Rainforest Foundation US is hiring a
TITLE: Major Gifts Officer
WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week
EMPLOYMENT/JOB TYPE: Regular Full-time
LOCALITY: Fully remote or in the Brooklyn office, if preferred
SUPERVISING MANAGER: Director of Development
DIRECT REPORTS: N/A
About Rainforest Foundation US
For nearly 35 years, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) has worked to address climate change and safeguard biodiversity by promoting the rights of Indigenous peoples and supporting their efforts to protect and defend their rainforests. Science shows that forests managed by Indigenous peoples are healthier, suffer less deforestation, capture more carbon, and contain more biodiversity than forests managed by private or public entities--including nationally protected areas. What’s more, scientists tell us that protecting forests is as important as reducing greenhouse emissions if we hope to stem the tide of ecological collapse.
RFUS works in partnership with Indigenous communities and their representative organizations to protect tropical rainforests by supporting their efforts to secure rights to their lands, strengthen monitoring and land security, influence laws and policies that protect their resources, and build strong and sustainable community leadership. By investing directly in Indigenous communities, RFUS connects the people rooted in the land with the tools, training, and resources to be effective advocates and protectors of the forests they call home. RFUS currently operates four country programs in Brazil, Guyana, Panama, and Peru, and hosts a number of regional partnerships in Central America, the Amazon Basin, and across the tropical belt.
About this position
We seek a Major GIfts Officer to steward and cultivate a portfolio of major donors and corporate supporters. The goal is to retain and upgrade current donors in their giving and engagement and identify and reach out to new prospects to bring in new funds. The ideal candidate will be excited to apply their experience and skills to RFUS’ mission. The position will report to the Director of Development, sit within the Development Team, and collaborate with two other members of the team who work on donor relations. The new hire has the option of working remotely or out of the Brooklyn office.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Compensation & Benefits
For this role, nights or weekends will not be expected except possibly during work-related travel, in which case compensatory time will be accrued.
Workplace Culture & Conditions
Rainforest Foundation US prides itself on providing a flexible, equitable, family-friendly, and inclusive work environment that values work-life balance. Our offices are pet friendly and located in a historic downtown Brooklyn neighborhood that is easily accessible by public transit and boasts many restaurants and services. This position can be fully remote or in the Brooklyn office.
Commitment to Equality & Equity
Rainforest Foundation US does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status in any of its activities or operations. We are committed to an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. Black, Indigenous, and people of color are highly encouraged to apply.