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Development Coordinator

California, United States
$60,000.00 - $60,000.00
Closing date
Dec 14, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Title: Development Coordinator

Location: Remote

About CCL:

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) and Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) are nonpartisan, grassroots climate organizations working together to build political will for a liveable world.

We empower ordinary people from diverse backgrounds across the country to educate their local communities and influence policymakers on climate solutions. Our climate advocacy is unique in that we:

• Invest in leadership
development to help people become more effective agents of

• Focus on building
relationships and trust between people, in addition to mobilizing
collective action.

• Work to build
bipartisan support as a means to achieve
politically viable and long-lasting climate solutions.

Job Summary:

The Development Coordinator is a key member of the development team, responsible for a variety of tasks related to donor relations, fundraising campaigns, grant writing, and other fundraising initiatives.


• Manages a portfolio of 50-100 major donors and prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $1,000 or more, helping cultivate relationships and solicit annual donations.
• Ensures timely recognition of gifts and pledges for all donations over $1,000.
• Conducts research on prospective donors, including individual philanthropists, foundations, and corporations.
• Works closely with other Sr. Development Officers to ensure consistent use of communications and messaging.
• Supports donor stewardship by collaborating with program staff to tell CCL/CCE’s success stories.
• Provides expertise to donors on various forms of giving, including Qualified Charitable Distributions, gifts of stock, cryptocurrency donations, legacy gifts, employee gift matching, Donor Advised Funds, in-kind donations, and more.
• Supports the Director of Development in the execution of fundraising campaigns.
• Supports the development of letters of interest, grant proposals, grant reports, and project budgets.
• Supports the creation of donor materials (i.e. 1-pagers and impact reports) and development-related communications (i.e. emails, blog posts, and weekly briefing segments).
• Supports the cultivation of a culture of philanthropy within the organization.
• Maintains performance standards and moves management processes through Salesforce.
• Leverages software platforms that support fundraising efforts, including Double the Donation, FreeWill, Wealth Engine, Classy, and others.
• Provides support to our events team during our two national conferences, as needed.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:

• Bachelor's degree and/or CFRE preferred.
• 2+ years of experience cultivating major gifts or equivalent.
• 2+ years of grant writing experience or equivalent.
• A writing sample that displays clear, precise, and compelling writing skills.
• Proven track record of securing major gifts and grants.
• Excellent verbal communication skills and ability to actively listen.
• Financial literacy skills, including experience drafting and reporting on project budgets.
• Detail-oriented, organized, accountable, and deadline-driven.
• Strong project management skills.
• Effective team player with the ability to work collaboratively with others.
• Ability to handle confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment.
• Ability to maintain the highest ethical standards in personal work as well as work of the Development Department overall.
• Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced and remote work environment.
• Alignment with the organization’s mission and values.
• Ability to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect and fun.
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Experience with MS Office suite, G suite, Salesforce Lightning (or another CRM), Classy, and Candid preferred.


$60,000 per year annual salary. Benefits for a full-time position include health insurance (eligibility after a waiting period), dental and vision insurance, life insurance, and a 401K retirement plan. Two weeks accrued vacation for all first-year employees. An additional week of vacation is accrued after one year of employment with Citizens’ Climate.


This is a flexible, full-time, exempt, and remote position that can be performed from anywhere in the United States. It requires reliable access to the internet and cellular service. Evening and weekend hours may be occasionally necessary when working with volunteers, donors, and staff across multiple time zones. Occasional travel is required, including one week in Washington, D.C.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or physical requirements. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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