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Development Manager

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SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058
United States
Phone: 4254324914

This is a 30 hour/week, salaried position. The Development Manager will be responsible
for raising funds to support SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve’s land acquisition efforts,
operations, and programs. This includes grant writing and research, content creation for
SHADOW’s website and newsletter, running an annual campaign, and planning an
annual fundraising event.
The ideal candidate is a creative problem-solver, has high emotional intelligence, a
passion for environmental conservation, and works well in a fast-paced environment.

Salary, Benefits, Schedule
• 30 hours/week
• $30,000 - $35,000 (Based on experience)
• Monthly Healthcare Stipend (after 90 days)
• 1-week paid vacation annually. 1-week of paid sick leave.
• SHADOW is closed to the public during last two weeks in December and first
week of January, so SHADOW staff are paid for 50 weeks/year.
• SHADOW's Office is open Tuesday – Saturday. Some additional weekend and
evening hours will be required with ample notice.
• Work in a calm, natural, peaceful setting at the 109-acre Nature Preserve.
• Valid WA State Driver’s License and reliable transportation with current
insurance are required. Position involves some local travel. Reimbursement is
available for work related travel and parking expenses.

To be considered:
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and current resume in Word or PDF format.
Subject: Development Manager
Isabelle Feraudo, Executive Director – [email protected]
CC: Max Prinsen, Board President - [email protected]

Roles & Responsibilities:
Fundraising Activities
• Plan annual summer fundraising event at SHADOW. This is typically a semi-formal
event aimed at engaging our new and existing donor base.
• Act as staff liaison to the volunteer-run Events Committee and assist in
actualizing ideas brought forward by this committee.
• Run the annual end of year campaign with goal of bringing in funds and growing
SHADOW’s donor base.
• Forge relationships to expand SHADOW’s network of donors, volunteers, and
• Explore new and creative ways to diversify the Nature Preserve’s funding.

• Ensure that SHADOW remains active in the funding cycle of our current grantors
and maintain relationships with granting agencies and foundations.
• Create engaging and relevant content for SHADOW’s new grant applications.
• Actively research and pursue new grant opportunities.
• Oversee SHADOW’s grant contracts. Work with Executive Director and Board
President to ensure that the organization holds to commitments made to its
grantors and is pursuing grants aligned with our mission.

Marketing & Outreach
• Produce content for SHADOW’s monthly newsletter and website.
• Conduct an annual review of the website content to ensure it accurately reflects
the vision, programming, and brand of the organization.
• Manage SHADOW’s Salesforce donor base.
• Schedule and staff summer outreach events for SHADOW.
• Recruited new volunteers through web-based platforms and maintain volunteer
relationships onsite and through email correspondence with the goal of fostering
long-term volunteer leaders within the organization.

• 4-Year University degree required; Graduate-Level work preferred.
• 1 –2 years of nonprofit work experience, ideally in fundraising capacity.
• Strong verbal and written communications skills.
• Self-motivated, self-starter – Applicant should be passionate about SHADOW
Lake Nature Preserve's mission and excited to explore creative ways to advance
that mission.
• Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment and strong time management
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to manage large projects and
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience
with GIS, WordPress, Salesforce, or Quickbooks is desired.


SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve
21656 184th Ave SE
Renton, WA 98058
United States
Phone: 4254324914