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Chief Development Officer

Southern Environmental Law Center
Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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Over nearly four decades, the Southern Environmental Law Center has built an extraordinary reputation for impact and effectiveness as one of the nation’s most powerful defenders of the environment. 

Known for successfully tackling complex environmental issues and superbly resourced opponents, SELC consistently delivers nationally significant results through its place-based focus, its deep local presence, its strong network of partner organizations, and its effective mix of legal, strategic, and communications expertise.

With its development objectives clearly defined, SELC is launching the present search for Chief Development Officer. The new executive will have the mandate to equip SELC with the development strategy, structure and leadership required to sustain a robust organization with the proven capacity to prevail against powerful
polluters, advance bold policy solutions, and work for systemic change. 

The candidate to become SELC’s Chief Development Officer will be a deeply experienced development professional with successful tenures in fundraising contexts with a reputation for operational excellence, aspirational goals and robust, diverse funding streams which the candidate played a material role in developing.

We do not expect contenders to be expert in environmental issues per se, although demonstrated interest in the environment would be a clear asset. Rather, we seek an executive with an entrepreneurial bent, a collaborative operating style and a record of tenacious, gracious and successful development of superb teams realizing ambitious goals over the arc of time.

With a development model grown organically over years of successful fundraising, SELC is ready for fresh perspective and an injection of new ideas and expertise earned in other contexts. Experience developing and leading major gifts strategies and teams would be especially additive.

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