Arundel Rivers Federation seeks a full-time Development and Communications Director to design, manage, and grow the organization’s fundraising and communications programs.

The Development and Communications Director will manage all facets of Arundel Rivers’ fundraising and donor outreach programs, as well as oversee the organization’s communications efforts. The ideal candidate will have a passion for environmental stewardship and experience building and managing relationships with businesses and donors, applying for public and private grants, coordinating events, and designing communication materials.

About Arundel Rivers Federation: Arundel Rivers is located in Edgewater, Maryland just minutes away from historic Annapolis on a peninsula surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Arundel Rivers works with communities through science-based environmental restoration, advocacy, and public policy to preserve, protect, and renew the South, West, and Rhode Rivers and associated tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. We envision clean, fishable, swimmable waterways for current and future generations.


Design and Manage Development Strategies – Arundel Rivers seeks to expand fundraising efforts to support a growing staff and organization. The Development and Communications Director will design strategies to retain existing donors, attract new donors, connect donors to the work of Arundel Rivers, seek out and apply for new grant opportunities, and organize donor engagement and appreciation activities. The successful candidate will also report annually on fundraising and donor outreach metrics.

Manage External Communications – Arundel Rivers maintains a consistent online presence through the use of a website, social media postings, and frequent email newsletters. The Development and Communications Director will assist all members of the Arundel Rivers’ staff in developing external communication materials, reviewing and editing materials, and publishing materials in various formats.

Event Planning – Arundel Rivers holds multiple in-person and online fundraisers each year. The Development and Communications Director will plan and organize all aspects of these fundraisers.

Manage Donor Database and Compliance – The Development and Communications Director will process all online and physical donations, manage a confidential donor database, and produce donation acknowledgment letters as required by the Internal Revenue Service.

Work Schedule: The position will work 40 hours per week with most hours worked Monday through Friday. There will be occasional evening and weekend work attending and organizing fundraising and donor outreach events. Telework and flexible schedules are supported and encouraged.