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HEAL Utah is an environmental nonprofit that uses grassroots campaigns and policy-side tactics to protect Utah’s natural beauty and our health from environmental threats. We work throughout Utah on clean air, renewable energy, climate change, and nuclear waste issues.

We are proud of our origins as grassroots activists and continue to depend on our supporters to remain vigilant in identifying and resisting environmental threats to the health if Utahans. We ensure that the HEAL community is mobilized by providing education and advocacy trainings and creating avenues for individual voices to be heard.

By working with us, you will learn the art of grassroots campaigning, develop political advocacy skills, gain scientific environmental knowledge and expertise, and get to play with our office dogs. We are looking for capable, dynamic, committed, experienced, and passionate individuals. If you are ready to champion our issues and innovate for a better future, apply to one of our open jobs or internships today!

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The Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL) is hiring a Development Director to work with our staff, board, and supporters to continue building one of Utah’s most successful statewide grassroots environmental advocacy organizations. HEAL is in a solid financial position and poised for growth—of its budget and campaigns—and this hire will be an important part of taking the next step. We’re looking for someone who is passionate, organized, and enthusiastic. 

Strategic Development and Fundraising Management
  • Create strategic fundraising plans and goals that include grants, major and regular donors, business and individual partnerships, fundraising events, and manage activities to meet those objectives
  • Prepare the annual fundraising budget targets and calendar
  • Chair and organize the work of the HEAL Board Fundraising Committee to review, augment, and help execute fundraising plans
  • Guide and assist HEAL staff and all board members in carrying out fundraising responsibilities
Grant Management
  • Adopt and maintain the annual grant milestones calendar that includes application and reporting preparation periods and deadlines.
  • Oversee the preparation of grant proposals and reports (narrative and financial) working with the Executive Director and other staff as needed
  • Research and pursue new funding sources for general support or specific issue campaigns or projects
  • Maintain relationships with contacts from granting organizations.
  • Track the status of all grant proposals and maintain foundation files
Membership and Donors
  • Manage all aspects of donor relationships, working with the Administrative Assistant to properly categorize, record, and acknowledge donations
  • Work with the Communications and Outreach Associate to oversee the development, promotion, and execution of annual fundraising appeal messaging and events
  • Conduct analysis of donor recruitment and retention activities to plan how best to recruit a new, younger and more diverse supporters while also cultivating and retaining current donors 
  • Expand HEAL Utah’s donations from major donors, regular members, foundations, business partnerships and on-line and social media giving programs

Special Events
  • Oversee the overall planning and execution of HEAL Utah’s major annual fundraising events, which currently include a Spring Breakfast and a Fall Party
  • Work with the Board Fundraising Committee, board members, donors, and staff to plan and coordinate smaller gatherings and strategic meetings for major donors, business allies, and monthly donors over the course of the year.
Database and documentation management
  • Manage the membership/donor database (Salsa CRM)
  • Generate thank you calls and cards and annual tax summaries for donors 
  • Oversee the apportionment of expenses to campaigns and funding sources
Operational Management/Financial Reporting
  • Assist with some administrative duties as a backup, in coordination with the Executive Director and Administrative Assistant
Qualifications

Applicants must be passionate about HEAL Utah’s mission and campaigns to protect public health and the environment. This position is a good fit for individuals who are self-motivated, well-organized, detail-oriented, comfortable working independently, socially outgoing, able to multi-task, and willing to take initiative. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to quickly learn and use software, and feeling at ease interacting with the public is a must. A college degree is required. At least two years fundraising, development or grassroots experience is preferred, but internship and volunteer work may count for those who meet the other qualifications described above. 

Salary and Benefits

The Development Director is a 40-hour per week, regular full-time position, with some occasional evening and weekend activities. HEAL is offering $45,000-$50,000 in salary per year, depending upon skills and experience. The position includes an excellent benefit package including 18 days of paid time off (covering vacation and sick leave), 12 holidays, fully-covered individual health and dental premiums, a company-funded HSA, up to a 3% employer match of IRA employee contributions, 12 weeks of paid/unpaid family leave for qualifying events, and a one-month paid sabbatical after 5 years. The range for the total compensation package is therefore $53,000-$58,000. 

