Careers

Welcome to the Keep America Beautiful Careers page, where we post current full-time, part-time and paid internship opportunities in our national headquarters, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

Keep America Beautiful’s national headquarters is walking distance from the Stamford Metro-North train station with a shuttle bus also available. The office features a free parking garage and gym in the building and is conveniently located near great restaurants, bars, shopping and beautiful Mill River Park.

Persons with national service experience (VISTA, Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and veterans are encouraged to apply. Keep America Beautiful is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, ancestry, marital status, being a party to a civil union, handicap or disabilities or perception of disabilities, political activity, or other protected class status. Discrimination in violation of this policy is prohibited.

Please submit resumes with cover letters to recruitment@kab.org and include the title of the career opportunity in the Subject line of your email.

Note that based on the volume of resumes submitted, we unfortunately cannot reply to all submissions.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Keep America Beautiful team!

Full-Time Positions

Business Development Manager

Keep America Beautiful is currently seeking a highly successful, dynamic Business Development Manager to help lead our new business efforts. The ideal candidate will be motivated, outgoing and thrive on the excitement of closing a new donor. Must be a team player and work closely with colleagues to know and understand environmental trends, maintain existing client relationships, create focused presentations for prospects and conduct sales outreach and meetings. This person should have strong negotiation and relationship skills. This mission-critical role serves as a key steward for developing a portfolio of current and prospective donors. He/she will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting major gifts from corporations. This person MUST work well under minimal supervision and have the ability to adapt to change with a positive attitude. The Manager manages outbound leads, researches profiles for corporate donors and determines the appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles requests and projects expeditiously, proactively, and follows them through to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identify new business targets. 
  • Conduct outreach and build a large, strong pipeline of potential clients.
  • Nurture contacts through the sales cycle with appropriate marketing tools.
  • Attend targeted industry events, conferences, including regional business chambers/associations.
  • Pitch Mission Driven Programs • Ability to understand and communicate complex environmental issues to varied audiences.
  • Develop proposals to meet and exceed donor needs.
  • Close new business!

Fundraising

  • Implement programs and activities in partnership with existing donors, leadership, volunteers, and the Development Team to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.
  • Meet or exceed minimum 2M annual fundraising target.
  • Actively research, target, and solicit new prospects to meet prospecting portion of financial target.
  • Design and implement multiple corporate donor strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; create and maintain up-to-date donor profiles (Salesforce).
  • General fundraising support – proposals, letters of inquiry, pitch/concept decks.

Assisting with Fundraising Projects

  • Event fundraising support – KAB National Conference, annual Vision for America Award event, Employee Engagement activities, and Special Events.

Writing and Research

  • Strong ability to ideate, develop, and communicate comprehensive donor concept papers and proposals.
  • Annual appeals to corporations and individuals.
  • Donor correspondence (acknowledgement letters, e-blasts and mailings).

Salesforce Database Management

  • Reporting, inputting and updating donor information.
  • Manages inquiries through the Salesforce database.

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to 

  • Proofreading and editing.
  • Work with team stakeholders to secure funding for new initiatives.
  • Occasional late nights, weekends, and travel.
  • Salesforce, MS Office Suite (cloud) and Smartsheets knowledge are highly recommended.

Experience/Qualifications

Required 

Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing skills; dedication to fundraising at the national nonprofit level, 3 to 6 years of experience in a sales, fundraising or development role.

Skills Required

  • Collaborative spirit, sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Sales, fundraising, development skills.
  • Requires travel, regionally and nationally, 25% of the time.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Database management.
  • Detail oriented and organized with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of computers and technology, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Interest/knowledge in environmental issues, i.e. recycling, litter abatement a plus.

Location/Hours

Keep America Beautiful Headquarters office – 1010 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT 06901 Full time, 40 hours per week within the regular workday; Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Not a work from home position.

Corporate Partnership Director and/or Manager

Keep America Beautiful is currently seeking a Corporate Partnership Director and/or Manager to develop donor relationships and fundraise, focusing on corporate donors and Peer to Peer opportunities. This mission-critical role serves as a key steward for developing a portfolio of current and prospective donors and secure budget relieving in-kind support. He/she will be expected to meet annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting major gifts from corporations and individuals. This person MUST work well under minimal supervision.

The Director/Manager manages inbound leads, researches profiles for corporate, individual and foundation prospects and determines the appropriate course of action, referral, or response. Prioritizes conflicting needs; handles requests and projects expeditiously, proactively, and follows them through to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.

Responsibilities

Fundraising

  • Implement programs and activities in partnership with existing donors, leadership, volunteers, and the Development Team to identify, educate, cultivate, solicit and steward donors.
  • Meet or exceed minimum 2.5M annual fundraising target for the current fiscal year including renewable gifts and earned revenue.
  • Actively research, target, and solicit new prospects to meet prospecting portion of financial target.
  • Design and implement multiple corporate donor strategies targeting organizational objectives and donor interests in partnership with cross-departmental teams; create and maintain up-to-date donor profiles (Salesforce).
  • General fundraising support – proposals, letters of inquiry, online grant applications, introductory decks, P2P donor platforms, Mailchimp.

Assisting with Fundraising Projects

  • Event fundraising support – KAB National Conference, annual Vision for America Award event, Employee Engagement activities, P2P, and Special Events.

Writing and Research

  • Annual appeals to corporations and individuals.
  • Donor correspondence (acknowledgement letters, e-blasts and mailings).
  • Strong ability to ideate and develop comprehensive donor concept papers and proposals.

Salesforce Database Management

  • Gift entry, reporting, inputting and updating donor information.
  • Manages inquiries through the Salesforce database.

Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:

  • Proofreading and editing.
  • Organizational tasks.
  • Occasional late nights, weekends, and travel.
  • Salesforce and Mailchimp knowledge are highly recommended.
  • MS Office Suite + Smartsheets.

Experience/Qualifications

Required

Bachelor’s degree; excellent writing skills; dedication to fundraising at the national non-profit level, 3 to 6 years of experience in a sale, fundraising or development role. Preferred: Progressive experience in a successful development programs and knowledge of “best practices” in development; experience using the Salesforce database. 

Skills Required

  • Collaborative spirit, sense of humor.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Fundraising, sales or development skills.
  • Time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Database management.
  • Detail oriented and organized.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Requires travel, regionally and nationally, 25% of the time.
  • Knowledge of computers and technology, proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to adopt to change with a positive attitude.
  • Interest/knowledge in environmental issues, i.e. recycling, litter abatement a plus.

Location/Hours

Keep America Beautiful Headquarters office – 1010 Washington Blvd. Stamford, CT 06901 Full time, 40 hours per week within the regular workday; Mon-Fri, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm