Development Manager – A Rocha Int. (Remote, USA)

The Development Manager is responsible for implementing a major, new fundraising initiative (the Global Conservation Fund) for the A Rocha Worldwide Family in the United States. This position is relationship-focused and will spend the majority of time managing and coordinating donor cultivation steps with A Rocha stakeholders. The organization is looking for someone who can demonstrate experience in closing major gifts toward the development and growth of A Rocha’s work worldwide, including in the United States. The intention is to secure a greatly increased and sustainable level of financial support for A Rocha from individuals, foundations, and churches in the United States.

Remote, USA
Employment Type
Minimum Experience
$65,000 – $75,000 Annually

As a part of the A Rocha International (ARI) team, the Development Manager reports to the Executive Director of A Rocha International, with input and support from A Rocha USA’s (ARUSA) Development Team. This is a highly collaborative role, which will require extensive liaising between multiple A Rocha organizations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with the ARI Executive Director to design and implement fundraising strategies for A Rocha’s mission, priorities, and goals
  • Manage a process to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of new mid-level and major gift donors and prospects with an emphasis on gifts to A Rocha’s Global Conservation Fund This includes coordinating the engagement of executive leadership with major donors, prospects, and important development opportunities
  • Participate on the ARUSA Development Team to ensure optimal coordination regarding development opportunities
  • Become familiar with A Rocha programs, priorities, and goals to represent them to donors and prospective donors
  • Prepare and complete timely reporting on key donor metrics
    Help design and implement necessary data collection in Salesforce for proper donor management and tracking
  • Attend strategic events to represent A Rocha, exhibit as appropriate, and network with key constituents
  • Develop and manage a budget for outreach, travel, and relationship development activities
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned

Education and Qualifications

  • University-level education
  • Proven ability to establish, cultivate, and steward strong donor relationships

Skills and Experience

  • Proven ability to make a compelling and authentic case to attract new donors
  • Experience in nonprofit development and communications
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

Knowledge and Understanding

  • Understanding of the nuances of the USA Christian world
  • Familiarity of the conservation and/or environmental sectors a plus
  • Working knowledge of primary social media and communication platforms
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar CRM

Personal Qualities and Attitude

  • Deep commitment to the vision, mission, and five commitments of A Rocha, as a committed Christian who is passionate about creation care and securing more funding for this vital work
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work well independently, establish clear priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Fosters a spirit of unity and teamwork, demonstrates integrity, and is servant-minded
  • Demonstrated experience working and communicating across cultures and a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion


Remote, US-based and Central Florida preferred. Regular travel required.

Application Close Date

Open until filled

About A Rocha

A Rocha is an international community of Christians, spanning over 20 countries, working in biodiversity conservation to protect and restore vulnerable habitats, species, and communities. Our programs and conservation projects focus on applied scientific research, environmental and theological education, and environmental action. We are committed to restoring people and places by providing resources and community for those interested in conservation and caring for all of God’s creation.

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