Finger Lakes Land Trust - Director of Development and Communications Email
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Name of Organization:  Finger Lakes Land Trust

Title of Position:  Director of Development and Communications
Starting Date:  10/18/2023
Salary Range (low):  $85,000
Salary Range (high):  $110,000

Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities: 
The Finger Lakes Land Trust seeks a strategic and creative leader to serve as its next Director of Development and Communications. Reporting to and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Director of Development and Communications (DoD) is responsible for the management, oversight, and integration of all fundraising and communications programs including a department of four employees. Fundraising responsibilities include securing public and private sources of funding to support an annual operating budget of over $2 million and frequent project campaigns. The DoD will oversee communications that both promote and raise support for conservation, including managing two websites, a printed newsletter, social media, e-newsletters, press releases, and additional outreach. The DoD is part of a leadership team that includes the Directors of Stewardship, Conservation and Operations, headed by the Executive Director.
Specific requirements of the position include:
  • Annual Campaigns
  • Media Relations
  • Grant Writing
  • Newsletter Production
  • Major Gift Solicitation
  • Annual Report/Brochure Production
  • Planned Gifts
  • Capital Campaigns
  • Special Events Planning
  • Computer – Database
  • Computer – Spreadsheets
  • Computer - Word Processing
  • Direct Mail
  • Donor Research

Organizational Budget:  $2M

Organization's Financial Sources:  Contributions, Foundation and Corporate Grants, Special Events, Government Grants

Benefits:   Vacation and Holiday Pay, Medical, Dental, Health Insurance, Retirement Plan

Special Requirements of Position:  Personal Automobile

Position Reports to: Andrew Zepp, Executive Director
Send Correspondence to:

Meghann Andrews-Whitaker
Director of Operations
Finger Lakes Land Trust
[email protected]
(607) 275-9487
202 East Court Street
Ithaca, New York 14850

Please Include with Correspondence:  Resume, References, Cover Letter

On-Line Application Link: Director of Development and Communications