DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA FOUNDATION
Job Title: Director of Development
Organization: Geological Society of America Foundation
Location: Geological Society of America Headquarters, Boulder, CO
Employment Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
The Geological Society of America:
The Geological Society of American (GSA) is the preeminent professional society supporting the geological sciences in America. Founded in 1888, GSA has over 25,000 members worldwide of whom about 20% are student and young professional members. In addition to a full publication program of major journals and monographs, GSA holds an annual meeting each fall attended by >6000 geoscience professionals, six regional meetings each spring, and selected collaborative international meetings, workshops, and field excursions. GSA interacts with more than fifty affiliated and associated societies across the globe. The Geological Society of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer. See http://www.geosociety.org
The Geological Society of American Foundation:
The chief executive officer of the GSAF is a President who reports to an eighteen- to twenty-member Board of Trustees that includes the Executive Director of GSA as an ex officio non-voting member. Board officers include a Chair, Vice-Chair, and Treasurer. Trustees are selected by the Board from a GSA Council-approved list of nominees. The GSAF President is an ex officio non-voting member of the GSA Council.
In addition to the President and the Director of Development, GSAF staff includes a Director of Corporate Partnerships, who is responsible for corporate giving and sponsorship, an Office Manager, and a Database Manager who oversees gift accounting and donor records. Part-time staff and interns are employed on an as-needed basis for clerical support, special projects, and back-up staffing at off-site meetings. An organization chart of the Foundation is attached.
Duties and Responsibilities of the Director of Development:
The Director of Development is a full-time job with responsibility for individual fund-raising on behalf of the GSAF. The Director of Development reports directly to the President of the Foundation and serves at the pleasure of the President and the Board of Trustees. His/her primary responsibilities are:
Specific duties of the Director of Development include:
The approximate allocation of work effort of the Director of Development shall be:
Professional Experience and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be an energetic and outgoing person with at least 8-10 years of varied fund-raising experience in the non-profit sector. S/He will be an excellent time-manager and be able to operate well in an informal environment that values a good deal of independence. S/He should willing and able to travel up to several weeks a month during some of the year. While it is not necessary that the candidate have a background in the sciences, a proven understanding of the culture of scientific professionals will be a significant asset. The successful candidate will have proven writing skills and will be comfortable speaking before a group of professionals.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable experience in, preferably, all of the following areas:
We seek a proven team-player who is flexible and able to work in a small development operation where each member must, at times, pitch in to forward the common purpose. A commitment to continuing professional development is highly valued.
The candidate selected will be willing to relocate to Boulder, Colorado if not already able to work at GSA headquarters in Boulder. Qualified candidates will be subject to a background check.
A bachelor’s degree is required and additional course work or comparable continuing education in the area of non-profit management will be preferred.
Benefits include health, dental, vision, paid PTO/holidays, and a 403(b) plan.
These may be sent as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Human Resources Geological Society of America 3300 Penrose Place P.O. Box 9140 Boulder, CO 80301
Applications will be reviewed as submitted until the position is successfully filled.
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