Are you a dynamic and accomplished fundraiser, communicator and manager yearning to make a difference on climate change, habitat loss, and other threats to wildlife and people? We are looking for a curious, smart, collaborative, enthusiastic, and experienced leader to head our Advancement Team and increase funding for a growing conservation science non-profit working on the most urgent environmental challenges of our time.

Position Summary

The Advancement Director (AD) manages and directs Point Blue’s development efforts by leading collaborative planning, implementation, and regular assessment of fundraising strategies to support our climate-smart conservation vision and goals. The AD oversees a team of five full-time staff to grow and cultivate major donors, planned giving, institutional fundraising, and donor and member engagement. The AD also works closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Science Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Communications, program Group Directors and Advancement Operations Manager, as well as the Board of Directors. Priorities include growing our major donor pipeline, increasing unrestricted giving and increasing planned giving. The AD reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

The AD is responsible for jointly raising approximately 50% of Point Blue’s annual budget (currently approximately $13 million), supporting science and technical fundraising for the other half led by program staff, and doubling unrestricted giving to roughly $2 million/year by 2020. S/he will collaboratively develop and manage targeted funding campaigns around Point Blue’s top priorities. The AD will have a demonstrated commitment to and passion for conservation, integrity and excellence, reflective of Point Blue’s core values so essential to our success. 


Essential Functions

The AD will implement and manage a diversified development program including individual philanthropy; foundation, government agency and corporate relations as well as proposal development, solicitation, and reporting; annual donor and member giving programs; community engagement; and special events. Working in collaboration with staff and board, s/he will:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Compensation and Benefits

Point Blue offers competitive compensation commensurate with experience, 100% medical and dental premium coverage, partial coverage of dependents (75%) including domestic partners, long term care insurance, vision, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance coverage, as well as generous leave time and 401(k) Plan matching contribution. 


Physical Environment

Continuous sitting, fine finger movements, and visual capacity to work with/at a computer station for extended periods of time. Ability to work outside in conjunction with staff, donors and partners. 


How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume and salary expectations to:  Please put “Advancement Director” in the subject line. Position will be open until filled.  



Point Blue is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in a uniformed service, or membership in any other class protected by applicable law and will make reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities to complete the application and/or participate in the interview process.