We at Climate Action Campaign are a growing team that advocates
and organizes for bold policies to stop the climate crisis through
effective policy action. Through the lens of equity and justice, we
fight for a Zero Carbon future and the systemic change that ensures
clean air, clean water, and a livable future for
We wake up every day ready to support the fight for the
game-changing climate laws, policies and programs we need to
achieve climate justice. To fulfill this vision, we need 100% of
our team to be 100% in.
Do you believe in the power of local
politics to make positive change?
Do you love meeting new people and
Is your first thought “no problem”
when faced with a challenge?
Do you enjoy connecting with donors
to help them invest in their communities?
Do you enjoy working alongside
colleagues committed to making a difference?
If you answered yes to these questions, please read on.
The Director of Philanthropy will create, execute, and evaluate
all philanthropy strategies to ensure a diverse and sustainable
portfolio to support CAC’s mission. This position will create,
cultivate, maintain, and strengthen relationships with our network
of members, donors, grantors, and business partners, create and
implement strategies to diversify CAC’s funding sources, serve as
the point of contact for member outreach, write and manage grant
applications and requirements, and organize CAC special events. A
successful applicant will have a minimum of 3 years experience in
nonprofit development, be comfortable in a fast-paced and dynamic
environment, and be capable of leading development efforts with a
high degree of independence, while embracing work in a high-profile
setting and dedicated to an ambitious mission.
Major Goals and Responsibilities:
Create, execute, and evaluate
strategies to secure financial support for our organization
- Developing a major gifts program, including
identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of
existing and potential major donors.
Directing the annual fund program,
including campaigns, fundraising drives, and special events.
Grant seeking, including research,
proposal writing, stewardship and reporting requirements.
Grow and steward corporate giving
through Business Memberships and Event Sponsorships.
Foundations, Corporate: Conduct prospect research and meet
prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish
and build relationships. Conduct grant seeking, including research,
proposal writing, and reporting requirements. Make public
appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about
CAC with the community.
cultivation/stewardship: Continue to grow a major gifts
program including identification, cultivation and solicitation, and
stewardship of major donors.
- Campaigns: Direct the annual fund
program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives. Direct
capital campaigns and other major fundraising efforts. Manage
fundraising special events and actively participate in other CAC
collaboration with Events Manager, oversee stewardship and
fundraising events, ensuring the goal of each event is met,
including but not limited to income generation, new donor
cultivation, and stewardship of current donors.
the Communications Manager, create, execute, and evaluate CAC’s
donor communications strategy, including production of email
content, updating of website content, and marketing special events
and campaigns. This includes assessing donor engagement, retention
rate, and other KPIs. Knowledge of marketing and sales is a
committees: Provide guidance and leadership on the
development, implementation, and management of committees.
Support Board recruitment and ongoing training.
- Miscellaneous: Oversee fundraising
database and tracking systems. Lead and inspire staff and board to
participate in philanthropic activities.
A good fit for this position will:
Have proven success and a minimum of
3 years experience in nonprofit development.
Be comfortable with a wide range of
philanthropic work, including solicitation and stewardship of
individual, foundation and corporate donors, donors and potential
donor cultivation and research, grant writing, and special
Have experience interfacing with
nonprofit boards (preferred).
Be passionate about climate justice
and what we do.
Have top-notch communication skills
(written and verbal).
Enjoy meeting new people, and
developing and maintaining meaningful professional
Have an understanding of the concepts
of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on
underserved and underrepresented communities, including
understanding that the climate crisis disproportionately burdens
working-class communities of color.
Be able to communicate effectively
and tactfully with different audiences.
Be a self-motivated and resourceful
independent worker who is also a team player.
Be organized, capable of managing
deadlines and fluctuating priorities for an array of projects while
maintaining attention to detail.
Have a keen interest in learning and
developing as a professional, staying on top of best practice
Believe that any challenge facing
fundraising efforts is surmountable.
Have management and leadership
experience - both in managing direct reports but in collaborating
across departments within the organization.
Experience using Asana is a
Climate Action Campaign Core Values
Justice, Equity, Accessibility, Opportunity for all, Inclusion,
Health, Voice, Safety. We look forward to sharing more about these
values when we meet.
This is a full-time, salary, exempt position, and will
include some evening/weekend work and flexible hours.
Location: Our office is in Hillcrest in San
Diego, but we’re often out and about throughout the region, meeting
with government officials, businesses, and community advocates, as
well as working remotely at home to save time and commuting costs.
For the foreseeable future, due to COVID-19, our team is working
primarily remotely until it is safe to return to our office, at
which point in-person office time will be required. This position
must be based in and work out of the San Diego area.
Vaccination mandate: Climate Action Campaign
requires, with few exceptions, that all staff be vaccinated against
the COVID-19 virus. Unvaccinated staff with a qualifying exemption
will be required to take regular COVID-19 tests (frequency subject
Health, dental, vision and life
401(k) Retirement Plan with employer
Monthly cell and transportation
Generous paid time off and holiday
Salary range: $78,000-$98,000 (commensurate
How to apply: Submit the below items to
with the Subject: Director of Philanthropy.
Video or voice recording answering
the following three questions:
Why are you interested in this
Describe the work culture you thrive
Describe a non-profit development
success that you led.
Limit your total recording to 3 minutes maximum.
Deadline: The first review will take place on
June 6, but the position is open until we find the perfect
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