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Dan Holz | Trout Creek, OR

We are on a mission to protect America’s outdoor climbing areas. We believe that it’s not enough to just love these incredible landscapes where we climb—we must be willing to stand up and fight for them. Want to join us?

Current Openings

Database & Membership Manager

The Database and Membership Manager provides: 1) skilled and reliable management of the Access Fund’s database; 2) administration and management of the Membership Program; and 3) technical support for development and fundraising activities. This position is part of the Development Team and plays an integral role in executing strategies to drive membership growth and retention, analyze the results of those initiatives and support the organization’s annual revenue goals. Candidates must possess strong analytical skills, experience managing a database, attention to detail, and a desire to provide excellent customer service.

Job Responsibilities:

Database Administration

  • Manage the day to day administration of the Access Fund’s Salesforce database
  • Review, develop, and create systems and process (organization-wide) to integrate development and program operations into the database
  • Be proficient in database reporting and query design
  • Work to increase database functionality; revising methodologies and documenting standard operating procedures

Membership and Development Responsibilities

  • Administrate the Access Fund’s Membership Programs, including the Joint Member and monthly donor programs
  • Strategically utilize the Access Fund database to drive membership growth
  • Analyze the performance of direct mail and other fundraising campaigns and strategies
  • Manage the membership renewal program by sending monthly e-mail reminders and orchestrating renewal mailings with our direct mail house
  • Generate queries and contact lists for member solicitations and thank you letters
  • Work with the Development and Marketing Teams to create compelling member acquisition and renewal strategies via direct mail, email, and social media
  • Act as main point of contact for membership services by answering member questions regarding membership status, payments, transactions, and member benefits
  • Oversee the daily implementation of gift processing as it relates to the database, including new memberships, renewals, and donations
  • Help to track and identify donor trends and relationships to positively influence fundraising strategies
  • Work with the Development Director to review, develop and create process to support fundraising operations and activities

  • Work with the Marketing Team to organize, maintain and implement lead acquisition and nurture processes in the database to capture and cultivate prospective members

Base Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work a consistent 40 hour week, with flexibility to work some weekends and travel when necessary
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience working with a donor management system, including: data entry and query design
  • Must possess excellent computer skills, specifically Microsoft Excel and database programs, and have a willingness to learn custom database software
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team
  • Ability to train others on use of database systems
  • Familiarity with non-profit organizations and fundraising tasks
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Self-starter, capable of taking direction but working independently
  • Knowledge of climbing, and an interest in climbing advocacy and the work of the Access Fund


  • A bachelors’ degree or higher
  • Experience working with Salesforce is a plus
  • Understanding of fundraising principles and practices


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Pro-deal participation
  • Full Access Fund benefits, including health insurance, dental, disability


Please send a resume and cover letter with ‘Database and Membership Manager’ in the subject line to No phone calls please.

Operations Director

The Operations Director works closely with the Executive Director and other members of the leadership team to set the organization's strategic goals. The Operations Director helps translate these goals into specific operational objectives, and oversees the operations and administration of the business. The Operations Director helps ensure the financial health of the organization, helping the Executive Director and development team align the human and financial resources needed to deliver on our mission in a sustainable way.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Leadership and Oversight

  • Budgeting - Lead annual budget process by working closely with AF staff. Prepare budget worksheets for each department and compile comprehensive operating budget that supports the mission and strategic plan. Support staff to track actual performance vs. budget throughout the year. Oversee expense controls and alert staff to potential overages. Provide financial leadership for the organization through analysis, planning and staff mentorship.
  • Financial Reporting - Work with Finance Manager (FM) to prepare accurate and timely financial reports for department heads, executive director, and board of directors on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. Prepare financial statements for board meetings, the annual report, and as needed for grant reporting. Prepare financial projections for year end.
  • Accounting - Work with FM to ensure that accounts payable and accounts receivable, including in-kind transactions, are processed in a timely manner. Oversee the generation of deposits by the FM and Office Manager. Make actual deposits into the Access Fund's bank accounts. Reconcile all bank and investment accounts on a monthly basis. Work with the FM to ensure that all AF credit card transactions are posted appropriately.
  • Financial Audit and 990 Preparation - Primary AF contact with external auditors working to ensure AF meets all requirements and provides all information necessary to complete yearly financial audit in a timely manner. Facilitate auditor review of supporting financial records, and other items as needed. Ensure proper internal controls are in place. Once audit is complete, assist in the finalization of the Form 990 and the preparation of the final audited financial statements.

Management and Human Resources

  • Management - Oversee the Office Manager and Finance Manager, providing oversight, direction, support and training to these positions. The Operations Director also provides oversight and guidance for staff in the Boulder office.
  • Payroll and payroll compliance - Oversee the payroll process to ensure accuracy and compliance across multi-state jurisdictions. Ensures FM tracks and files quarterly reports in all states requiring quarterly filing. Maintains accounts with appropriate Departments of Revenue, Departments of Employment securities and Departments of Labor and Industry as required.
  • Human Resources - Administer employee benefits. Ensure compliance with state and local employment obligations. Act as primary contact with staff insurance carriers; medical, dental, disability etc. Maintain all personnel records. Maintain the Employee Manual and general office-wide policies.

Operations and Risk Management

  • Vendors and Leases - Oversee all vendor and lease relationships with support from OM and FM to ensure conformity with Access Fund policies and fulfillment of obligations. Facilitate contracting process. Provide background information and contractual obligations to Executive Director for approval. Maintain all fixed assets records.
  • Risk Management and Insurance - Support the safe operation of the Access Fund, including the safety of staff, volunteers, and property. Help identify, analyze, and mitigate legal risks to the Access Fund. Assist with the creation and review of operating procedures and policy. Serve on Risk Management committee. Point of contact for insurance, including directors and officers, business owners insurance, general liability insurance, auto, and event insurance, etc. Provide for ongoing contact with AF broker and resolution of insurance issues when they arise. Review and renew all insurance policies in a timely fashion, consulting with Executive Director when significant changes are to occur.
  • State Fundraising Registration - Ensure compliance with all state charitable solicitation registration requirements; oversee third party contractor for filings.


  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, medical, dental, disability, and life insurance
  • Pro-deals with qualifying outdoor industry corporate partners


The Operations Director will work from the Access Fund headquarters in Boulder, CO.

To Apply

Submit resume and cover letter to with "Operations Director" in the subject line by March 17, 2017. No phone calls or office visits, please.

Access Fund is an equal opportunity employer and provides employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability. We are a proud supporter of the Camber Outdoors CEO Pledge, and we seek to attract a skilled workforce that reflects the demographics of current and future outdoor enthusiasts. As one of Outside Magazine's 100 Best Places to Work we pride ourselves on health and happiness of our staff. Together, we are building an organization and an industry where great ideas, born from a diversity of experiences, thrive.