Philanthropy Officer for Annual Giving and Stewardship

Philanthropy · Rockland, Maine
Department Philanthropy
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $67,500

The Island Institute is hiring a Philanthropy Officer for Annual Giving and Stewardship.  Headquartered in the beautiful coastal community of Rockland, Maine, the Island Institute was founded in 1983. Throughout its history, the organization has addressed a variety of needs in Maine’s island and coastal communities and focuses on helping them tackle the most pressing environmental and socioeconomic issues they face. Explore “Our Story” in more detail by visiting Island Institute’s website: Mission - Island Institute

Are you intrigued? Are you ready to make a career move to help tackle climate and economic challenges for coastal communities? Read on …

The key responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to creating, planning, and executing membership campaigns, philanthropy events, managing a comprehensive stewardship plan, and connecting membership as a pipeline to increased and major giving. The Philanthropy Officer will oversee the efforts of two members of the Philanthropy team. Importantly, this individual provides creative strategies and works collaboratively with the Marketing and Philanthropy teams to increase the number of active members.


The qualifications we are seeking are:           

  • A bachelor’s degree, an advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years’ professional experience in supervision and team management and five (5) years’ professional experience in fundraising, including annual giving program design and execution
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to assist with meeting facilitation, listen, write, and speak effectively
  • Familiarity with basic membership program operations, including constituent data management, acquisition and renewal strategies, mass mailings, event coordination, and stewardship
  • A proven ability to develop and manage multiple projects in a collaborative work environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of budget building and oversight related to annual giving and events
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • High level of organization and attention to detail; the ability to meet firm deadlines
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database skills, including querying and analytical reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations, including by boat
  • polished, professional presence, able to interact with trustees, members and donors as needed


The Island Institute offers an attractive benefits program to include health, dental, vision, company provided life insurance, a retirement plan with an employer match of up to 6% of the employee contribution. We offer Island Institute membership benefits to all employees and a 20% discount at our Archipelago retail store. Last but not least, we offer a generous paid time off policy and 13 paid holidays. The pay is dependent on experience and starts at $67,500.   


Island Institute is a nonprofit organization and an equal opportunity "at-will" employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities based upon an individual's ability and qualifications. We do not discriminate against people on the basis of race, citizenship, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, mental or physical disability. For more information about the Island Institute, please visit


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