Associate Director of Philanthropy – Sonoma Land Trust


The Associate Director of Philanthropy is responsible for developing strategies for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of major donors to support Sonoma Land Trust’s mission and revenue needs. They are the lead architect for the major gifts program and help other staff and volunteers conduct major gifts fundraising. The person in this role will manage an active portfolio of major gift donors.

During capital campaigns, they take a leadership role in working with board and staff in securing lead campaign commitments, including annual gifts, multi-year pledges and planned gift commitments. The ideal candidate is a seasoned development professional with an entrepreneurial spirit who is quick to understand donors’ motivations and can communicate in ways that influence and motivate. The Associate Director of Philanthropy serves the greater San Francisco Bay region, and connects with donors in the greater North Bay area, primarily in Sonoma County.

Executive Director of Sonoma Land Trust, Eamon O’Byrne, shares: “We have intentionally built and cultivated a culture of philanthropy at SLT. At SLT, fundraising is everyone’s job! We believe that donors engaging in this work are bringing about systemic change on how we care for and support the life support systems of our planet.”


To apply for this position, or to request additional information on the opportunity, please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to Victoria Silverman at [email protected]\

View full job description.