Jane Goodall GLOBAL are looking for a new Board Member

15 January 2024


“Surely we do not want to live in a world without the great apes, our closest living relatives in the  animal kingdom? A world where we can no longer marvel at the magnificent flight of bald eagles  or hear the howl of wolves under the moon? A world not enhanced by the sight of a grizzly bear  and her cubs hunting for berries in the wilderness? What would our grandchildren think if these  magical images were only to be found in books?” 

– Dr. Jane Goodall 

If you support Dr. Jane Goodall’s mission, join the trailblazing vision and legacy of Dr. Jane  Goodall and become a member of the Jane Goodall Institute Global (JGIG)’s Board of Trustees. JGIG leads coordination of the inspiring network of 26 country-based Jane Goodall Institutes  across five continents. 

As a Board Member, you will have the incredible opportunity to contribute your expertise,  insight, and strategic guidance to help drive the mission and vision of the Jane Goodall Institute.  Your role will be crucial in shaping our global initiatives, building the worldwide network,  fostering partnerships, and driving forward our commitment to wildlife conservation,  environmental stewardship, and community-centered sustainability projects. 

JGIG is seeking committed, skilled and passionate individuals to join Dr Goodall and its Board  of Trustees. The JGIG entity is registered as a charity and a limited liability company in the UK  and thus complies with the relevant regulations and reporting, with all Directors registered with  Companies House UK. 

Board members are trustees of JGIG and will have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure  that the organization does the best work possible in pursuit of its goals. Trustees perform a  fundamental role in guiding not only JGIG but also the members and offices in more than 30  countries around the world, the programs and the good name of Dr Goodall.  


– Provide strategic direction and governance oversight to advance the organization’s mission  and goals. 

– Collaborate with fellow board members, leveraging diverse perspectives to make informed,  impactful decisions. 

– Actively participate in board meetings, discussions, and contribute to committee work. – Support fundraising efforts and engage in donor relations to secure resources for impactful  projects. 

– Advocate for environmental conservation and raise awareness of critical issues affecting our  planet. 

– Available time resource for monthly online meetings and 1-in person meeting per year 


– Genuine commitment to the vision and values of the JGI family. 

– Experience in leadership roles, preferably on boards or in strategic advisory positions. – Expertise in areas such as fundraising, finance, law and/or governance. – A global mindset with the ability to collaborate effectively across diverse cultures and  backgrounds. 

– A passion for international non-profit fundraising

Join Us in Making a Difference: 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of an internationally renowned, yet small organization  committed to creating a better world for future generations. By becoming a Board Member, you  will directly contribute to growing the legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall and her vision for a  harmonious relationship between humans, animals, and the environment. 

If you are ready to make a meaningful difference and contribute your skills to a globally impactful  cause, we encourage you to apply for the position of Board Member with the Global Jane  Goodall Board. 

To Apply: 

Please submit your resume/CV along with a cover letter describing your motivation for joining  the board and how your experience aligns with our mission. Send your application to human.resources@janegoodall.global by January 31st, 2024 

Thank you for your interest in joining us to ensure Dr. Jane Goodall’s mission and legacy creates a more sustainable and compassionate world!

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