Giving Circle Development Contractor

  • Temporary
  • Remote

Website MobilizeClimate Climate Mobilization Project

Incubating movements rooted in healing, survival & direct action

Climate Mobilization Project is searching for a Giving Circle Development Contractor for 10 hours a week, $45 / hour. 

In collaboration with the organization’s staff, the Giving Circle Development Contractor will collaborate with the organization’s Board, development staff, and volunteers to manage and coordinate preparation for two giving circles in May and September (approx. 8hrs/week) and support Climate Mobilization Project’s foundation prospecting and grant writing (approx. 2hrs/week).

This role is fully remote, but will be given the opportunity to attend the September giving circle in person if working additional hours is desired.

Giving Circle Planning, Preparation and Tasks (80%):     

  • Convene and coordinate weekly meetings of Climate Mobilization Project’s board-staff Giving Circle Team
  • Collaborate with staff to coordinate host recruitment, participant recruitment, local Giving Circle-affiliated events, and other logistics
  • Support staff and board members in creating a powerful Giving Circle agenda including learning and relationship building activities, storytelling, fundraising training and other program elements
  • Track Giving Circle participants (major donor prospects)
    Support and coordinate board and staff to carry out major donor follow-up and cultivation activities

Institutional Giving (20%)

  • Prospect for foundations that Climate Mobilization Project could potentially seek funding from
  • As time permits, track relationships and coordinate staff cultivation / solicitations
  • As time permits, participate in writing and editing grant applications

Required Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of successful fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization
  • An understanding of major donor cultivation activities
  • Proven track record of successful foundation grant writing
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong project management skills
  • Collaborative approach and experience working in horizontal / non-hierarchical organizations
  • Experience in and passion for redistributing wealth to grassroots movements that center people most impacted by climate change and/or other forms of injustice
  • Experience fundraising for grassroots, BIPOC-led organizations or movements

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience planning events such as donor briefings, Giving Circles or similar workshop-style fundraising events
  • Familiarity with community centric fundraising and grassroots fundraising best practices and ethics.
  • Familiarity with the following platforms is preferable but not required: Every Action donor database, Act Blue, Slack, Asana, Miro, Google Suite and Zoom.

Compensation: $45 / hour contract role

Priority Application Deadline: Mar 10, 2023

How To Apply:

Email with the subject line “Development Contractor .” Please include a resume, a cover letter and contact information. The cover letter should succinctly describe (1) why you think you are a good fit for the role; and (2) relevant expertise and experience you offer. The application process is open now and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Climate Mobilization Project: 

Founded in 2015, Climate Mobilization Project is building power for a national transformation that rapidly restores a safe climate and creates a just and democratic society.

In recent years, we have organized tenants and won protections for working-class folks at the frontlines of the housing crisis; sparked hundreds of transit riders to participate in a victorious campaign that won millions of dollars for fare free transit for all; and facilitated intensive coaching for 43 community organizing member groups that transformed Network groups’ impacts in their communities.

In 2023, Climate Mobilization Project is incubating local movements rooted in healing, community care, and climate survival mutual aid that asserts our needs in the face of climate disaster. Together, we will carry out creative action that builds international solidarity while drawing on lessons from campaigns across the globe.

Climate Mobilization Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, people of color, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals seeking employment or contracts at TCM and CMP are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law. All personnel who are responsible for contracting, for hiring and promoting employees, and for the development and implementation of programs or activities are charged to support this effort and to respond promptly and appropriately to any concerns that are brought to their attention.

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