Global Development Director

New York, United States
$111,600.00 - $111,600.00
Nov 13, 2020
Dec 12, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time is looking for a Global Development Director to lead our Development Team and develop innovative fundraising strategies!


About is building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis. Our online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are led from the bottom up by thousands of volunteer organizers in over 188 countries. works hard to organize in a new way—everywhere at once, using online tools to facilitate strategic offline action. We want to be a laboratory for the best ways to strengthen the climate movement and catalyze transformation around the world. The values that guide and drive our work are listed here. is an equal opportunity employer. strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group of people who bring a variety of approaches to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a safe workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We value new perspectives, ideas of all sorts, and different ways of working. Diverse perspectives and experiences improve the way carries out our work – including what we decide to work on and how creatively/effectively we do that. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, marital or parental status, and genetic information. We also strive to include team members in communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.


About the Global Development Director

The Global Development Director will work closely with organizational leaders and is responsible for developing and implementing a multi-year global fundraising strategy to diversify and grow’s revenue streams in support of 350’s organisational strategy and priorities and in alignment with the organisation’s culture, mission and values. The Global Development Director manages the Development Team and provides leadership to all staff, fostering a culture of collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Leadership & Management

  • Inspire, support, and manage a team of five high-performing development professionals.
  • Working closely with the Executive Director and Department Head Public Engagement, develop and implement a multi-year global fundraising strategy to diversify and grow income streams supporting’s (C3 & C4) mission and its long-term goals, fiscal health and org wide priorities.
  • Identify and employ creative and innovative fundraising plans, tools and techniques that remain true to 350’s ideals and identity.
  • Create and drive implementation of strategies to develop and nurture relationships with existing and potential donors and secure contributions from a broad variety of sources to support the organisation.
  • Assure the implementation and maintenance of appropriate and creative systems to the development function, including but not limited to: donor management, forecasting, prospect and donor research, market analysis and trends, and other stewardship efforts.
  • Establish a regional fundraising framework and collaborate with and support Regional Team Leads in their fundraising efforts within that framework.
  • Establish performance measures, monitor results and support the Department Head of Public Engagement to evaluate the effectiveness of the organisation’s development program.
  • Communicate the mission and vision of 350 in alignment with the organizations’s brand and communication strategy to cultivate and solicit funding from a multitude of donor sources.
  • Manage a select portfolio of high-level donors and prospects.
  • Collaborate with the Global Finance Director in developing revenue projections, monitor and report on progress on a monthly basis.
  • Assess fundraising risks, opportunities and trends and provide regular updates to the Board, Executive Team and staff
  • Oversee development team budget.
  • Coordinate accurate income and expense reporting for foundation grants and individual donors in partnership with the Finance Team
  • Collaborate with the Online Fundraising Manager to ensure diversification and increase of online fundraising and small donors. 
  • Engage with other Team Leads and staff to foster a culture of collaboration, diversity, equity and inclusion across the whole organisation.

Public Engagement

  • Understand's history, campaigns, and theory of change, and keep current with basic climate science and policy. Occasionally use this knowledge to represent's perspective in public venues based on geographic location and areas of expertise.
  • Contribute work towards's overall mission that is outside of standard responsibilities and instead relies solely on geographic location or work capacity.

Direct Reports

  • The Global Development Director manages a team of 5.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions in development and nonprofit management.  
  • A minimum of five years of senior level management experience, leading comprehensive development programs internationally. 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to inspire and motivate others toward stated goals;
  • A deep understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work effectively with people from diverse racial, ethnic, class, age, gender, and sexual orientation backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated success in raising significant gifts from individual donors and institutions, including from US and international sources; additional experience of raising money for non-tax exempt charities beneficial;
  • Proven track record in diversifying donor base;
  • Superior written and oral communications, interpersonal and presentation skills;
  • Believes in the importance of 350’s mission and values, has passion for the cause of building a powerful movement to fight climate change and create a more just world.
  • Entrepreneurial approach to building fundraising and development programs;
  • Highly sophisticated relationship building skills;
  • Demonstrated mastery of a wide range of fundraising techniques 
  • Successful track record in partnering with staff and  donors to raise major and principal gifts from others;
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively;
  • Highest level of personal and professional integrity;
  • Collaborative interpersonal style and high level of emotional intelligence;
  • Demonstrates an awareness of, and sensitivity to, the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations;
  • Ability to demonstrate grace under pressure;
  • Ability to accommodate travel;


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Certified Fundraising Executive certificate preferred. 


Position Type: Full time 

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Compensation: SG13 - Competitive salaries based on country location

Location: This is a remote and global position that can be performed from anywhere in the world! If you’re located in North America, this position can be performed at our Washington DC, Brooklyn, or Oakland offices, in Canada or remotely in the following states: CA, GA, MD, MA, ME, CO, MT, NY, NC, PA, SC, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI.

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