Applications close Sunday 5th December 2021.
To apply, please send all applications to [email protected]

Earthwatch is seeking an experienced and motivated development professional who is passionate about the environment and focussed on growthThe CDO is responsible for providing leadership and development of core funding. You will work directly with the CEO and Chief Scientist to execute the business strategy and drive Earthwatch’s mission – to empower people to save the natural world, through work, life and play.  A key focus is to build Earthwatch Australia’s diverse revenue streams across partnerships, philanthropy, grants, and sales and to revolutionise funding strategies.  The CDO will assure that Earthwatch’s culture, systems and procedures support fund development and program delivery.  The role works closely with the leadership team to drive innovation and increase agility within the business, enhancing the organisation’s ability to deliver large-scale environmental impact during this critical decade of action. 

  1. Demonstrated ability to secure significant revenue through corporate and/or philanthropic partnerships

  2. Demonstrated end-to-end business development experience (from identifying opportunities, developing strong value propositions and asking individuals and organisations to fund it)

  3. Highly experienced in building and managing relationships with diverse stakeholders, including influencing and negotiating

  4. Highly skilled in professional communications relating to presentations, pitches, proposal writing, and grants

  5. A collaborative team member, who easily builds rapport with the team and with supporters, and can contribute to a positive work culture   

How to apply

Position Description:

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Please email [email protected] with the following:

  • A cover letter (max 500 words) addressing your interest in the organization and the role. Remember this is your chance to shine, so tell us why you should be our next Chief Development Officer;
  • Your resume, and;
  • A document outlining how you meet the Key Selection Criteria

Need more information?

Please email [email protected] or call us on (03) 9016 7590.

Interviews are expected to take place 10th-15th December, for a start date in January.
We look forward to hearing from you!