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Director of Major Gifts

Appalachian Voices is seeking a Director of Major Gifts who will play a critical role in advancing our strategic plan by supporting the growth of the organization and its fundraising efforts.

Reporting to both the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, the Director of Major Gifts will serve as the principal major gift fundraiser for Appalachian Voices, managing a nationwide portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. The Director of Major Gifts will collaboratively develop, manage, and implement a plan designed to acquire, qualify, and cultivate new major gift opportunities while sustaining current donors through creative stewardship.

The ideal candidate will be innovative, driven, and results-oriented, with a deep appreciation for Appalachian Voices’ mission and the people they serve. The candidate will have experience expanding a major gifts portfolio, an analytical and strategic approach to identifying prospects, and an ability to translate the organization’s complex work into compelling donor messages.

Development Resources, inc. (DRi) is leading this search for Appalachian Voices. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to learn more and apply by visiting driconsulting.com or via email at search@driconsulting.com.



Appalachian Voices is a nonprofit advocacy organization that works to achieve an Appalachia with healthy, intact ecosystems and advance a just transition to a generative and equitable clean energy economy. We have 30 staff members located in offices in Boone, N.C., Charlottesville, Va., Norton, Va., Knoxville, Tenn., and Durham, N.C.

Commitment to equity
Appalachian Voices is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion both in our work and in our organizational structure. We seek applicants who share and exhibit these principles. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure employees and applicants for employment are provided with equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position.


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