African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) is one of the leading international conservation organizations focused solely on the African continent. The AWF Safaris Manager plays a key, unique, and exciting role in the organization's Development & Marketing team. Based in Washington, D.C., the AWF Safaris Manager will oversee the operation and growth of our safaris program which serves as a foundational part of our development efforts to raise the resources needed to fulfill AWF’s mission: to ensure that wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa.
Africa is our campus; there is no better way to engage our donors — current and future — than giving them the experience of a lifetime while on safari in Africa. The AWF Safaris Manager is responsible for working in collaboration with preferred safari operators to design, market, and fill these trips.
The AWF Safaris Manager reports to the Vice President, Development & Marketing, and will have the opportunity to mentor under Senior Vice President Craig Sholley, who built the program and has been running it for 18 years. Craig has over 45 years of experience in Africa with a portfolio of work ranging from conducting wildlife research, overseeing field-based conservation efforts, crafting and leading safaris for a diversity of acclaimed institutions, and successfully fund-raising for AWF’s overall mission.
The successful candidate will need to work collaboratively across teams to effectively develop and implement the program, especially with Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations; Director, Marketing & Creative; and Director, Development Operations
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