Director of Development



Bethesda, MD
United States

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Position Overview:  Rock Creek Conservancy is a small, but growing nonprofit that serves as the philanthropic and stewardship partner to Rock Creek (national) park and is a local watershed organization. The Director of Development will lead development and communication strategy and operations to raise awareness of the Conservancy’s work and mission, to grow attendance and engagement at programs and in stewardship, and to build philanthropic support for the Conservancy’s work. Major responsibilities will include the following:

  • Launch and lead a multi-million-dollar capital campaign
  • Develop individual giving program, including significant growth in major gifts
  • With support from development staff, grow institutional giving
  • With executive director and park superintendent, identify and build processes to empower all staff and board members as fundraisers or partners
  • Document, train staff, and adaptively manage strong development processes, including metrics to track progress towards revenue and stewardship goals
  • Work with board and leadership volunteer committees to build fundraising and ambassadorship capabilities and comfort 

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How to Apply:

Rock Creek Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer. Please send a resume and cover letter to with your name and position in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after November 21. Rock Creek Conservancy offers a competitive benefits package; salary range for this position is $80,000 – $100,000.