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Grants Manager

Job Description:

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDO’s network reaches over 150,000 partners organizations in 192 countries, coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

As EDO’s Grants Manager your principal duties will include the following:

  • Conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources;
  • Performing prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants;
  • Working with program staff to gather information necessary for proposals and reports;
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs; 
  • Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors; 
  • Provide stewardship to current donors, including providing regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors;
  • Understand institutional history and programs;
  • Make appointments for senior management with foundation officers and other prospects;
  • Maintain grant tracking and reporting information in the organization’s database and paper files;
  • Track statistics relevant to development; and
  • Coordinate preparation and planning for donor presentations including information packets.

About EARTHDAY.ORG

  • EDO is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world.  Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet.  We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.
  • EDO offers competitive salary compensation with commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits.
  • EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications:

  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the environmental, conservation, clean energy or related field
  • Work Experience: At least three years of foundation, membership and/or individual donor fundraising experience.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory strategic planning and training skills; excellent media skills; good computer skills; familiarity with database programs helpful.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Long hours possible; travel required

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “Grants Manager – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line.

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Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Development. 

Job Overview In partnership with the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting EARTHDAY.ORG’s development efforts. This opportunity is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience in all facets of nonprofit development and truly making an impact in their day-today. 

Responsibilities and Duties 

• Work with the Director of Development on creating an annual development calendar to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of individual and institutional funders 

• Assist Director of Development in determining appropriate systems to ensure accurate processing and fulfilling of all donations, the accuracy and management of donor records and files, reporting, and prompt donor acknowledgement 

• Help Director of Development to develop, implement, and interpret operating policies and procedures for Development 

• Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in database and other files 

• Ensure overall data integrity 

• Run reports and analyze data to share with the Director of Development 

• Generate and track acknowledgement letters 

• Monitor external donation portals to ensure prompt acknowledgement 

• Ensure the appropriate follow-up occurs with donors 

• Help to develop content for communications with donors 

• Help with donor outreach 

• Remain up to date on industry best practices for stewardship and cultivation 

• Perform prospect research to look for new funding opportunities 

• Assist in writing proposals and reports 

• Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, etc.) and 1-2 years of relevant experience or 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree 

• Prior development experience is preferred 

• Experience with CRM databases, especially NationBuilder, a plus 

• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel 

• Any graphic design experience a plus 

• Passionate about the EARTHDAY.ORG mission 

• Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to representing EARTHDAY.ORG with enthusiasm, warmth, and professionalism 

• Superior tact, discretion, maturity, and judgment in handling highly sensitive, often confidential information 

• The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments often with competing deadlines 

• Able to work well on a team and individually 

• Ability to meet deadlines • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, organizational skills, and attention to detail 

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

• Strong editing and proofing skills 

• Ability to occasionally work during the weekend or evening Physical demands and work environment 

• This is a sedentary position, in which you may occasionally need to lift and carry books or files up to 10 pounds. 

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “Development Coordinator – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line.

EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EARTHDAY.ORG does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Director of Development and Individual Giving

Job Description:

EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO) is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world. EDO’s network reaches over 150,000 partners organizations in 192 countries, coordinating millions of community development and environmental protection activities throughout the year. Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.

EDO is seeking to hire a very special person who is enthusiastic, multi-talented, and ready to dive into a job at the center of a busy organization and who will:

  • Have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow a  5 to 10 million dollar annual budget through the solicitation of major gifts, online donations, membership, special events and foundation support.
  • Work closely with the President and Senior Vice President and coordinate with the other members of the development team to build and implement a strong, diversified fundraising program.

As EDO’s Director of Development and Individual Giving your principal duties will include the following:

  • In coordination with senior leadership team, establish and implement the infrastructure needed to raise revenue to meet annual budgets through raising foundation support, the solicitation of major gifts, membership, special events, and online fundraising
  • Work closely with the leadership team and Board of Directors to ensure the financial health of EDO to build and implement a strong, diversified fundraising program.
  • Build a pipeline of foundation and individual donor prospects and conduct outreach in coordination with senior management and the Board of Directors, as applicable.
  • Manage and oversee development and execution of foundation and individual donor proposals, including working with program staff to draft proposals; write and archive proposals with a long-term relationship-management approach.
  • Oversee and conduct foundation and individual donor prospects and other funding sources and trends, with foresight, to help position EDO ahead of major funding changes or trends.
  • Monitor all donor information; provide and present statistical analysis to board and senior leadership.
  • Develop and implement a stewardship program aimed at cultivating deeper ties with donors.
  • Help identify, develop, and mentor the development team.
  • Help supervise EDO’s day to day funding activities and the activities of the foundation and individual donor fundraising staff and consultants.
  • Work with appropriate staff to increase the fundraising potential of EDO’s website, online campaigns and e-store.
  • Once agreements and grants are confirmed, work to ensure that obligations and reporting requirements are met.
  • Help develop special events and projects as needed.

