Director of Philanthropy (Remote)

Oregon, United States
Competitive Salary
Sep 24, 2020
Oct 23, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time




The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Health In Harmony in the search for a Director of Philanthropy.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Philanthropy will accelerate the growth of Health In Harmony to meet the urgency of the climate crisis. The Director of Philanthropy will work with the Founder, the Executive Director, the staff, and Health In Harmony's passionate Board of Directors to focus on building long-term relationships with donors and to develop strategies that will take the organization from $2.75 million to $20 million over the next five years. The Director of Philanthropy may live and work from anywhere in the United States, with a willingness to travel when safe again. Health In Harmony's donor base has significant contingents in San Francisco and on the East Coast. Its Executive Director and most of its U.S.-based staff live in Portland, Oregon.

In a business-as-usual scenario, global temperatures will rise at least 1.5 degrees Celsius over pre-industrial averages by 2030, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Without immediate action to prevent this rise, Earth and its diverse ecosystems will face irreversible negative impact by mid-century.

Health In Harmony is a nonprofit organization working to reverse deforestation of tropical rainforests as a solution to global heating. It does this by partnering with communities in and around rainforests, who often have to log, mine, or poach for the cash to pay for healthcare-related emergencies. Health In Harmony's Radical Listening™ approach facilitates community-designed solutions to which it brings the necessary resources, such as primary healthcare, organic farming skills, reforestation, and small business creation. In doing so, Health In Harmony assists their desires to preserve tropical rainforests.

Health In Harmony started working in Indonesia in 2007, and in 2019 it expanded to Brazil and Madagascar. In Indonesia, since 2007, Health In Harmony has reduced the number of logging households surrounding Gunung Palung National Park by 90%, reduced infant mortality by 67%, and protected $65 million worth of above ground carbon (Jones et al, publication pending. These results give Health In Harmony the confidence to replicate its model in other rainforests around the world. Over the past three years Health in Harmony has doubled its donor base and revenue, while maintaining high levels of donor retention and engagement.

Health In Harmony's staff and Board reflect the world’s diversity, and understand that the climate crisis is built upon colonialism and generations of systematic racism and exploitation. Health In Harmony is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion, mutual respect, support, and connectedness. In recruiting for its team, Health In Harmony welcomes the unique contributions that diverse individuals can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least five years of professional experience in philanthropy including senior management roles with a focus on strategy. Experience in a rapidly-evolving or entrepreneurial organization, including a role in growing the organization, or innovating the nonprofit or for-profit sector is preferred. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Health In Harmony.