Position: This position can be configured as
either Full or Part Time; Depending on the final configuration this
position will be exempt with a starting salary minimum of $50,000;
Earth Force offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time
employees, including health, dental, vision, life, and long-term
disability insurance, flexible spending account plan, and 401(k)
Supervisor: Chief Executive Officer
Organizational Mission: We believe that citizen
engagement is essential to good environmental solutions. Therefore,
our mission is to engage young people as active citizens who
improve the environment and their communities now and in the
Our Vision: We see a future where 1 million
young people participate in environmental policy making every
Organizational Overview: Earth Force is a
national organization dedicated to expanding the engagement of
young people in civic decision making to address environmental
issues. Members of our team pride themselves on our commitment to
that mission. Earth Force strives to create a workspace that is
reflective, creative, responsive, and collaborative. Successful
team members are those who set high standards for themselves, are
comfortable with both giving and receiving feedback, and are
willing to support other team members.
Position Description: Earth Force is looking
for a fundraising professional with a passion for our work who is
able to communicate that passion to potential donors. This is a new
position added to coincide with the release of our new strategic
vision. The cornerstone of our vision is to expand the reach of our
programming from 15,000 young people a year to nearly 150,000 young
people a year by 2026. Central to this growth effort is a new major
donor strategy. The Development Director will play a key role in
developing and implementing this strategy in partnership with the
CEO. This position requires someone with a “start-up” mentality who
is willing to build a donor program from the ground up. We
recognize that creating this structure will not happen overnight
and are willing to work with the right candidate to establish
meaningful short, medium and long term goals that are consistent
with starting a new development strategy.
Responsibilities: The Development Director
reports to the CEO. This position requires both a “hands on” and
strategic mindset. The Director will be responsible for:
Developing a major donor strategy
that will guide our resource growth over the next five years in
partnership with the CEO and board of directors.
Broadening our network to engage high
net worth individuals and family foundations.
Creating a pipeline of major donor
prospects and potential board members.
Communicating with prospects to
introduce Earth Force.
Working with the Chief Program
Officer to identify opportunities for prospective donors to engage
directly with Earth Force programming and facilitating those
Arranging and facilitating
communication between the CEO, board members, and major donor
Developing grant proposals and grant
reports for foundations and corporate donors.
Developing materials appropriate for
major donor prospects including “leave behind package” and online
Contributing to the organization’s
social media strategy, quarterly impact reports, and an annual
report, in partnership with the Communications Manager.
Improving and managing fundraising
tracking capacity of the organization.
Ideal Candidate: The successful candidate will
be committed to engaging new stakeholders. Additionally, success in
this position will require a keen eye for detail, the ability to
manage multiple projects simultaneously, and the capacity to work
with well established professionals.
Passion: Demonstrable passion for
engaging young people in civic action or environmental
Track Record: A record of generating
organizational income directly from major donors (not events-based
Experience: Extensive familiarity
with all aspects of fundraising with a minimum of two years of
major donor work at either an environmental organization or within
a civic engagement organization.
Education: Bachelor's Degree with
additional fundraising certifications.
communication skills with demonstrated capacity to make oral
presentations and capacity to write engaging copy for
Resilience: Demonstrable ability to
organize your own work, plan future work, and push through
challenges to achieve a desired outcome is required for this
Virtual Environment: Earth Force is a
virtual organization and as such a successful candidate will
require experience working in virtual environments or a
demonstrated capacity to work virtually with access to a stable,
reliable internet connection.
Background Check: Required to pass a
Vaccination: Proof of vaccination for
the COVID-19 virus is required.
Transportation: Must provide
personal, insured transportation for reimbursed business use.
Overnight travel on occasion.
Please submit an updated resume, cover letter, and two writing
samples to: email@example.com. Please
include three professional references in your cover letter.