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Director of Philanthropy

Job Location

Amazon Watch headquarters in Oakland, CA preferred, but remote may be considered


Type of Job



$150,000 – 180,000

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Published Date

Mar 27, 2023

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Amazon Watch is a California-based nonprofit organization working to protect the rainforest, advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Amazon Basin, and demand corporate accountability to address the climate crisis. Amazon Watch works in partnership and solidarity with Indigenous Peoples across the Amazon as part of the international climate justice movement. Many of our allies across the rainforest are currently facing and resisting climate change-related catastrophes, the onslaught of extreme government regimes, and the expansion of fossil fuels, mining and other extractive industries.

Amazon Watch is seeking a seasoned Director of Philanthropy to lead the organization's fund development team and multi-year fundraising strategy to help fulfill the organization's mission. An ideal candidate will embrace, uphold and help advance decolonization in fundraising and philanthropy, ensuring that Indigenous views inform our donor relationship-building and day-to-day fundraising operations.


This position is a match for you if you believe in:

  • The transformative power of Indigenous-led activism and solutions to climate change
  • Holding accountable financial institutions and governments complicit in the destruction of the rainforest and human rights violations
  • The importance of decolonizing philanthropic and fundraising structures to advance real, lasting change
  • A team-led approach to meeting shared objectives and goals
  • Partnerships free of unhealthy and counterproductive power dynamics are one of the keys to unlocking true social change
  • A work environment where staff can be their authentic selves and understand how their leadership contributes to the organization's mission

To apply:

Please don't call. Send résumé, three references, and a cover letter about why you would like to join our team and why you are the best candidate for the job to Please name and save your attachments with your first and last name in the title, such as:
“Ana_Martinez_Cover_Letter.doc” and “Ana_Martinez_Resume.doc.”

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