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OrganizationAppalachian Voices
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineMarch 17, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$70-80,000
Phone(703) 294-6684


Appalachian Voices works to achieve an Appalachia with healthy, intact ecosystems and generative local economies that allow communities to thrive.

For more than a century, Appalachian communities have powered the growth of America’s industrial might—and have suffered disproportionately from resulting pollution, damaged lands, and poverty. Today, Appalachia is on the frontlines of an American energy transition.

Appalachian Voices is a powerful promoter of this transition. Founded in 1997, it has increased in size, opened new offices, and nearly doubled revenue under the leadership of Executive Director Tom Cormons. The organization seeks a Director of Major Gifts to help it enact a strategic plan that builds on this growth.

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 complex policy 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 positions/ or via email at