Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funding from corporations or government entities, safeguarding our ability to speak the truth and act boldly. At this time, our planet is facing an existential crisis. We recognize the importance of the moment: Ours is the first generation to experience the impacts of climate change and ecosystem destruction, and the last generation with a window of time to do something about it.
To combat these environmental challenges, we rely on a 300 person strong Fundraising staff and more than two hundred thousand supporters across the United States that give their all in our fight together for a green and peaceful future. As such, we are seeking a highly qualified Deputy Chief Development Officer (DCDO) to lead the strategy, implementation and day-to-day operations of Greenpeace USA’s fundraising programs for Greenpeace Fund (a 501c3 organization), including: the Major Donors and Foundations Program; Planned Giving, and the Partners in Action monthly donor retention programs.
The DCDO is critical in developing Greenpeace’s capacity to raise essential support to sustain the organization and expand its long term impact, and serves on the Development Leadership Team. They will work in close collaboration with Greenpeace’s Global Major Gifts Managers and global stakeholders to identify key opportunities that dramatically increase support for the global organization’s strategic priorities. In collaboration with the Development leadership team, the DCDO will develop and implement a robust donor advancement system throughout all Greenpeace Fund donor programs. This system will effectively identify prospective high-value supporters and cultivate fruitful, long-term relationships—through meaningful messaging and strategic stewardship and engagement—to secure donations for Greenpeace Campaigns.
The successful candidate will be an innovative, and entrepreneurial, development professional with a track record of securing a variety of major gifts and the ability to inspire, motivate and lead our Fundraising staff. They will also have significant experience managing large, diverse, and complex teams to achieve significant growth; and experience managing major gifts and foundations programs, planned giving and mid-level monthly donor programs. This is an ideal opportunity for a driven professional with strong philanthropic networks, demonstrated success in reaching ambitious fundraising goals, and who wants to end climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. This is an exempt, full-time position, benefits eligible position reporting to the Chief Development Officer based in Washington, DC.