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NH Audubon, a nonprofit statewide membership organization, is dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and habitat throughout the state. Independent of the National Audubon Society, NH Audubon has offered programs in wildlife conservation, land protection, environmental policy, and environmental education since 1914. The mission of New Hampshire Audubon is to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people.

Listed below are the current full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal positions available at New Hampshire Audubon.


DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT

LOCATION: McLane Center

HOURS: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, one-hour lunch. Additional hours may be required as necessary.

SCHEDULE: 35 hours per week, full-time exempt (salary paid) staff position. Schedule may vary according to needs.

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES

Develop and implement membership initiatives in order to engage the entire community by:

  • Developing and implementing programs to recruit, identify, cultivate and retain members.
  • Working with Communications staff to expand the use of social media for advertising New Hampshire Audubon’s successes and building its base of supporters, including lapsed and dropped members.

Develop and implement a comprehensive fund raising and development program that secures significant financial giving from individuals, corporations and foundations by

  • Cultivating potential donors, soliciting and stewarding existing donors in concert with New Hampshire Audubon’s President, Board, and staff.
  • Identifying opportunities to leverage the expertise of New Hampshire Audubon’s conservation scientists, educators, land managers and Center leadership to attract and cultivate potential donors and to steward existing donors.
  • Establishing plans for Trustees to participate in donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Preparing annual appeal and other solicitation letters for the President’s signature.
  • Managing and/or implementing all major gifts functions including donor prospecting and research, planned giving and special multi-year fund raising campaigns.
  • Meeting regularly with the President to assess status of major donor individual development plans and to plan future cultivation efforts (Moves Management).
  • Developing and maintaining corporate partnerships.
  • Producing analyses of fund raising and membership building effectiveness and initiating strategic changes based on results.
  • Working closely with the Director of Finance to reconcile income reports on a monthly basis (at a minimum).
  • Planning and facilitating President’s Advisory Council meetings; Ensuring follow up on action items.
  • Developing and managing a planned giving program, with emphasis on a strong bequest program, pooled income fund, and gift annuity program.
  • Creating an effective, efficient team capable of capitalizing on opportunities to build a solid foundation for efforts such as capital campaigns, planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, and membership development.
  • Integrating the membership and development staff into all fund raising efforts.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education:  Bachelor’s degree required; Business Administration, Public Relations, Marketing or Communications degree preferred. CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation preferred.

Experience: Five to seven years in-depth fund raising, marketing and public relations experience in a non-profit setting required. Must have demonstrated success in attracting, cultivating, and stewarding major donors. Must have knowledge of campaign management (particularly annual fund management), donor cultivation and stewardship, and membership solicitation. Excellent capital campaign administration experience required, with proven skills in fund raising. Strong managerial and leadership skills required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to make independent decisions, management and supervisory skills and the ability to work effectively within a diverse community. Success in using social media. Experience with private foundations, from grant writing and management, to funder relations as well as the strategies likely to secure large program related grants is desirable. Professional experience in conservation is preferable. Experience in using Raiser’s Edge to inform immediate financial and budgeting needs as well as strategic growth is preferred.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success:  Requires exceptional interpersonal skills including persuasive and motivational abilities, attention to detail, financial acumen, superior problem solving skills, solid communication skills and a high degree of organization. Must have the ability to multi-task in a hectic environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, a professional and courteous manner and a personal commitment to the natural world.

Physical Demands:  To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 25 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.

Please apply by sending a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to:

NH Audubon
Att: Director of Human Resources
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301
Or e-mail to: lbouchard@nhaudubon.org


DATABASE SPECIALIST

LOCATION: McLane Center

HOURS: 16 hours

SCHEDULE: Non-exempt (hourly paid) staff position. Schedule to be determined; may vary according to needs.

FUNCTION: This position will support the mission of New Hampshire Audubon: to protect New Hampshire’s natural environment for wildlife and for people, by managing the database system utilized for tracking members, donors and contributions, analyzing the integrity and consistency of constituent information, providing timely and accurate reporting.

LEADERSHIP: Reports to the Director of Membership & Development

ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES:

Ensure efficient and effective coordination and management of the New Hampshire Audubon database system in order to accurately provide membership, donor, and contribution information by:

Ensuring that the Raiser’s Edge software is utilized in a competent and professional manner by:

  • Developing and producing monthly and quarterly reports from the Raiser’s Edge database and managing other database queries within the department.
  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining a Raiser’s Edge procedures manual.
  • Maintaining positive working relationships with contacting software vendors and IT consultants.
  • Collaborating with the Membership Coordinator to develop and implement a system to process and acknowledge gifts and membership payments in a timely manner.
  • Performing email address imports and exports to/from iContact Database.
  • Training staff and volunteers where appropriate.
  • Managing Membership & Development Department’s electronic data files.
  • Working with the Membership & Development team to segment the database for mass mailings, (e.g. membership acquisition mailings, annual fund mailings).
  • Producing donor recognition lists, campaign and appeal summaries and custom materials and lists for campaigns.
  • Creating the Annual Report donor list.
  • Reconciling revenue with the Director of Finance on a monthly basis.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Excellent; non-smoking environment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

Experience: Five to seven years business office and fundraising software experience required; experience managing a mailing and membership operation preferred. Demonstrated ability to make independent and coordinated decisions required. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills with the ability to work effectively within a diverse community. Experience with spreadsheet, word processing and database software programs required. Previous experience working with volunteers in a non-profit setting preferred.

Skills, Traits and Characteristics Necessary for Success: Requires exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills including attention to detail, superior problem solving skills, ability to communicate with the general public and a high degree of organization. Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, ability to work independently, and a professional and courteous manner.

Physical Demands: To perform the essential functions of the position, the following applies: requires standing, stretching, bending, walking, lifting and transporting a minimum of 25 pounds. Must be able to climb stairs as well as be physically and mentally capable of performing multiple tasks under extended heavy pressure and be able to function in a fast paced environment.

To Apply: Please send cover letter including salary requirements and current resume to:

Director of Human Resources
84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301

Or E-mail to: lbouchard@nhaudubon.org 


We offer a competitive benefits package which includes a tax deferred retirement plan, health care plan, flexible spending accounts and generous vacation time*.

*Eligibility for benefits is based on hours requirements.

NH Audubon is an Equal Opportunity Employer.