California Trails Conference Foundation is seeking a Development Director

December 30, 2011

The California Trails Conference Foundation is seeking a Development Director to oversee all fundraising activities on behalf of the annual California Trails & Greenways Conference. Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful candidate will have proven fundraising skills, experience with California's environmental and/or trail-related nonprofits and public agencies, leadership abilities, a high degree of initiative, and a willingness to succeed as a member of the Conference Planning Team.

This is a part-time "work at home" position. Compensation to be negotiated. Send resume to P.O. Box 1047, Yachats, OR 97498.

For more information about the California Trails & Greenways Conference, view our website at Inquiries about the position may be directed to

Foundation Description

Established in 1995, the California Trails Conference Foundation is a California-based 501(c)(3) organization that assists California State Parks in planning and operating the California Trails & Greenways Conference. In its 27th year, the annual 3-day conference provides learning and networking opportunities for professionals and volunteers involved in all aspects of urban, rural and wild land trail work.


Assist in developing and implementing an annual fundraising campaign to include marketing and public relations strategies.
Lead, monitor and manage the Conference's overall fundraising activities.
Coach and lead Foundation members, DPR staff and other Conference stakeholders in achieving fundraising and marketing goals.
Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential donors.
Identify new donors.
Write grant proposals and other funding requests, and provide reports as required.
Monitor Conference database, and add to or solicit as appropriate.
Utilize social media to promote the Conference.
With Executive Director, produce solicitation materials.


Proven success in raising funds, cultivating donor support and achieving revenue targets
Proven management and leadership capabilities
Knowledge of basic fund-raising management tools (list software and data base experience)
Strong partnership building and event planning skills.
Ability to organize and delegate for the purpose of developing compelling opportunities for donor support
Strong organization and communication skills
Familiarity with social media as a fundraising and marketing tool
Demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
Donor and volunteer service attitude
A supportive and sincere, "can-do," demeanor
Flexible, graciously persistent and attentive to detail
Experience working with California's environmental nonprofits and agencies
A high degree of initiative

California Trails Conference Foundation
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization #68-0343597
P.O. Box 1047
Yachats, OR 97498

Richard E. Troy

John A. Kolb

Lauralee Svendsgaard

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