Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell) conducts science for
solutions at the nexus of climate, people, and nature. We partner
with leaders and communities for just meaningful impact to address
the climate crisis.
Summary/Objective: Woodwell Climate Research Center seeks a
Development Coordinator for Foundation Relations to be part of a
growing, dynamic Development Team. Working closely with the Senior
Director of Foundation Relations (SDFR) and Woodwell Climate’s
Office of Development by supporting a variety of foundation and
corporate fundraising work, including managing Raisers Edge,
researching foundations, tracking of grant reports, and grant
reporting. The ideal candidate will have Raisers Edge
Support the SDFR and other philanthropic frontline fundraisers
with researching foundations and individuals for various projects
and initiatives at Woodwell Climate, across all program areas and
other institutional priority areas.
Based on research and knowledge of projects, qualifying
foundations and working with the SDFR to assist with developing a
strategy for each.
Help prepare LOIs and concepts to foundations as requested.
Enter foundation information into RE, such as but not limited
to: creating new records; entering proposals submitted and updating
status; entering communication with foundations.
Record grant reporting schedules and send reminders to Woodwell
Climate’s Scientists as directed by the SDFR.
Track interim and final reports that need to be submitted;
following up to ensure they were sent.
Schedule, support, and record notes for meetings with PIs and
teams for proposal development and activity tracking.
Maintain organizational files.
Assist with preparation and implementation for donor events.
Assist with department needs as approved by the supervisor.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, environmental or science degree a plus
1+ years' experience working in fundraising or project
organization (internship experience is applicable).
Ability to prioritize and manage several projects
Professional written and interpersonal skills are essential when
communicating cross-functionally, with donors, vendors, and team
Strong organizational and administrative skills.
Ability to handle large data sets with accuracy.
Tech savvy, proficient in MS Office, Raisers Edge, and Constant
Excellent attention to detail, conscientious work ethic.
Excellent ability to multitask, prioritize projects, and work
efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment.
Positive and proactive demeanor.
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within
constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
A desire to understand how administrative projects connect to
broader philanthropic goals and strategy.
In the office:
Ability to tolerate sustained periods of walking, standing,
Ability to lift 25 pounds
Ability to communicate
Ability to kneel, bend, and carry items
Ability to use phone and computers
Air, train, vehicle travel to attend meetings/event
The functions of this role are conducted in an office
Application review will begin ongoing.
Desired Start Date: January 2, 2024
Classification and Compensation: This is a full-time, salaried,
exempt position, the annual salary range is $50,000.00 - $55,000.00
dependent on qualifications/experience. Woodwell Climate offers a
generous benefits package and work life balance.
Location: Falmouth, Massachusetts. Hybrid is possible, must be
in the office at least 2-3 days a week, with additional days onsite
Please visit Woodwell Climate's website to learn more
about Woodwell Climate’s work.
Located on a 10-acre campus near the village of Woods Hole, the
Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell Climate) is a private,
non-profit research center. Woodwell Climate is a leading source of
climate science that drives the urgent action needed to solve
climate change. Woodwell Climate has 100+ staff members and is
excited to welcome new employees to this work.
Woodwell Climate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age,
sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial
status, veteran status, or genetic information. Woodwell Climate is
committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable
accommodation for all individuals in employment practices,
services, programs, and activities.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Woodwell Climate
WE NEED ALL VOICES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change is the greatest challenge of our lifetimes.
Woodwell Climate Research Center (Woodwell Climate) understands
that the climate crisis—from causes to consequences—is inextricably
linked with persistent social injustice. Effectively addressing
either requires addressing both. The climate crisis demands that we
bring to bear all of the knowledge, expertise, innovation, and
creativity that we can collectively muster, and those who have been
marginalized and disproportionately impacted must be heard.
The work Woodwell Climate does—the questions we ask, the ways we
seek answers, and the strategies we put forward—is stronger when
shaped by a diversity of knowledge, perspectives, and experiences.
We strive to welcome, respect, and amplify differing voices. We
value individuals as they are, with all their differences in race,
age, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious
beliefs, language, and mental and physical abilities.
Woodwell Climate acknowledges that our organization, and the
scientific community more broadly, have a long way to go in living
up to these ideals. We approach the work of improving our
organization with the same ambition and commitment to systemic
change that we bring to addressing climate change.
We will inevitably make mistakes, but we will continue to
listen, learn, and do this critical work. We understand that this
work requires an ongoing commitment from each and every one of us.
We are actively engaged in building and sustaining an equitable and
inclusive culture within our organization, and in fostering greater
diversity in climate science.