Annual Giving Director

National Outdoor Leadership School

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Annual Giving Director is a full-time position responsible for the strategy, execution and management of a comprehensive annual giving program. This role is crucial to building a culture of philanthropy at NOLS and to expanding the pipeline of major gift donors and prospects, building an annual giving program focused on acquisition and retention, leading to an annual fundraising goal of $3M+. This role will coordinate and help shape the strategies around annual giving solicitations, including the selection of appropriate channels, target populations, and messaging, with a goal of continued growth.

At its core, this position is project management and data analysis, providing the Advancement team with continuous updates on appeal planning, status, and timelines; working with vendors, internal team members, and CAO on implementing the annual appeal calendar across multiple channels; providing metrics and reporting for each complete appeal, analyzing data on year over year performance, and tracking metrics to goals; and thinking creatively about new appeals, segments, and data points.

This position requires a high degree of judgment, responsibility, organization, collaboration, and management. Implementing effective written and oral communication skills is essential. The ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, work across multiple departments, and meet continuous deadlines is a must.

Key Logistical Information:

  • Salary: $110,000 - $120,000 (USD)
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Location: Remote
  • Start date: Two weeks from the time of offer.
  • Benefits: This position is eligible for Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending account, Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Long Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time off, 403(b), 403(b) contribution, and more.
  • Questions: Please contact [email protected]
  • Application Deadline: August 20th, 2023

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About National Outdoor Leadership School

Who are we and what can we offer you?

NOLS is a nonprofit global wilderness school that seeks to help people step forward boldly as a leader.

We believe that anyone can be a leader; it is our role to provide the environment and training to help people discover their full potential. We do that in classrooms close to home and in remote wilderness areas around the world. We are an organization with heart, expertise, and wildness, and these qualities help us support powerful, authentic experiences.

NOLS really is a great place to work:

  • We have locations in seven U.S. states, and six countries; and courses in all 50 U.S. states and over 10 countries.
  • We have fantastic employee discounts on top outdoor gear brands
  • We offer discounts on NOLS Courses for you and your family
  • All employees can benefit of free Outdoor Equipment "Rental" at our various locations
  • Insurance Coverage: Medical, dental, and vision benefits are available at a special NOLS rate to seasonal employees. Full-time employees are eligible for benefits package. 
  • Wellness Time: Accrued leave that may be used for many HR-approved reasons throughout the season.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to counselors that are available 24/7 to assist employees with work-life balance concerns.

Posted 6 months ago
Lander, Wyoming
Education Requirement
Bachelor's Degree
Experience Requirement
1-5 years