Montana Conservation Corps

  • Development Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MT-Bozeman
    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/17/2018 6:04 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    To Apply

    When creating your profile, please be sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. All of this information must be merged into a single file to be uploaded under the link "upload resume." Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date: July 2nd.


    About the Position

    The Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting Montana Conservation Corps’ fundraising and outreach goals. The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and is a member of the Marketing, Communications, and Development Team.  Principal responsibilities include assisting in the implementation of a multi-faceted fund development plan and managing day-to-day fund development activities to grow contributions and increase MCC’s visibility to potential donors across our service region and beyond.   Principal duties include managing friend-raising and fundraising events, external giving campaigns, and fundraising appeals, as well as processing and recording donor and gift information and stewarding donor relationships.


    About Montana Conservation Corps

    Montana Conservation Corps (MCC) has a twenty-seven year history of providing youth leadership development and stewardship opportunities in a conservation corps format throughout Montana and neighboring states.  MCC is in the process of expanding its programming and thus its marketing, communications, and development activities. 

    MCC is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that instills hope and purpose in a new generation of young leaders who get things done to improve our lands and communities. Through hands-on service, our participants, including teens, young adults, and veterans, develop the self-awareness, grit, people skills, connection to place, and respect for their own power to enact change, to be leaders, stewards of the land, and engaged citizens who improve their communities. In turn, these young leaders improve hundreds of miles of trails and tens of thousands of acres of habitat each year. In 2017, over 600 youth, from local communities and reservations, and recruited nationally into our AmeriCorps program, will serve on a crew or as an intern for 3 to 11 months. MCC is based in Bozeman, MT, with regional offices in Bozeman, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. We work throughout the Northern Rockies and Plains.


    About Bozeman, Montana

    Bozeman is known for outdoor recreation and a high quality of life, as demonstrated by its top rankings in magazines like OutsideNational Geographic AdventurerPowder Magazine, and Fly Rod and Reel. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive into the valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand why people want to live, work and play here. Add the culture amenities of a local symphony and ballet, the vibrancy of a college community, and an energetic downtown, Bozeman is the complete package. For more information, visit:


    Term of Employment

    This is a full-time (40 hours/week), hourly staff position that requires periodic evening and weekend work.  This position will have recurring access to vulnerable populations and requires possession of a driver’s license.  



    Pay will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health/dental insurance with co-pay and 401K retirement plan with 5% employer match. 


    Equal Opportunity

    MCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer where employment is based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination because of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.


    While this position description describes the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position, it is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All Montana Conservation Corps positions may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities.


    • Assisting in the development of a comprehensive annual fund development plan designed to support MCC’s fundraising and general outreach goals
    • Engaging in direct fundraising appeals to MCC donors and supporters, to include alumni, youth participant parents, and general donors and supporters
    • Developing, implementing, and managing friend raising and donor cultivation events
    • Managing MCC’s participation in external donor giving campaigns
    • Identifying and building relationships with key individual donors and groups
    • Processing, recording, and managing donor and gift information utilizing the Salesforce CRM program and other fund development and communications platforms
    • Assisting in the development and implementation of a plan to increase funding from corporations and businesses
    • Developing and managing a plan for peer-to-peer fundraising
    • Assisting in the development of an annual fund development budget
    • Assisting in the development and management of a fund development calendar
    • Assisting in the development of fund development marketing materials
    • Conducting prospect research for new funding opportunities
    • Compiling necessary materials for and assisting in the completion of grant applications and reports
    • Participating in regional stewardship events
    • Other responsibilities as required


    The Development Coordinator must possess strong interpersonal skill, common sense, and a warm and outgoing personality.  This is extremely important given the diverse nature of our constituency and the communications aspects of the position, both internal and external. The Development Coordinator must be able to build and maintain a strong rapport and positive relationships with donors, prospective donors, and staff.  Key knowledge, skills, and abilities include:

    • Three+ years of experience working in a nonprofit development environment
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent experience
    • Knowledge of fund development and communications platforms
    • Skills in event planning and management
    • Ability to think and act strategically
    • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines under pressure
    • Outstanding organizational skills
    • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
    • Exceptional writing, editing, messaging, and oral communications skills, including the ability to make presentations, both verbal and written
    • Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences; good “people skills”
    • Able and willing to travel and work a variable schedule when necessary


    The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Must have the ability to lift event boxes, tables, and chairs that can weigh 25-30 lbs
    • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
    • Must be able to drive a vehicle


    • Experience with MCC or a similar conservation corps
    • Experience with Salesforce
    • Experience with Adobe Creative Suites


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