Western Regional Representative
Do you want to be part of an energetic, inspired, and creative team that is making a huge difference in our world?
Are you deeply moved by our current environmental crises? Do you follow the movement of climate advocates who are calling for a dramatic increase in nature based solutions to climate change? Are you well versed in the language of ESG and want to devote your time to something that is making a measurable impact in the world?
Do you have a love for humanity and care about ending poverty? Are you fulfilled by working as a team to support people in discovering their purpose and living into their aspirations? Are you a bold, strategic thinker? What if you could bridge people's deepest passions with the world’s greatest needs?
If this sounds like you, this position might be just what you are looking for. As part of a team of fundraisers, a Regional Representative at Plant With Purpose is someone who views fundraising as a partnership with donors and supporters, approaching them from the perspective of building mutually beneficial relationships.
Plant with Purpose is a global Christian organization that addresses issues of deforestation and climate change, while empowering people to lift their communities out of rural poverty. For more than 30 years, Plant With Purpose has been a leader in operating at the nexus of Environmental Restoration, Economic Development, and Spiritual Impact. We believe that we honor God when we honor people and our planet. Come join our growing team and make a difference at this critical time in human history.
Plant With Purpose THRIVE 25 Strategy Statement: Inspired by the impact of our work in service to rural communities around the world, we are driven to grow our programs to help address the rising need. By 2025, we plan to work in 10 countries, over 80 watersheds, and directly serve nearly 900,000 people. Our revenue will exceed $19 million as we seek to become the premier organization operating at the nexus of environmental restoration and poverty alleviation.
On July 1, 2020 we launched a new strategic period where we plan to ambitiously grow 80% over the next 5 years, and this position is a significant part of achieving this goal. Plant With Purpose needs a Regional Representative who will care for key strategic donors on the West Coast and focuses 50% on growing our key geographical hubs in the western U.S. (Seattle, Portland, the California Bay Area, etc.) and 50% on actively seeking out new partnerships specifically focused on environment foundations, reforestation partnerships, and/or nature based climate solutions based anywhere within the United States. Experience and relevance in these areas is a must. We are looking for someone who is diligent, highly responsible, and empathetic.
As a Regional Representative, you are the critical link in initiating and cultivating relationships with potential donors who have the capability of making significant financial contributions to the mission of Plant With Purpose. As a fundraiser, you work collaboratively with the development team to build an effective fundraising strategy, including but not limited to: identifying new prospective donors; building and maintaining strong relationships with existing major donors, foundations, and churches; and professionally and effectively asking for financial gifts to further the mission and program of Plant With Purpose.
A successful Regional Representative is someone who can work both independently and collaboratively to create and execute plans for donor cultivation. This role requires creativity, persistence, and a desire to help people, foundations, and companies use their resources to help transform the lives of the rural poor around the world. Paramount to Regional Rep’s effectiveness is the ability to listen to a donor, ask key questions seeking to understand their unspoken values, and translate our work into a meaningful and mutually beneficial opportunity for partnership.
As a member of the fundraising team, you will report to the Director of Development. Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:
WHAT WE'LL LOVE ABOUT YOU
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We are a collaborative, interdependent team that relies on relating and supporting each other to achieve our goals. Through the way we live within and shape our culture, we seek to build community and a sense of belonging in our local, national, and global families. Being a member of the Plant With Purpose team as the Regional Representative, Western U.S. will require you to be a relator, a learner, a servant leader, and an includer in the following ways:
Dependent on geographical location, experience, and skillset. Range is available upon request.
This is a remote-based position. We are willing to be flexible on location for someone who can open key, strategic opportunities. Plant With Purpose needs a Regional Representative who will care for key strategic donors on the West Coast and focuses 50% on growing our key geographical hubs in Seattle, Portland, and the California Bay Area and 50% on actively seeking out new partnerships specifically focused on environment foundations, reforestation partnerships, and/or nature based climate solutions based anywhere within the United States.
Travel Requirements: Approximately 25% travel time, domestically and internationally*.
On the average workday, you will be based out of your home office. We will require you to visit the San Diego office at least two times per year. This job requires in-person visits with donors on the West Coast and occasionally elsewhere domestically. Travel may be higher or lower depending on your location and networks. This role will also require moderate international travel to lead strategic donor trips to program sites, which at times may be in difficult and physically arduous conditions.
*Please note that due to COVID-19, international travel has been cancelled for the time being.
START DATE: Ideally, December 6, 2021
APPLY BY: October 1, 2021
All interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.
Does this sound like you? If so, please apply on our website at plantwithpurpose.org/careers. Please include a Cover Letter with your application that shows us how you are a great fit and add for this position, the organization, and our culture.
Plant With Purpose is an EEO/AA employer by choice. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a positive and inclusive work environment for all employees.
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