Inspirational Jobs – Development Director, Global Ecovillage Network


Findhorn Ecovillage

Findhorn, Scotland

80 hours per month

£15 per hour = £1,200 per month


Monday 15th August 2016

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) is a growing network of sustainable communities and initiatives that bridge different cultures, countries, and continents. GEN serves as umbrella organization for ecovillages, transition town initiatives, intentional communities, and ecologically-minded individuals worldwide.

People and communities meet and share their ideas, exchange technologies, develop cultural and educational exchanges, directories and newsletters, and are dedicated to restoring the land and living a cooperative sustainable lifestyle.

Network members include large networks like Sarvodaya (2,000 active sustainable villages in Sri Lanka); the Federation of Damanhur in Italy and Nimbin in Australia; small rural ecovillages like Gaia Asociación in Argentina and Huehuecoyotl, Mexico; urban rejuvenation projects like Los Angeles EcoVillage and Christiania in Copenhagen; permaculture design sites such as Crystal Waters, Australia, Cochabamba, Bolivia and Barus, Brazil; and educational centres such as Findhorn in Scotland, Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Earthlands in Massachusetts, and many more.

About the opportunity:

The Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) currently seeks a highly motivated person who is experienced in fundraising to take on the role of Development Director. This role has two primary responsibilities of Fundraising and Project Coordination.

Fundraising – This individual will develop and apply for new funding sources, while building and maintaining relationships with potential and current funders and donors. This includes collaborating with, cultivating, and leading GEN’s team of independent fundraisers.

Project Coordination – This person also interfaces between funded projects in GEN and the staff or regional partners undertaking them. This includes helping when necessary to coordinate logistics, provide support, collect reports, and to make sure that the project stays on course.

This position requires a positive attitude, flexible mind, and a passion for helping people, cooperation, and making the world a better place.

Find out more and apply here

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