Galapagos Conservancy President

  • Executive-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 3 March 2020
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 15 May 2020
  • Current

Job Description

President with significant fundraising experience sought to lead top international

conservation organization (Metropolitan Washington, D.C.)

The mission of Galapagos Conservancy is to protect the unique biodiversity and ecosystems of Galapagos by supporting research and management, informing public policy, and building a sustainable society.

Galapagos Conservancy (GC) is the only US-based organization focused exclusively on protecting the unique ecosystems and biodiversity of the Galapagos archipelago. Through direct program activity and strategic grant making, GC has advanced and supported the conservation of the Galapagos for more than 30 years by promoting a balance between human society and nature in ways that protect and enhance the irreplaceable ecosystems of the Galapagos Archipelago.

GC’s singular focus has allowed the organization to target its communications, funding, and technical resources to projects specific to Galapagos biodiversity conservation. GC works with organizations and individuals whose vision and mission are aligned with these goals.

Galapagos Conservancy seeks a new President to lead an ambitious and innovative conservation effort. This is an opportunity to make an impact on one of the most unique and diverse archipelagos in the world. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President will oversee all aspects of GC’s operations, and will serve as the chief fundraiser, chief operations officer, and ambassador to the public. Galapagos Conservancy seeks an experienced leader with the following qualifications:

  • Ten years of experience in non-profit fundraising and management, preferably at least five years of experience leading a non-profit organization.
  • Record of success in establishing and executing fundraising goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating creative solutions.
  • Track record of securing 5-, 6- and 7-figure gifts across all constituencies.
  • Experience with a Board of Directors and in the governance of an organization.
  • Ability to formulate and articulate an inspiring vision that attracts, motivates, and empowers stakeholders from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Experience creating and managing a budget; commitment to fiscal responsibility.
  • Experience in all aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, assessment, and termination when necessary.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with a preference toward Spanish speakers and those with experience working within multi-cultural institutions.

Development Resources, inc. is leading this search for the Galapagos Conservancy. All of DRi’s searches can be viewed at http://driconsulting.com/available-positions/. Applications can also be submitted via email to GCPresident@driconsulting.com.

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