Reports To: Executive Director
Department: Development and Communications
Exempt/Non-exempt: Exempt, Full-time
About Environmental Volunteers
In 1972, when awareness of threats to the San Francisco Bay ecosystem began to grow, a group of women concerned about preserving the estuary for future generations created a small, hands-on program for local children. The program included a field trip to the Bay so students could experience it, know it, enjoy it, and grow to take care of it. This was the birth of Environmental Volunteers. Since then, more than 400,000 children and adults have explored natural science learning with us!
To promote the understanding of and responsibility for the environment through hands-on science education.
That all people will learn about and be inspired by the natural world so that they become responsible stewards of the Earth. We achieve this by:
Environmental Volunteers believes all people deserve to learn about the natural world through personal exploration, so they can become responsible stewards of the Earth. At Environmental Volunteers we believe that what people appreciate and love, they will protect.
The Volunteer and Donor Stewardship Manager (VDM) is a key member of the Development and Communications Department. The successful candidate will bring exceptional energy, vision, and organization to assist in cultivating and nurturing Environmental Volunteers’ community of supporters and volunteers. The VDM will passionately share the mission of Environmental Volunteers with diverse groups who are important to the organization’s overall prosperity.
The Stewardship Manager will focus on two main efforts:
- Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: design and implement an ongoing plan to cultivate donors capable of major and/or deferred gifts, and nurture ongoing relationships and opportunities for connecting with past and current donors.
- Volunteer Recruitment and Nurturing: lead the organization’s efforts to recruit, support, and nurture our School Programs Volunteers, EcoCenter Docents, and volunteers who serve in other roles.
This position will be located in two office locations, South Bay office in Santa Clara and at the EcoCenter in Palo Alto, and will engage communities in our service area.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Volunteer Recruitment and Nurturing: 50%
3. Corporate Volunteer Program
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship: 50%
The VDM understands the basics of the influencing factors on donors and the types of assets that may be used for the donor’s giving. Applies knowledge to interactions with donors and gift asks, and capitalizes on matching gift opportunities. In addition, the VDM will:
This VDM will work nights and weekends as required, including travel and overtime as needed. Adequate means of transportation is needed to travel frequently between the EcoCenter, South Bay office, and off-site locations.
Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
Compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical/dental/vision insurance, 401(k) match, and generous vacation and sick leave.
Equal Opportunity Employer
EV provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. EV complies with all applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.