Job Opportunities

Vice President - Development

Reports To: President and CEO
Department: Development
FSLA Status: Exempt
Supervision: Yes

Position Summary:
The Vice President (VP)—Development supports the mission of the International Crane Foundation (ICF) by leading the development and implementation of ICF’s fundraising strategies. The incumbent engages with top donors and prospects of the foundation, and provides overall direction for major gifts, membership, foundation/corporation/ government grants, and planned giving to achieve ICF’s development goals. The incumbent reports to the President as part of ICF’s senior leadership team, and maintains strong relationships with the Board of Directors. The VP—Development also provides mentorship and supervision to development staff to advance and integrate fundraising operations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as ICF’s chief fundraising strategist, with focus on annual and long-term revenue streams.
  • Advance ICF’s ongoing 4-year, $40M comprehensive campaign through supervision of the full-time campaign manager and participation on the Campaign Committee.
  • Foster the Development Department staff by leading, mentoring, and supervising the team to reach its greatest potential for ICF.
  • Manage a portfolio of ICF top funding prospects.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Co-Founder and President in all fund raising activity.
  • Engage with the Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors on ICF institutional development and operation.
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Vice President - Headquarters Operations

We are pleased to announce this NEW position that will guide the development and growth of the International Crane Foundation's headquarters in Wisconsin! Apply today to lead a dynamic team committed to crane conservation.

Reports To: President and CEO
Department: Administration
FSLA Status: Exempt
Supervision: Yes

Position Summary:
The Vice President – Headquarters Operations (VP-HO) is a new position at the International Crane Foundation (ICF). The VP-HO supports the ICF mission by leading and managing a comprehensive array of five ICF headquarter service and program teams that include, 1) Captive Crane Management, 2) Visitor and Outreach Program, 3) Site Management and Restoration, 4) Conservation Leadership Training, and 5) Conservation Services. The incumbent provides mentorship and supervision to five staff who lead each of these five major programs. A key role of the VP-HO is to facilitate the process for planning and managing construction of a new Visitor Center and exhibits on site. The VP-HO reports to the President as part of ICF’s senior leadership team, and maintains strong relationships with the Board of Directors as an Officer of the Board.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise the operations of five functional teams: 1) Captive Crane Management, 2) Visitor and Outreach Program, 3) Site Management and Restoration, 4) Conservation Leadership Training, and 5) Conservation Services, to ensure program productivity, quality processes and functional infrastructure.
  • Assist Managers of the functional teams to develop and monitor their work plans and budgets and measure program results.
  • Facilitate planning and management of major capital projects, including construction of a new Visitor Center and exhibits, and building renovations.
  • Provide vision and leadership for the overall growth and sustained quality of ICF headquarters “zoo” operations, including staffing, exhibits, landscaping, space planning, professional development, etc.
  • Lead integration of ICF headquarters programs with ICF regional programs, facilitating collaboration with the Conservation Services and Conservation Leadership Training teams.
  • Engage in high-level institutional planning and advancement through the senior leadership team (President and VPs).
  • Cultivate strong relationships with the ICF Board of Directors and provide staff leadership to the Board Site Planning and Management Committee.
  • Assure safe working conditions for all staff, volunteers, and visitors and verify Headquarters emergency preparedness.
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Gift Processing Specialist

Department: Development
Reports To: Development Services Manager
FLSA Status: Nonexempt

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Gift Processing Specialist supports the mission of the International Crane Foundation by performing administrative functions in the Development Department, including database and membership maintenance, reporting gift and revenue data, developing mailing lists, and answering Development Department phones.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The position performs these duties on a regular basis. The percentages of time are the manager’s prospective estimates of daily averages over time. Actual day-to-day assignments may differ.

40% GIFT PROCESSING AND DONOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

  • Enter gift and constituent records daily in Raiser’s Edge donor database.
  • Prepare and mail acknowledgement and tax-deductible letters for all donor gifts.
  • Prepare and mail member packets for various membership programs.
  • Coordinate gift tracking and acknowledgement systems.
  • Collaborate with Finance Department to ensure accurate gift coding and revenue reporting.

40% DATABASE REPORTING AND MAINTENANCE:

  • Generate reports of gifts and pledges for use by departmental and other institutional and governing body committees.
  • Update development/membership database and mailing lists, financial records, and printed labels.  
  • Administer monthly membership renewal and reminder process, including database maintenance.

20% PROVIDE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT:

  • Respond to donor inquiries verbally via phone, and by manual and electronic written communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.
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