FIT Sponsorship

Chief Executive Officer

Location : Australia (Far North NSW Coast)

Organisation : Rainforest Rescue

Work Type : Full-time

Salary Type : Annual Package

About the Role

  • Leading conservation organisation protecting rainforests forever
  • Would suit an environmentalist with a background in fundraising
  • Currently based in Mullumbimby, Far North NSW Coast


The Role

Reporting to a highly skilled board and working closely with a small, dedicated team, you will drive the strategic plan to ensure effective organisational growth, including nurturing relationships with existing and potential partners.

Aligned with identified conservation outcomes, the CEO is also the key fundraiser in the organisation who maintains, develops and executes the full fundraising strategy and budget together with the team.

You will achieve this via a focus on:

  • Management of organisational staff and best practice governance
  • Initiating, supporting and facilitating both conservation and fundraising priorities
  • Establishing and nurturing relationships with key funders, stakeholders and other conservation bodies
  • Financial management including budget formulation and implementation
  • Representing the organisation in the media


Skills Required

You’re passionate and knowledgeable about conservation. Your energy will inspire those around you and you will be confident communicating at all levels. You have the experience to lead a team of talented and committed individuals to ensure the long-term viability of the organisation.

Ideally, you are an experienced fundraiser or business developer from the NFP or commercial sectors with the ability to form partnerships with community groups, donors and corporates attracting volunteers, philanthropy, donations, sponsorships and partnerships.

Honesty, transparency and sense of humour will be integral in the role.


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Rainforest Rescue

Rainforest Rescue has been protecting and restoring rainforests in Australia and internationally since 1998 via the purchasing of properties of high conservation value rainforest and biodiversity.

The organisation also restores rainforest through planting, maintenance and weed removal and provides volunteer opportunities for individuals and businesses to protect rainforests forever.

The core operational staff and volunteers are headquartered in Mullumbimby with a satellite office in Sydney and the land management conservation team in the Daintree undertaking forest preservation, planting days and running the native nursery.

Apply for this Job

If rescuing, restoring and conserving rainforest is a career motivator combined with your background of income generation, please send your cover letter responding to the skills required and resume in MS Word format to quoting #34077 or call Louise Furlong or Richard Green on 02 8243 0570 to discuss.

Please quote in application: Chief Executive Officer via Pro Bono Australia.


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