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Job Opening Director of Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy

San Francisco Bay Area, California

About International Bird Rescue - www.birdrescue.org

Imagine a world in which every person, every day, acted to protect the natural home of wildlife and ourselves. In 1971 after 800,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into San Francisco Bay, concerned individuals led by a registered nurse named Alice Berkner jumped into action, bringing International Bird Rescue to life. We have always had to pave a road where there is none. Staff and volunteers work with tenacity alongside clients, partners, and the public to find solutions. Today, we research best practices at our crisis response hospitals in California and Alaska and share them worldwide. Our mission is to inspire people to act toward balance with the natural world by rescuing waterbirds in crisis. We run two full-time wildlife hospitals and one turnkey wildlife emergency response facility.

About the Position

Bird Rescue is seeking an experienced Director of Philanthropy for a well-established and evolving nonprofit in the animal welfare/environmental sector with an annual $3M budget. The incumbent will work in partnership with the Executive Director and Board of Directors to increase and mobilize resources to support our local and global programs. S/he will create and execute an annual development strategy to increase support from individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations while also identifying opportunities for growth.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative self-starter, focused on teamwork, and committed to serving as a key proponent of our mission. The incumbent will establish and maintain an inclusive working environment with diverse staff, be energized and resourceful, and interact with team members, donors, and supporters with warmth and integrity. The Director of Philanthropy will supervise the Grants Consultant and Development Assistant, and will have the opportunity to build the team further to meet the long-term strategy.

Responsibilities

Qualifications

Location:
Flexible, with occasional visits to our wildlife centers in Fairfield and San Pedro, California

Compensation and Start Date:

This full-time position offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, flexible work hours, collaborative work environment, and a benefits package that includes generous vacation, health insurance, and other benefits. Open for immediate hire.

To Apply:

Please submit your cover letter and resume to pelican@bird-rescue.org with "Director of Philanthropy" AND YOUR NAME in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Qualified applicants only. Principals only. No phone calls, please!

International Bird Rescue is committed to representing the diverse populations of bird lovers in the world. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization.

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