We Are Hiring: Enterprise Officer

16 February 2024

Can you see yourself joining a passionate and innovative team of people working to make Velebit a wilder place? We are looking for a motivated and ambitious person to join our team at the position of Enterprise Officer.

We are accepting job applications for the position of

Enterprise Officer (m/f)

to join the Rewilding Velebit team to implement and enhance our enterprise strategy. Their work will focus on the development of a nature-based economy, which will support the conservation and rewilding of the Velebit Mountains, whilst creating new sources of income and delivering positive social impact in the local communities.

Rewilding Velebit Foundation is a conservation NGO with the mission to make Croatia a wilder place and conserve the wilderness of the Velebit Mountains. The Velebit Mountains is one of the finest and largest wilderness areas remaining in Europe and home to an exciting variety of wildlife, including Balkan chamois, red deer, brown bear, grey wolf, and Eurasian lynx. Rewilding Velebit Foundation believes that the integration of business and nature conservation, and thus the creation of a nature-based economy, is central to achieving conservation success.

Rewilding Velebit Foundation was founded by Rewilding Europe and the Velebit Mountains is one of their rewilding areas. Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Velebit work in close collaboration. Rewilding Velebit’s Enterprise Officer will be a key member in the delivery of Rewilding Europe’s mission of making Europe a wilder place through strong and innovative enterprises and will work closely with the Rewilding Europe Enterprise team and the expanding network of Enterprise Officers located in rewilding areas across Europe.


Rewilding Velebit’s Enterprise Officer will enhance and implement the enterprise strategy by engaging with local businesses, landowners and stakeholders to sustain, expand, and finance the work of Rewilding Velebit.

The officer will report to the Rewilding Velebit team leader, and work closely with them as well as the rewilding officer, communications officer as well as the local communities, and business owners. A good understanding and knowledge of Velebit Mountains is highly desirable. The officer will preferably be based in Zagreb, Gospić, Senj, or its surroundings.


  • Enhance a Landscape Business Plan for the project area of Rewilding Velebit Foundation. The following from the plan should be reviewed and enhanced:
    • the current nature-based enterprises in the area and their connection with the rewilding actions
    • support requirements for local businesses
    • opportunities for the development of new businesses, either by entrepreneurs or by Rewilding Velebit
    • opportunities for collaboration between Rewilding Velebit and local enterprises
    • identifying new milestones and KPIs for the enterprise activities
  • Prepare and implement Rewilding Velebit Foundation yearly workplan based on the Landscape Business Plan and Rewilding Velebit Strategy
  • Within the strategy, the Enterprise Officer will:
    • Be responsible for the sales and development of the tourism products of Rewilding Velebit
    • Work with existing and identify new local entrepreneurs whose businesses contribute to Rewilding Velebit
  • The support may include assisting businesses to improve their offer on the market, jointly with Rewilding Velebit
  • Identify and apply to funding sources to further support enterprise actions in the Velebit Mountains
  • Together with Rewilding Velebit staff develop marketing strategy − Preparation of technical and enterprise reports
  • Communicate and share knowledge and experience with other Enterprise officers from the Rewilding Europe landscapes


  • Master’s degree in economics, business, law, or management
  • Experience in nature tourism and/or business development, sales and/or nature conservation
  • Experience in establishing their own business or for other clients
  • Minimum 5 years of business experience
  • Carbon market experience is an advantage
  • Interest in nature and wildlife
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
  • Pro-active and independent
  • Based in (or close to) the project area – e.g. Zagreb, Gospić, Senj or its surroundings
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Marketing and brand development experience
  • Experience in sales
  • Organization skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, with full proficiency (reading, writing and spoken) in Croatian and English
  • Time management and prioritization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Availability to travel to the project area


  • Employment Contract– initial 6-month contract, with possible extension
  • Opportunity to be a part of a great mission, determine and implement an innovative strategy, work closely with a great team and deliver tangible conservation impact and benefits to the local communities in the Velebit Mountains.
  • Flexible working hours & workplace (home office/remote work)

If you see yourself in the description above, and see yourself as a member of an ambitious team working on making an impact in nature protection, please apply for the position via the link below: