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Development Manager

Organization
Waller Creek Conservancy
Job Description
Job Posting
 
Position:              Development Manager
Location:             Austin, Texas
Date:                    June 16, 2017
 
Organization Summary
 
The Waller Creek Conservancy (WCC) is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 to spearhead one of this country’s boldest new urban development projects in the heart of downtown Austin.  Working in close partnership with the City of Austin, WCC will transform 28 acres of land along a 1.5-mile stretch of the downtown creek into a chain of parks and public open spaces.  Plans for the park system include a network of trails and pedestrian bridges, an iconic new music venue, art installations, plays capes and community programming, all uniquely organized around a natural urban ecology.
 
The organization is experiencing rapid growth, and requires attention to a wide array of complex issues as it creates a new and immensely valuable public place in the urban core of one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.  The next three years will see the completion of an ambitious capital campaign, the opening of Phase 1 of the chain of parks, and commensurate growth in the size and complexity of staffing, operational and financial requirements.  For more information, please visit:  www.wallercreek.org.
 
Position Summary
 
The Development Manager reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and will be instrumental in achieving the organization’s annual fundraising goals by growing and diversifying its funding base.  The person will manage Waller Creek Conservancy’s annual giving efforts, including: overseeing fundraising events, soliciting annual gifts from corporations and individuals, assisting with direct mail campaigns, and assisting with donor communications.
 
Essential Functions
 
  • All work is performed with a direct reflection of the mission and values of the organization
  • Grow base of support from Individuals and Corporate Partners by keeping an active pipeline of prospects and managing donor cultivation and stewardship.
  • Oversee Annual Benefit Concert, Pop-Up Picnic, and other essential fundraising events.
  • Strengthen Corporate Partners program and Annual Fund initiatives by further developing fundraising materials and benefit/membership programs.
  • Support Chief Development Officer and Development Director through identification of major gift donors and assisting with cultivation and stewardship of individuals.
  • Plan and manage semi-regular cultivation and stewardship events, creek tours, receptions, and project updates.
  • Support both capital and annual campaigns through work on strategic communications and fundraising plans.
  • Assist in the creation of donor communication materials, including: direct mail pieces, event sponsorship decks, email campaigns, and other marketing materials.
 
Other Accountabilities
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Work with program team to further develop Generation Waller young leaders group, growing the organization into a pipeline of early supporters of Waller Creek Conservancy.
  • Provide support to programming events and initiatives through event coordination, planning, and day-of event staffing.
 
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Most work performed at desk on a work computer.
  • Occasional event work requires heavy lifting and being on your feet.
 
Education and Experience
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's Degree; 3 years annual giving experience; direct mail and marketing experience.
Preferred qualifications: 5 years fundraising experience; experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.).
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Core competencies
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Demonstrate fundraising best practices
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Event management
 
To apply, qualified applicants are invited to submit via email to jobs@wallercreek.org:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter outlining your distinctive qualifications plus interests and goals that equip you to be a strong fit with the Conservancy’s mission
  • Writing sample / portfolio of work
  • Three professional references
 
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.  No phone calls please.
 
Waller Creek Conservancy will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, creed, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, disability, or sexual orientation.
 
 
 
 
Address
Austin, Texas
To Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to submit via email to jobs@wallercreek.org: - Resume - Cover letter outlining your distinctive qualifications plus interests and goals that equip you to be a strong fit with the Conservancy’s mission - Writing sample / portfolio of work - Three professional references Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

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Megan Spansel
Megan Spansel
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Date Added: Jun 15, 2017
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