Appointed as Global Philanthropy Specialist, Rare


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, History and Civilization, European University Institute

Position Description

Rare is a fast-growing international conservation organization whose mission is to inspire change so people and nature thrive. With 165 staff and a $28 million budget, Rare advances this mission through innovative grassroots marketing strategies that boost adoption of proven environmental solutions. The mission of the Development/Communications Department is to support the overall mission of Rare through fundraising. Global Philanthropy works to advance the mission of Rare through creating ties with individuals, foundations, and corporate foundations in Europe and Asia.

The Global Philanthropy Specialist will work with the European philanthropic sector, raising funds from European donors to advance Rare’s mission. Beyond cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors, this means upholding and advancing the sector of philanthropy in Europe as well as developing partnerships with peers in NGOs. Global Philanthropy overall has a goal of raising between $500,000-$1,000,000 in FY2016 for Rare in support of its $28 million budget.