Philanthropy Officer

  • Nonprofit Full Time
  • Maine

Website Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Inspiring meaningful connections among people, plants and nature

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens has embarked on the implementation of a master plan to better fulfill its mission, and we are strengthening our development team in order to engage meaningfully with existing and prospective donors. This position offers the motivated candidate the opportunity to be part of a transformational project and a talented team at a critical time in our history. Set amid one the country’s most beautiful botanical gardens, our work environment is team-based and entrepreneurial.

With our mission to inspire meaningful connections among people, plants, and nature through horticulture, education, and research, Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is a place of beauty, learning, and exploration as well as an important contributor to Maine’s economy. If you love gardens and you love Maine, this could be the perfect place for you.

The Philanthropy Officer develops and manages a portfolio of individual prospects and donors at the $10,000 level and above in support of the Gardens’ mission and with the goal of establishing donor relationships that lead to long-term loyalty and increasing generosity over time. The goal of the position is to maintain and expand philanthropic support of the Gardens.

Responsibilities include managing a portfolio of current high-level prospects and donors, with an emphasis on person-to-person meetings. Responsible for raising a minimum of $1 million annually. Qualifications include being a dynamic and engaging conversationalist with exceptional interpersonal skills, having the ability  to engage and interact comfortably with a wide variety of people, the capacity to treat confidential information with discretion, and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in individual fundraising efforts with documented success.

For a full position description please visit our website. Inquiries accepted only by email.

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