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Earthwatch Institute. |
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||6-9 years|
|State/Province:||MA - Massachusetts|
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
Our research program involves a global community of researchers, conservation volunteers, NGOs and businesses, working together towards a sustainable environment. Earthwatch supports about 60 projects across nearly 40 countries, and draws $20 million in annual revenues, with more than 85% of its budget supporting science research and engagement, and going towards programmatic support. Since 1971 Earthwatch has inspired 93,000 volunteers to join vital conservation research projects in the field. Earthwatch supports research projects in four key areas: Ecosystem services, climate change, oceans, and cultural heritage.
Earthwatch is proud to collaborate with nearly 40 corporate partners around the world, in industry sectors ranging from banking and financial services to consumer products, agriculture, and extractives. We select companies that take their environmental responsibilities and performance seriously and are open to working constructively with us to benefit the environment and help us achieve our mission.
As the primary strategist for Individual Giving, he/she will partner with the Chief Development Officer to guide and oversee the frontline individual gift fundraising staff. Central to this leadership role is the crafting and execution of a strategic and operational plan for the identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high net-worth donors and prospects. Importantly, the Senior Director, Individual Giving will demonstrate superior management and leadership ability, with a track record of building and growing motivated, high-performing teams, making coaching a high priority.
The Senior Director, Individual Giving will also serve as a visible frontline fundraiser and carry a portfolio of select prospects and donors of six and seven figure gift capacity.
The Senior Director, Individual Giving will be accountable for the annual Individual Giving fundraising goal and will direct both strategy and program implementation. He or she will work with the Chief Development Officer to articulate quantitative performance measures for the team.
The ideal candidate for this integral role will have a successful record of closing six and seven figure gifts, ideally within a complex, multi-unit, and fast-paced scientific and/or cultural environment in which he or she actively built a prospect portfolio. He or she will possess the poise to work with philanthropic leaders, the intellectual agility to partner with Earthwatch conservation scientists and program staff, and a passion for Earthwatch’s mission. In addition, the successful candidate will bring superior communication abilities and the professional maturity to build alliances with external and internal constituencies.
Due to limited time and financial resources we are only able to accept applicants who are already eligible to work in the United States.
Please indicate job title in subject line of email. Send cover letter and resume firstname.lastname@example.org; fax 978-897-0935; mail HR Earthwatch Institute, 114 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134. No phone calls please.
The Earthwatch Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.