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Managing Director of Development - Region 6

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Easton, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Managing Director of Development

Great Lakes/Atlantic Region

Volunteer Region 6

Ducks Unlimited, Inc., the continent’s leader in waterfowl and wetlands conservation, seeks a Managing Director of Development to provide strategic direction and leadership for the development major gift efforts in the Great Lakes/Atlantic Region, to include the states or Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio. In addition, the Managing Director is responsible for identifying, cultivating and soliciting major gifts from individuals, corporations and foundations to support the conservation mission of Ducks Unlimited.


  • Maintain a personal portfolio of high net-worth major gift prospects to cultivate, solicit and steward.
  • Partner with National Director to move assigned leadership prospects to philanthropic commitment.
  • Guide Directors of Development in strategy development for cultivating and soliciting major donor prospects.
  • Delegate assignments and evaluate staff performance in all areas including prospect management, solicitation and follow up activities.
  • Promote a cohesive fundraising team of staff and volunteers within the region to implement a comprehensive major gift program and support other fundraising activities.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with conservation and event staff within the region to further the development program and the mission of DU.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to develop state campaign and DOD work plans to foster growth and improvement in the development program.
  • Partner with Managing Director of Gift Planning to ensure teams are identifying and pursuing blended gifts.
  • Represent development on the Regional Leadership Team.
  • Serve as member of the development management and leadership prospect management teams.
  • Oversee the recruitment, onboarding/training, coaching, performance and retention of a cohesive team.


Experience and Education: Applicants must have a four-year degree from an accredited university, six years of fundraising experience which includes at least four years of development/major gift experience. Experience with comprehensive fundraising campaigns, relationships in and a working knowledge of the region’s philanthropic community, and an interest in outdoor conservation activities are also desired.

Communication Skills: Superb communications, writing, and presentation skills and ability to persuasively convey the mission of DU

Technological Proficiency: Computer literacy with a proficiency in the Microsoft Office products to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Power BI; experience with complex customer relationship management software

Interpersonal Skills: Proven success in building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents and in soliciting and securing major gifts

Reporting and Location: This position reports to the National Director of Development and works remotely at a mutually agreed upon city within the region. Candidates must be willing to work hours that extend outside of the typical workday and workweek throughout the year. Significant overnight travel is required.

Salary and Benefits Package: Salary commensurate with experience. We work hard to encourage everyone at Ducks Unlimited to bring their authentic selves to work every day. DU offers an exceptional benefit package that includes comprehensive group medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance, including spouse and dependent coverage; minimum three weeks paid vacation to start; paid sick leave and 10 paid holidays; 401(k) plan (including partial employer match); and tuition reimbursement.

Application Instructions: To apply, by December 18, submit a cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position and a resume highlighting your qualifications. For internal candidates, log into with your employee credentials, click MYSELF, TALENT, CAREER CENTER and follow the prompts to APPLY. For external candidates, visit, select the job title and follow the prompts to APPLY.

Applications will be considered as they are received, and position will remain open until filled. For more information regarding this position, please contact Human Resources at


It is the policy of Ducks Unlimited, Inc. to afford equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 or over), disability (physical, mental or visual), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), military and veteran status, immigration status, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.


Easton, MD
21601 USA


Non Profit

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