Development Officer

Organization: Fundacion Rewilding Chile Position: Development Officer Modality: Remote - Full time Location: Any state in the United States

Background

Fundación Rewilding Chile (RC) is a non-profit organization, a legacy of Douglas and Kristine Tompkins, who in the early 1990s decided to dedicate their lives to conserving the beauty and biodiversity of Chilean Patagonia and confronting the crisis of species extinction and climate change. Three decades later, RC promotes Rewilding as an integrated conservation strategy in the Route of Parks of Chilean Patagonia by creating marine and terrestrial protected areas, restoring ecosystems, and strengthening the link between communities and nature. Medium-sized, its central office is located in Puerto Varas with field teams in different National Parks along the Route of Parks. RC works in alliance with Tompkins Conservation, based in the United States, and with Rewilding Argentina, based in Argentina, collaborating for their fundraising efforts.

Job Description

The Development Officer will be employed by Re:wild, US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 26-2887967), and report directly to Rewilding Chile’s Strategy and Alliances Director. Re:wild is a Fiscal Sponsor of *Rewilding Chile who oversees the administrative processes for Rewilding Chile. This role involves contacting potential donors, maintaining relationships with existing donors and expanding the donor portfolio, organizing fundraising events, and participating in the organization's fundraising strategy development and implementation. Some domestic and international travel is expected, and the location must be within the continental United States. Below are key responsibilities, and the person for this role will need to be flexible to take on special project assignments as the program grows to support the country´s fundraising and a venture philanthropy model to sustain the RC’s vision and mission into the future. Ability to work long hours and weekends. Willingness to travel frequently and on short notice.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute annual fundraising objectives, including goals and metrics for the team.

  • As part of a collaborative fundraising team, help secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors.

  • Develop a pipeline for donors to increase giving in middle and major giving programs.

  • Oversee the organization of special events.

  • Hold a portfolio of donors to serve as relationship manager and develop an integrated strategy for each donor for the organization’s priorities.

  • Ensure strategic moves of leadership with top donors for the network of organizations.

  • Lead research of new funding prospects through online research and networking.

  • Map connections to fundraising leads. Identify strategic events and individuals to meet at these events.

  • Drive tactical achievement of fundraising strategy, and revise strategy to meet changing scenarios. Develop individual donor research and approach to contact with each donor.

  • Track milestone achievement – in particular meeting numbers and pipeline size.

  • Work closely with the Fundraising Director to increase these numbers.

  • Monitor that donor data is accurately entered and managed within the organization’s data management system.

  • Forecast targets and ensure they are met by the team. Track and record activity.

  • Monitor, evaluate, and report on the effectiveness of individual fundraising initiatives and campaigns.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (preferred), Master’s Degree (a plus).

  • Five-plus years work experience.

  • Development sector professionals preferred.

  • Fundraising experience in the conservation area.

  • Demonstrated experience using effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and tact to build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and all levels of staff.

  • Interest in biodiversity conservation projects and environmental issues.

  • Autonomy and proactivity to perform tasks and meet commitments on time.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and meet AFP ethical standards for donor-centric fundraising required.

Competences and Skills

  • Ability to build individualized strategies to harness donor pool

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships

  • Ability to engage with varied stakeholders

  • Marketing /sales experience/knowledge

  • Driven self-starter

  • Excellent research skills

  • Excellent written communication skills

  • Budgeting

At RC and Re:wild, we are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and are taking steps to meet that commitment. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

Interested applicants, please send your CV and cover letter to staff@rewildingchile.org.