Join The American Chestnut Foundation in its mission to restore the iconic American chestnut to its native range!
The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) is a nonprofit conservation, education, and scientific organization with 20+ staff members located from Vermont to North Carolina, an 18-member board, and an annual budget of 3 million dollars. Founded in 1983 and based in Asheville, NC, TACF and its 16 state chapters are employing traditional breeding and modern genomics to develop, and ultimately restore, American chestnut populations. TACF is primarily supported by private philanthropy and targeted research funding. TACF is dedicated to prioritizing a diverse and inclusive workplace and continually integrates Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) into our corporate culture.
The American chestnut is a symbol for the hope that exists for all threatened species. TACF has played the lead role in rescuing this species through its innovative breeding and genetic research for four decades. TACF’s long-term goal is to create self-sustaining populations, with disease-resistant trees growing stronger in each succeeding generation. TACF is restoring a growing legacy for decades and centuries to come.
Director of Development
The Director of Development captivates TACF’s community and grows revenue in alignment with the mission, vision, and strategic priorities. The Director leads the advancement department to building an enhanced donor and member-centric culture of philanthropy that focuses on details, gratitude, integrity, transparency, and diversity. Part of that initiative requires the Director of Development to oversee the accuracy and integrity of the member database and create holistic strategies that drive the philanthropic health of the organization including membership recruitment, grant strategies, and donor engagement and giving. This position also creates comprehensive and proactive donor communications and internal reports to maximize involvement and understanding of impact.
Interested candidates should apply via this form. Please include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Application close date is December 22, 2023. TACF will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Note that we are not accepting phone inquiries regarding this open position, so please do not contact TACF via phone.
Gifts and Records Specialist
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Gifts and Records Specialist ensures that donor and member records and correspondences are clean, concise, and in compliance with gift guidelines and company policies. The Gifts and Records Specialist is an integral part of the administrative team and serves as the initial point of contact for members, donors, visitors, and the community.
Interested candidates should apply via this form. Please include a resume, cover letter, and three professional references. Application close date is December 15, 2023. TACF will acknowledge receipt of all applications. Note that we are not accepting phone inquiries regarding this open position, so please do not contact TACF via phone.
TACF’s COVID Statement
Out of an abundance of concern for our staff and the communities that we serve, TACF continues to closely monitor COVID 19 pandemic developments and adjust our actions according to CDC and statutory guidelines. As a science-based organization, we request all applicants be fully vaccinated for this disease unless there is a legal exemption.
TACF is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who are seeking employment, and to all current employees. A Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) ethic is a priority and is being continually integrated into TACF’s corporate culture which is dedicated to supporting a diverse, inclusive workplace. TACF does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, marital status, sexual or gender preference, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or related condition, ancestry, medical condition, physical handicap, or any other protected class or status.
TACF is a certified living wage employer dedicated to a just and sustainable economy.