Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC) is a non-profit communications
and advocacy organization that collaborates with an expansive
global alliance of organizations, businesses, and individuals to
create a more just, equitable, regenerative world free of plastic
pollution and its toxic impacts.
Plastic Pollution Coalition envisions a world free of
plastic pollution, in which:
Earth’s air, soil, and water are free
of plastic pollution in all its forms and across the entire life
cycle of plastic.
The food, drinking water, and bodies
of all creatures are free of plastic and its chemical
BIPOC, rural, and low-income
communities are no longer disproportionately harmed by the
Individuals strive to embody zero
waste values and engage with NGOs, businesses, and policymakers to
advocate for systemic change.
Human culture has shifted to be in
balance with nature, where nothing is wasted and all of life and
Earth’s resources are valued and protected.
Businesses design goods to be package
free or use packaging that is non-toxic and reusable or truly
biodegradable and bio-benign.
Corporations deliver their products
using non-toxic refillable and reusable systems.
Governments enforce regulations and
legislation to support a circular economy.
Fossil fuel industry dependence is
diminished, and the global climate is protected.
Plastic Pollution Coalition educates and
connects people and groups to
advocate for a world free of plastic
We encourage you to learn about our current openings and
team. We look forward to receiving your application.
Plastic Pollution Coalition is Fiscally Sponsored by Earth
Island Institute. All staff of Plastic Pollution Coalition are
legally employees of Earth Island Institute. POSITION
The Development Manager will work closely with the CEO and
Managing Director to broaden the depth of our corporate and
foundation relationships while helping with major donor strategy
and coordinating outreach. The Development Manager will also manage
PPC’s Development & Events Coordinator who leads digital
fundraising and event planning. This includes helping to
develop new fundraising strategies around events and digital
fundraising. This includes learning an immersive understanding of
PPC’s work and scope in order to cultivate new funding
opportunities. They will manage the overall fund development
activities of Plastic Pollution Coalition, coordinating and
supporting senior staff in the solicitation of major gifts and
foundation support, in addition to managing the digital fundraising
outreach and online donation support. The successful candidate will
help steward donor relationships and identify new prospects to help
build Plastic Pollution Coalition’s visibility, impact, and
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Major & Individual Donor Cultivation & Retention
Coordinate cultivation and
stewardship of major donors. Manage a portfolio of major donor
prospects (capable of giving $5K+ annually).
Establish a leadership giving
strategy that secures increasing revenue from principal gifts and
major donors, friends, and foundations and corporate
Work closely with the PPC Leadership
Team and the Executive Advisory Board to recruit new board members
who are capable of making significant gifts.
Work with Board, CEO, and Managing
Director to develop stewardship and solicitation plans for all
major institutional donors and develop pipeline strategies for new
Research major donor prospects to
determine their affinity for PPC’s work, their capacity to give,
and connections to PPC staff and Board members.
Institutional Philanthropy (35%)
Oversee all philanthropic
institutional relationships for the organization, including
corporate partnerships, event sponsors, private foundations, and
Manage a portfolio of foundations and
prospects (giving $5,000 - $100,000 or more annually).
Ensure proposals and reports meet
deadlines and stewardship plans are in place for all
Keep up to date with what the
Programs & Communications teams are working on and draft
proposal/report language that reflects the most recent
communications about mission, programs, impact, etc.
Identify new prospects through
research and networking and develop deeper relationships within the
foundation space to ensure continuous growth of the overall
Corporate Fundraising & Sponsorships
Develop a corporate sponsorship
program, in collaboration with the Coalition Program Manager and
Managing Director, that results in audience expansion, donation,
Create and manage all fundraising
materials needed to raise contributed revenue including membership
appeals and communications, grant proposals, decks and pitches,
budgets and reports, and supplemental materials.
Help manage contracts and scope of
work with Business Members for collaborative projects.
Collaborate with the Coalition
Manager on planning and implementing a tiered paid Membership
Fundraising Events (10%)
Collaborate with the Development
& Events Coordinator and Executive Leadership team to ensure
successful events by pitching in wherever necessary
Ensure fundraising events meet net
revenue goals and have strong return on investment by developing
event budgets with an intentional focus on securing in-kind
Identify and seek sponsorships for
events, working with the CEO, Managing Director, and Coalition
Help identify new fundraising event
ideas and assess viability.
Digital Fundraising (10%)
Oversee the Development & Events
Coordinator to ensure plans are ambitious and goals are being
Analyze giving data to inform
stewardship and growth strategies.
Collaborate with Communications,
Marketing and Technology staff on integrated fundraising campaigns
to ensure strategies, messaging and goals are aligned.
The above job duties and responsibilities describe the
general nature and level of work for employees in this position,
but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory
of all duties required of employees in this job.
3-4 years of professional experience
in non-profit and/or environmental fundraising
Demonstrated success managing and
forging relationships with multiple donor sources, expanding donor
base over time, and cultivating existing donor
Ability to work both independently
and as a team player who will productively engage with others at
varying levels of seniority within and outside Plastic Pollution
Proven ability to generate new
opportunities and achieve entrepreneurial growth
Strong organizational and time
management skills with ability to prioritize and coordinate
multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining attention to
accuracy and detail
CRM database software experience for
tracking relationships with prospects and donors
Excellent verbal and written
communication skills, a friendly and collaborative demeanor
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s
Commitment to the values of
diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice
Strong commitment to Plastic
Pollution Coalition’s mission
Flexible and adaptable style; strong
ability to manage change, be nimble and flexible.
A leader who can positively impact
strategic fundraising initiatives
Ability to construct, articulate and
implement an annual strategic development plan
Strong understanding of fundraising
trends, and donor cultivation & stewardship strategies
SALARY & BENEFITS
range for this position is $60,000-90,000, commensurate with
qualifications and experience. PPC also offers a
comprehensive benefits program, including employer-sponsored health
insurance and paid time off including vacation, holidays, personal
days, parental and sick leave. This is an exempt position.
All staff of PPC work remotely, and this candidate may be based
anywhere in the U.S. Preference is for greater Los Angeles, CA,
Washington, DC, or other major metropolitan areas.
Earth Island Institute provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status
as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state
and local laws.