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Earthwatch Institute. |
|Job Type:||Full Time|
|Experience Required:||6-9 years|
|State/Province:||MA - Massachusetts|
The Earthwatch Institute engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education in order to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment. Our vision is a world in which we live within our means and in balance with nature. We bring together institutions and individuals to understand and inform critical environmental issues by combining world class scientific field research with experiential learning programs that inspire the leadership needed to promote personal and organizational change.
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: Biodiversity, Forests and Agriculture, Freshwater, Humans and Environments.
Through its network of supporters, Earthwatch raises over $2million each year of support from individuals who care passionately about our mission. Our goal is to grow that number over the year ahead in order to be able to invest in the capacity and resources needed to support more of our research, conservation and education programs worldwide.
As the primary strategist for Individual Giving, he/she will partner with the CEO 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. They will work closely with the International Director of Corporate Development and program team to ensure that restricted individual gifts are designed, budgeted and implemented in line with the organization's high level goals and measures of success.
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.
The ideal candidate will possess the following experience and attributes:
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 email@example.com; fax 978-897-0935; mail HR Earthwatch Institute, 114 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134.
No phone calls please.