Why Work at Point Blue?
Point Blue Conservation Science is a growing and internationally renowned non-profit with over 160 staff and scientists based in Petaluma, California. Founded in 1965 as Point Reyes Bird Observatory, our mission and programs have evolved over time to include a broad range of conservation activity, from restoration to environmental education to innovative work in the field of regenerative agriculture. We have a proven track record of scientific excellence.
We advance conservation of nature for wildlife and people through science, partnerships, and outreach in California and from Alaska to Antarctica. Our scientists work closely with wildlife managers, private landowners, ranchers, other conservation stakeholders, and federal, state, and local government agencies to increase the pace, scale, and impact of climate-smart conservation. The development operations manager will play an important role ensuring that our field practitioners have the financial resources needed to make a difference during one of the most significant periods in the history of the environmental movement.
The development team at Point Blue consists of the chief development officer, two major gift officers, two foundations/technical grants officers, one annual fund/events manager, and one supporting staff person. The development operations manager will interface closely with this team as well as our finance team. The development team is currently operating in year one of a three-year strategic plan, with the goal of launching a comprehensive fundraising campaign in the near future. This is an exciting opportunity to join a mature fundraising team as we aim to build on current success. Ideal candidates will possess strong analytical skills and serve as a thought partner to the chief development officer as we seek to grow our donor community.
We recognize that increasing racial, gender, cultural, and other diversity, equity, and inclusion factors at Point Blue and in our partnerships is essential for the success of our mission, vision, and strategy. We are actively engaging in a process to create lasting organizational change.
Responsible for managing and optimizing development processes and tools that are crucial to a thriving fundraising function. Serves as the organizational development data leader through expert management of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge/NXT donor database, responsible for gift processing, receipts, acknowledgment of contributions; maintains integrity of donor financial and non-financial records. Additionally, the development operations manager is responsible for data pulls, reporting and analysis, leads the organization in how to best take advantage of technical advancements, and serves as database operational support for the development team as well as the primary liaison between the development and finance teams.
Database Management & Operations: 60%
Reporting and Analytics: 30%
Other Duties as Assigned: 10%
None currently, but could manage volunteers or short-term contract staff in the future.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Certifications and/or Licenses:
Preferred Education and Experience:
This position requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in information science or related field and 5+ years of experience in non-profit database management or related field.
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Point Blue provides a comprehensive benefit package including employer paid medical and dental for staff and 75% for dependents. Other benefits include life insurance, long-term care, long- and short-term disability, flexible spending accounts, and retirement plans.
This position is posted with a salary range of $70,000 to $94,000 depending on experience.
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use “Development Operations Manager” in the subject line. Applications due by April 15, 2022.
Point Blue is committed to increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to join our teams. We strongly encourage applications from people with backgrounds that are under-represented in the conservation community.
Point Blue is proud to be an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate against applicants or employees because of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, citizenship status, disability status of an otherwise qualified individual, membership or application for membership in an 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.