JOB SUMMARY:The Chief Advancement Officer will lead the fund development efforts of River Heritage and is expected to plan and execute all aspects of the fundraising program, including but not limited to major gifts, annual and capital campaigns, grants, reporting, donor recognition, direct mail campaigns, email communications, fundraising and cultivation events, and board engagement. An important and early focus of the CAO will be to lead the successful execution of a multi-million-dollar comprehensive capital campaign described above. Following the successful conclusion of this initiative, the CAO will also be charged with expanding River Heritage’s annual fundraising program to increase long-term sustainable support for its mission that will aspire to $500,000 annually after five years. In all of these efforts, the CAO will look to increase donors and revenue to the organization, while also striving for broader community engagement. The CAO is the lead fundraising professional for River Heritage and should expect regular contact with current and potential major contributors in order to cultivate, solicit and steward gifts. The CAO must be professional in a wide variety of situations and be able to work closely with the Executive Director to support and guide all fundraising visits. The CAO must also analyze data to increase support by regularly improving methods for cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, retention, and increased giving across the region and beyond. This position is the key senior staff member to serve as liaison to the Board for fundraising. The CAO must be a team player, flexible in working with varied constituents including board members, donors, local community leaders, volunteers, and River Heritage staff among others. The CAO reports to the Executive Director.SALARY RANGE:$80,000 - $100,000TO APPLY:Ashley|Rountree and Associates has been retained by River Heritage Conservancy for this search. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume via email to email@example.com. In the subject line please reference River Heritage Conservancy. For confidential questions or inquiries, contact David Cobb at firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.SEE ATTACHMENT FOR FULL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION.