Climate XChange offers a unique workplace for those who believe that market-based tools like carbon pricing can make a difference in the fight against climate change.
To address this problem we will need a new generation of leaders. Climate change is an urgent problem. This new generation of leaders will have to be passionate, nimble, and prepared to work in a fast moving ever-connected world.
Working at Climate XChange will provide you the opportunity to grow as a professional and believe in the work you are doing. We offer opportunities to young professionals, career experts, and those looking to volunteer their time.
Please see below for open positions.
Climate XChange is currently seeking applications for the position of Development Manager. Reporting directly to the Executive Director, the Development Manager is an experienced development professional who is primarily responsible for the institution’s fundraising and grant writing needs. The Development Manager will conduct research on individual, foundation, corporate and government prospects; prepare written research reports; identify new donor prospects; and manage prospect screening and outreach. They will be the lead grant writer for the organization and act as the primary liaison with institutional funders.
This opportunity is ideal for candidates who are eager to immerse themselves in a hands-on fundraising operation, work in a collaborative environment with other professionals, and help advance the organization and meet revenue goals. Considered one of the most innovative climate policy groups in the country, Climate XChange provides a stimulating and goal-oriented work environment that encourages innovation, leadership, and collaboration.
- A Generalist: Schooled in a range of fundraising disciplines, from crowdfunding to foundation approaches and donor cultivation. You are comfortable with what it takes to meet our fundraising goals.
- Climate focused: From transportation policy to energy procurement, you know that there are many different solutions to addressing climate change.
- A Do-er and Getter-doner: You are a hands-on practitioner, independently generating fundraising strategies, insights and deliverables. You can manage our donor pipeline and want to build it even further by identifying and cultivating new prospects.
- Outgoing and People Savvy: You understand the need for personal relationships and are not scared to pick up the phone. You understand the needs of the funder and are happy to make sure our program results meet those.
- So dang strategic: Be on the ball.
- Someone who dots your I’s and crosses your T’s: You will be the point of contact for decision makers, managing external relationships and drafting proposals, which requires a keen eye for detail and the ability to project manage effectively.
- Ambitious, collaborative, focused: You know that getting our work done is only half the battle. The success of our mission rides on your ability to bring funding in the door.
- Develop and write grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
- Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, presentations, and subsequent reports.
- Maintain grants calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and required reporting.
- Work with Executive Director to build relationships with major donors through established fundraising pipeline.
- Maintain communication with low-level donors in order to free up the Executive Director’s time to focus on high-level cultivation and stewardship.
- Identify and build relationships with new prospective donors.
- Manage CXC Monthly Giving Program.
- Conduct prospect research for the Executive Director and Board.
- Liaise with the Board to maintain open lines of communication and provide supportive duties that empower Board members to fulfill their fundraising and fiduciary obligations.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Board Development Committee
- Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of grant writing or fundraising experience, with a proven record of success.
- Database experience required, Salesforce or other CRM preferred.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills.
- Candidate must be adept at prioritizing projects and keeping multiple projects moving in a timely manner, while also meeting deadlines and managing supplemental materials required for proposals.
- Candidate must possess the ability to proactively seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
- Extremely detail oriented with very strong organizational skills.
- Ability to work independently, as well as with a team.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: Up to $60,000/year based on experience.
Join our Team!
Here at Climate XChange and Climate Action Business Association, we are thrilled at the prospect expanding our team. Please fill out the form below and we’ll contact you to coordinate an interview for one of our volunteer positions.