Managing Director, Development

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The Organization: Nia Tero

Indigenous peoples sustain many of the healthiest ecosystems on Earth: areas rich in biodiversity and systems essential to our global climate, fresh water, and food security. Nia Tero exists to ensure that Indigenous peoples have the economic power and cultural independence to steward, support, and protect their livelihoods and territories they call home. These places are vital to us all. Nia Tero forges transparent and just agreements with Indigenous peoples and local communities to ensure they can successfully defend and govern their territories, manage and protect their natural resources, and pursue their livelihoods.


To learn more, please visit Nia Tero’s  website.

The Opportunity: Managing Director, Development

The Managing Director, Development, with the support of the CEO and other Nia Tero leaders, has the primary responsibility of raising large contributions to support the organization’s commitment to working alongside Indigenous Peoples’ efforts to secure their territories and cultures. The Managing Director, Development (MDD) will be a member of the Nia Tero Leadership Team and will play a key role in ensuring that the organization fulfills its mission and strategy. This role will report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and lead the design and implementation of the organization’s fundraising strategy. The MDD will be responsible for planning and implementing strategies to secure major donors and contributions in support of the organization, provide oversight of the fund development and donor stewardship program, monitor development activities, and address issues that may hamper growth and success. This role will also partner with senior management colleagues to design and implement co-financing for our program strategies.


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications and experience:

• Seven to ten (7-10) years of professional experience managing projects and teams.

• Proven track record of success in major donor fundraising.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Analytical thinking and ability to analyze data.

• Deep ties to and understanding of Indigenous identity and cultures.


The complete opportunity profile can be viewed: Here


Contact: James Laing, Shayla Sopracolle-Tate, Greg Longster or Laurie Sterritt

Leaders International Executive Search

#880 – 609 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC V7Y 1G5

Phone: (604) 688-8422