National Forest Foundation
Vice President for Major Gifts
The National Forest Foundation seeks to recruit a seasoned and highly motivated major gift fundraiser to significantly augment leadership gifts and to establish and work with a high level Donor Council.
Founded by Congress in 1991, the National Forest Foundation (NFF) works with the U.S. Forest Service to care for our natural treasures on behalf of the millions of visitors they receive each year. The National Forest Foundation brings people together to restore and enhance our National Forests and Grasslands. As a nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service, NFF engages America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. They also administer private gifts to benefit units of the National Forest System. In helping the U.S. Forest Service fulfill its mission "to maintain the health, diversity and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations" we work in close collaboration with local people and communities. The NFF believes that communities should play a leading role in determining the future of the 193-million-acre National Forest System. Brimming with natural values for America's people and communities, our 193-million-acre National Forest System gives us clean air and water, diverse wildlife habitat and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Today, the challenges to the future of all these values are as complex and numerous as the forest ecosystems themselves. From wildfire to invasive species to climate change, many factors threaten the resources we need and the wild places we cherish. With millions of acres in need of restoration and millions of people unaware of how National Forests enrich their lives, the NFF set forth on a campaign of restoration called Treasure Landscapes, Unforgettable Experiences. The NFF is working to restore our damaged forests and restore Americans’ connection to these public lands.
The goals of this campaign include:
The NFF has assets of $8.8 and a professional staff of 20. The organization is guided by a dedicated 23-member Board of Directors. John Hendricks, founder and chairman of Discovery Communications, serves as chairman of the NFF’s Board of Directors.
Vice President of Major Gifts
The NFF is in the last quarter of the $100 million Treasured Landscapes campaign (TL), focused on advancing long-term conservation and stewardship at 14 key landscapes across the country. The Vice President of Major Gifts is a newly created position and is expected to enhance the NFF’s drive to reach a new level of major donor engagement, and inspire and support a greater capacity to capture greater philanthropic resources to support the NFF’s annual program agenda. The Vice President will work in close partnership with the President, Vice President of Conservation Programs, and Vice President of Development and Communications. The Vice President for Major Gifts will work with the regional staff leadership to insure continuity of outreach to major donors is handled in deep alignment with the programmatic agenda of the NFF.
The Vice President will be responsible for growing individual philanthropic support of the NFF and working with the Chairman, Chairman’s Leadership Council, President, volunteer Board leadership and NFF staff to achieve the NFF’s ambitious goals. The Vice President will preferably be based in Washington, D.C., but can also be located in New York or San Francisco. The Vice President will report to the President, work closely with the Board and Board Chair and interact with all key senior NFF staff leadership.
The overarching goals of the Vice President include:
Professional Qualifications and Personal Attributes:
The Vice President should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:
Compensation for the Vice President includes a competitive compensation and an excellent package of health and other employee benefits.
Interested candidates should send their resume to: Daniel Sherman, President, Explore Company at email@example.com. Refer to NFF in the subject line. No phone calls please.
National Forest Foundation is an Equal Opportunity
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