Development Specialist

Development Specialist

Re:wild Your Campus is a women-led organization that envisions a toxin-free world fueled by student action. We work on college campuses to protect students’ and groundskeepers’ health, foster biodiversity, and promote climate resilience by empowering the next generation of youth leaders. Our team is seeking confident, highly diligent candidates with relevant experience for the role of Development Specialist to start in mid-June 2023. This individual will join a small, tight-knit team and will be responsible for expanding our funding base and ensuring long-term sustainability of the organization. This candidate will also have the opportunity to engage more directly with students by helping to plan and implement Re:wild Your Campus’s Ground Up Advocacy Bootcamp, an online training for emerging leaders on environmental justice, pesticides, and movement building. 

Development Specialist Responsibilities:

Development (90%):

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that targets private foundations, corporate sponsors, and individual donors, valuing a minimum of $350K with annual growth expectations

  • Write grant proposals, reports, and other fundraising materials, and ensure timely submission

  • Plan and execute fundraising events, donor recognition activities, and other outreach efforts in coordination with the Project Director

  • Support the Project Director in managing donor cultivation and engagement/touchpoints with existing donors

  • Coordinate with Re:wild, Re:wild Your Campus’s fiscal sponsor, to manage quarterly financial documents, including tracking payments to consultants and incoming funds from foundations, corporations, and individuals 

  • Spearhead the creation of Re:wild Your Campus’s Annual Report, including research, data collection, design, and copywriting 

  • Support the Project Director in development and execution of our annual fundraising plan 

Curriculum (10%): 

  • Plan and implement the Ground Up Advocacy Bootcamp, a training for emerging leaders on environmental justice, pesticides, and movement building

  • Based on previously hosted bootcamps, improve the curriculum to meet our goals in terms of reach and  effective engagement

Development Specialist Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university 

  • 1-3 years experience with development/fundraising, with a proven track record of success

  • Very strong writing and communication skills, with experience in grant writing and donor communications and cultivation

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to manage multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Familiarity with environmental science, sustainable agriculture, ecology, or public health preferred but not required

  • Interest in environmental, racial, and social justice movements 

  • Experience working in the non-profit space

  • Strong, strategic, and confident leadership

  • Strong organizational and financial management skills

Candidates who match 75% or more of the qualifications are encouraged to apply. This is a full-time, remote position. We are a small, dynamic team with great flexibility and opportunities for growth through both personal advancement and career development. Our broader network of organizations, individuals, and movements allows for ample opportunities to learn and work with other environmental activists and movement-builders. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a single PDF document including a resume and cover letter (including an explanation of your interest in environmental justice) to with “Development Specialist” in the email subject line.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, please email us at 

Salary Range: $45,000 - $55,000, commensurate with experience

Comprehensive benefits package available: healthcare, vision, dental and life insurances; paid time off and holidays

Re:wild Your Campus is a fiscally-sponsored project of Re:wild, a global nonprofit launched in 2021 that combined more than three decades of conservation impact by Leonardo DiCaprio and Global Wildlife Conservation, leveraging expertise, partnerships and platforms to bring new attention, energy and voices together. Re:wild’s mission is to protect and restore the wild to build a thriving Earth where all life flourishes. 

At Re:wild Your Campus, we are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds. We encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including people of color, women, LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.