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Vice President of Development
Founded in 1971 and based in San Francisco, NatureBridge is the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Its mission is to inspire personal connections to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. NatureBridge currently operates in six national parks: Yosemite National Park, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Olympic National Park, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Channel Islands National Park, and Prince William Forest Park. Each year, NatureBridge serves more than 30,000 participants through residential field science, youth leadership, and teacher training programs. NatureBridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
NatureBridge is seeking an experienced, dynamic Vice President of Development to join the Senior Leadership Team. Based in San Francisco, the Vice President of Development leads and manages all fundraising activities in alignment with the strategic plan, mission, programs, and initiatives of NatureBridge. The Vice President of Development will report directly to the President and CEO of NatureBridge.
This position leads the (nine-person) development team, including regional individual and institutional giving teams. An active member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Vice President of Development works closely with senior staff and the national and regional Boards of Directors to establish and meet fundraising goals through grants, major gifts, individual and family donations, events, corporate giving, foundation giving, and government relations.
The ideal candidate is an experienced development professional, is passionate about connecting youth to the wonder and science of nature, and is a skillful leader who engages and maintains positive relationships with board members, community leaders, donors, and staff.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include working with the development team, Senior Leadership Team, and boards to establish and meet NatureBridge’s annual contributed revenue goals through—but not limited to—the following activities:
Other duties as assigned
Experience, Competencies, and Education
The ideal candidate must be an experienced, entrepreneurial leader, comfortable with change and thinking on his/her feet. She/He must have a proven ability to manage details without losing track of the big picture and demonstrate the following:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary is commensurate with experience. NatureBridge provides a comprehensive compensation package, including competitive salary, medical and dental benefits, and generous vacation. NatureBridge values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds.
How to Apply
Qualified candidates should email their resume, a one-page writing sample, and cover letter to:
We strive to diversify our workforce and seek applications by individuals from all backgrounds.
No phone calls, faxes, or recruiters please.