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Michigan League of Conservation Voters — Major Gifts Officer

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer to raise financial support for our organization by cultivating and stewarding a group of qualified donors, increasing donor retention rate, and growing levels of giving and involvement.

The ideal candidate will be an energetic fundraiser who can deliver on ambitious goals and make a compelling case for investing in political action and policy change to protect Michigan’s land, air and water. He or she will be a natural relationship builder who can navigate crowds, as well as one-on-one meetings, and who can translate electoral, accountability, citizen engagement and public education campaigns into compelling offers for financial support. This position is an opportunity to build relationships across the state, to build power at the intersection of the environment and politics, and to provide meaningful opportunities for generous people to contribute to a mission that matters.

About the Michigan League of Conservation Voters

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a statewide political organization whose mission is to elect pro-conservation candidates to office and to hold all decision makers accountable for protecting Michigan’s land, air and water. We work closely with elected officials, business leaders, partner organizations and advocates from across the state, and we have built a reputation as the leading, non-partisan political voice for Michigan’s land, air and water.

Michigan LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We assure equal treatment in hiring selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, discipline and other personnel practices and terms or conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, genetic testing status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender status, or any other protected class established by all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

Job Responsibilities

The Major Gifts Officer reports to the Development Director and they are responsible for the following:

  • Identifying and managing a portfolio of qualified prospects and donors throughout the state,
  • Setting individual goals based on donor history and potential, and then creating and delivering on individual stewardship plans for donors that include regular updates about the impact of their gift, polished publications and marketing materials, and genuine personal contact,
  • Working closely with board members and other volunteer major gift fundraisers to integrate them into a broader major donor strategy,
  • Working with the Programs, Operations and Executive teams to create offers, proposals and asks to secure gifts that represent our work and include appropriate project information such as budgets and timelines,
  • Creating monthly and quarterly reports that reflect portfolio activity and performance, and acting on those results to improve performance and reach goals,
  • Working closely with the Development Director to support additional staff and Executive Director to plan for and achieve monthly fundraising goals, including financial event goals,
  • Traveling regularly around the state and often working outside of an office setting.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who are motivated to raise money for political action and policy change, who are natural and genuine relationship-builders, and who are results-oriented. You should have:

  • A track record of managing people, process and deadlines necessary to achieve fundraising goals,
  • An ability to qualify donors that represent the highest giving potential for our organization, create reasonable individual financial goals and create personal contact and ask plans,
  • A strong desire to build new relationships, listen to people from diverse backgrounds, meet them where they are, and create partnerships that are mutually meaningful,
  • Writing and speaking skills that translate into compelling pitches, effective asks and meaningful reports to donors on the impact of his/her gifts that protect and reflect the mission, goals and values of our organization,
  • A consistent approach to new ideas with a sense of possibility and a can-do attitude,
  • A belief that who we elect matters and that the protection of Michigan’s land, air and water should be a political priority.

Benefits and Compensation

Michigan LCV offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the following: health and dental coverage, long-term and short-term disability coverage, life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, reimbursements for business-related travel, a generous paid time off policy, and a team of smart, funny and kind colleagues working together to deliver on a mission that matters.

To apply please email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@michiganlcv.org

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Michigan League of Conservation Voters — Digital Communications Manager

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is seeking a full-time Digital Communications Manager to build and grow an online community of Michigan LCV members by creating and sharing inspiring and informative content that calls people to action to protect Michigan’s land, air and water.

The ideal candidate will be a natural at creating conversations that people want to be a part of and building a sense of community and belonging online. They will know how to maximize tools, technology, and resources to motivate people to stop scrolling and take action and they are looking for an opportunity to apply those skills to win victories air and clean water in Michigan. This position is an opportunity to apply the power and potential of online advocacy to protecting the Great Lakes State, grow a program into a successful model, and organize Michigan LCV’s statewide membership to make real, enduring change.

About the Michigan League of Conservation Voters

The Michigan League of Conservation Voters is a statewide political organization whose mission is to elect pro-conservation candidates to office and to hold all decision makers accountable for protecting Michigan’s land, air and water. We work closely with elected officials, business leaders, partner organizations and advocates from across the state, and we have built a reputation as the leading, non-partisan political voice for Michigan’s land, air and water.

Michigan LCV is an equal opportunity employer. We assure equal treatment in hiring selection, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, training, discipline and other personnel practices and terms or conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, genetic testing status, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender status, or any other protected class established by all applicable federal, state and local laws and ordinances.

Job Responsibilities

The Digital Communications Manager reports to the Communications Director and it’s preferred, but not required, that they are based out of our Ann Arbor office. They are responsible for the following:

  • Collecting stories from the field: Acting as a reporter in the field, covering our major events and organizing opportunities, collecting video footage, photos, quotes and takeaways, and leveraging that content to drive engagement and action online.
  • Managing and growing an activist email program: Designing, writing, and implementing email campaigns that advance campaigns and policy goals, meet activists where they are, and provide meaningful ways to get involved.
  • Managing and growing a social media program: Build a sense of community through quality online conversation and real-time sharing of our stories in the field, as well as daily news and actions that connect to our organizing and policy goals.
  • Building an online-to-offline activist pipeline: Work with our Outreach team to build a pipeline for activists who join Michigan LCV online and want to volunteer in person, or vice versa.
  • List building, testing and segmenting: Brings strategy and innovation to our digital program by building new, quality lists and testing new tactics to reach and engage new audiences.
  • Tracking and reporting: Supporting the Communications Director by tracking results of communications program, including email and social results and earned media coverage, and using that information to make better decisions.
  • Traveling: Being on the road and outside of the office regularly to cover events, interview members, and capture stories about local land, air and water issues. Estimated to be 4 – 5 days per month.

Qualifications

We are seeking candidates who know what it takes to design and run creative, impactful online advocacy campaigns, who can craft stories and start conversations quickly and relay them across digital platforms, who write and speak in an authentic, approachable voice, and who are goal-setters and results-oriented. You should have:

  • A sense of humor that shines through in your writing and conversations with people from all kinds of backgrounds and a comfort with building relationships across lines of difference,
  • An ability to write quickly and clearly, with experience interviewing people you’ve never met before and reporting on topics that were new to you,
  • Successfully grown an online community by creating and sharing content that hooked people and kept them engaged,
  • Enough tech-savviness to learn new digital platforms quickly, with experience using email advocacy databases and systems and website platforms like WordPress,
  • Top-notch organizational, time, and project management skills with practice balancing short-term deadlines with long-term deliverables and multiple storylines, conversations, and tasks to stay on top of,
  • An approach to new ideas with a sense of possibility,
  • Belief in Michigan LCV’s mission to protect access to and abundance of clean air, clean water, and public land.

Benefits and Compensation

Michigan LCV offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes the following: health and dental coverage, long-term and short-term disability coverage, life insurance coverage, a retirement savings program, reimbursements for business-related travel, a generous paid time off policy, and a team of smart, funny and kind colleagues working together to deliver on a mission that matters.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Other types of insurance
  • Retirement benefits or accounts
  • Employee discounts
  • Flexible schedules
  • Others
  • Workplace perks such as food/coffee and flexible work schedules

To apply please email a resume and short cover letter to jobs@michiganlcv.org