We’re hiring for a full-time Director of Donor Relations to lead a comprehensive fundraising program, cultivate donor relations, and organize fundraising events/engagements. The ideal candidate is team-oriented, has five or more years of successful non-profit fundraising experience, and will bring a strong commitment to growing philanthropy that extends HeartLands’ reach throughout the region. The next development leader will have a growth and abundance mindset, the energy and experience to engage local communities, volunteers, and donors, and an excitement for promoting and supporting HeartLands Conservancy’s mission and new strategic direction.

The primary role of the Director of Donor Relations is to oversee initiatives to strengthen the financial growth and stability of the organization by working with the President & CEO to establish goals and implementation plans that support a comprehensive fundraising program and by participating in organizational strategic planning and decision-making as a member of the senior leadership team.

HeartLands Conservancy is a leading environmental nonprofit and conservation land trust headquartered in the St. Louis, Missouri, Metropolitan Area (“Metro East” Illinois), serving southern Illinois. The organization works to empower and collaborate with the people of southern Illinois to advance and protect the health of our distinctive communities and nationally significant cultural and natural resources. This is accomplished through three program areas that use planning, conservation, and technical services to assist communities and organizations.

The organization is adopting a new strategic plan, which includes ambitious goals for equitably improving the health of our region’s land, water, and communities. Since 1989, HeartLands Conservancy has conserved over 10,000 acres of natural areas, green spaces, and farmland in southern Illinois and partnered with many communities toward a thriving future.

For more information and to apply visit our Careers webpage: https://heartlandsconservancy.org/careers/