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Wildlands Network is a lean organization with a bold mission—and a passionate team of staff, consultants, and volunteers striving to rewild North America. Please check back here for future opportunities.

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Development Associate

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Full-time, exempt
Salary: $30,000-35,000, commensurate with experience

Apply via email to Katie Davis, Associate Director, at by close of business on Friday, April 19, 2019. No phone calls, please.

Organizational Overview

Wildlands Network is a 501(c)(3) non-profit seeking to reconnect, restore, and rewild North America so that life in all its diversity can thrive. We have staff in the United States and Mexico working with NGO partners, landowners, elected officials, and government agencies to protect, maintain, and restore wildlife habitat and movement corridors. We desire to recruit and retain talented and diverse staff members who are passionate about ensuring wildlife have room to roam and thrive across North America.

Position Description

Wildlands Network seeks a thoughtful, committed, and energetic Development Associate to join its growing regional office in Salt Lake City, UT. The Development Associate will report directly to the Development Director and work to support the efforts of the development department, including assisting in: donor outreach, database management, major gifts, grant writing, foundation relationships, online and direct mail appeals, and other tasks as necessary. The Development Associate will also coordinate with the communications team to produce development communications. The Development Associate will be an integral part of the development team and ensure continued success in cultivating and growing financial support for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Serving as primary liaison between the communications and development teams, including assisting in list segmentation and development of email strategy;
  • Working with program staff on development-related matters, including donor cultivation, event planning and donor communications;
  • Maintaining, updating and managing information in donor and supporter databases and files;
  • Leading donor prospect research;
  • Researching prospective grants, foundation and corporate giving;
  • Drafting, editing, formatting, and sending donor appeals, online fundraising materials, annual reports, thank you letters, grant acknowledgments, and other written content;
  • Assisting in planning, staffing, and coordinating donor, outreach, and community events;
  • Promptly addressing emails received through Wildlands Network website, and answering phone calls from supporters and donors;
  • Creating donation reports and tracking other internal development metrics;
  • Assisting in development-related travel arrangements and planning;
  • Providing technical support for webinars.

Desired Qualifications/Skills

  • Outgoing personality and enjoys getting to know and interact with diverse types of people;
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills;
  • Ability to think critically and tackle complex projects independently;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of an international team;
  • Capable of taking direction and open to constructive feedback;
  • Passionate about conservation and raising money for a good cause.


Generous paid vacation, sick, family leave and sabbatical policies; employer-sponsored health and dental coverage; 10K life insurance policy; access to retirement account; support for ongoing professional development.


Apply via email to Katie Davis, Associate Director, at by close of business on Friday, April 19, 2019. No phone calls, please.