Compensation Type: Annual salary
Job Type:
Full Time
Hybrid (remote and in-person)

Pay Range: $45,000-$50,000
Organization's Mission: Torrey House Press publishes books at the intersection of the literary arts and environmental advocacy. THP authors explore the diversity of human experiences and relationships with place. THP books create conversations about issues that concern the American West, landscape, literature, and the future of our ever-changing planet, inspiring action toward a more just world.
Organization's Race, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Statement and Work: Torrey House Press stands with people of color, disabled people, and other marginalized people in our region, nation, and around the world in the protest against police brutality, white supremacy, ableism, and systemic racism. To help create a more just world, we are committed to seeking writers of color and other marginalized communities whose work engages deeply with place and expands and challenges conversations on environmental and social justice.
Position Summary: Torrey House Press seeks a full-time Development Director in Salt Lake City, Utah. The hybrid position is 80% remote and reports to the Executive Director. The Development Director will manage and cultivate fundraising success primarily through database management, grant writing and reporting, conducting spring and end-of-year fundraising appeals, coordinating friend-raising events, assisting with social media outreach, and nurturing donor relationships.
The ideal candidate for this position will have strong grant-writing experience and some previous donor development and database experience (Little Green Light preferred). The Development Director will work closely with our small and dedicated team and will have the opportunity to provide input on project acquisitions.
The ideal candidate is self-motivated and comfortable working independently from home and in an office environment and utilizing technology to communicate effectively with team members. This position requires outstanding relationship, writing, and time-management skills, and a systems-based approach to data management. The successful candidate will bring a keen eye for detail, strong organizational skills, a collaborative and team-oriented mindset, strategic thinking, and a passion for literature and conservation.
Primary Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the selected candidate will include, but are not limited to, the following:
Donor Stewardship and Database Management:
• Manage Little Green Light donor database to post donations, prepare reports, and produce mailing lists for appeals and other mailings
• Write caring thank you notes within three days of donations
• Research and track donor prospects, including individuals, foundations, and corporations
• Create donation reports and track other internal development metrics
• Assist in development-related meeting arrangements and planning
• Assist with social media posting
• Coordinate with the finance team to ensure proper accounting; familiarity with QuickBooks Online is a plus
Grant Writing and Reporting:
• Manage all grant applications, reports, and requirements for foundation, corporation, and government agency grants using Little Green Light
• Research prospective grantors; cultivate and steward relationships with current and prospective grantors
• Use clear, concise, and compelling writing and storytelling to communicate the work of Torrey House Press in grant proposals, LOIs, and applications
• Delegate grant application tasks to team members as appropriate and follow up
• Track and fulfill all grant requirements when funds are awarded; request feedback and schedule a meeting or call with grant officer when funds are not granted

Appeals and Events:
• Develop and coordinate donor and friend-raiser/community events
• Direct two seasonal campaign appeals per calendar year that engage with and expand the Torrey House Press community and convey the mission of Torrey House Press
• Coordinate creation of campaign marketing materials with clear branding and messaging
• Coordinate donor communications such as thank you letters, emails, and phone calls with staff and board members using Little Green Light
• Track all gifts, asks, pledges, and communications in Little Green Light
• Analyze results to improve next year’s campaigns (i.e. # of donors, average amount raised, total amount raised, event info)
Desired Qualifications: Essential Qualifications
• At least two years of demonstrated development experience plus bachelor’s degree or at least four years of demonstrated development experience plus associates degree or equivalent
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to problem-solve and meet multiple deadlines
• Ability to work independently and as part of a collaborative and engaged team
Benefits / Why Work With Us: Torrey House Press is a caring, supportive, and fun place to work! We offer generous paid vacation, sick and family leave, and holidays; monthly health care stipend and phone stipend; support for ongoing professional development. This job may require travel for events, donor relationships, and other needs, with travel expenses covered or reimbursed.
How to Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and grant writing or similar writing sample to
Closing Date: July 1, 2022
Location: Salt Lake City


Organization Website: Visit website
Contact: Kirsten Johanna Allen
Phone: 801 209 1657