Director of Development
Global Forest Generation
We are looking for a stellar Director of Development for Global
Forest Generation to bring our fundraising efforts and our
organization to the next level. Could it be you?
Global Forest Generation (GFG) is a US-based 501(c)3 NGO. We
develop large-scale forest ecosystem conservation and restoration
partnerships with local leaders and communities, which are
essential for climate resilience and the protection of
biodiversity, water, and livelihoods. Local community participation
is integral to every step of our strategy to restore
fully-functioning ecosystems. We ensure that long-term forest
stewardship by local and indigenous communities sustains their
livelihoods and cultures; and provide a practical solution to
tackle the global and regional biodiversity and climate crisis at
scale. GFG is contributing to the UN Decade on Ecosystem
Restoration and the World Economic Forum’s Trillion Tree
campaign 1t.org to implement immediate, comprehensive,
long-term nature-based solutions to climate change. Our first
large-scale initiative, Accion Andina, is protecting and
restoring critical native forest ecosystems in the Andes. In 2023,
we were honored that our initiative won the 2023 EarthShot Prize
for Restoring the Earth, a transformative recognition for the
scale, quality and effectiveness of our work in the Andes. And
there is more to come!
While we are proud of what we have achieved to date, it’s a long
way to truly delivering at the scale and pace our current situation
on Earth dictates and we won’t stop here: Our goal is to not only
continue to grow Acción Andina, a now globally-recognized
initiative in South America, but also to expand our work to other
areas of the world, replicating our proven model
Therefore, we are looking for an outstanding Development
Director to lead our development division and team to grow our
revenue. This person should be a proven change-maker, with the
experience, networks, track record in the nature and conservation
space and values it needs to triple our organization’s budgets over
the next two years. The Development Director, supervised by the
CEO, will strategize with and support the CEO’s fundraising
activities, continue to develop a team of 2-5 people, and will work
closely with the Chief Operating Officer to operationalize funding
revenue into our programs. This is a fully remote position,
based out of the US.
Ensure and grow significantly GFG’s
annual and long-term funding to meet our current and growing
programmatic and operational goals.
Develop and execute GFG’s fundraising
scaling plan, including strategy, supporting systems and support
for growing major donors, foundations, corporate philanthropy, and
the individual donor base.
Develop and lead an effective and
lean GFG Development division.
Specific Duties include:
Creating a strong GFG Development
Strategy and leading a team to executing it.
Developing and managing GFG’s
Development division’s annual budget.
Some travel possible to meet with
high-level donors, and to international project sites with donors
to demonstrate impact.
Qualifications and Background:
Passionate about native forest
conservation and restoration and knowledgeable about environmental
Senior level leader and manager with
at least 7-10 years of experience in nonprofit development, and a
proven record of leading a fundraising program and team.
Proven track record of cultivating
and securing $1M+ gifts.
Excellent writing and communications
skills, including a persuasive presentation style.
Entrepreneurial and self-motivated:
able to identify challenges and remove obstacles to success.
Comfortable with new technologies and
engagement with multiple audiences, international organizations,
Highly collaborative with the ability
to oversee a team working remotely.
Initiative, creativity and
flexibility to undertake new assignments and identify new
opportunities in a rapidly evolving space.
Must be eligible to work in the
Proficiency in Spanish is a plus, but
Salary range is $100,000-$120,000, dependent on experience and
track record. Benefits include health and dental insurance, 100%
employer-sponsored vision insurance, matching IRA retirement plan,
and flexible paid time off.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, with
the subject line “Development Director Application.” The deadline
for applications is February 9. 2024. First interviews will be
granted on a rolling basis. Please reference Chronicles of
Philanthropy in your email.
**Global Forest Generation is an equal opportunity employer. We
are committed to a culture of mutual respect and free from
harassment and discrimination. Employment decisions are based on
business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications,
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin,
age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran
status, or any other status protected by the law.**