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Application deadline: 9 am ET Monday, June 5, 2023
Target start date — July 2023
Location: Full-time remote US or UK only; exempt position. Note: We are not able to sponsor work visas.
Benefits: See the full listing for a summary of the generous benefits offered.
Position mission statement:
As Wild Animal Initiative’s first Development Director, you will play a crucial role in determining how quickly we can advance our mission of understanding and improving the lives of wild animals.
You will coordinate with members of other teams who contribute to development, including the Executive Director (who maintains many major donor relationships and gives public presentations), the Communications Director (who oversees our content production, social media, and press relations), the Operations Director (who oversees budgeting), and programmatic staff (who help report on the progress we’re making).
Spanning everything from front-line fundraising to organizational strategy, this role requires a wide range of skills and offers a large amount of autonomy.
- You will collaborate with other leadership to chart Wild Animal Initiative’s course forward.
- You will manage the development team.
- You will be entrusted with expanding and diversifying our donor base. (See here for a summary of our fundraising history and goals.)
- Finally, you will set a development strategy: calculating our funding needs, developing plans to meet them, forecasting the likelihood of their success, and preparing for scenarios where we raise substantially less or more than planned.
Thank you for considering Wild Animal Initiative as the next part of your vocational journey. Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org