Donor Relations Officer

Western Rivers Conservancy (WRC) seeks a Donor Relations Officer to help us cultivate and steward our growing donor base. If you are enthusiastic about river conservation and skilled at conveying that enthusiasm to others, this position may be perfect for you. Working with our seasoned Director of Donor Relations (DDR), you will be responsible for identifying and soliciting major gifts. You will report to the DDR and coordinate with the rest of our five-member development team. This position requires regular overnight travel as well as multi-day fly fishing trips with donors and prospects. You may either be based at our Portland, Oregon headquarters or work remotely in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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About Western Rivers Conservancy

Western Rivers Conservancy protects outstanding river ecosystems in the western United States through land acquisition. We buy land along the West’s finest rivers and streams to conserve habitat for fish and wildlife, protect key sources of cold water and provide public access for all to enjoy. The riverlands we protect become community treasures, not for some, but for all. WRC is committed to creating an organization that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, and is actively inclusive of the rich and varied perspectives that diversity brings.

Essential Job Functions

Overall Major Gifts Program

Donor Identification and Strategy

Donor Cultivation, Solicitation and Stewardship

Required Skills and Abilities

Preferred Skills and Abilities

SALARY: $75,000 - $105,000 depending on experience and location, with added consideration for cost of living if based in San Francisco.

BENEFITS: WRC’s benefits package includes medical, dental and long-term disability insurance; employer contributions to your 403(b) retirement plan; generous PTO; a flex plan and bicycle commuter benefit. If you are based in Portland you will have the option of working from home on Fridays when our office officially reopens.

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume and cover letter using this link. Applications may also be mailed to: WRC Hiring Committee, 71 SW Oak St. Suite 100, Portland, OR 97204.

All WRC employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and new hires must be fully vaccinated before their first day of work. Reasonable accommodations will be made for medical and religious reasons.

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