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Annual Fund Manager

Posted: 06/06/2024
Expires: 06/27/2024

Our Mission:

We advance the conservation of lands and waters in Maine to ensure ecological well-being and foster thriving communities. 

We understand that as in nature, diversity builds resilience. We uphold a working culture where unique identities and experiences are welcomed and appreciated. Our team is empathetic, committed and collaborative.  We seek employees that are not only capable and talented, but who care about supporting and respecting each other. We seek people who are interested in imagining creative solutions and continuous learning.

Position Overview:

The Annual Fund Manager is a pivotal member of our expanding philanthropy team, collaborating closely with the Director of Development to spearhead efforts aimed at elevating and growing the Annual Fund (currently at $3.1 million). Your passion for the vision, mission, and values together with an expertise in annual fundraising, including in a comprehensive campaign, is what we are seeking.  You will be entrusted with ensuring smooth operations and guiding Annual Fund initiatives to engage, solicit, and nurture annual giving donors and prospects across all levels.

What you will do:

  • Direct, implement, and evaluate our Annual Fund Program, generating income from donors through strategic multichannel marketing efforts, volunteer solicitations and face-to-face contact.
  • Create a comprehensive Annual Fund campaign strategy by seeking input from the development and major gifts teams and your MCHT conservation colleagues.
  • Collaborate with Communications team the guide the development and design of fundraising materials including comprehensive campaign assets.
  • Engage is all aspects of volunteer creation and engagement to include celebrating volunteers. (Board of trustees, Council, etc.)
  • Grow membership and participation in MCHT’s Next Wave group (donors 50 years old and younger).
  • Review existing donor population and develop strategies to cultivate and solicit higher gifts.
  • Collaborate with internal colleagues to ensure best practices for our online giving process, participate in group strategy discussions, and contribute to achieving the overall goals of the department.
  • Schedule and perform visits with annual donors and donor prospects to ensure continuity, which will involve travel.

What you will bring:

  • Excellent management skills, grounded in a commitment to collaboration and support.
  • Track record in relationship management and managing an annual fund in a campaign.
  • Ability to write clear and persuasive appeals.
  • Experience working in an integrated communications and development function at a nonprofit.
  • Confidence to create enthusiasm with staff, volunteers, and constituents and the communication skills to work with a wide range of people.
  • Skills to support the utilization of prospect research and creating solicitation strategies.
  • 8+ years of development and fundraising experience, especially in annual giving. A combination of bachelor’s degree and 5 years of fundraising experience is preferred.
  • You like to travel.

How and where you will work:

Work is performed in a normal office environment not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computer, printer, and other office equipment. Significant offsite travel is required.

We have offices in Topsham, Rockport, MDI, and Whiting, Maine and the location of this position is flexible. We have a hybrid work model with 2 office days and 3 home days.  No matter your office location, you will work once a month in Topsham to connect and collaborate with the team who sits here.

This is a permanent, full-time position with a benefits package including insurance, generous vacation and sick time, and a retirement plan. The annual starting salary range for this role is $66,800 to $74,500 and will depend upon experience.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send your COVER LETTER and RESUME to with “Fund Manager” in the subject line by June 27, 2024.

To review the full job description please follow this link: Annual Fund Manager Job Description

To learn more about Maine Coast Heritage Trust and our work visit our website at 

Maine Coast Heritage Trust is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating an inclusive culture where employees from diverse backgrounds can thrive and support our mission. We recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sex stereotyping, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law.

*External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.