The Natural Resource Governance Institute is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Senior Director of Development.
Countries that are rich in oil, gas, and mineral wealth face one of the most critical development challenges of this generation. When used well, these resources can create greater prosperity for current and future generations; used poorly, or squandered, they can cause economic instability, social conflict, and lasting environmental damage. The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)'s mission – and passion – is to capitalize on these opportunities and surmount the challenges that more than one billion people in resource rich countries face.
NRGI is a high-impact, international non-governmental organization dedicated to helping communities and nations benefit from their countries' endowments of oil, gas, and minerals. With a global reach across more than twenty countries, NRGI uses research, data and analysis as the evidence base for our training, technical assistance, grant-making, brokering dialogue and convening change actors. NRGI partners with global as well as national influencers and leaders within governments, non-governmental organizations, media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to increase accountable and effective governance.
The NRGI team is driven by its commitment to effect change in the communities most impacted by the extraction of natural resources. The highly skilled staff is motivated by the urgency of the issues being addressed and brings enthusiasm to its work on complex international challenges. Humility, patience, and collaboration are all core components of the NRGI work culture.
As the leader for all development functions at NRGI, the Senior Director of Development will report jointly to the President/ CEO (who operates in both New York City and Washington, D.C.) and the Chief Operating Officer (who is based in New York City). The Senior Director of Development will manage the current development team with a Senior Development Officer, based in Seattle, and a Development Officer, based in London.
Ideal candidates for the Senior Director of Development role will possess the following attributes and competencies:
Partner Cultivation and Stewardship
Interpersonal and Communications Skills
Entrepreneurial Mindset and Leadership
Passion for the Mission
Desired Skills and Experiences
Expertise in donor relations with a proven track record in building large-scale (high seven-figure and possibly eight-figure) institutional partnerships, preferably on behalf of international development organizations, as well as soliciting major gifts from individuals Success partnering with and supporting CEOs and Boards of Directors
Experience or involvement in international development and/or having lived/worked in more than one country is a plus
At least five to seven years of related experience in a senior development role with advanced degree preferred
Contact NRGI has engaged Koya Leadership Partners to help in this hire. Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to Molly Brennan and Melissa Madzel here.
NRGI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NRGI considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.