Development Director

Earthwatch is an international environmental nonprofit organization that engages people in scientific field research and education. To achieve our mission, we offer research expeditions at exciting locations around the globe. Participants on these expeditions assist top scientists as they investigate important questions about how we can better protect our planet.

This position is no longer recruiting!

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Position Type: Full-time salaried

Department: Development

Salary: £55,000 - £65,000

Deadline for Application: 11 August 2014

Interviews: 12 August 2014 - 29 August 2014


Reporting directly to the Executive Director and as a member of the senior management team, the Development Director will have an exciting challenge to build a development team whilst actively promoting a range of opportunities to companies and funders, building on the success of Earthwatch’s hig


Corporate Partnerships

  • Creation of new corporate partnerships, from pitch and presentation.
  • Generate and manage a strong prospect pipeline, ensuring that KPI’s for identifying and approaching companies are set and delivered on.
  • Develop appropriate approaches and write bespoke applications.
  • Develop annual operational plans for maximising the financial and non-financial value of existing corporate partnerships.
  • Work collaboratively across the charity, to explore and exploit opportunities and develop highly creative and targeted pitches, proposals and presentations.
  • Network, proactively creating relationships from scratch and building rapport, to influence people at all levels.

Management and Leadership

  • Create, manage, motivate and develop the Development Team.
  • Create a structured relationship management and cultivation approach.
  • Ensure team members work effectively and collaboratively across the organisation, fully supporting wider organisational objectives.


  • Understanding of corporate partnerships and ability to interact at a senior level.
  • Experience of charitable fundraising.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of financial planning and control, with a proven ability to undertake systematic project planning.
  • Strong leadership with experience working cross-organisationally.
  • Highly organised and able to manage a structured relationship management programme.
  • An affinity with the charity sector and be committed to the Earthwatch mission.


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