FLSA Status: Exempt, Full-time
Reports to: Executive Director
Location: Primarily on-site
About Friends of the Verde River
The Verde River is one of the last remaining healthy, perennially flowing rivers left in Arizona. The Verde River system, including its connected streams, creeks, and groundwater resources, supports the economies of rural Verde Valley communities and businesses both as a vital water supply and as a driver of tourism and recreation. Friends of the Verde River is a nonprofit conservation organization that has been working collaboratively for the past decade to restore and sustain river flows and habitat, while building community connections to the Verde River and its tributaries.
The Director of Stewardship is a member of the management team at Friends of the Verde River. This position is responsible for designing, implementing, and directing an integrated and comprehensive stewardship program that promotes engagement and connection with donors at all levels. The Director is a forward-thinking, innovative, and energetic professional with proven success in donor stewardship, capable of developing and orchestrating the advancement of our mission and vision. The Director manages a team (currently 2.8 FTE) with responsibilities for fundraising, events, communications, and marketing.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of stewardship, development, and donor relations experience, as well as high proficiency in project management, attention to detail, prioritization of work, and organizational skills. Previous supervisory experience, excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, and high competence in computer programs, web-based content management systems and applications, and digital/social media platforms are desired.
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