Senior International Fundraising Officer

Website Greenpeace USA

International Environmental Campaign Organization

Greenpeace is a global, independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions that are essential to a green and peaceful future. For over fifty years, Greenpeace has fought to save the planet from the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster looms large. As an independent organization, Greenpeace does not accept funds from any corporations or government entities. Greenpeace is headquartered in the Netherlands, with offices all around the world in over fifty countries.

The Senior International Fundraising Officer position is a unique opportunity for a mission-driven individual to be part of a rapidly-growing, ambitious fundraising team. The individual in this position will be charged with developing, building, and maintaining a portfolio of US-based foundations who are interested in supporting Greenpeace’s environmental campaign work in other Greenpeace offices located around the world.

Working with the Director of Institutional Giving and fundraising officers in other Greenpeace offices, the Senior International Fundraising Officer will identify new funding opportunities while managing and maintaining established relationships. They will be responsible for developing and implementing donor cultivation and stewardship strategies, preparing proposals and reports (in collaboration with campaign staff and international fundraisers), facilitating globally-coordinated donor engagement, and working with the Institutional Giving Grants Coordinator on grants processing, management, acknowledgements, and reporting. They will work closely with other members of the Development team to develop effective strategies that minimize risk and make the most effective use of donor contributions.

This position requires the ability to work independently while maintaining strong team relationships, a willingness to travel internationally, and an openness to new experiences.

This position is based in Washington, DC, New York, California or other states where Greenpeace US is registered will be considered.


The Senior International Fundraising Officer will be responsible for the following:

  • Manage engagement with a portfolio of up to 50 institutional and family foundations, utilizing strategies that engage prospects and donors in an on-going conversation about Greenpeace activities.
  • Research donor trends with regard to international giving while providing advice and guidance to senior management, program staff, and fundraisers (US and international offices) on how to present Greenpeace programmatic activities to donors and prospects.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Giving and international fundraisers to provide guidance to senior management to engage and grow funding from foundations. Work closely with key staff in Greenpeace US (Chief Development Officer, Director of Institutional Giving, co-Executive Directors, and Campaign Directors) to strengthen integration of US and cross-border fundraising.
  • Serve as liaison and advisor to fundraisers in international Greenpeace offices to support the development of proposals, reporting, and monitor relationships with US-based donors and supporting institutions.
  • In coordination with other Greenpeace fundraisers and campaigners, establish work plans necessary to cultivate, engage and steward donors with specific interest in supporting Greenpeace’s international campaign work.
  • Develop and maintain the management system to ensure that foundations are regularly updated on Greenpeace’s activities and achievements.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of engagement with foundations in Salesforce, the organization’s donor database system. Work with Institutional Giving Grants Coordinator to track deadlines and maintain records.
  • Work with the Director of Institutional Giving and Institutional Giving Grants Coordinator to develop annual fundraising plans for international work, including projections for existing and prospective donors.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports and financial analyses to track progress in engaging foundations. Analyze growth and trends in the portfolio to continually refine, segment, and prioritize donors.
  • As required, travel to key international Greenpeace offices to participate in campaign meetings, donor visits, and to contribute to the training of fundraising personnel. Attend donor meetings and support Greenpeace staff with donor engagement (including through briefing memos, research, development of presentations, etc.).
  • Perform other job-related duties as requested or assigned by the Director of Institutional Giving, Chief Development Officer, and co-Executive Directors.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Due to time zones and regional/ national holiday observations, this position will sometimes require work outside the traditional professional workday.

Minimum requirements for this role include:

  • Knowledge: An understanding of fundraising best practices and operations is essential. Working knowledge of environmental issues and activism is strongly preferred.
  • Experience: At least 7 years of proven success in fundraising from institutional donors. Experience in personally soliciting and obtaining large gifts and working with senior management and program staff is a must. Experience working in a large, complex international organization is strongly desired.
  • Skills and Abilities: Exceptional attention to detail and excellent oral and written communication skills required. Must have strong interpersonal skills, organizational and project management skills, and ability to thrive in an international, diverse workplace. Must be creative, flexible, responsible, and able to balance a variety of activities. Ability to set priorities, travel domestically and internationally, and work within deadlines. Contributes to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture that encourages and celebrates differences.

If you want to save the world from climate change and believe in environmental justice, please submit an application on our careers page. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will conclude once we have found the best candidate. Greenpeace is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, class, sex, gender, sexual orientation, disability, family/marital status, religion or other protected classes. We strongly encourage applications from marginalized communities. If you require assistance applying to this opportunity, please contact


Greenpeace USA values a healthy work-life balance and has flexible, family-friendly employment policies. Our competitive benefits package for full-time employees includes medical, dental, and vision coverage with low contributions from staff. We have options for pretax flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care costs. Greenpeace employees enjoy generous 6% 401K matching. New staff members receive 3 weeks vacation, 10 sick days, 2 personal days in their first year. Additionally we are closed Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day.

After 1 year of service staff members receive 20 weeks of fully paid parental leave and after five years, staff are eligible for a 12 week paid sabbatical. To encourage public transportation use and biking, we offer subsidies for staff who choose to bike or ride mass transit to work. Greenpeace is committed to the growth and development of staff and fostering a creative workplace culture. For more information, check out our benefits plan.

Only applicants eligible to work and live in the United States without any legal restrictions need apply for this opportunity.

Salary for this position starts at $87,000 and is commensurate with experience.

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