Now Hiring: Development Director

Job Announcement: Development Director

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Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.


Conservation Voters for Idaho (CVI) protects Idaho’s environment and quality of life by informing, engaging and empowering citizens who care about our natural heritage, thriving democracy, and healthy communities. CVI is seeking an organized, innovative, ambitious leader and communicator who is goal-driven and self-motivated, with significant experience in fund development to join our team. The Development Director will grow, cultivate, sustain, and develop robust relationships with CVI’s donor network to significantly increase CVI’s operations revenue and overall impact. This position will supervise a Development and Outreach Coordinator and reports to the Executive Director.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

● Identify prospective donors and funders and develop strategies to cultivate those relationships

● Develop and execute an ambitious, creative, cost-effective and efficient Development Plan for CVI, complete with hard-number goals and deadlines for measurable deliverables; 

● Draft and execute a comprehensive work plan to engage, grow and build CVI’s fundraising strategies—including regular fundraising emails, website engagement, direct-mail appeals, and social media campaigns;

● Provide leadership to and collaborate on additional fundraising efforts by staff, Board Members, and contracted employees, such as Board Members’ give-get expectations, call-time and outreach, and canvassing efforts that include fundraising asks for CVI;

● In coordination with the Executive Director provide assistance in grant writing and seeking new grant opportunities—ensuring timely submission of grant applications and timely reporting of existing grants;

● Oversee the planning and successful execution of CVI’s annual fundraising events in partnership with CVI’s Development and Outreach Coordinator;

● Facilitate and track call-time for Executive Director, arrange meetings, and provide information about donors and prospective donors;

● Oversee and support fundraising emails, direct mailing appeals and form letter thank you notes;

● Maintain strong working knowledge of Idaho’s environmental/political landscape,

● Participate in staff meetings, board meetings, and national meetings, including presenting updates when necessary. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Applicants should have:

● 5 – 7 years’ experience cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors through a variety of channels.

● 1 years’ experience in a year-round supervisory or management position

● A strong commitment to racial justice, equity, and inclusion and demonstrate an understanding of local and state political and cultural dynamics.

● Passion for the organization’s mission with a desire to be an ambassador for CVI.

● Relationship builder and people person.

● Proven leadership and team management skills;

● Expert written and verbal communication skills

● Excellent interpersonal skills and able to collaborate effectively.

● Ability to represent our organization.

● Ability to work under own initiative, as well as part of a team.

● Ability to work a flexible schedule and travel within Idaho as needed.

● Demonstrate cultural competency and a commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture.

● Working knowledge of Google Suite


● Experience with Database Management

● Experience with Grant Management

Qualifications and Competencies:

Designs and recommends strategy for their scope of responsibility and contributes to organizational strategy.


This is a full-time position based in Boise. While staff are currently returning to the office, CVI will continue to offer a flexible work environment by providing hybrid work.

Salary range is $52,000- $80,000 and will be dependent upon experience.

Competitive benefits include healthcare, vision, dental, and short-term disability with CVI paying the full premium for the employee, Retirement, Flexible Spending Account, Health ReimbursementAccount, generous time off including PTO, personal days, and holidays, and ability to work a flexible schedule. CVI is committed to providing a fulfilling professional experience for our staff. Investing in our employees, supporting their professional growth, and creating a workplace that is committed to excellence and works to create lasting change for Idaho is the foundation of our work. All CVI employees have access to a number of trainings, workshops, and professional development opportunities relevant to their position and career goals.

CVI is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a culturally diverse staff. We strongly encourage applications from people of color. This position may require some evening and weekend work.

To Apply

Send a resume, three professional references, and a cover letter that addresses your interest in the position to with the subject line “Development Director.”