Climate Power - Senior Development Manager

Washington, DC / Remote /
Development /
Full Time
Climate Power is seeking a Development Manager. The Development Manager will support the Chief Development Officer and the Executive Team by developing and implementing fundraising plans to help the organization meet its fundraising goals. This position works directly with organization leadership to support the mission of elevating climate and clean energy solutions into the political conversation,  as well as identifying opportunities to shift the national political narrative. This position calls for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and responsible self-starter with excellent communication skills. This position will need to work independently and deliver high-quality writing, fundraising, and research support.

A nimble and sophisticated communications campaign, Climate Power was founded by the League of Conservation Voters, Sierra Club and the Center for American Progress Action Fund in 2020 to build the political will and public support needed for climate action. Climate Power’s coordination of smart, aggressive communications campaigns has proven itself an indispensable part of the climate movement. Our job is to put climate on offense and neutralize the opposition’s attacks. We do it by defining climate change as not only an existential threat that we must address but a huge opportunity to move beyond fossil fuels and into a clean energy economy that creates jobs and lowers costs. We partner closely with allies to leverage our collective power. We coordinate paid and earned communications to move proven climate messages to policymakers, voters, and the press. We bring proven political campaign tactics to climate advocacy fights.

Essential Job Functions

    • Assist Chief Development Officer and Climate Power Leadership with projecting revenue and implementing fundraising plans. 
    • Help prepare, execute, and evaluate strategies for fundraising.
    • Identify and research prospects including individuals, organizations, and donation programs.
    • Draft and edit briefing documents and other donor materials, grant applications, and grant reports. 
    • Help steward relationships and ensure regular communication with all current donors.  
    • Work with fiscal sponsor to ensure donations are processed and tracked appropriately. 
    • Build and execute an acknowledgement program for all contributions. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    • At least 4 - 6 years of relevant work experience: project management, campaign, fundraising, or marketing experience desired.
    • Working knowledge of fundraising techniques is desired.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to plan ahead, set priorities, and multitask.
    • Superb research and writing ability.
    • Ability to work at a fast pace with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple activities, events, and projects.
    • Ability to distinguish priorities with little supervision.
    • Self-starter who takes initiative and seeks direction as needed.
    • Willingness to take independent ownership and initiative in relation to the team’s overall administrative organization.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Workplace.
The salary range for this position starts at $75,000. We offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision insurance, 401(k) plan, student loan repayment assistance, and generous paid time off. 

Climate Power and Climate Power Education Fund are fiscally sponsored projects of Fund for a Better Future (FBF) and Resources Legacy Fund (RLF). RLF and FBF are an equal opportunity employers and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, or sexual orientation. We are committed to providing a work environment free from discrimination, where all team members feel valued, respected, and included. We know that our work is enriched by the varied voices and perspectives of every staff and board member, so we are committed to making an earnest effort to recruit, welcome, train, develop, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds. We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture expands our creative capacity to do our work and achieve greater outcomes for people and the natural world. Learn more about RLF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion on our website.

RLF and FBF require that employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to visiting or working in an RLF or FBF office or conducting any travel or in-person meetings on behalf of our organizations. If you are hired for this position, we will require proof that you are up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.