In partnership with the staff and board, the Development Manager will plan, lead, organize, and execute strategies to raise philanthropic funds from a variety of sources for WNPA and its National Park Service (NPS) partners. They will create a compelling case for support and use it to raise funds and build awareness and visibility of WNPA locally, regionally and nationally.
Activities will include creating an annual development plan, cultivating donor relationships, representing WNPA in the community, creating new opportunities to expand the base of support, creating, and managing the Development budget. The Development Manager will coordinate with the executive team, to expand and diversify the organization's funder base. Excellent communication, collaboration, and organizational skills are the keys to success in this position. The incumbent must be self-motivated and who can motivate others to action and deliver positive results.
The philanthropy program is still relatively new to WNPA; the Development Manager will be required to help guide and influence the board, the organization at-large, and its NPS partners through a transition to a larger focus on fundraising
The Western National Parks Association is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree is a plus.
Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) or at least 8 years of Development experience is required.
Experience with a non-profit organization is a plus.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Western National Parks Association
Western National Parks Association helps make the national park experience possible for everyone. As a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service, WNPA supports parks across the West, developing products, services, and programs that enrich the visitor experience. Since 1938, WNPA has worked to connect new generations to parks in meaningful ways, all with one simple goal: create advocates who want to preserve and protect these special places for everyone, for all time.