We’re Hiring A Development Coordinator!

We’re growing!

The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy is hiring a new half-time Development Coordinator position to support grant writing initiatives, help plan fundraising events, coordinate marketing and public outreach campaigns and come up with creative ways to grow the Conservancy. Please share this page to help us find someone to take our organization to the next level. The deadline for applications is June 15th, 2018. The full position description can be read below.

Employment Opportunity
Development Coordinator

The Chippewa Watershed Conservancy (CWC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization based in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan whose mission is to protect open space and wildlife habitat. CWC owns 22 nature preserves which are open to the public for passive recreation and maintains 38 conservation easements on private land to protect conservation values in its five-county service area in Central Michigan. To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and three references to jon@chippewawatershedconservancy.org by June 15th, 2018.

Position Description

  • In coordination with Executive Director, develop and execute CWC’s annual fundraising plan
  • Build CWC’s planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
  • Develop, cultivate and steward ongoing relationships with major donors
  • Research and write grant proposals for operational support and capital projects
  • Maintain ongoing communications with individual and corporate donors
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • In cooperation with Executive Director and CWC Relationships Committee, plan and oversee special fundraising events
  • Coordinate and execute marketing and public outreach campaigns
  • Grow an annual base of individual donors, foundation support and business sponsors

 The ideal candidate will have

  • A bachelor’s degree in a related field or
  • Two years of experience working for a non-profit in marketing, outreach or fundraising capacity
  • A personal interest in conservation and environmental issues
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be a creative and innovative, results driven, self-starter

Salary and benefit information

  • Hiring range $18-21/hour
  • Half time position: 20 hours worked per week
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Opportunities to telecommute for the right candidate