Development Manager – Santa Lucia Conservancy

The Santa Lucia Conservancy (Conservancy) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust incorporated in 1995 to protect and steward in perpetuity the unique natural, cultural, and aesthetic values of the Santa Lucia Preserve and serve as a model of ecologically sustainable development to communities outside of the Preserve. Located in the northern Santa Lucia Mountains near Carmel, CA, the Conservancy is dedicated to advancing the art and science of conservation-compatible development through adaptive
land management, conservation easement stewardship, ecological research, and environmental education programs.

The Conservancy owns and manages through conservation easements 18,000 acres of land within the 20,000-acre Santa Lucia Preserve to protect and enhance their extraordinary ecological values. In addition, the Conservancy works with a variety of academic and environmental partners to conduct and promote land management and ecological research to increase our understanding of local natural resources and the interactions between human communities and the natural environment. The Development Manager is responsible for identifying and researching individuals, foundations, corporations/businesses, and public agencies for potential funding opportunities; developing, writing, submitting, and tracking compelling appeals and grant proposals; creating and maintaining strong positive relationships with current and prospective funders and supporters; and overseeing accurate funder/gift data with associated pipeline and reports using the Little Green Light CRM; and supporting annual funder/supporter cash flow budgeting.

The Development Manager supervises the Communications and Outreach Coordinator, co-supervises the Executive Assistant along with the Executive Director, and works directly with finance and program staff to assure effective grant administration.

The annual salary range for this position is $95,000 to $110,000 depending on experience and qualifications. Santa Lucia Conservancy offers a competitive benefit package including health, dental, vision, FSA, and life insurance, a 401(k) with up to a 6% employer match, 12 paid holidays, vacation, and paid sick leave.

How to Apply
To apply submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (email & phone) of three professional references. A single PDF file is preferred. Direct your application to Jamison Watts, Executive Director, [email protected]. Please put the position title, Development Manager, in the email subject line.

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of November 10, 2023, in order to ensure consideration. Position open until filled.

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