GAIA has grown rapidly from a $1.2 million organization to a nearly $7.5 million organization over the last six years and has exciting growth opportunities on the horizon. We are seeking a new Director of Development who will ensure the sustainability of our organizations current revenue while also tapping into potential new revenue streams, allowing us to grow to a $10+ million organization in the next several years. The Director of Development provides high-touch leadership to GAIAs activities related to resource mobilization, assessing and prioritizing opportunities for new and current sources of revenue. The Director of Development partners closely with the Executive Director and six regional and global team directors to support their activities related to fundraising–both for GAIAs core activities and for the programs of our member organizations–and facilitates the execution of strategies and opportunities that arise from ongoing conversation with other members of GAIAs leadership and development teams.
This role is responsible for building and managing a small team and reports to GAIAs US Executive Director. As a member of the Management Team for a global network, the Director of Development shares responsibility for nurturing GAIAs inclusive and equity-oriented culture, and for championing a diversity, equity, and inclusion lens. In the fundraising department this includes a focus on the redistribution of resources toward GAIAs member organizations in communities that are most impacted by waste and climate pollution, through collaborative fundraising efforts, regranting programs, technical support, and other similar strategies. The opportunities in front of GAIA right now in terms of new prospective funding are significant, and the right candidate could make a major contribution to grassroots organizing for waste and climate justice globally.
New prospective funding opportunities are significant, and we are excited for the right candidate to make a major contribution to grassroots organizing for waste and climate justice globally.