Senior Development Officer

Nantucket Conservation Foundation

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Commensurate on Experience
Required Experience 7+ years

Nantucket Conservation Foundation (NCF) is seeking a dynamic, seasoned development professional to join their senior team.  The successful candidate will bring expertise in designing and managing a major gift strategy to support and advance NCF’s mission.  The Senior Development Officer will coordinate all aspects of NCF’s fund-raising strategy and will be the point person for a capital campaign.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement a major gift strategy, building on NCF’s strong history of philanthropy, and coordinate all aspects of donor relations.
  • Cultivate/develop pipeline of future NCF supporters and donors. Design and implement a stewardship plan for current and prospective donors.
  • Identify and research donor prospects including wealth screening and make updates to Raiser’s Edge donor database. Identify new opportunities for donor engagement.
  • Manage a portfolio of 75-100 donors, including identifying points of engagement, surfacing areas of interest for giving, stewarding relationships.
  • Serve as liaison to Development Committee of the Board, working collaboratively to design and implement an integrated, robust Development Strategy.
  • Provide training and on-going support to Development Committee, Relationship Managers and Board of Trustees.
  • Serve as point person for Capital Campaign, working with Campaign consultant to coordinate all aspects of Campaign.
  • Work effectively with Board of Trustees and key stakeholders.
  • Participate as a member of NCF’s Senior Leadership team as appropriate.


  • A. or B.S. and 8-10 years related experience required.
  • Proven track record of closing major gifts.
  • Ability to build relationships, connect and engage with NCF’s constituents.
  • Knowledge of all aspects of development and ability to design/implement an advancement plan required.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills including drafting/editing communication to key constituents and writing content for external-facing publications.
  • Knowledge of Nantucket a plus.
  • .75 FTE
  • Flexibility to work remotely.

Interested Applicants should email their resume and CV to kadams@nantucketconservation.org 

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