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Recruiting Organization: Restless Development

Restless Development USA Board of Directors

What is Restless Development?

Restless Development is a global non profit agency. We support the collective power of young leaders to create a better world. Our young leaders lead change on some of the world’s biggest challenges - from gender inequality, youth unemployment to climate justice. All our work is co-led by young people in their local communities - and brought together by the Youth Collective, a growing global community for youth-led organizations.

In 2025, Restless Development will commemorate 40 years of youth-led development in 26 countries and a growing Youth Collective with members in 185 countries.

Check out our 2030 Global Strategy for more information.

About Restless Development USA

We're a US-based nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status dedicated to fundraising for Restless Development worldwide, supporting youth-focused programs in our localized offices known as "hubs". Established in 2001, the Board of Directors is an active governance board of Restless Development USA, an independent affiliate that works closely with the global agency.

Restless Development USA is transitioning to a new phase, concentrating on expanding our impact and revenue streams. To help us realize these ambitious new targets, we are currently seeking multiple new board members at this exciting and pivotal time for the organization.

Over the next three years, Restless Development USA will embark on a new exciting strategy to:

  • Significantly increase our US fundraising income to over $1.2M annually, especially flexible and unrestricted income - focusing on Trusts and Foundations, Major Donors, and Board Giving.
  • Increase our visibility and profile in the US with critical audiences, including philanthropists and development sector thought leaders.
  • Celebrate the power of young people to create change- using key global moments to target US audiences to influence and encourage to support Restless Development.


The Board sets the direction of Restless Development USA as it becomes a self-financing and sustainable organization. In partnership with the US Board Chair, Co-CEO, and US Senior Manager, The Board must have a wholehearted commitment to the collective power of young people to lead change, equitable culture, and embracing feminist leadership. The Board oversees governance procedures, grants, expenses and strategic fundraising support. The Board must have a wholehearted belief in Restless Development’s vision and commitment to advocating for racial justice, equitable culture, embracing feminist leadership, and fostering community engagement. The Board must have a strong desire to contribute financially through a give/get model; experience in philanthropy, nonprofit management or volunteer work.

We welcome applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, and in line with our youth mission, our board includes individuals with varying ages and levels of experience.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Act as an ambassador for Restless Development, promoting its values and goals and inspire support from philanthropic networks.
  • Contribute financially both personally and through fundraising efforts.
  • Identify and initiate funding opportunities with major donors, corporate partners and foundations.
  • Attend and actively engage during virtual quarterly board meetings and an annual in-person retreat.
  • Participate in prospective donor meetings, moderating and hosting events on behalf of Restless Development.
  • Oversee management of the annual budget and guide the organization in generating substantial annual revenue.
  • Ensure effective board operations, smooth transitions, and decision-making to bring maximum impact and sustainability to youth-led development programs and initiatives.

Desired skills, experience, and commitment:

  • Deep knowledge and interest in international development and recognizing the transformative potential of young people.
  • Strong networking abilities, adept at cultivating philanthropic relationships.
  • Experience in initiating fundraising strategies or in playing a significant role in the early stages in a startup.
  • Established networks within corporate stakeholders, foundations, bi and multilateral funding agencies, with a readiness to leverage these connections.
  • Brings new ideas and expertise.


Please submit your resume and a brief letter expressing your interest. Candidates must be located in the United States of America.

Restless Development is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without considering race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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