Applications are due Friday, August 2, 2019

Please send a cover letter, resume and a writing sample via email to jobs@healutah.org.

For questions, please email HEAL’s Executive Director, Dr. Scott Williams at scott@heautah.org, or call 801-355-5055.

Fall Application Deadline: August 8
Spring Application Deadline: December 10
Summer Application Deadline: April 16

Are you passionate about helping promote renewable energy and protecting Utah from dirty air and radioactive waste?  Do you want to support this work by helping expand one of Utah’s premier grassroots advocacy organizations? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, policy, lobbying, outreach, and more?

HEAL UTAH IS SEEKING AN INTERN TO HELP WITH THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS:
  • Helping us reach new supporters around the state, via outreach events
  • Attending legislative meetings and lobbying in support of clean air and clean energy bills
  • Joining HEAL staff at the Capitol during the legislative session and managing citizen lobbyists and other volunteers
  • Researching and writing to support our campaigns, such as: working to transition as quickly as possible away from dirty coal power plants, pushing renewable energy, and fighting for solutions to Utah’s air pollution problem.
  • Assisting with HEAL Utah events, including press conferences, regulatory hearings and quarterly HEAL community educational nights.
  • Ongoing organizational tasks, such as helping engage dozens of HEAL volunteers, manage our list of over 20,000 existing supporters and help cultivate hundreds of new supporters.

We are looking for a highly motivated self-starter. Successful applicants will be passionate about Utah’s health and environment, outgoing, disciplined, determined problem-solvers, and have an engaging personality. Preference will be given to those with a background in environmental issues, public policy, research, public speaking, activism, non-profits, fundraising, and marketing.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Passion for HEAL Utah’s work and dedication to helping us grow
  • Ability to commit roughly 10-12 hours per week from approximately early January – mid-May, mid-August to mid-December or 15 hours per week from mid-May – mid-August
  • Available some weekends and evenings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Available from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday for the majority of internship hours
COMPENSATION:

Interns will be paid a $500 stipend.

DEADLINES:

Submit: (1) A detailed cover letter explaining your fit, (2) A resume describing a prior relevant experience, and (3) one or two names whom we can call for references to jobs@healutah.org. We will conduct interviews for selected candidates shortly after the application period closes. Questions can be directed to: Noah at noah@healutah.org or 801-355-5055.

Summer Deadline: April 16

Are you passionate about helping promote renewable energy and protecting Utah from dirty air and nuclear waste? Do you want to support this work by helping expand one of Utah’s premier grassroots advocacy organizations? Are you interested in getting hands-on experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing, outreach and more?

HEAL Utah is seeking a summer intern to help with the following projects:

  • Help us reach new supporters around the state, via outreach events (Farmers Markets, Music Festivals, Street Festivals, Etc.)
  • Research and writing to support our campaigns, such as: Working to transition as quickly as possible away from dirty coal power plants; Pushing renewable energy; Fighting for solutions to Utah’s dirty air problem.
  • Ongoing organizational tasks, such as helping engage dozens of HEAL volunteers, manage our list of over 15,000 existing supporters and help cultivate hundreds of new supporters.
  • Assist with HEAL Utah events, including press conferences, regulatory hearings and quarterly HEAL community educational nights.

We are looking for a highly-motivated self-starter. Successful applicants will be: passionate about Utah’s health and environment; outgoing; disciplined; be determined problem-solvers; have an engaging personality. Preference will be given to those with a background in environmental issues, public policy, public speaking, activism, non-profits, fundraising, and marketing.

Requirements:
1) Passion for HEAL Utah’s work and dedication to helping us grow
2) Must Have a Car
3) Ability to commit 15 hours per week from mid May – mid August.
4) Available some weekends and evenings
5) Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Compensation:

Interns will be paid a $500 stipend.

Deadlines:
Submit: (1) A detailed cover letter explaining your fit, (2) A resume describing prior relevant experience, and (3) one or two names whom we can call for references to jobs@healutah.org. We will conduct interviews for selected candidates shortly the closing date. Questions can be directed to Noah at noah@healutah.org or 801-355-5055.