Development Director – Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, River Revitalization Foundation

Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) is hiring a seasoned Development Director to design, direct, and lead a new fundraising program, integrating programs two fundraising programs as the merger process of two organizations (OWLT & River Revitalization Foundation) is finalized. With a regional, watershed approach, the Development Director will drive the fundraising strategy of the rebranded land trust (yet-to-be named) with an expectation of attracting significant new philanthropic support and government grants. Aligned in mission, each organization has a distinct individual donor base and already enjoys an overlap in foundation giving and corporate sponsorships.

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Since 1992, Ozaukee Washington Land Trust (OWLT) has been the region’s driving force in land preservation and protection. OWLT owns and actively manages 36 nature preserves in Ozaukee and Washington counties, conserving over 7,000 acres in the Milwaukee River, Menomonee River, and Lake Michigan watersheds. The River Revitalization Foundation (RRF) was founded in 1994 by the Kiwanis Club of Milwaukee and the Rotary Club of Milwaukee. With unique opportunities within the urban city, RRF has protected 821 acres, including the establishment of the Milwaukee River Greenway and 5 miles of riverfront trail connections along the Milwaukee River.

To apply, please send your resume, three references, and a cover letter which speaks to specific skills and experience that enable you to fulfill the qualifications and responsibilities detailed above to The hiring team will begin reviewing and interviewing candidates on a rolling basis as soon as May 5, 2024, with the goal of having the successful candidate in position by July 1, 2024.

ORGANIZATION: Ozaukee Washington Land Trust