Development Manager, Climate and Human Rights

Climate Rights International
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 18, 2023
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Climate Rights International (CRI) is seeking a Development Manager. CRI is a new international climate and human rights monitoring and advocacy organization dedicated to preventing and addressing climate-change related human rights abuses; holding governments, corporations and financial institutions accountable for climate-related harms; and working to limit excessive greenhouse gas emissions and support climate mitigation and adaptation efforts.


Reporting to the Executive Director, the Development Manager will participate actively in the fundraising and related communication strategy by 1) assisting in developing and maintaining a portfolio of individual and institutional supporters, and 2) preparing grant proposals to foundations and other institutional donors.


This full-time position will be based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The successful candidate will work remotely. We anticipate that the successful candidate will begin this position in the first half of 2023.


Job responsibilities include:


  • Work with the Executive Director and other CRI staff to build and implement CRI’s fundraising strategy;
  • Research, identify, cultivate, and solicit philanthropic commitments from current supporters and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations and other philanthropic entities;
  • Assist with grant writing and report writing, including with respect to foundations.
  • Manage the production and logistics of fundraising, outreach, and cultivation events, including researcher briefings, advocacy, conferences, and privately hosted dinners;
  • Manage communications with CRI supporters;
  • Create and maintain a database of supporters and prospects;
  • Present the work of CRI to existing and prospective supporters;
  • Help create and regularly monitor the development budget;
  • Create agendas, prepare background materials, and conduct follow-up to meetings;
  • Supervise support staff, interns and volunteers as required;
  • Deliver output in a timely manner consistent with the agreed strategy and priorities of the organization; and
  • Perform other tasks, as required.



  • Education: A bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience: Philanthropy or fundraising experience required. Donor management experience preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills to work collaboratively within CRI as well as with external partners are required.
  • Commitment to climate and human rights issues and the capacity to master and represent the mission and programs of CRI.
  • Creativity, initiative, follow-through and excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to effectively build donor and volunteer relationships.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively, including having good planning and organizing skills and ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with Salesforce, CRM software and knowledge of social media are desirable.

Other: Occasional night and weekend work to support events is required.


Salary and Benefits: CRI seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid health benefits.


How to Apply: Please apply immediately to by attaching a letter of interest and a CV or resume. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  


If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application submission or if you require accommodations during the application process, please email


CRI seeks a diverse applicant pool and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. CRI does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or criminal record. CRI is an equal opportunity employer.

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