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Development Officer

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Global Forest Generation
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The Plains, VA

Global Forest Generation


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Published 12 days ago

November 30, 2020

Global Forest Generation (GFG) is a US based 501(c)3 NGO which develops multi-country, large-scale, forest restoration projects internationally. GFG partners with local leaders and communities to plant the right trees in the right places. We’re regenerating vital forest ecosystems for their critical role in preserving water, storing carbon, and protecting biodiversity. Our projects ensure the viability of indigenous cultures and are a refuge for endangered species. GFG’s flagship initiative is Accion Andina, which seeks to restore and protect 1 million hectares of high Andean, native forests in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela over the next 25 years.


The Development Officer will coordinate efforts to develop and implement strategic plans for fundraising for GFG and its growing global initiatives. This position is responsible for developing proposals, reports and correspondence, maintaining donor files and tracking systems, providing input to conservation project planning and implementation, and prospecting for new donor leads. This is a part-time and remote position supervised by the Chief Executive Officer.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • With the CEO, develop and track progress on the annual fundraising plan. 
  • Lead and coordinate fundraising efforts to meet or exceed annual and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Identify and cultivate prospective donors.
  • Develop and submit well-written proposals and reports.
  • Provide input into conservation planning and project implementation.
  • Maintain donor tracking and filing systems
  • Assist with projects as requested by the Chief Executive Officer or Executive Director. 

Qualifications and Background: 

  • Passionate and knowledgeable about native forest restoration, with a desire for a career in conservation.
  • At least three years experience working in fundraising or restoration fields.
  • Proven knowledge/demonstrated success in fundraising from various donor categories including corporations, international NGOs and multilateral development organizations.
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced and collegial startup environment
  • Experienced communicator comfortable with new communications technologies.
  • Excellent writing skills, including funding proposals and donor reports.
  • Highly collaborative with remote colleagues and international partners.
  • Deadline- and detail-oriented with excellent time-management and organizational skills.
  • Creativity and flexibility to undertake new assignments and identify new opportunities
  • Ability and willingness to travel to get to know partners and projects when it is, post-Covid, safe to travel.
  • Fluent, native-level English speaker, with Spanish proficiency a strong plus.

Global Forest Generation (GFG) is a US based 501(c)3 NGO which develops multi-country, large-scale, forest restoration projects internationally. GFG partners with local leaders and communities to plant the right trees in the right places. We…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Part Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish proficiency a plus

Spanish proficiency a plus

Location

The Plains, VA

How to Apply

Please submit a brief letter and resume by email with "Development Officer Position" in the subject line.

Please submit a brief letter and resume by email with "Development Officer Position" in the subject line.

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