Membership & Donor Relations Manager

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Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT)

CDLT Mission

We engage communities in conserving, caring for, and accessing the natural lands and waters that sustain North Central Washington.

CDLT Vision

We envision thriving natural systems sustaining the diversity of human communities in North Central Washington.

CDLT Guiding Principles

Community Based

We are committed to principles of integrity, equity, and inclusion in our business and our work—with staff, volunteers, landowners, community partners, donors, and funders.

Conservation and Connection

We passionately pursue connection to our region’s land and water by protecting natural areas and
enhancing public access close to where we live.

We have a responsibility to future generations to protect those natural areas that contribute to the quality of life for all.

Care in Perpetuity

As stewards of the lands entrusted to us forever, we are committed to managing our resources carefully and planning for organizational sustainability.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Greater Alignment and Engagement with All Communities

To fulfill our mission, and honor our vision and guiding principles, we will include all community members. We are expanding our efforts more directly into our local communities of color. We believe the outdoors should be a safe and inclusive space for everyone, including BIPOC and LGBTQ+ people. We recognize the value of differently-abled individuals and strive to provide accessibility to outdoor spaces and educational opportunities about our natural world.

Recognition of Original Stewards of the Land and Water

We recognize that the well-being of nature and people cannot be separated, and that the history of the human connection to land cannot be ignored. We acknowledge that Indigenous people have been caring for the land, water, plants, and animals of this region since time immemorial. Many of the first peoples of this region still reside here.

Employee Benefits

The Chelan-Douglas Land Trust is pleased to offer a generous benefits package to its employees.

Health and Dental Insurance

Employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision plan with optional coverage for domestic partner and/or dependents at additional cost.

Paid Time Off

Pro-rated paid time off with unused paid time off carried over to the following year, up to a maximum of 120 hours.
Additional pro-rated sick days (do not carry over year to year).

Retirement Savings

Opportunity to participate in a Simple IRA retirement savings plan with CDLT matching up to 3% of salary.

Paid Family Medical Leave

Access to Washington’s Paid Family Medical Leave is available to all qualified employees.


Recognizing that our employees are best when they can take time to recharge, educate, and improve themselves, all full-time or regular part-time employees are eligible for a 2-month sabbatical leave after each seven consecutive years of employment.


Reports to: Director of Philanthropy

Salary Range:  $43,000-$49,000/yr. – 32 hours per week

Benefits: Generous paid time off, pro-rated medical insurance, and Simple IRA plan.


Position Summary: The Membership & Donor Relations Manager will be responsible for increasing member and donors support for the Chelan-Douglas Land Trust (CDLT). This position will implement strategies for recruiting new members and donors, increasing community and member engagement, as well as cultivating and soliciting members and donors through consistent and compelling outreach and fundraising appeals. This position also plans and executes member and donor events and provides support for CDLT Outreach objectives.
Duties and Responsibilities:
•    Manage membership renewals and recruitment, including writing, printing and deploying fundraising direct mail and email appeals, acknowledgments, and new member onboarding.
•    Implement strategies to retain and upgrade current members and donors, and recruit new members and donors.
•    Manage Conservation Guardians, CDLT’s monthly donor program.
•    Write mail and email fundraising appeals for Annual Campaign and assist Director of Philanthropy with other Annual Campaign duties.
•    Develop, organize and manage logistics for events that steward, cultivate and recruit members and donors to CDLT. 
•    Manage all aspects of membership events, including CDLT’s annual dinner, spring event, as well as occasional small events throughout the year.
•    Manage CDLT representation at community events, including creating display materials targeting the expected demographic at each event.
•    Utilize CDLT’s membership database to manage member and donor engagement. Use data to report on activities and giving and analyze data to provide strategy recommendations to the Director of Philanthropy.
•    Devise systems for monitoring the effectiveness of recruitment and engagement activities.
•    Assist Communications Coordinator in keeping CDLT website updated with relevant member and donor content.
•    Support other CDLT program goal areas, including assistance with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience
•    Direct experience in fundraising, marketing and PR 
•    Experience writing exceptional fundraising communications and appeals for mail, email and online.
•    Proficiency with direct marketing with proven results

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•    Ability to pick up new skills quickly.
•    Highly organized and ability to plan tasks ahead.
•    Outgoing, professional, and personable.
•    Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment 
•    Proficiency in accurate data entry and strong attention to detail.
•    Proficiency in Excel, Word, and Outlook. 
•    Exceptional ability to manage multiple tasks; self-starting with the ability to initiate action; dedicated to driving projects and other assignments to completion.
•    Ability to work independently with confidential information.
•    Ability to work effectively with a broad variety of individuals and political perspectives.
•    Must be willing to occasionally work evenings and weekends for events and tours. 
•    Web content management experience and donor database experience a plus.
•    Bilingual in Spanish strongly preferred

Candidate must be able to thrive within a small non-profit office environment, possess a passion for land conservation and protecting the natural areas of Chelan and Douglas counties.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Aimee Sheridan at [email protected]. Posting closes on August 24, 2021.

Chelan-Douglas Land Trust was founded in 1985. We are a non-profit organization that engages communities in conserving, caring for, and accessing the natural lands and waters that sustain North Central Washington. Learn more at 

We have a 16-member Board, 20-member Leadership Circle, and 15 paid staff committed to improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in all areas of our work – from staffing and board composition, to advancing DEI in the outdoors. We are actively learning in regards to DEI, and we are dedicated to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organization by making meaningful improvements in our workplace and community. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

CDLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, political ideology, age, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or any other characteristic prohibited by law.