Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF)

Chief Executive Officer

Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF)

Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador

Charles Darwin Foundation’s Executive Director CEO

Job Type:                             Permanent

Salary Details:            Compensation commensurate with experience

Required Experience:      7+ years executive leadership experience

Executive Director/CEO with significant international conservation, science, and fundraising experience sought to lead top global foundation. Successful candidates must have a long-term vision and strategy that establishes the foundation as the global thought leader in science, conservation, and sustainable development for the equatorial Pacific (Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador).

  • Experience working closely with a Board of Directors and with the governing body of an organization.
  • Ability to formulate and articulate an inspiring vision that attracts, motivates, and empowers stakeholders from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Five years of experience in successful non-profit fundraising and senior management. Record of securing 5-, 6- and 7-figure gifts.
  • At least five years experience leading a non-profit organization preferred.
  • A record of having conducted or supervised “world-class” science.
  • A record of success in establishing and executing fundraising goals and strategies, identifying and analyzing challenges, and formulating creative solutions that generate organizational excellence.
  • Experience creating and managing a budget; commitment to fiscal responsibility.
  • Experience in all aspects of personnel management, including recruitment, assessment, and termination when necessary, and organizational development.
  • Experience with national and community relations in Ecuador preferred.
  • Experience ensuring gender equality and incorporating gender perspectives in the workplace.
  • Science Ph.D. preferred. Master’s or law degrees with appropriate professional experience will be considered.
  • Should be English/Spanish bilingual.

Applicants should send: I) their CV, II) a list of publications and references, III) a cover letter, and IV) a short essay on one or more of the following topics: their vision for the Galápagos, science, conservation, or sustainability, etc.; and how they would deliver on this vision as the Executive Director of CDF, to this address:

For full ToR and application instructions, download here: ToR CEO CDF

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Chief Executive Officer