Development Coordinator

Planet Reimagined
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 12, 2023
To apply, please submit the following to with the email subject line “Development Coordinator Application”

Required for Application:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • List of references (only to be contacted after confirming with applicant)

  • If you are an entrepreneurial fundraising all-arounder concerned about climate change, looking for a chance to be part of building an effective new approach to campaigns, this is an ideal opportunity with a fast-growing start-up nonprofit.  

    Planet Reimagined is training the climate leaders of the future with customized fellowships that teach researchers and advocates how to work together for measurable impact, incorporating lessons and tools from marketing, digital communications, grassroots advocacy and social justice organizing. Founded by musician Adam Met of the platinum indie pop band AJR, we harness the power of media and entertainment to reach over 100 million people a year, turning research-driven thought into collective climate action. Planet Reimagined’s current donors and partners range from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Walton Family Foundation to Ticketmaster and iHeartRadio. We are recruiting our first fundraiser to help us rapidly grow with foundation grants, individual philanthropic gifts, institutional partnerships and industry sponsors. 

    We are looking for a highly organized and efficient team member with great interpersonal skills who works well in a diverse, multicultural, multinational environment with a high expectation of collegiality and adaptability.   

    This is a virtual position, but you must be able to work in Eastern Time Zone hours. This is a full-time salaried position. Compensation: Salary range: $90-110K. Benefits: paid holidays and paid vacation days.

    Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Develop a long-term fundraising and donor development strategy to achieve program growth objectives, working closely with Planet Reimagined’s leadership, including the Executive Director, Managing Director, and Board members

  • Work closely with the Planet Reimagined team to secure funding to meet or exceed annual budget needs and aggressive growth goals as we transition from fiscal sponsorship to an independent 501c(3) organization

  • Support Planet Reimagined leaders and advisors to connect to new donors

  • Maintain and steward donor relationships, including grant reporting and communicating with donors

  • Create or coordinate the creation of donor communications and marketing materials including funding proposals, concept notes, pitches, decks, multimedia assets and impact reports

  • Develop and execute creative new ideas and plans for pitches, partnerships, and fundraising opportunities that make good use of the unusual advantages of Planet Reimagined’s connection with musicians and the music industry

  • Planet Reimagined seeks in all our recruitment to be as diverse as possible. We strongly encourage applicants who come from communities that have been disadvantaged and marginalized by inequity and injustice.

    Required Skills and Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant professional work experience in fundraising and communications roles in nonprofits, political campaigns, or academic institutions, with a strong preference for previous experience in the climate/environment/biodiversity or conservation spheres 

  • Proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with individual donors and significant experience with best practice stewardship for individuals, foundations, sponsors and corporate partners

  • Successful track record in grant writing, grant management, reporting, and prospect research

  • Experience planning and managing donor-focused activities and events. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications, presentation, and representational skills in English. Ability to tell stories, marshall data and examples, and effectively express complex ideas persuasively verbally and in writing. Ability to write, format, design, and edit proposals and reports tailored for specific audiences and opportunities. 

  • Strong visual communications skills including knowledge of digital communications, media, and marketing tools and platforms; facility with multimedia, social media, and design, including websites and newsletters. 

  • Experience with digital fundraising is strongly preferred 

  • Necessary Qualities:

  • Incredible organizational skills, with attention to detail and dedication to meeting deadlines, and ability to manage projects from start to finish

  • Flexible, problem-solving, and eager to pitch in on any new tasks

  • Good approach to listening and responding to direction and working cooperatively and happily in teams; while also able to work independently and take initiative

  • Trustworthiness and integrity

  • Preferred Skills:

  • Ideally, the Development Coordinator will have experience raising and sustaining resources for fast-growing organizations 

  • Ideally, the Development Coordinator will have experience working with artists or other influential advocates

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