Employment Opportunities

The Hunterdon Land Trust still has an opening for a part-time Development Director.

Position Description: Part Time Development Director

The Organization

The Hunterdon Land Trust is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the integrity of the rural landscapes in the Hunterdon County region by protecting and enhancing natural resources, and the cultural landscape of the historic Dvoor Farm, for public enjoyment and education.

The Position

The Development Director works closely with and reports directly to the Executive Director and plays a critical role in managing individual giving efforts for the organization with an emphasis on expanding and diversifying funding. The position is part time at approximately 16-20 hours/week.


Maintain the donor database and oversee specific development strategies to support the organization’s approx. $600,000 annual operating budget; duties primarily pertain to individual giving (including online giving and major donors), corporate sponsorships, and donor communications. Support additional fundraising campaigns as needed.

Internal Leadership

• Develop and manage annual development work plan and budget.
• Coordinate quarterly Development Committee meetings.

Donor Outreach and Cultivation

• Oversee individual fundraising efforts.
• Coordinate appeal mailings and produce gift acknowledgement letters.
• Manage the donor database (Donor Perfect); run queries to produce mailing lists for solicitations.
• Support Executive Director to identify, cultivate, and steward prospective donors (including major gifts).
• Maintain files and track efforts to evaluate outcomes.

Development Support

• Manage sponsorship programs.
• Collaborate with event-planning staff as necessary.
• Collaborate with appropriate staff to ensure integration between financial, accounting, outreach, and fundraising systems.

Qualifications include:

• Genuine interest in Hunterdon Land Trust’s mission.
• Significant experience and demonstrated success in the following areas:  donor database management, corporate giving, individual donors, and public relations.
• Strong interpersonal and organization skills; attention to detail; and ability to prioritize.
• Ability to work in fast-paced yet collegial environment.
• Superior writing, editing, and oral communications skills.
• Demonstrated understanding of ethics and best practices related to development activities.
• A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of relevant experience (or equivalent total experience).

HLT offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and flexible work environment.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements (for 16 hours/week) to judy@hunterdonlandtrust.org by January 21st. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered. Additional information about Hunterdon Land Trust can be found
at www.hunterdonlandtrust.org.

You can also download a PDF of the job opportunity here.