We are looking for a dedicated and innovative fundraising professional who is passionate about building relationships that connect the community to the land trust’s transformative work: protecting the land and water of our special corner of Wisconsin.
The Director of Development will plan, direct and oversee all fundraising, donor relations, and marketing functions for OWLT, including annual individual gifts, foundation grants, business membership, community outreach/fundraising events, and organizational marketing: including branding, social media, membership growth and retention and other additional fundraising, donor relations, and marketing activities as they arise. This position requires an individual who has demonstrated successful fundraising experience, strong donor relations ability, excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written/verbal communication skills and demonstrates a high degree of attention to detail. The Director of Development needs to manage multiple tasks independently, be able to write and speak persuasively about the organization’s mission, and build relationships across the nonprofit and conservation sectors in southeast Wisconsin.
The Director of Development reports directly to the Executive Director, and works with the Executive Director, OWLT Board of Directors, Development Committee, OWLT staff, committees, conservation partners, and volunteers to ensure the long term financial sustainability of the organization in order to fulfill its mission and carry out its strategic plan.