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Development Associate at Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

The Development Associate will help implement key aspects of the organization’s fundraising program. This position reports to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Major Responsibilities:

• With guidance from the CFO, work with the senior staff to develop and implement the organization’s short- and long-term strategies to raise unrestricted and restricted funds through foundation and corporate grants, government grants, and individual gifts
• Ensure the timely cultivation, solicitation, and acknowledgment of all funders. Maintain the organization’s constituency relationship management system
• Manage state charity registrations including setting up new accounts and filing annual paperwork
• Update our annual certifications with charity rating agencies, workplace giving programs, and crowdfunding philanthropy sites
• Assist with tracking fundraising revenue and partner with the Finance Manager to ensure accurate tracking and reconciliation in budgeting
• Assist with grant correspondence, including the monitoring of application deadlines and the submission of applications as well as interim and final reports
• Assist with initiating and managing development events, including salons, dinners, private meetings, and fundraisers
• Work with Communications team and key staff in order to write updates to funders/prospects through our monthly/quarterly emails, end of year fundraising and Annual Report mailing

Status: Full-time, regular, non-exempt


• 2-3 years of development experience required
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree a plus
• Experience in foundation, corporate and/or individual fundraising
• Experience in an environmental and/or energy non-profit preferred
• Excellent writing (including grant writing), editing, research skills
• Experience with SalesForce and Excel a plus
• Willingness to learn and pitch in at all levels

About the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions:

C2ES is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. A key objective is a national market-based program to reduce emissions cost-effectively. We believe a sound climate strategy is essential to ensure a strong, sustainable economy.

Learn more and apply here.