Manager: Development, Logistics & Governance

Job Location: Silver Spring, MD
Position Type: Full time
FLSA Status: Exempt

Position Overview

The Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) is a non-profit, member-driven organization. We partner with corporations, their employees, fellow conservation organizations, government agencies and communities to recognize and encourage wildlife habitat projects for conservation and education. WHC is committed to maintaining a positive workplace, where base salary is enriched by flexible working hours, the ability to work remotely, professional development opportunities, and a generous benefits package. The Manager is assigned to the Executive Office to support the development, governance, and strategic visioning aspects of WHC. This position reports to the President but works closely with other members of the senior team.

The Manager is responsible for the management and maintenance of WHC’s Board of Directors to meet all applicable governance standards. The position will manage logistics and materials for regular board and committee meetings to the highest level of accuracy. The Manager is also responsible for development including grants management, scheduling for tracking grant requests and reporting; data analysis and use for business development purposes and; executive office coordination for development purposed including scheduling development travel and maintaining the executive office calendar. The Manager is not responsible for writing grants, but providing management, oversight and support for program staff who are responsible for grant writing. A small amount of administrative support to senior staff will be required as part of this position.

This position requires an unforgiving eye for detail and accuracy, a take-charge mentality, a comfortable and curious approach to data, and a capacity to interact with a variety of systems and processes. It is a perfect position for an individual seeking to advance their experience in non-profit management aspects of governance, board relations, grants management and development. In addition, the successful candidate must be comfortable with responsibilities that range from routine to complex.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position will be 40% business and strategy development and 20% each on governance, grants management and administration/logistics.

  • Development/Strategy – analyze internal and external data to identify opportunities for business development (fee for service revenue) and promotion; research and plan business development activities for president and other members of the senior team; manage follow-up from business development activities to completion
  • Governance – produce materials for board and committee meetings, coordinate logistics, communicate with the board and oversee submissions from staff. Manage all aspects of governance including board terms, nominations, resolutions, bylaws, board committees. External facing communication and documents are expected to be of the highest quality and accuracy, both in content but also in presentation.
  • Grants Management – develop and implement a system to track and manage grant applications and reports, identify new grant opportunities and assign to appropriate staff, schedule and run regular grant meetings, track report and grant deadlines and ensure all are met.
  • Administration/logistics – support the President’s office and senior team when needed by managing the President’s schedule, travel and administrative needs including booking travel, scheduling internal and external meetings and completing administrative tasks like expense reconciliation and billing. Organizing regular all-staff meetings, senior staff meetings and staff retreats.

Required Skills, Qualifications and Attributes

  • An undergraduate degree
  • 3-4 years of experience in a small or mid-sized non-profit organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly detail-oriented with a very low tolerance for errors
  • Ability to take ownership, seek guidance and not require task-to-task management
  • Aptitude for managing multiple tasks with many moving pieces
  • High degree of proficiency with common technology tools including MSOffice (Word, Excel and PowerPoint,) SurveyMonkey and Skype. Knowledge of Dynamics CRM and GoToMeeting a definite plus
  • Emotional Intelligence and independence
  • Ability to utilize relational databases to manage day-to-day transactions as well as to guide strategic visioning


  • Infrequent but occasional travel is to be expected.

Work Environment

  • This position includes some light physical work. The employee should be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and can expect frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 lbs. The employee may also be standing, sitting, or walking for prolonged periods of time.

Salary Range

  • Annual Salary Range – $40–50K, plus full-time benefit package.

How To Apply

Please submit a cover letter detailing your relevant knowledge and experience pertaining to the job description.

Email the cover letter, along with your resume to in the following format:

  • Send one PDF file for resume & cover letter
  • Name file as: FirstName LastName – Position Title

We will begin contacting selected candidates for interviews after April 19, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until a candidate is selected.