About Earth Day Network

  • EDO is a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world.  Our mission is to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet.  We pursue our mission through education, politics, events, and consumer activism.
  • EDO offers competitive salary compensation ($90-$105K for this role) commensurate with experience and a complete benefits package including paid vacation, sick leave, and retirement benefits.
  • EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualifications:

  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the environmental, conservation, clean energy or related field
  • Work Experience: At least five years of foundation, membership and/or individual donor fundraising   training experience.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory strategic planning and training skills; excellent media skills; good computer skills; familiarity with database programs helpful.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Long hours possible; travel required

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates, please forward a cover letter, including salary requirements, and a resume to: [email protected] with “Director of Development – ‘your full name’ ” in the subject line.

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Business Partnerships Manager

The Business Partnerships Manager is a key member of the development team. The individual in this role is responsible for managing a high volume of corporate partnerships and contributing to the overall to the financial health and growth of EARTHDAY.ORG (EDO). She/he/they will collaborate with marketing and development teams as well as program staff to fund and carry out Earth Day’s work in the US and around the world, including key events such as Earth Day itself.

As EDO’s Business Partnerships Manager, you will report to the Chief of Marketing with oversight by the Director of Finance.

Please contact us if you are interested in joining a productive, busy team in a key role within an environmental non-profit organization, with opportunities for career advancement.

Responsibilities:

  • Take an active role in writing, editing and designing marketing and sponsorship presentations and proposals with oversight from Chief of Marketing.
  • Participate in and document meetings and calls with current and prospective sponsors and donors.
  • Oversee the development calendar including internal and external meetings, reporting and proposal deadlines, and social media deliverables for partner accounts.
  • Work with program staff to gather and present information on EDO programs and strategic initiatives that inform the preparation of pitch decks and proposals.
  • Work with Communications and Social Media staff to story-tell and communicate value for sponsors and donors.
  • Track statistics relevant to corporate development.
  • Assist with donor outreach, reporting and other daily operations.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records, including working with Director of Finance on invoicing and with Data Manager on CRM.
  • Work in coordination with Director of Finance to confirm and code all incoming funds from agreements and invoices.
  • Organize and communicate deliverables and deadlines of agreements with appropriate staff members.
  • Monitor incoming emails for potential leads.
  • Assist in the execution of Earth Day events.
  • Perform other duties as assigned within the scope of the role and team responsibilities.

TO APPLY: 

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] 

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Global Earth Day Director

EARTHDAY.ORG is seeking a Global Earth Day Director who can help us build a broad, coordinated active 21st century environmental movement worldwide using Earth Day as the vehicle.

We are seeking an experienced self-starter, a highly motivated person who cares deeply about environmental issues and who has experience in global movement building.  We are seeking a person who cares about broadening the environmental movement and who can build diverse and deep partnerships with organizations across all segments of society.  The Director will lead the global effort to build broad civic engagement.   Working with senior management and a team of staff and volunteers, the Director will play a key role in developing the overall strategy for this campaign and will lead the effort to build momentum each year for Earth Day and turn out millions of people in cities and towns around the world.

