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Business Development Director

Location: Toronto, Canada


Planeterra is in search of a Business Development Director with a background in both private and not-for-profit sectors to build a sustainable revenue structure for Planeterra that supports its growth.


Established in 2003, by global adventure travel company G Adventures’ Founder, Bruce Poon Tip, Planeterra Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect our partners and local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting community-owned enterprises while promoting more responsible travel.



  • Translate Planeterra’s value proposition into the commercial space to strengthen existing partnerships and grow revenue from new corporate partners
  • Build and manage a Board and governance structure for Planeterra across the US and Canadian organizations
  • Develop and manage implementation of  business development strategies to increase growth
  • Lead revenue growth and communication functions within the organization
  • Manage a small team effectively including: performance management, coaching and development of reporting staff
  • Collaborate with departments across G Adventures to ensure effective communication and leveraging of resources
  • Develop and lead implementation of communications plan in order to effectively drive revenue growth objectives
  • Establish an effective fundraising tracking and reconciliation process
  • Develop and manage proposals and applications to funders and foundations (institutional, family and corporate), including budgets
  • Cultivate, solicit, steward and recognize planned giving donors and prospects, in person, and by phone, email and mail in order to meet specific donor expectations



  • 10+ years’ business development experience in both private and not-for-profit sectors
  • University degree with a focus on international business or an appropriate combination of education and experience
  • Experience with fundraising platforms and fundraising accounting processes
  • Proven success in partnership development or corporate sponsorship and/or meeting fundraising targets
  • Business savvy, with entrepreneurial focus and a thorough understanding of how a business operates
  • Client oriented, with a proven ability to build relationships
  • Proven leadership skills with an ability to effectively manage staff
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Results oriented, highly driven and innovative
  • Exceptional ability to prioritize and multitask

Community Fundraising Lead

Location: Toronto, Canada


Planeterra is in search of a Community Fundraising Lead, with a background working in not-for-profit organizations, to build community around our cause to generate donations and to play a key role in the development and implementation of our fundraising strategy.


Established in 2003, by global adventure travel company G Adventures’ Founder, Bruce Poon Tip, Planeterra Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect our partners and local communities to the benefits of tourism by developing and supporting community-owned enterprises while promoting more responsible travel.




  • Organize and design events and methods to enable third party community mobilization and fundraising
  • Use social media and other communications tools to mobilize individuals and groups to take part in fundraising and other community mobilization activities
  • Balance prospecting and new accounts with key account stewardship and development
  • Manage the communities through the process and celebrate their success
  • Implement communications strategies designed to support key stakeholder audiences and grow their commitment and lifetime value to the organization
  • Collaborate effectively across all departments to leverage resources
  • Compile and maintain an inventory of existing and prospective donors
  • Assist Business Development Director with donor stewardship
  • Lead all communications including website maintenance, newsletters, social media, PR and any other methods deemed necessary to achieve fundraising goals



  • 5-7 years’ experience as lead coordinator for fundraising initiatives in a not-for-profit
  • University degree or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • Demonstrated event planning/coordination and project management skills
  • Experienced and confident developing relationships and fundraising initiatives
  • Experience with various donation platforms (and an understanding of pros and cons of different platforms)
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Ability to plan effectively, problem solve and exercise sound judgement
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong client focus
  • Proactive, self-motivated and resourceful

Community Development Specialist – Central America (Part time)

Location: San Jose (ideal)




Planeterra is the nonprofit partner of the small-group travel company, G Adventures. Planeterra help local businesses in travel destinations that are making a positive impact on their communities, supporting them to create a successful tourism experience, harnessing the travel industry to invest in rural and underserved communities around the globe, and then linking them into G Adventures travel itineraries.


Reporting in to the Program Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean, the Central America Community Development Specialist will play a support role within the global Planeterra team, to help maintain and monitor existing Planeterra partner relationships with communities and non profit organizations in the Central America and Caribbean region.






  • Monitoring of our existing projects in Central America.
  • Work closely with community partners to support them with technical assistance to maintain and keep growing the community’s businesses and social enterprises supported by Planeterra.
  • Gather Planeterra impact data (via partner and community surveys).
  • Build a strong, friendly and open relationship between communities and our corporate partners (G Adventures).
  • Assist the growth of the social enterprises supported by Planeterra to have more market access.
  • Ensure that Planeterra community partners are continuing to evolve and improve their social enterprise and community businesses based on the current companies that use their services.
  • Be a strong voice of Planeterra among the community members in locations where Planeterra works.
  • Promotion of Planeterra brand among the local partners.
  • Any other activity needed by Planeterra team or Planeterra corporate partner (G Adventures)




  • 2+ years of experience working in tourism with communities – related to tourism projects or community development projects.
  • 2+ years of experience working in tourism industry (Operations, tour leader, etc.)
  • Knowledge of tourism industry.
  • Exceptional communication skills with rural community’s members.
  • Knowledge to lead, support social enterprises in tourism.
  • Advanced Spanish skills, both written and oral.
  • Intermediate English language skills (written and oral) ideal.
  • Ideally living in San Jose or other Central América countries.




  • Estimated time is 1-2 days per week
  • Compensation will be on a monthly basis, invoiced in USD by contractor




Joel Callañaupa,

Kelly Galaski,

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