NBA and National Buffalo Foundation Seeking Director of Development
The National Bison Association and the National Buffalo Foundation this week posted a formal job opening for a Director of Development to raise funds to support research programs and outreach efforts to benefit the U.S. bison business.
The Director of Development position is responsible for planning and implementing the NBF and NBA fundraising efforts. The job includes the development and implementation of strategies for raising money from individuals, foundations, government entities, and corporations. This position is also responsible for building relationships with members of the association and cultivating their support for specific initiatives, including exhibits, education programs, and bison health studies.
Cecil Miskin, chair of the National Buffalo Foundation, noted, “The Center of Excellence for Bison Studies has tremendous potential to conduct innovative research on bison herd health, marketing and other areas important for our business. But that research will require significant funding, and we need a professional on board to help us accomplish that.”
NBA Executive Director Dave Carte added, “Our members have been incredibly generous through the years with sponsorships, donations to the Growth Fund, and other means of support. But we have not tapped the potential level of support available from foundations, federal agencies, and wealthy donors outside of our usual network. Now is the time to move in that direction.”
The Director of Development will report to the NBA executive director, but will carry out activities based on priorities developed jointly by the NBA and NBF. The full job description can be found here.