Environment California - Donor Development
We are hiring for a Donor Development Associate
to help build the resources to advance our environmental
protections across the state of California.
Every day, we see more heartbreaking evidence of the damage
being done to our planet: climate change, plastic pollution,
wildlife disappearing forever. But we also see the solutions all
around us: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more
walkable and “bikeable” cities, reusing and repairing stuff instead
of throwing it away… the list goes on. Thousands of Environment
California members feel passionately about these issues, and as our
Donor Associate, you would meet with members of
Environment California to share more about our work, make their
voices heard, and raise money to fund our work to protect wildlife,
reduce plastic pollution, address the climate crisis, and
You’ll be part of the in-state advocacy team as well as part of
our national team of dedicated development professionals that
deepen the financial and political support of members of
Environment California and other groups in The Public Interest
The ideal candidate is passionate about protecting nature,
believes in the power of building a community of supporters, and is
a proven fundraiser who sees fundraising as a powerful way to
REPRESENTATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
Implement a monthly strategy of
writing, calling, and holding one-on-one meetings with current
members and prospective donors to share stories about our work and
invite them to deepen their financial support. You’ll typically
visit with approximately 20 members each month.
Meet specific weekly and monthly
fundraising benchmarks, which are related to annual organizational
fundraising goals so we can sustain and expand our campaigns.
Develop and maintain relationships
with donors from Environment California and from other groups
within The Public Interest Network.
Cultivate engaged donors to assist
with fundraising events like virtual webinars or house parties, in
person when safe to do so.
Donor Stewardship & Development
Be a personal point of contact with
donors throughout the year, creating and sending at least ten
Engage donors in program and
organizational work, such as events or campaign actions both online
and in-person when safe to do so.
Develop and implement customized
cultivation strategies for top donors, working directly with our
advocacy staff to craft compelling narratives.
Be the point of contact between our
advocacy staff and members.
Maintain excellent notes on all
contacts with information about members and donors.
Understand the importance of systems
and diligently track income, expenses and contacts on a daily,
weekly, and monthly basis.
Implement required legal disclosures
and other administrative duties as assigned.
MISSION AND BACKGROUND:
Environment California is a policy and action group with tens of
thousands of supporters across the state. Our mission is to protect
clean air, clean water, and open space. Over the nearly 40+ years
we have worked to:
ban single use plastic grocery bags
across the state of California.
commit California to be powered by
100 percent clean electricity by 2045.
pass the Great American Outdoors Act
to increase funding to our public lands and guarantee $900m
dedicated funding through the Land and Water Conservation
Our top priorities are to:
protect marine life by reducing
plastic pollution by banning single-use plastics like polystyrene,
address our worsening drought,
wildfires, and climate threats by moving California to be powered
by 100% clean energy as quickly as possible.
reduce global warming pollution by
transforming the way we get around and electrifying cars and
Environment California has a great training program. Development
Associates participate in an intensive, paid training for the first
week of the job, which is immediately followed by the first 1-month
fundraising cycle. All associates take part in state, regional, and
national trainings and meetings throughout the year. There are
opportunities for travel and advancement.
We are looking for change-makers. Qualified candidates will be
smart and motivated college graduates who are passionate about
making an impact, love fundraising and have excellent written and
verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will have at least
1 year of fundraising experience, excellent judgement and
discretion, and the ability to oversee significant projects.
Los Angeles preferred. Other locations could be considered for
the right candidate. Travel throughout California may be
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
The compensation range for this position is $30,500-$37,000 and
depends on relevant experience, education, and location.
Environment California offers an excellent benefits package. Our
benefits package may include medical, dental, and vision insurance
for employees and dependents, needs-based student loan assistance,
401(k) plan with employer match, commuter benefit program, paid
time off, parental leave and long-term disability insurance. We
also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for
Please apply online at https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/apply_386.html.
Environment California is part of The Public Interest Network,
which operates and supports a group of organizations committed to a
shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social
change. Visit https://jobs.environmentamerica.org/core-values.html
for things you should know about our network when you apply
Environment California is an equal opportunity
employer. Environment California will consider for
employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner
consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for