|Location||Brooklyn, NY 11201|
|Date Posted||November 21, 2022|
Scion Executive Search has been retained to conduct the search for a Director of Development for the Rainforest Foundation US; one of the largest NGOs working to support indigenous and traditional peoples of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfill their rights. This full-time, flexible hybrid opportunity is available immediately!
ABOUT RAINFOREST FOUNDATION US:
For over 30 years, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) has worked to address climate change and safeguard biodiversity by promoting the rights of indigenous peoples and supporting their efforts to protect and defend their rainforests. Scientists tell us that protecting forests is as essential as reducing greenhouse emissions if we hope to stem the tide of ecological collapse. Science shows that forests managed by indigenous peoples are healthier, suffer less deforestation, capture more carbon, and contain more biodiversity than forests managed by private or public entities--including nationally protected areas.
RFUS works in partnership with indigenous communities and their representative organizations to protect tropical rainforests by supporting their efforts to secure rights to their lands, strengthen monitoring and land security, influence laws and policies that protect their resources, and build strong and sustainable community leadership. By investing directly in indigenous communities, RFUS connects the people rooted in the land with the tools, training, and resources to become effective advocates and protectors of the forests they call home. RFUS currently operates four country programs in Brazil, Guyana, Panama, and Peru and hosts several regional partnerships in Central America, the Amazon Basin, and across the tropical belt.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
The Director of Development will manage RFUS’ overall development strategy, oversee its implementation, and guide a growing team of dedicated development professionals. This newly created role is an exciting opportunity to work with a talented, high-energy team of professionals making a difference at a local level for global impact. This role reports to the Executive Director and collaborates with the leads of the Communications and Programs departments and with the Board of Directors.
The ideal candidate for this position will have a history of success in cultivating, soliciting, and closing major gifts from individuals, developing portfolios of individual, foundation, and corporate donor prospects; and managing a team to achieve ambitious fundraising goals. They will possess a deep understanding of best practices in philanthropy and the ability to see the big picture and translate strategy into targeted goals and actions.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
This full-time flexible hybrid position offers a competitive base salary of $125,000-$130,000 (DOE) as well as a full benefits plan including health, vision, and dental insurance and 20 days of paid time off annually, closed offices from Christmas to New Year's Day (inclusive), and 10 additional federal holidays. Beyond this, employees are entitled to 10 days per year of sick leave, 2 days per year of personal days, up to 12 weeks of parental leave, and more!
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS:
Rainforest Foundation US has retained the services of Scion Executive, a national executive search firm specializing in corporate recruitment, to assist in conducting this important search. For immediate consideration please apply with your resume and cover letter, formatted in Microsoft Word, via: https://www.scionstaffing.com/job/9099
Please address applications to:
Chelsea Zimmer, Executive Recruiter
Scion Executive Search
Review of applications, nominations, and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue on a confidential basis until an appointment is made.
Rainforest Foundation US prides itself on providing a flexible, equitable, family-friendly, and inclusive work environment that values work-life balance. Offices are pet friendly and located in a historic downtown Brooklyn neighborhood that is easily accessible by public transit and boasts many restaurants and services. Since the pandemic, employees can come into the office as they wish or negotiate with their supervisors to work from home or remotely.
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