Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as a member of ATC’s Executive Team, the Vice President leads and oversees all aspects of Development & Membership to ensure achievement of revenue goals through renewals, direct mail, acquisitions, annual gifts, major gifts, foundation relations, corporate partners, planned gifts and other strategies while providing an exceptional donor and partner experience.
The Vice President is expected to sustain an exceptionally strong and resilient team of high-performers who can adapt quickly to changing needs and circumstances, and can operate in a culture that highly values significant input and collaboration.
The Vice President should be a dynamic leader possessing sophisticated financial and management capabilities. The candidate must have the presence, stature, and sophistication to engage the highest levels of leadership in ATC such as volunteers, top donors, and partners to build and facilitate philanthropic activities. The Vice President must have considerable experience in cultivating and developing a volunteer Board of Directors with a demonstrated ability to form effective and trusting relationships. This leader must have a credible and deep commitment to the mission of ATC and outstanding written and oral communications skills. The Vice President should possess an enthusiastic and optimistic outlook that draws in and inspires others to envision even greater levels of involvement with the organization especially focusing on the preservation and conservation of the Trail.
The Appalachian Trail is not just a path in the woods; it is an environment that provides an extraordinary experience for millions of people to enjoy every year. From mountains that spark awe into the eyes of many, to flowing streams that trickle along its majestic countryside, the A.T. provides a special place where people can escape and relish in one of America’s greatest treasures.
As guardians of the Trail, we manage a greenway of more than 250,000 acres, protect hundreds of threatened and endangered species, advocate for the broader protection of the Trail’s natural and cultural resources, connect and engage with younger, more inclusive populations to empower them to become future stewards of the Trail, and rally local communities to help protect the A.T.
Leading a high functioning and devoted membership and development team, and collaborating with a committed leadership team and Board of Directors, the Vice President of Development & Membership will greatly impact the work of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in achieving our mission to preserve and manage this nationally and internationally renowned American jewel.