Regional Director of Fundraising - REMOTE or Mtn West office

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Job Description

The Conservation Fund


Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, the Regional Director of Fundraising, Mountain West is responsible for creating, implementing, and managing donor strategies for a large portfolio of major donors and supporting a portfolio of major donors managed by field staff across the Mountain West (Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming) and Southwest (Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico) regions. The position will supervise a Major Gifts Manager-level position.

The Regional Director of Fundraising, Mountain West will take charge of a portfolio of 150-200 donors and funders, as well as take the lead on opening doors to additional donor prospects. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of current conservation and environmental efforts across the region, experience with individual and institutional donors, leadership ability to complete grant requests, and organizational skills to manage differing projects across the region. The Regional Director will provide fundraising support to field staff and meet regularly with colleagues across the country to coordinate and execute fundraising strategies using experience and knowledge to build consensus and align fundraising initiatives.

This position will be a fast-paced, exciting opportunity to join an innovative team with a 35+ year history of making a real, tangible difference in the national conservation landscape. The Regional Director of Fundraising, Mountain West may work virtually from a home office or out of one of the Fund's offices in Colorado or Montana.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, steward, and grow a portfolio of regionally based donors and funders.
  • Work collaboratively with field staff to create and implement fundraising strategies and achieve financial fundraising goals for a multi-million-dollar portfolio of donors managed by field staff.
  • Supervise a Major Gifts Manager who will provide additional grant writing support and coordination.
  • Provide proposal and report writing coordination and writing support with field staff for the Western region.
  • Manage data capture of meetings notes, proposal deadlines, and donor management.
  • Assist the Vice President and President with select donor relationships and campaigns.
  • Work with the Vice President, Development Team, and Strategic Giving team on developing annual goals and implementing strategies.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • EDI responsibilities.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff.
  • Provide constructive and timely performance evaluations.
  • Handle discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • At least 8 years of nonprofit development experience, including experience closing individual major gifts at the $10,000 level and above.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Knowledge of conservation funding and environmental/conservation nonprofits.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, possessing a builder's mentality and strong work ethic.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to convey enthusiasm for the conservation mission.


  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field.
  • Blackbaud and Salesforce experience.
  • Event planning experience.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (if applicable)

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.


  • Work is performed primarily in an office setting.
  • The position does require sporadically working long hours and/or weekends.
  • Overnight travel is required.
  • Willing to travel as needed; estimated travel up to 30%.


The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $140,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

Please submit cover letter and resume with application

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The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.