The Director of Foundation Relations will provide strategic direction and leadership for the development efforts in the nine-state Western Region (WA, OR, ID, CA, AZ, UT, NV, HI, AK). Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts from private and corporate foundations to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited. Coordinate with conservation and development colleagues to develop proposals and secure funding for Ducks Unlimited’s priority initiatives. Provide the expertise to advance Ducks Unlimited’s interests by researching and identifying sources of support, proactively seeking new opportunities based on corporate/foundation guidelines and interests, and maintaining strong communication ties with foundation donors and prospects. Partner with the event fundraising staff to raise awareness of DU’s major gift program to increase major gift revenue in the region. Work with the volunteer leadership to motivate and guide volunteers to assist with major gift fundraising.
Pay: $70,000 – 95,000/year
Location: This position will be expected to reside in a mutually agreed upon city in the nine-state region, preferably near Vancouver, Washington, or Sacramento, California.