The NHTOA is seeking an experienced, creative, and energetic professional to manage all aspects of development and membership for the non-profit organization and its educational 501(c)(3), the Granite State Woodland Institute (GSWI). The Development Director will be responsible for operations, content, and events (in-person and remote) necessary to support annual fund appeals, donor cultivation, and donor stewardship.

This is a year-round, part-time position (20 hours a week) with a flexible work schedule that allows remote work if consistent with responsibilities. The New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association’s (NHTOA) office is in Concord, NH. Some statewide travel and evening and weekend work is required.

Reports to the NHTOA Executive Director.

Requirements include:

  • 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.

Other duties as assigned