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Director of Development

Savanna Institute
Madison, Wisconsin, Urbana, Illinois and work from home.
Salary $60k-$85k DOE, with 30 days per year PTO, and a healthcare expense reimbursement plan
Closing date
Oct 2, 2021
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We are seeking a visionary development professional to lead Savanna Institute’s Development strategy as the organization enters a phase of rapid expansion of its mission to scale up agroforestry in the midwest. Savanna Institute is looking for someone who can build upon our strong record for raising and managing resources to make an impact. We have developed several agroforestry demonstration farms throughout the midwest, founded a robust farmer education and apprenticeship program that trains more than twenty new farmers per year, and purchased two farms in Spring Green, WI.  

The Director of Development will be responsible for leading several key areas: 

  • $12.5 million capital campaign to develop our home farms into an innovation center for research, training, and commercialization in agroforestry
  • Savanna Institute’s fundraising strategy for scaling up agroforestry in the midwest\
  • Long-term strategy for building fundraising capacity. ​​​​​​​

We seek applicants who share our passion for ecological and equitable agriculture as a nature-based climate solution and who are motivated to widen the circle of who has the opportunity to inform, support, and benefit from its development. To that end, we are seeking a diversity of voices at the table and strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

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