ELK (Environmental Learning for Kids) is an inclusive non-profit organization that develops inspired and responsible leaders through science education and outdoor experiences for underserved, urban youth ages 5-25. ELK Inspires youth to have high expectations of themselves by exposing them to the outdoors and engaging them in service learning projects. For many of the youth ELK serves, it’s their first experience with the outdoors. ELK Educates youth through science and environmental education embedded in all programs and activities to further students’ understanding and attitudes toward science, the outdoors, their communities, college, and careers. ELK transforms youth by endowing them with increased academic skills, civic and community leadership, environmental stewardship, and employment opportunities.
The Major Gifts Manager maximizes the effectiveness and smooth functioning of the organization through managing the major donor fundraising plan, including relationship building for corporate, foundation, and government grants; major individual and corporate gifts and major donor work associated with fundraising and cultivation events. This position works closely with ELK’s leadership, staff, and Board of Directors to increase to increase organizational and program capacity and sustainability through fundraising actions. Areas of functional expertise include: fundraising, communications, problem solving, strategic planning and goal setting, marketing and public relations, research, corporate and government relations, and project management.