Employment Opportunities


POSITION: Development Director

Baton Rouge, LA

(posted March 4, 2018 – open until filled)

Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF), a statewide organization representing a broad constituency of conservationists including hunters, anglers, campers, birders, boaters, and other outdoor enthusiasts who believe in conservation and protection of our state's natural resources, is seeking a an experienced fundraiser and innovative leader to serve as the LWF Development Director.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Work with staff members and the board of directors to develop and implement strategies to raise the annual budget and enhance the reputation and brand of Louisiana Wildlife Federation
  • Develop and report on an annual fundraising plan
  • Increase individual giving through membership and foster membership retention through strategic use of direct mail, email campaigns, social media, events, emerging technology, etc.
  • Foster the growth of the LWF Business Alliance membership
  • Coordinate ongoing core fundraising strategies, including special appeals, event sponsorships, silent auction
  • Support the cultivation of new grant funding prospects and new large donor prospects
  • Apply innovation and adaptation in nonprofit giving in a rapidly changing sector

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is a leader with at least five years in direct fundraising and management in nonprofits, experience with budgeting and finance; and a passion for and some familiarity with Louisiana's natural resource conservation issues.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Three years of experience in non-profit fundraising
  • Demonstrated success in managing and motivating volunteers
  • Proven track record raising money through a variety of sources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, handle deadlines, determine and juggle priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment with a small staff and a large board of directors
  • Demonstrated ability to write membership fundraising letters, foundation funding proposals, and case statements
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel), the web, social media, and email
  • Experience with a constituent management database
  • Experience with data-driven outreach and fundraising strategies, such as engagement ladders, targeted marketing, and audience-based communication; and editing and design software
  • Experience coordinating fundraising efforts with a board of directors
  • Experience with creating and managing a budget and understanding of non-profit finances

The Development Director will work out of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) office in Baton Rouge and report to the LWF Executive Director.  Expectation of some evening and weekend work as called for.


Salary is $50,000 per year.  This is a salaried, full-time position. Benefits include health and dental insurance coverage for which the employer pays up to $400 per month of the premium; contribution to an IRA plan after one year of employment; and specified paid holidays, sick days and vacation days.


Please email a resume, a cover letter including availability date, and a sample of fundraising appeal letter or case statement you’ve written. Apply only if you have the skills, experience and qualifications described above. Resumes will be considered  until the position is filled. Applications may be emailed to Rebecca Triche, Executive Director, Louisiana Wildlife Federation at jobs@lawildlifefed.org.

The Louisiana Wildlife Federation is an equal opportunity employer.