Rare inspires change so people and nature thrive. For over 45 years, across 60 countries, we have inspired and empowered millions of people and their communities to shift their behaviors and practices to protect our shared planet. We are a global leader in driving social change for people and nature. We facilitate solutions that help individuals, their communities, and their local leaders tackle global environmental challenges, manage their resources, and take charge of their futures. And we believe that the cumulative power of individual and community action is a vital pathway to safeguarding and restoring our shared waters, lands, and climate.
Rare’s organizational culture is results-oriented, entrepreneurial, and defined by our five core values: Courage to Take Risks, Commitment to Accountability, Mindset of Solutionology, Investments in People, and Spirit of Celebration.
The Director of Development will play a critical role in Rare’s individual giving fundraising program. This position is part of a team that takes an organization-wide fundraising approach and will have the opportunity to secure funds for all areas of the organization, including program and general support. You will work closely with senior leadership and the Board of Trustees to steward and grow a community of supporters and raise the necessary funds to scale our programs around the world. This position plays a key role in fostering positive relationships with individual donors while also collaborating with colleagues across multiple levels of the organization.
Reporting to the Vice President, Individual Giving, the Director of Development will manage cultivation and solicitation efforts involving a portfolio of some of Rare’s most generous individual donors and prospects, inspiring philanthropic investments of $10,000 up through the multi-million-dollar level. They will be responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to grow this portfolio and secure revenue from individuals. As a critical outward facing ambassador of the organization, the person in this role is capable of inspiring support from a variety of constituent groups, is highly organized, has strong written and verbal communication and listening skills, is emotionally intelligent, and driven to succeed.
This position is based in Arlington, VA with remote work possibilities.
Rare is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic.
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