The Earth Species Project is seeking a Director of Development to build the fundraising infrastructure and significantly expand the donor portfolio. Our team of researchers is growing as we make significant progress towards decoding animal communication. You would be developing personal communications to engage our major donors throughout the year, increasing all metrics of success, from growing the major donor base, to donor retention and overall revenue.
You will be joining a small and nimble team that seeks to raise $3-4M+ per year in direct donations. The Director of Development will report to the Executive Director, and work alongside the leadership team.
As the Director of Development, you should be a talented communicator and savvy storyteller. You are as good at listening as you are at speaking, and can be exceedingly persuasive, especially in the form of in-person requests. You are a quick study: absorbing the organization’s projects and personnel and describing them persuasively to others. You have the creativity and vision to lead fundraising initiatives of all kinds—from a capital campaign to an intimate dinner or trip with biologists to the field. You are delighted to ask others for all kinds of support. You keep meticulous records of donor interactions, interests and preferences. You have lots of energy, set goals, meet your deadlines and will go all out to get a job done well. No task is too unimportant for you to handle and no challenge is too daunting for you to tackle.
You are excited about the wonder of the natural world, of frontier science, and the transformative potential of speaking cross species.
The Earth Species Project is seeking a Director of Development to build the fundraising infrastructure and significantly expand the donor portfolio. Our team of researchers is growing as we make significant progress towards decoding…
The Earth Species Project is a globally distributed team endeavoring to make a global and social impact. Creating a culture where all can thrive and be their authentic self is essential to our mission. We believe our success depends on our diversity and fostering an inclusive environment that supports creativity and innovation. As an organization we are committed to promoting equity and belonging both in our work and in our workplace environment. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.