This job requires the applicant to:

  • Help carry out EDO’s mission to build environmental democracy and to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement
  • Help shape the vision and contribute inputs for the strategic development of the programs, campaigns and field operations of EDO by initiating new ideas on how to maximize the project effectiveness globally.
  • Manage and execute outreach to an extensive existing network of international and domestic non-profit leaders, public officials, and organizations including EDO volunteer network.
  • Research, identify, and recruit new international partners and coalitions to support EDO’s initiatives.
  • Create, expand, and maintain a global database of partnerships.
  • Lead campaign in the US and manage all EDO Earth Day Coordinators, Earth Day program staff and interns.
  • Coordinate global campaign initiatives with India Country Director
  • Work with communications staff to develop country and local media strategies, including new media, free and earned media events, media contacts, editorial mailings, and op-ed placement
  • Coordinate with program and communications staff to write blogs, social media posts and reports on programs for media outlets.
  • Coordinate with and connect the program staff and regional staff to promote, set regional performance goals and ensure success of The Great Global Clean Up, Citizen Science and other Earth Day Network campaigns in the region.
  • Consult and create materials that are culturally relevant for international and domestic audiences.
  • Assist Regional staff to build partnerships with organizations across all segments of society.
  • Securing funding for Earth Day campaigns and initiatives in partnership with the Development team, including research and writing of concept notes and proposals
  • Draft and disseminate regular program reports for board and senior management.
  • Represent the organization at high level meetings with stakeholders and in the media and identify and contribute to opportunities to position EDO as a thought leader in building the environmental movement in the region.
  • Other duties in support of the environment as required.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: College degree preferred.
  • Knowledge: Extensive knowledge of the environmental field, grassroots organizing, international field work, and building organizational capacity.
  • Work Experience: At least five years of field organizing at the international level. Significant supervisory and training experience.
  • Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal, supervisory strategic planning and training skills; excellent media skills; good computer skills; familiarity with database programs helpful. Foreign language proficiency a plus.
  • Capabilities: Ability to work well with a wide range of people, work well under pressure, and adapt to changing situations.

Long hours possible; travel required;

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

EDO offers competitive salary commensurate with experience.

TO APPLY:

Send a letter of interest, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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EARTHDAY.ORG 2023 Spring Internship 

Want to save the planet? Join the world’s largest environmental movement.  

EARTHDAY.ORG is looking for qualified interns with a strong interest in the environment to help fulfill its mission: mobilizing people to protect the Earth for future generations. 

This is internship can be hybrid or remote, depending on location.

EARTHDAY.ORG is a nonprofit organization that works with more than 50,000 partners in 196 countries to sustain and support the modern environmental movement. Interns will work closely with EDO’s staff to write blogs, conduct research and coordinate grassroots outreach. Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the workforce, bolstering their professional resumes and building connections in the environmental field. 

April 22nd marks Earth Day each year. EARTHDAY.ORG interns will be vital in preparing for this event, while working toward solving  climate change, ending plastic pollution, and protecting endangered species — all while activating the environmental movement across the globe. The COVID-19 pandemic presents new challenges which interns will help to overcome. 

Specific Responsibilities May Include

  • Supporting EARTHDAY.ORG in our efforts to connect our global network of grassroots organizations, local authorities, educators and youth 
  • Engaging in the day-to-day operations of EARTHDAY.ORG, including meetings, correspondence and events 
  • Monitoring domestic and international environmental efforts 
  • Participating in the planning, execution and promotion of year-round campaigns 
  • Creating blogs and social media posts to be published on our website and social media accounts 
  • Assisting in the research, evaluation and outreach to prospective and current partners 
  • Contributing to the coordination, resource development and planning of events, activities and programs 

Qualifications

  • A strong interest in and knowledge of current US and international environmental issues 
  • Currently enrolled or recently graduated from an undergraduate or master’s degree program 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills 
  • Professional demeanor 
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development is a plus 
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is strongly preferred 

Desired Professional Qualities

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment 
  • Respectful, hardworking, results oriented individual 
  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude that works well in a team but is also motivated, self-sufficient and can work well independently as needed 
  • Experience with web and multimedia design and/or development preferred 
  • Prior campaign experience preferred 
  • International background or experience, with intermediate to superior-level fluency in French, Spanish, Chinese Mandarin or Arabic preferred 

BENEFITS 

This internship is unpaid. College credit can be awarded if your institution supports it. The position includes optional training in new technologies, career development talks from staff, and assistance from a committed program manager. 

HOW TO APPLY 

Interested candidates should email a resume to Beatriz Woods, Internship Program Manager, at [email protected]. Instead of a cover letter, write no more than three paragraphs in the body of the email about what you want to achieve at EDO, what skills you’d like to develop, and which EDO programs interest you and why.

Please fill in the subject line as: 2023 Spring — [Last Name]. 

Start Date*: January 2023

End Date*: June 2023 

*Dates are flexible depending on interns’ school schedules

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