Senior Development and Partnerships Officer

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) is seeking a Senior Development and Partnerships Officer. The primary task of will be to raise resources and build partnerships that can help ATREE reach its fullest potential. This position will involve working closely with the Director, members of the Board of Trustees, and staff in the Development and Communications team.

An ideal candidate should be passionate about ATREE’s vision and mission and would be eager to grow and learn.

The job involves:

  • Leading strategy and operations for grant development with foundations, philanthropists, governments, and academia.
  • Building partnerships with social innovation organisations, university study abroad programmes, civil society groups and the government.
  • Working with faculty and Centre Convenors within ATREE to understand their priorities and strengths.
  • Developing processes to manage and scale relationships, stakeholders, and partners.
  • Managing donor relationships and working with them to create a shared legacy.

Ideal candidates would have the following characteristics

  • A Master’s degree from a top-tier academic institution (or a Bachelor’s degree with other appropriate educational qualifications)
  • 10+ years related work experience in nonprofit fundraising, grant making, and/or partnership development.
  • Ability and desire to engage with multiple stakeholders across a variety of communities, disciplines and functional backgrounds.
  • A strong passion for sustainable development and a commitment to environmental justice.
  • Eagerness to continually advance their knowledge and skills through self-reflection and feedback.

Appointments and emoluments

Salary will be commensurate with experience and ability. Salaries at ATREE are competitive and at par with other equivalent organisations in the NGO sector. The positions will be based in Bangalore.


ATREE is one of South Asia's leading conservation and environmental research organizations. ATREE seeks to address pressing environmental challenges through interdisciplinary research, teaching and active engagement with civil society and policy makers. ATREE fosters autonomy, professional growth, diversity and gender equity at the work place. Women and persons from underprivileged groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application process

Interested candidates should email their CV, names and contact information of three references, a concise and clear proposal (three pages) and a letter describing their professional goals and interests. The position will be open till we find a suitable candidate. Mails and queries should be addressed to:

The HR Officer
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment
Royal Enclave, Srirampura, Jakkur P.O. Bangalore 560 064.
Tel: +91 (80) 2363-5555, Fax: 2353-0070