Executive Director USA

Role: Executive Director USA
Location: California, USA
Summary: The Executive Director U.S. (International Fundraising and Development) reports directly to SurfAid International’s CEO, Doug Lees, with oversight from SurfAid’s U.S. Board of Directors, and SurfAid’s International Board of Directors. This position offers a unique opportunity for an experienced and dynamic leader to play a key role in SurfAid’s global efforts.


  • Assist in coordinating support for day-to-day operations for SurfAid USA, in coordination with SurfAid International’s CEO and as part of the management team at SurfAid International as the lead U.S. based representative of the organization.
  • Work integrally with SurfAid International and SurfAid International’s CEO on the integration of all U.S., Australia and New Zealand events and activities into an overarching SurfAid International global marketing and fundraising strategy.
  • This includes the development and execution of a recurring annual and long-term philanthropic approach, to become part of the current draft SurfAid International Fundraising Strategy, 2022-2025, including cultivation and support of large and small donors, special events, annual fundraising campaigns, corporate partnerships and grants.
  • Support cultivation, management, and expansion of large, high net worth U.S., Australia and New Zealand donors and to include a broader international reach.
  • Coordinate and support the involvement of U.S., Australia and New Zealand Boards of Directors in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of SurfAid’s programs to articulate our impact and case for support.
  • Work closely with the marketing and communications team at SurfAid International, on all donor solicitations and stewardship materials.