Careers

The Everglades Foundation is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is enjoyable to work with and it’s satisfying to know that, at the end of the day, your efforts are making a difference in the world.

Open Positions

Director of Development, Southwest Florida 

The Director of Development, Southwest Florida candidate will be an individual with a rich development background, a strong track record of successful management, and has had progressive and successful development experience, including annual and major gifts. The ideal candidate cares deeply about the development profession and has worked in organizations with a very sophisticated donor base.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the vice president of development, the director will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for The Everglades Foundation in Southwest Florida, including Collier and Lee Counties. The director will oversee the management of the Naples office, plan and execute ongoing fundraising efforts and activities, including the annual ForEverglades Naples benefit, expand the donor base, and increase visibility and awareness on behalf of The Foundation. The position will be located in the Naples, Florida office. To learn more about the position, please click here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to strivino (at) evergladesfoundation dot org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Director of Leadership Giving 

The Director of Leadership Giving is an individual with a rich development background in organizations with a sophisticated donor base and proven success in raising major gifts of $100,000+.
 The Director will support the fundraising goals of The Foundation with broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising and is able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: to initiate contacts with potential donors; develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with volunteers and board members; move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation; personally make solicitations; and maintain stewardship contacts with donors.

The Director of Leadership Giving takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones. The Director will plan, lead, and manage development projects, coordinate with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and track and report progress to senior managers and the Board of Directors.

Reporting to and working in close collaboration with the Vice President of Development (VP), the Director of Leadership Giving will design and execute a comprehensive major gift development strategy for The Everglades Foundation. The Director will plan and execute ongoing fundraising efforts and activities, expand the leadership donor base, and drive leadership giving efforts in support of the strategic plan. To learn more about the position, please click here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to strivino (at) evergladesfoundation dot org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Water Resources Engineer

The primary duties of the Water Resources Engineer would be to analyze and evaluate technical elements of Everglades restoration projects and identify appropriate structural and non-structural elements of projects needed to achieve successful restoration. The Water Resources Engineer will be expected to have advanced knowledge of Everglades hydrology, hydraulics and application of regional scale models. The Water Resources Engineer will be responsible for conducting hydrologic investigations to assess the effects of proposed plans on the Everglades ecosystem and provide recommendations to improve the proposed management actions.

The Water Resources Engineer supports The Everglades Foundation staff by providing concise recommendations based on a variety of scientific assessments and hydraulic/hydrologic modeling outputs, while investigating Everglades restoration projects. To learn more about the position, please click here.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to mnaja (at) evergladesfoundation dot org. Incomplete applications will not be considered.