At Point Blue, we are team of committed, passionate, conservation scientists, researchers, educators, fundraisers, and administrators.  We all share a passion for making a difference in the health of our planet.

Please view our job postings and consider joining our team!

Director of Development

Point Blue seeks a highly accomplished development professional to become its Director of Development (DOD) to lead the fundraising effort and contribute to the overall strategic management required to achieve its urgent goals.

Successful candidates will possess a record of significant and consistent fundraising success and demonstrated leadership in growing major gifts, planned giving, membership, communications and marketing programs.  The DOD will lead collaborative planning, development and implementation of diversified fundraising and related communications strategies to support and advance Point Blue’s climate-smart conservation vision and goals. 

The DOD will have an excellent track record in building and managing a development team as well as in working with other staff leaders, Board members and other donors to establish and achieve fundraising and organizational goals.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in building positive and nurturing working relations with staff, board members, major donors, foundation representatives and others.  S/he will also have experience with the implementation and use of information technologies and social media to advance Point Blue’s development strategies and goals.

The DOD reports to and works in close partnership with the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  S/he oversees the Development Group and collaborates with the Management Team, Board of Directors, finance staff and others. 

The DOD will have a demonstrated commitment to the highest levels of integrity and excellence, reflective of Point Blue’s core values so essential to our success.  Our key values include commitment to scientific rigor, collaboration, innovation, excellence, nature, complete integrity and shared responsibility.

Job Responsibilities
The DOD is responsible for the implementation and management of a diversified fund development program including individual giving, foundation relations, corporate and government agency proposal development, solicitation and reporting, membership development, marketing, and special events.  The DOD will serve on Point Blue’s Management Team and participate regularly in Point Blue Board of Directors meetings.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:


Compensation and Benefits

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

To Apply

Email resumes to:  Please include a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications along with two recent writing samples and three references.  No calls please.  Point Blue is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Starting Salary Range: Very competitive, based on experience
Hours/Benefits: Full time with excellent benefits
Reports to: President and CEO
Location: Petaluma Headquarters
Position: Open until filled; ongoing review of applications

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