Ohio Director of Philanthropy

The Trust for Public Land
Posted: February 16, 2017
Location: Ohio, United States
Position: Fundraising
Field: Community development, Environment
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Website: http://tpl.org
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Category: Capital campaigns, Major gifts, Planned giving
Employment Level: Full-time

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with The Trust for Public Land in the search for an Ohio Director of Philanthropy.

The Ohio Director of Philanthropy is responsible for the design, coordination, and implementation of all fundraising activities to support The Trust for Public Land’s conservation activities in the state. The Ohio Director of Philanthropy works closely with the Division Director of Philanthropy, and leads a philanthropy program that includes establishing annual fund raising goals in support of state-based activities and national programs. This position works closely with the Ohio office project and administrative staff, Divisional project and administrative staff, and The Trust for Public Land’s national philanthropy staff, and interacts closely and frequently with donors and Advisory Council volunteers.

The Ohio Director of Philanthropy position will provide the candidate with an opportunity to create a compelling message for donors to support transformational, equity-driven outcomes in our communities. Working with a team of cutting-edge professionals located in cities across the country, this position is poised to make the Parks for People program in Cleveland nationally significant. The position also promotes land protection in rural and growing communities of Ohio as a strategy to support healthy communities for generations to come.

The position is right for someone who feels strongly about parks equity because of the ecological, economic, health, and social impacts for communities, and for someone who is eager to promote a bold vision for Cleveland as a national leader in urban redevelopment through parks.

The mission of The Trust for Public Land is to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. Every park, playground, and public space The Trust for Public Land creates is an open invitation to explore, wonder, discover, and play. The Trust for Public Land is proud to say that it has been connecting communities to the outdoors—and to each other—since 1972. Today, millions of Americans live within a 10-minute walk of a park or natural area The Trust for Public Land helped create, and countless more visit every year.

The Trust for Public Land works with communities nationwide to ensure that development happens for them, not to them. It protects the places people care about and creates close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80% of Americans live. It believes that everyone should have the opportunity to connect with nature. The Trust for Public Land helps communities identify the most important land for conservation and creates and carries out a plan to protect it.

The Trust for Public Land helps local governments craft measures and pass legislation that secures funding to create parks and protect land for people. From pocket parks to backcountry escapes, The Trust for Public Land’s real estate experts help communities acquire and protect land for the public to enjoy. It engages communities in the process of creating innovative parks that foster a strong sense of place and connection to nature. Its analyses, research, tools, and reports shape conservation policy and help communities make the case for parks and open space.

A minimum of six years of fundraising experience, including direct major gift solicitations, is required for this position as is a bachelor’s degree. A master’s degree is preferred.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Before submitting your materials, please read them over for accuracy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the successful candidate has been selected.

To apply for this position, visit: http://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com.