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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.

Location
Remote, USA
Department
Development
Employment Type
Full-Time
Minimum Experience
Mid-level
Compensation
$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

Location

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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Building Manager for Courmettes

Introduction
A Rocha France is a Christian environmental organisation. Created in 2000 in France, it is part of an international network of nature protection associations established in 20 countries on five continents. Convinced that the ecological crisis (climate change, collapse of biodiversity, pollution, etc.) is the major challenge of the 21st century, we are pursuing a dual mission: to preserve living creatures and to mobilise Christians (for a complete presentation of our actions, see our 2020 activity report).

A Rocha manages the Domaine des Courmettes, a 600-hectare private nature reserve on which are located remarkable buildings with a significant capacity for accommodation. These buildings constitute an architectural heritage to be preserved, but they are also a Public Access Facility (PAF) to be upgraded and developed.


Duration, location and type of contract

  • Full time permanent contract
  • Position to be filled in early 2022
  • Workplace: Domaine des Courmettes (Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes-Maritimes)
  • Possibility of accommodation on site


Mission and scope

  • Maintain the buildings and equipment at Les Courmettes: minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry work, maintenance of tools and vehicles, etc.
  • Maintain the outdoor areas around the buildings
  • Supporting workpeople (plumbers, electricians, etc.) and companies
  • Accompanying the providers of periodic checks (safety, chimney sweeping, etc.)
  • Providing assistance to the project manager on larger projects
  • Providing practical assistance to other permanent staff and participating in team
    work
  • Supervising volunteers on simple building or outdoor maintenance tasks

 

Profile and required skills

  • Adherence to the values of A Rocha
  • Good skills in a variety of building trades
  • Experience in the maintenance of a building such as Les Courmettes would be appreciated
  • Concern to find ecological solutions wherever possible
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork
  • Ability to manage volunteers
  • Good command of English appreciated
  • Ability to live in a community (if living on site)


Information and applications (CV and covering letter) to [email protected]

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Cook for Courmette

Introduction
A Rocha France is a Christian environmental organisation. Created in 2000 in France, it is part of an international network of nature protection associations established in 20 countries on five continents. Convinced that the ecological crisis (climate change, collapse of biodiversity, pollution, etc.) is the major challenge of the 21st century, we are pursuing a dual mission: to preserve living creatures and to mobilise Christians (for a complete presentation of our actions, see our 2020 activity report).

A Rocha manages the Demaine des Courmettes, a 600-hectare private nature reserve on which are located remarkable buildings with a significant capacity for accommodation, and in addition a vegetable garden, a herb garden and hens…

We are recruiting a cook to join the team of permanent staff who work at Les Courmettes to welcome a variety of people who may be: participating in training courses on the Christian faith and/or ecology, trainees, volunteers, etc. Most of the team members live on site in a spirit of community life oriented towards hospitality. 


Duration, location and type of contract

  • Full time permanent contract
  • Position to be filled in early 2022
  • Workplace: Demaine des Courmettes (Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Alpes-Maritimes)
  • Possibility of accommodation on site


Mission and scope
The rhythm of life and work at Les Courmettes is characterised by two very different seasons, and therefore by two relatively different types of tasks for the person in charge of the kitchen:

1. In the high season (April to October, when groups are welcomed):

  • Ensure the cooking for full-board groups (up to 60 people)
  • Manage the catering: menu development, ordering and stock management
  • Implement hygiene and safety standards for the collective kitchen
  • Supervise volunteers helping in the kitchen

2. In the low season( November to March):

  • Cook for the team of permanent staff on site (about ten people), five days a week, lunch and dinner 
  • Do the daily shopping and manage the catering 
  • Ensure the tidiness and cleanliness of the community kitchen

In parallel to these two very different times in the life of the centre at Courmenttes, the person recruited will have to demonstrate throughout the year an interest in and a reflection on environmentally friendly food, which will be reflected in

  • Making well-considered choices for menus (favouring seasonal, local and organic products, etc.)
  • Knowing and enjoying frequently cooking vegetarian dishes
  • Ensuring the link between the produce from the vegetable garden and the kitchen


Profile and required skills

  • Adherence to the values of A Rocha
  • Very good cooking skills
  • Experience in a collective kitchen appreciated
  • Concern for choosing seasonal, local, organic and fair trade products as much as possible
  • Good interpersonal skills, teamwork
  • Ability to supervise volunteers
  • Good command of English appreciated
  • Ability to live in a community (if living on site)


Information and applications (CV and covering letter) to [email protected]

Dakatcha

African Forest Programme Coordinator

Tropical forests across Africa are under relentless pressure – a problem we witness all too frequently in our daily conservation work. Yet we know conservation is about hope: deforestation can be halted and aspirations for sustainable development can be attained. A Rocha Ghana, for example, is leading an impressive international campaign to save the Atewa forest, while A Rocha Kenya is working with communities to preserve the important coastal forests of Kenya.

To date, A Rocha’s forest conservation projects have mainly been locally-focused, working with our partners to conserve a particular forest in a particular landscape. But while grounding ourselves in a landscape and doing locally-relevant conservation will always be core to how we work, we believe we can do more and add greater value if we bring our work, expertise and networks together. In response, we have developed a forest programme which combines the efforts of four projects with five A Rocha organizations to deliver the following framework.

It is to support this delivery that we are seeking an experienced forest programme coordinator (PC), able to live and work in one of the four programme countries: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, or Uganda.

Download the complete Terms of Reference including more on how to apply.

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USA

A Rocha USA is establishing a nationwide network of conservation activities and is glad to connect with people interested in starting an effort in their own communities.

We welcome volunteers at several sites, but are unable to provide housing at this time. Please see A Rocha USA’s Join the Team page for the latest opportunities.