Development Director

The American Littoral Society, located on Sandy Hook in Highlands, New Jersey seeks a
Development Director to implement fundraising strategy to increase revenue streams while
expanding the overall network of the organization. The Development Director joins our dynamic
team, committed to coastal conservation. This is a great opportunity for an individual with a
proven track record of non-profit development success who is highly organized, possesses
excellent verbal and written communication skills, enjoys contributing as a team player and
has a passion for nature and magnificent coastal landscapes.

About American Littoral Society
Definition: Littoral: is a part of the sea, lake or river that is close to the shore otherwise
known as the shoreline or coastline.

American Littoral Society, founded in 1961, promotes the study and conservation
of marine life and habitat, protects the coast from harm and empowers others to do the
same. A 501.c.3 non-profit organization, ALS assists in monitoring vast acreage of the
eastern seaboard coasts.

The Littoral Society champions the coastal zone by giving concerned citizens the
knowledge and the tools they need to raise their voices on behalf of sea life ecosystems,
habitats, and all connected species. Restoring a dune, an oyster reef, tagging horseshoe
crabs, fish and bird populations for monitoring is but a small part of the organizations connection
to nature. We bring people together across vast bi-sections of political and community
interests to stand knee deep in sea foam, with sand between their toes, to connect to their
passions for the coast and what it represents to a sustainable future. Whether the topic is climate
change, youth programming, mitigation and restoration - the Littoral Society is at the forefront of
coastal zone advocacy from Montauk to Cape May. IN our work we seek to promote
best management practices in estuarine environments nationwide.

About the Position
The Director will be responsible for creating and implementing a long-term, strategic,
comprehensive annual operations plan for development. As a member of the executive
team, the Director will establish both broad and specific goals and objectives for membership,
annual fund, major individual and institutional giving initiatives, and special events. The Director
will work collaboratively with department heads to seek and analyze funding opportunities
for our mission work in environmental education and conservation advocacy, as well
as for general operating support.

Additionally, the Director of Development will work with the executive team, the Board
of Directors and the Development Committee to provide fundraising leadership to support
implementation of the organization's three-year strategic plan. The Director of Development
reports to the Deputy Director and through the deputy to the Executive Director.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in grant writing, corporate donations and
    sponsorship success
  • Undergraduate degree required
  • Thorough understanding of the grant-making process of federal and state government
    agencies, foundational reporting, fulfillment and accountabilities
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent research skills to source available grants related to department goals
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong, persuasive writing skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Successful experience in member/donor campaigns
  • Experience in event production, a plus
  • Willingness to perform administrative tasks, related to development
  • MS Office and Outlook, required
  • Working knowledge of GiftWorks donor management
    software a plus, though not necessary

How to apply
Go to to be better informed about the work
of the organization. The salary for this position is commensurate with
experience and expertise, plus competitive medical benefits and generous
vacation leave. Please send a resume, a grant which you have written with a
budget attached, and letter of interest to the Deputy Director,
Karen Dallett: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . No phone inquiries please.

The American Littoral Society provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to
federal law requirements, the American Littoral Society complies with applicable
state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every
location in which the company has facilities. The organization also expressly prohibits any
form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic
information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the
ability of The American Littoral Society's employees to perform their job
duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.

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