The Senior Manager of Advancement helps drive growth of revenue and deliver engagement marketing programs; executes effective digital and email fundraising strategies; consistently drives interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels by researching, developing and implementing The Conservation Foundation’s special event activities with target constituent groups; manages a comprehensive volunteer program that enhances fundraising efforts. The Senior Manager of Advancement reports to the Director of Advancement and in cooperation with other staff, Advancement Committee and Board of Trustees. This is a full-time position with an office location at our McDonald Farm headquarters, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road in Naperville, IL.
Bachelor’s degree, plus three to five years of related work in marketing, fundraising and development.
Demonstrated ability to work with Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers to effectively identify, cultivate, solicit and close gifts from prospective donors.
Experience in leading, supervising and motivating staff under direct supervision.
Experience and understanding of current marketing principles and strategy.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience and demonstrated ability in public speaking and presenting messages to various audiences.
Knowledge of and proven ability to develop, test and implement effective digital fundraising strategies
Experience with building and maintaining donation forms, surveys and other user engagement features, and running reports/interpreting audience analytics.
Experience with CRM (i.e. Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge) and fundraising products
Experience with leveraging Google search, AdWords
Experience with Adobe Creative Suite and HTML is preferred
Proven collaborator and communicator with technical and non-technical people.
Expert problem solver and multi-tasker responsive to daily, weekly, ongoing deadlines.
Genuine passion for preserving open space and conserving natural resources.
Flexible and positive approach to work, strong sense of humor and entrepreneurial spirit welcomed.
About The Conservation Foundation
The Conservation Foundation is a private nonprofit conservation organization seeking to improve the health of our communities by preserving and restoring open space and natural lands, protecting rivers and watersheds and promoting stewardship of the environment in northeastern Illinois. We work primarily in the counties of Kane, DuPage, Kendall and Will and our work is made possible by the support of more than 5,000 members and donors.