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Development Manager

Potential Energy Coalition, Inc.
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 17, 2022

Reports to: Director of Funder and Sector Relations

Location: NY Metro

Status: Exempt

Type: Full-Time


Climate change is one of the greatest challenges civilization has faced. Potential Energy Coalition (PE) - a registered non-profit - asks the question: how do we get everyday people to care about climate change and to learn how to take action?


PE has developed solutions to this critical issue by tapping the best minds in marketing, media, academia, and the creative industries to change attitudes and beliefs through innovative campaigns. We create new narratives in order to get more people to care about climate change, and ultimately build demand for a better, cleaner, more prosperous world. We make ads, build brands, advise decision makers, inspire business leaders, and do whatever it takes to create a culture that expands the size of the climate change movement. We are also building a unique, open-source industry-wide marketing capability, driven by cutting edge data analytics and consumer research. You can see examples of our work on our website and get a taste of our insights from our TED Talk


The PE environment is a unique blend of non-profit mission driven work supported by a high caliber team that comes largely from the private sector. Many current staffers have strong backgrounds in advertising and media - that’s how we get our message out. We are also a close-knit, dedicated, and fun group of colleagues who strive to create a culture of support, opportunity, and inclusion. If this sounds like the right environment for you, come join us - we can't wait to meet the next member of the team!


The Development Manager is a full time position reporting to the Director of Funder and Sector relations. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone passionate about fundraising and interested in experience with major institutional and individual donors, grants & data management and fundraising operations. This position will be closely partnering with the Strategy & Analytics and Campaign Management teams to work collaboratively and efficiently to meet our annual goals and objectives. We have a small but mighty team and this individual will be a key contributor to hitting our annual revenue targets.



    Conduct research and prospecting efforts; participate in the ongoing expansion of the donor base at all levels through prospect identification and screening, research and cultivation Work collaboratively with Strategy & Analytics and Campaign Management team to support in the development of major proposal submissions, including preparing attachments and contributing to narrative sections Maintain calendar of funding deadlines, including proposals, reports and renewals, managing timeline and steps for grant proposal and report submissions Collaborate with teams across the organization to create materials that support organization’s overall fundraising efforts, such as compelling impact stories and reports, ‘one-pagers’, and major donor proposals Manage PE’s contacts database, keep organizational records and maintain a digital filing system ensuring development data is accurate and updated to inform strategy and track progress. Execute writing assignments as directed, including gift acknowledgments, donor correspondence and internal briefing memos Manage development process documentation Development Event Support



    BA preferred and/or 3-5 years of development experience working in a relevant field Ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals, including excellent editing and proofreading Strong organizational and analytical skills with great attention to detail Ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines Excellent judgment and ability to handle sensitive or confidential information Demonstrated research skills and ability to translate program data into action Ability to work both independently and collaborate well with colleagues Strong interest in professional growth and development in the fundraising field Knowledge of essential computer applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Suite) Desire to be part of a dynamic, fast-paced, collaborative, results-oriented team Highly self-motivated and able to work independently and under tight deadlines


Potential Energy is a 501(c)(3) nonpartisan, nonprofit coalition that brings together America’s leading creative, analytic and media agencies to shift the narrative on climate change. Together, we are using the power of marketing to develop new narratives, engage new audiences, and build demand for a better, cleaner, more prosperous world. Potential Energy is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Potential Energy’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.


To center the safety and well-being of its employees, Potential Energy requires that any employee who is required to conduct in-person activities for their job must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within four weeks of their start date. This position may require candidates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Accommodations may be sought and approved in accordance with the law by contacting Human Resources.

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