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Director of Foundation and Corporate Partnerships
Conservation Legacy in Durango, Colorado
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Date Posted 09/09/2019
Philanthropy-Foundation Relations
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Conservation Legacy seeks a results-oriented Director of Foundation and Corporate Partnerships to lead a comprehensive fundraising program from our central office in Durango, CO. The Director of Foundation and Corporate Support identifies potential funders, determines engagement strategies, develops funder relationships and submits funding requests with a major focus on private, corporate, and family foundations. The Director works closely with program leads to create, refine, and submit letters of intent, proposals, and reports. This is a new position for Conservation Legacy and an excellent opportunity for a person who has an entrepreneurial spirit and track record of growing a development program.  This position reports to the Chief External Affairs Officer. 

This position is based in Durango, CO.  Durango is proud of its diverse culture with a broad spectrum of lifestyle and offers a mixture of frontier spirit, natural beauty and friendly folks. The area boasts some of the most beautiful land in the nation and has significant resources including strong schools, recreation facilities, a vibrant downtown and an engaging community. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement an annual fundraising plan, including opportunities that benefit both the central office and programs in different regions

  • Lead the conducting of proactive research to identify potential grant funding sources form private, corporate, and family

  • Work in partnership with the Chief External Affairs Officer, CEO, Directors and members of the Board for identification, cultivation and solicitation of support from foundations and corporations.

  • With the Chief External Affairs Officer, create and manage a portfolio of current and potential foundation and corporate donors, steward current relationships, and identify and approach new and lapsed prospects for cultivation and

  • Collaborate with program and finance staff to obtain, coordinate, and verify the accuracy of information needed for written fundraising

  • Understand the elements of Conservation Legacy programs and ensure fund development opportunities align with current strategic and program goals and needs

  • Develop and lead funding correspondence both independently and in collaboration with program, finance, and the development

  • Attend and present at various meetings with Board of Directors, current and potential funders, staff, and others as

  • Develop, edit, and proofread projects in order to ensure that grant proposals and reports are compelling, timely, and effective in securing new commitments and

  • Work with executive and program staff to establish priorities, assist in evaluating program effectiveness, and track projects and deadlines that depend on the participation of multiple stakeholders.

  • Willing to locate and work from Durango, CO 

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