Mission Advancement Team Lead and Team Support

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  • Full-Time
  • Viroqua, WI
  • Job Type Details: Two full-time positions in Mission Advancement, one lead and one support

Two Positions for our growing Mission Advancement Team

The Prairie Enthusiasts is a grassroots nonprofit organization with a mission to educate about,  protect and restore prairies and savannas of the Upper Midwest. Only a tiny fraction of these ecosystems remain, harboring specialized and endangered plants and animals in some of the rarest habitats on Earth. As an accredited land trust, The Prairie Enthusiasts strives to protect and manage these natural areas and to help others learn about their importance.

With 11 regional chapters in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, our mission is largely carried out  by volunteers at the local level. Our Chapter Support team serves our Chapters and members and the strategic goals established by our volunteer leaders.

Who we are seeking 

We are hiring two full-time positions for our office in Viroqua, Wisconsin. A leadership and a support position will be hired for our Mission Advancement team, which drives the outreach and fundraising activities for the organization. This mission-critical team:

  • Provides strategic direction and support for the organization to meet funding goals
  • Leads and supports member relations and communications
  • Drives fundraising appeals and activities
  • Provides gift acknowledgement and stewardship
  • Coordinates special events
  • Leads outreach efforts across channels, including social media
  • Recruits and provides support for our dedicated  volunteers
  • Responsible for tracking, analysis and reporting on donor and volunteer program results

Successful candidates need not have previous experience in outreach and fundraising, but must have a passion for our mission.  In addition, we are seeking these essential qualities:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Results-driven
  • People-centered
  • Team player

What is it like to work for The Prairie Enthusiasts? The culture of our Chapter Support team is rooted in the core values of The Prairie Enthusiasts:

Reverence for the Land  All that we are, and everything we do is deeply rooted in our love and respect for the Land – the communities of soils, water, plants, animals, and other living things, of which we are all a part.

Long View  The origins of the land are ancient. We are stewards of the present – the legacy entrusted to our care. Our actions will shape what is possible for future generations.

Working Together  We are responsible for caring for the land. Everyone has a unique ability to contribute. By working together, we form bonds that make our community stronger than ourselves.

Sharing Knowledge  We honor wisdom and experience, science and the arts. We are seekers and teachers, sharing what we have learned and encouraging others to build on it.

We are committed to ensuring our team members are a good fit. We hire, fire, review,  reward and recognize our team based on these values, so it is important that candidates share them.

Please contact Debra Behrens, Executive Director, at dbehrens@theprairieenthusiasts.org with your resume and an introductory letter that shares why you are interested in working with The Prairie Enthusiasts and how a role in Mission Advancement is a fit for you.

The Prairie Enthusiasts
P.O. Box 824
Viroqua, WI 54665
(608) 638-1873

The Prairie Enthusiasts is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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