The Trustees preserves and cares for some of Massachusetts’ most treasured natural, scenic, and historic sites for public use and enjoyment. Founded in 1891, we are the world’s first land preservation nonprofit and the Commonwealth’s largest conservation and preservation organization. We believe in protecting the irreplaceable for everyone, forever. Our passion is to connect more people to outdoor recreation, culture, agriculture, and healthy, active living by using our 116 diverse properties, community spaces, and over 5,000 annual programs as a powerful and compelling platform. Located within minutes of every resident and visited by 1.6 million people in 2015, our properties span more than 26,000 acres across the state – from working farms, landscaped and urban gardens, and community parks, to barrier beaches, forests, campgrounds, inns and historic sites, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. In addition to our properties, we are also an active leader in land conservation. We hold conservation restrictions on more than 20,000 acres and have worked with community partners to help protect another 25,000 acres across the state. In 2014 we became a founding partner of the Boston Public Market, the first all locally-sourced indoor market of its kind in the nation where we operate our Appleton Farms vendor booth and serve as the educational programming partner for the Market’s demonstration KITCHEN. Funded by our nearly 125,000 members and supporters, we invite you to get out, get inspired, and find magic in the moment at a Trustees property near you: www.thetrustees.org
About the Position:
The Annual Fund Officer is a key member of the Annual Giving team of The Trustees of Reservations. S/he will work closely with the Director of Development and Annual Giving, department staff, and Trustees volunteers to execute a comprehensive annual fund strategy to achieve team and departmental goals, and to increase unrestricted philanthropy to the Trustees.
The Annual Fund Officer reports to the Director of Development and Annual Giving and works to maintain, and increase support for the organization’s 1891 and Charles Eliot Society members (annual membership giving between $1,000 - $4,999). The Annual Fund Officer will create and oversee new systems designed to bring in new giving society donors to the Trustees. Additionally, the Officer will work to ensure existing Giving Society members at these levels are well-stewarded and engaged. Working with volunteers, and extensively utilizing our Raiser’s Edge database, this position will be expected to execute programmatic and fundraising activities, including volunteer recruitment and management, events, marketing, and external communications to existing donors and prospects.
The Annual Fund Officer will:
Working with Annual Fund Operations Manager, ensure personalized management of all 1891 and Charles Eliot Society donors, (40% of time);
With guidance from Director of Development and Annual Giving, General Managers and program staff across the state, develop and execute a prospecting program for new Giving Society members, and meet aggressive goals in attaining new Giving Society Members (50% of time);
Develop high-end Raiser’s Edge skills to query, run reports, export data, with the end goal of understanding our prospects, and giving society members, better (10% of time);
Provide general development support work as needed and other duties as assigned.
3-5 plus years of fundraising experience; in-person gift solicitation required; experience with annual giving programs preferred.
Experience with databases required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge strongly preferred;
Excellent written communication skills;
Demonstrated organizational skills and capacity to deal with multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
Energetic, creative individual with excellent organizational, computer, and interpersonal skills;
Strong attention to detail and ability to work confidentially with staff, volunteers, and donors.
Hours, Salary & Benefits:
Reporting to the Director of Development and Annual Giving, this position is a full-time, exempt position. This position is based at 200 High Street, Boston, Massachusetts and requires occasional travel within Massachusetts and occasional night and weekend work, including a support role at signature annual events.
As a full-time employee, the Annual Fund Officer is eligible for benefits offered by the Trustees, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability insurance, vacation, sick and personal time, as well as the option to participate in our 401(k) savings plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.
The Trustees offers competitive compensation and the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across the Commonwealth who love the outdoors, who love the distinctive charms of New England, and who believe in celebrating and protecting our special places, for everyone, forever.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees of Reservations aim to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission.
We kindly request that you do not call to inquire about the status of your application. Those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.
The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the ...state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members.