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Membership and Engagement Manager

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • Salary: $45,000 - $50,000/yr.

Website OregonLandWatch Central Oregon LandWatch

About Central Oregon LandWatch

For more than 35 years, Central Oregon LandWatch has worked to protect the region’s cherished farm and forest land, rivers and springs, wildlife habitat and livable communities. Our mission is to protect and conserve the region’s ecosystems and wildlife habitats, to foster thriving, sustainable communities and to ensure that the costs and benefits of growth are spread equitably across the community as a whole.

LandWatch is committed to advancing the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in our work. With the help of consultants and experts, we will develop an organization-wide action plan this year to ensure that our work enhances an environment where every Central Oregonian can reach their full potential. We are seeking a candidate who is willing to grow alongside their colleagues and actively contribute to this process.

Summary of Position:

LandWatch is looking for a dynamic Membership and Engagement Manager to execute and manage a comprehensive annual giving program. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, has an aptitude for database management, experience coordinating fundraising activities and events, excellent communication skills, and a passion for preserving Central Oregon’s most cherished qualities. The constantly evolving nature of fundraising programs will provide natural opportunities to learn and grow, and the position will require the ability to remain flexible and adaptable in regard to work assignments.

Title: Membership and Engagement Manager

Supervised by: Executive Director

Supervises: Non-supervisory role

Status: full-time, 40hr/week, FLSA exempt, salaried

Compensation: $45,000 – $50,000, depending on experience

Benefits: 100% employer paid health/dental insurance plus 50% for dependents/families; 3% employer IRA match; 2 weeks paid vacation in first year, 3 weeks in years 2-4, 4 weeks in years 5+; 40 hrs paid sick leave; 9 paid holidays; 12 week (4 paid) family/medical leave policy; dog friendly office space and other benefits offered by Embark Bend coworking space; commitment to professional development.

Job Responsibilities:

Membership and annual giving (65%):

  • Be a critical member of LandWatch’s development team which includes the Executive Director, Operations Director and Communications and Outreach Manager;

  • Develop an annual  plan for recruiting new members, increasing annual giving and membership retention;

  • Accurately maintain and enhance LandWatch’s donor database and strategically utilize its capabilities to:

    • Record all donations, member contact information, and perform “moves management”;

    • Track member engagement with email campaigns, event attendance, advocacy participation and other solicitations;

    • Prepare regular reports from the database for membership and gift activities, recognition and events, and the monthly Dashboard for the Executive Director;

  • Work with the executive director to develop and execute major gift and planned giving campaigns;

  • Develop fundraising appeals, campaigns and targeted communications with donors and prospects;

  • Perform day to day fundraising activities including receiving and logging donations, generating and sending acknowledgment letters, and acting as first point of contact with current and prospective members;

Communications and Outreach (25%):

  • Develop and implement a year-round program of fundraising/friendraising events;

  • Build relationships to support community engagement and ongoing organizational momentum;

  • Work with Communications and Outreach Manager to ensure all fundraising communications and assets are consistent with organization-wide strategic communications plans;

  • Ensure constituent data is consistent across CRM platforms (MailChimp);

  • Represent LandWatch at strategic tabling opportunities and community events;

  • Develop and implement a strategy for engaging volunteers.

Other (10%):

  • Play an important role in the separation of duties by receiving donations and ensuring financial health and integrity of organization;

  • Actively participate in weekly staff meetings, monthly board meetings, and other organization-wide efforts;

  • Perform duties required of all staff to support internal operations including submitting expense reports, invoice requests, reimbursement requests, and timesheets.


  • Nonprofit background strongly preferred, but other relevant experience considered;

  • Experience with database management, preferably Salesforce and/or DonorPerfect;

  • Experience developing and executing fundraising initiatives that support organizational growth.


  • Must be detail oriented;

  • Strong interpersonal, written and spoken communication skills;

  • Excellent computer skills, specifically MS Office, Adobe Suite and donor management software;

  • Be well versed in the use of social media for development purposes;

  • Motivated self-starter who understands the culture of a non-profit organization;

  • Ability to build rapport with donors, volunteers, and the public with diplomacy, discretion, and customer-service orientation, both in person and on the phone;

  • Ability to thrive and work effectively as part of a small team in a fast-paced and rapidly growing program, with limited instruction;

  • Must be able to meet deadlines.


  • Committed to LandWatch’s mission;

  • Motivated by achieving financial goals;

  • Welcomes and values diversity, and committed to the process of building a more inclusive organization and more equitable Central Oregon;

  • Ability to graciously give, receive and integrate feedback on a regular basis;

  • Can take initiative to solve problems, propose new ideas and adapt to challenges;

  • Knowledge of Oregon’s land use planning system, urban planning, other environmental issues a plus;

  • Bilingual-bicultural candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Work Environment

We offer a flexible workplace environment with a casual dress code. Employees currently work both from home and/or from our offices depending on their work style, preferences and level of safety. We are committed to ensuring employees have all the tools they need to perform their job duties whether at home or in the office and can make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. We cannot guarantee accessibility in off-site locations where work is occasionally required.

We currently hold both virtual and outdoor, in-person meetings with strict distancing and mask requirements. We prioritize the health and safety of employees above all else and will honor any employee’s needs around health and safety while we are experiencing the covid-19 pandemic.

Our offices are located within Embark Bend coworking space, at 2843 NW Lolo Dr. Ste. 200, Bend, OR 97703. We have several private office suites located on the second floor:

  • There are wide stairs, wide hallways and an elevator;
  • Non-gender-neutral bathrooms on both floors with multiple stalls, including ADA stalls and showers (showers in the first-floor bathroom only);
  • Office suites have floor-to-ceiling windows to the hallway, outside windows, non-fluorescent lighting, and wide sliding glass doors;
  • Combination sit/stand desk, adjustable height;
  • No automatic doors.

To apply:

Please mail or e-mail a cover letter describing why you are interested in and qualified for the position, your resume, and three references before Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 11:59PM Pacific Time for full consideration (open until filled). You are invited to describe any pertinent experience, including professional and personal, relevant to this position in your cover letter.


Mail: Attn: Kori Sparks, Central Oregon LandWatch, 2843 NW Lolo Dr. Ste. 200, Bend, OR 97703

No calls please, unless inquiring about accessibility.

LandWatch is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified employees without regard to race, culture, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, class or any other non-merit factor. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at or call 541-647-2930 x802

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