Point Blue is searching for an experienced fundraiser who can foster and grow relationships with individual donors and increase funding to achieve the time-critical, climate-smart conservation initiatives in Point Blue’s Strategic Plan.


The Director of Philanthropy (Director) will be responsible for growing a portfolio of annual and major donors to increase and build the sustainable base of support to fund the initiatives outlined in Point Blue’s Strategic Plan.  Reporting to the Director of Advancement, the Director will work independently and collaboratively to gradually increase support over the next few years toward the goal of achieving a portfolio of sustainable individual contributions of $1 million dollars annually by 2019.

The Director will be expected to understand the work of Point Blue’s scientists and develop a fluency in describing their work clearly and accurately to inspire support. The Director will leverage constructive and effective relationships with a wide range of people, including senior management, board members, donors, volunteers, public and private sector colleagues, and partners including financial/legal advisors in achieving annual and strategic fundraising goals.

The Director is responsible for creating donor strategies and stewarding relationships that evolve opportunities for donors to more deeply engage in and support Point Blue’s work. Effective stewardship will require participation in a range of individual and group cultivation activities, meetings over meals, planning and supporting donor events, field outings that showcase scientific work and other programs, preparation of proposals, reports and other stewardship materials, as well as accurate recording of donor relationship information.



A successful Director of Philanthropy will likely have:


Continuous sitting, fine finger movements, and visual capacity to work with/at a computer station for extended periods of time.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, salary history and references to jobs@pointblue.org.   Please put “Director of Philanthropy” in the subject line.  Position will remain 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.