaching board and staff on how best to maximize their fundraising success. Additionally, this person will be very involved with special events and marketing/outreach, foundation and grants support program.
Interested candidates should have five years of significant fundraising experience with demonstrated success in annual and major gift solicitation. Requisite skills include the ability to establish, maintain, and nurture relationships with individual donors, to execute development strategies with an emphasis on face-to-face visits with prospects and donors, and to manage multiple initiatives with accuracy, timeliness, and flexibility. Strong knowledge of Minnesota and Wisconsin philanthropic landscape is desired. The successful candidate must be a proactive leader with excellent communication skills who is ready to build upon our established program, and take it to the next level.
Competitive compensation based on experience. Interested candidates should send a letter of introduction and resume and cover letter and resume to: St. Croix River Association, P.O. Box 655, St. Croix Falls, WI 54024, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SCRA Development Director Job Description
The SCRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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