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Philanthropy Director

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Philanthropy Director

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Employment Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Wage: A competitive Annual Salary of $115K - $150K base pay

Department: Philanthropy

Reports To: Chief Executive Officer

Position Location: California

Work Schedule: We currently work two (2) days a week in the office and three (3) days remote

Vaccine Policy: We require all staff to be fully vaccinated


We believe this moment requires transformative change.

The climate crisis is here. And Black, Indigenous and people of color have been bearing the burden of our pollution-based economy for generations. We have the solutions to stop climate change, but we lack the political will to do it at the rate and scale that's needed.

EnviroVoters exists to build the political will and power to solve the climate crisis, use climate action to advance justice, and create a global roadmap. To protect our water, land, air, and our most vulnerable communities, we organize voters, elect and train candidates, and hold lawmakers accountable for bold policy change. Our vision is to build resilient, healthy, thriving communities, and create a democracy and economy that is just and sustainable for all.

EnviroVoters Education Fund, EnviroVoters's 501(c)3 sister organization, works through programs focused on voter engagement and mobilization, issue advocacy, legislative accountability, and research and opinion polling to provide the public, policymakers, and environmental advocates with the resources they need to make California's air, water and natural resources cleaner and greener through the democratic process. For more information, please visit www.envirovotersedfund.org.

The work of EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social, and environmental justice. Engaging Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, among other key constituencies for the environment is an organizational priority. Within the organization, we aim to create a workplace culture and policies and practices that demonstrate how we value equity and inclusion.

Submit a resume with cover letter demonstrating your experience relevant to the position and why you feel you're qualified for the role. Be prepared to share a portfolio of previous work examples relevant to the essential duties, upon request.


  • Secure 501(c)3 and (c)4 and PAC annual revenue goal and growth campaign fundraising targets; develop realistic budgets; project cash flow; and report on revenue.
  • Manage and lead a talented staff of committed professionals in an expanding department. Coach staff in realizing their goals and building their management and fundraising skills.
  • Work closely with the CEO to engage and solicit six to seven figure donors and prospects and with Political Director to engage a portfolio of potential donors.
  • Work with the CEO and Director of Finance monthly to track revenues secured against the budget and provide timely forecasts throughout the fiscal year. Manage all major donor solicitations so that gifts budgeted are received within the period expected when possible.
  • Support the members of the Board of Directors in their own fundraising and networking activities. Provide tools to help Board members achieve their give & get commitments and steward and support their personal giving to the organizations. Work through the Board to expand funding relationships.
  • Act as staff liaison to the Development Committee. Partner with Development Committee Chair, develop meeting agendas and staff committee meetings.
  • Personally build and maintain relationships with major donors who give $10,000+. Manage portfolio of high-level donors and prospects. Create stewardship, cultivation, and solicitation strategies; engage key Board members and staff, as appropriate, in donor relationships.
  • Oversee daily operations of the development team and events, as well as vendors/consultants assisting with grants and membership. Inspire best effort, ownership and accountability in peers and direct reports.
  • Lead the Deputy Director who supervises the Major Gifts Officers to: engage pipeline major donors giving $500-$25,000/year; plan and implement gala and cultivation and stewardship events each year; create other programs to steward donors and attract new prospects; and track fundraising metrics, including donor contacts, meetings, and solicitations.
  • Lead the Development Manager, Annual Giving to ensure prompt, accurate entry of gift and donor activity in Raiser's Edge and prompt gift acknowledgment, coordinate lists for membership appeals, and create accurate reports that inform and prioritize fundraising activities for donor acquisition, solicitation, and stewardship; manage the phone canvass and direct mail program.
  • Lead Grant Sr. Manager for timely submission of grant proposals, reports, and other documents to assure compliance and good relationships with agencies and foundations. Build a robust pipeline of grant prospects and work closely with the dept. heads and program and communications staff to gather content for proposals and reports.
  • Work collaboratively with the CEO and Communications team on creating fundraising collateral materials, and other print and online publications designed to support fundraising efforts and activities within the goals of the strategic plan and growth campaign
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director in designing and implementing digital and online fundraising and membership growth strategies.
  • Regularly evaluate internal systems and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness. Ensure that the department complies with all relevant policies and regulations set forth by the IRS, Board and CEO.
  • Build a culture for philanthropy, internally and externally, that will attract staff, board members and donors to the organization, and inspire excellence in donor relations and fundraising. Employ non-profit best practices.


To be successful in this job, you must possess the following qualities and experience:

  • Minimum five to eight years' nonprofit fundraising experience with demonstrated mastery of a wide range of donor engagement and solicitation strategies.
  • Demonstrated successes in fundraising, experience working in major gift fundraising, event planning, grants, membership, donor communications. Success in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors for 6-figure gifts.
  • Ability to lead and coach a team of professional fundraisers. Demonstrated success managing and motivating a team towards the completion of fundraising goals and activities as outlined in a strategic plan and/or annual work plans.
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication, and presentation and public speaking skills.
  • High energy, results-oriented leader with personal initiative and a sense of humor. Friendly, outgoing, and collaborative approach to foster a strong team-oriented style.
  • Exceptional project management skills, including prioritizing, designing, implementing, and tracking multiple campaigns and programs.
  • Excellent problem solving, research, and analytical skills. Agile and able to work in a fast-paced and, sometimes unpredictable, environment.
  • Knowledge of database management systems and moves management principles, including Raiser's Edge or similar software.
  • Personal passion for solving the climate crisis, racial justice and equity and preserving and protecting our state's natural resources with a belief in the mission, principles, and values of EnviroVoters' approach to the environment and political advocacy.
  • Unquestioned integrity, professional demeanor, and authenticity in building relationships with, and inspiring best effort from, staff, donors and partners.
  • Willingness to travel, mostly within California, and to work evening events.
  • Familiarity with political advocacy, 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organizations, and political action committees.
  • Experience managing remote staff. (Development staff work in cities throughout California.)
  • Demonstrated success in working with Boards and committees.


Apply through our careers portal – in case you need it, here is the link. Please note that a cover letter and resume must be provided for consideration and that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. We look forward to receiving your application and learning more about you! Thank you for your interest in EnviroVoters!


Don't meet every single requirement? At EnviroVoters, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workspace, so if you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this role or other roles.

EnviroVoters and EnviroVoters Ed Fund has a deep commitment to equity and fostering a culture of inclusion. EnviroVoters invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our organization.

As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions, please contact envirovotersjobs@envirovoters.org

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, generous benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

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