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Development Director

NH Timberland Owners Association

Established in 1911, the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA) is a non-profit statewide coalition of landowners, industry professionals, government officials, and supporters who work together to promote forest management, conserve working forests, and ensure a strong forest products industry. Granite State woodland Institute (GSWI), established in 2002, is the 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that supports the NHTOA’s education and training work for forestry professionals and landowners.

NHTOA strives to protect New Hampshire’s working forests for future generations through public and industry education, legislative advocacy, outreach, and cooperation within the forest community. It is through its educational programming that NHTOA is able to blend economic development with stewardship of natural and cultural resources; engage local, regional and national partners; and utilize sound science-based and existing conservation frameworks.

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the NHTOA team.
  • Excellent written and spoken communications skills.
  • Experience with all aspects of development for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Understand the development and use of a donor data base.
  • 5+ years work experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, and electronic communications.


  • Build a culture of philanthropy for the NHTOA and the GSWI in support of its mission to promote working forests, responsible forest management, and a strong forest industry.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, corporate, and foundation prospects for the NHTOA and GSWI.
  • With the executive director, identify prospects for Major and Planned Gifts through personal visits.
  • Develop a strategy for moving qualified prospects through the donor cycle.
  • Create and maintain a donor appreciation program.
  • Work with executive director and staff to manage donor appeals including creating and printing solicitation materials, mailing letters, and processing donations.
  • Establish and maintain a Sustaining Member/Donor Program to allow people to donate monthly or quarterly via credit or debit card.
  • Collaborate with staff to process and document development success by preparing reports for the NHTOA executive director, NHTOA Board of Directors, and GSWI Board of Directors.
  • Create proposals, applications, and other materials to support Major and Planned Gift solicitations.

Membership Recruitment:

  • Work with executive director to identify membership prospects and develop and implement a strategy for recruiting new members.
  • Work with staff and membership committees developing and implementing plans to increase membership.


Attend meetings and events for members sponsored by NHTOA and GSWI.

How to Apply:

Send resume and letter of interest including what attracts you to this position, how it would fit with your schedule, and two references by email to Jasen Stock, NHTOA executive director, at:

No phone calls, please.

The position will remain open until filled.

Deadline for application is December 17, 2021

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Date Added: November 9, 2021

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