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Development Manager

Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) is a nonprofit regional land trust dedicated to saving land and connecting lives to nature in the Southern Piedmont of North Carolina. CLC protects large parcels of natural land that contribute to clean water, provide habitat for wildlife, support local farms and provide public access to nature.  Stewardship of CLC’s 17,000+ acres of conserved lands is a critical function and includes monitoring of properties, managing public access and caring for the land through habitat and water restoration projects. CLC is the lead agency for The Carolina Thread Trail (CTT), a growing regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that connect 15 counties, 2 states and 2.9 million people. CLC and CTT also actively engage the public in their mission through community partnerships, volunteer workdays, outdoor programs and special events.

Position Description:

Together with other members of the Development and Marketing and Communications Team, The Development Manager is responsible for leading annual fundraising campaigns for CLC and CTT, including soliciting individual gifts, corporate sponsorships and grants. He/she is also responsible for supervising and managing the donor database and assisting with special events and donor stewardship initiatives. The Development Manager supervises the full-time Development Associate and reports to the Executive Director and Director of Development

Qualifications:

  • Three-to-five years fundraising experience
  • Completion of four-year degree
  • Strong CRM/donor database knowledge (i.e. Raiser’s Edge, Salsa, DonorPro)
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • “Team-over-self” personality; professional and positive attitude
  • Personal accountability for meeting deadlines and responding to constituents
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent time management, interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexible demeanor and able to adjust to changing priorities
  • Ability to work on occasional evenings and weekends

Position Duties and Responsibilities:           

ANNUAL FUND

  • Execute annual fundraising appeals (direct mail and email) for CLC and CTT to achieve fundraising budget goals.

DONOR DATABASE

  • Supervise donor database, including training staff on correct usage of database, ensure accuracy and reconcile with accounting.
  • Run donation reports and mailing/email lists and prepare fundraising presentations.
  • Supervise fundraising procedures including the processing of donations and preparation of acknowledgment letters.

GRANTS

  • Manage overall grants program, including tracking grants across all departments, writing some grants and submitting reports.
  • Research grant opportunities and cultivate relationships with foundation and government funders.

OTHER DUTIES

  • Steward a portfolio of mid-level donors and prospects.
  • Execute mission-centric donor programs and create donor updates and communications.
  • Assist with securing corporate sponsors and manage sponsor lists, deliverables and communications.
  • Assist with planning and executing 4 major special events annually, including managing volunteer committees, event timelines, budgets and logistics.

Compensation Information:

This position is full-time (40 hours a week) with medical benefits, 12 paid holidays, paid time off and Simple IRA with matched contribution. The salary range is $45,000-$50,000.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three references in a single PDF, by email to: alesia@catawbalands.org.

Please include “Development Manager” in the subject line. References will not be contacted unless you are selected for an interview.

Staff Attorney
Role:
Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) permanently protects land, water and wildlife habitat to enhance the quality of life in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln and Union counties, as well as in the southern portions of Catawba and Iredell. CLC is the lead agency for The Carolina Thread Trail (CTT), a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that connect 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. The Staff Attorney role is integral to the success of advancing the missions of CLC and CTT. The position will support the Land Conservation and Stewardship teams to advise on complex land conservation transactions, conservation easement amendment requests, condemnations on CLC-owned preserves and other matters. The Staff Attorney will also support CTT in their work with local governments and landowners to acquire trail easements and maintenance agreements.

Responsibilities:

The Staff Attorney will represent the interests of Catawba Lands Conservancy and Carolina Thread Trail in:
Draft agreements, including conservation easements, trail easements, memoranda of understanding, contracts
Support negotiation of agreements and property closings
Respond to and manage: requests for conservation easement amendments, requests for easements or rights of way, condemnation filings, violations of conservation easements, grant contract amendments
Evaluate and advise on risk management, including liability insurance, conservation insurance, program and volunteer participant waivers
Engage and supervise outside counsel, as needed
Perform legal research
Special projects, as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

Education and Experience:


• NC licensed attorney
• Experience with real estate transactions
• Experience with conservation
• Experience with nonprofits and local government
Personal Traits:
• Ability to work effectively with little supervision and to work closely as part of a dynamic and motivated team with the ability to earn the trust and respect of others
• A proactive self-starter with the ability to take on multiple evolving and changing priorities and adjust quickly and efficiently
• Strong verbal and written communication skills; strong organizational skills
• Attention to detail and accurate work product
• A passion for conservation and outdoor recreation, and a willingness to work with people from diverse backgrounds to advance CLC and CTT’s missions
• “Team over self” approach and understanding of mission-driven work

Compensation Information:

This position is part-time with a pay rate of $30.00/hour and approximately 28 hours expected per week. The hours and work location are flexible, and the position may be conducted remotely with occasional meetings in the office or field.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three references in a single PDF, by email to Bart Landess, Executive Director.

Please include “CLC/CTT Staff Attorney” in the subject line. References will not be contacted unless you are selected for an interview.

Administrative Assistant

Role:
Catawba Lands Conservancy (CLC) permanently protects land, water and wildlife habitat to enhance the quality of life in Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln and Union counties, as well as in the southern portions of Catawba and Iredell. CLC is the lead agency for The Carolina Thread Trail (CTT), a regional network of greenways, trails and blueways that connect 15 counties, 2 states and 2.3 million people. The Administrative Assistant role supports the missions of both CLC and CTT.

Reports to: Executive Director

Responsibilities:
Administrative assistance to and response to requests from Executive Director and other department directors
Planning, organizing and scheduling appointments and meetings
Communication with the Boards of Directors
Organizing and maintaining Board records, including reports, meeting materials, resolutions and minutes
Taking, finalizing, and filing meeting minutes
Assist with collection and organization of data and preparation of reports
Welcome office visitors and guests
Answer and direct phone calls and emails to the “info” account
Manage mail and deliveries, office supplies, phone system and inventories of stationery and collateral materials
Serve as primary contact for questions and issues regarding office space
Assist with planning and execution of events
Special projects, as needed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Prior experience as an administrative assistant
  • Knowledge of office equipment such as copiers, printers, postage machines, etc.
  • Proficiency with MS Office
  • Ability to prioritize work and juggle competing priorities
  • Communication skills, written and verbal, with internal and external constituents
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Board and committee meetings are often held outside of normal office hours to accommodate our volunteers, so willingness and ability to work outside of office hours is required.

Personal Traits:

  • Ability to work effectively with little supervision and to work closely as part of a dynamic and motivated team with the ability to earn the trust and respect of others
  • A proactive self-starter with the ability to take on multiple evolving and changing priorities and adjust quickly and efficiently
  • “Team over self” approach and understanding of mission-driven work

Compensation Information:
This position is part-time with a pay rate of $15.00/hour and approximately 28 hours expected per week. The hours and work location are flexible, and the position will be conducted both in person and remotely.

How to Apply:
Applicants should submit 1) cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) a list of three references in a single PDF, by email to Bart Landess, Executive Director.

Please include “CLC/CTT Administrative Assistant” in the subject line. References will not be contacted unless you are selected for an interview.

 

 

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