Director of Development

Less than 2% of climate philanthropy supports climate justice organizations doing work on the ground. The Solutions Project (TSP) funds and amplifies Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and other people of color or women-led organizations across the United States who are creating and scaling climate justice solutions. Through the funding of neighborhood level innovations aimed at solving multiple problems at once, from poor air quality and housing insecurity to exposure to extreme climate disasters, these organizations go well beyond reducing climate emissions to transforming the health, economic, and social outcomes of entire communities. We seek to understand and strengthen pre-existing movement networks and currently grant to over 140 organizations.


The Solutions Project is at the forefront of Solidarity Philanthropy, which builds on the foundation of trust-based Philanthropy with practices defined by grassroots organizers and racially-conscious movement work. This position reports to the Chief Programs and Operating Officer, Clare Winterton, who brings her communications, philanthropy, advocacy, and operations experience in gender equity to support frontline communities innovating climate justice solutions to TSP.



The Solutions Project is seeking a Director of Development to help our organization to meet ambitious fundraising goals while helping us to build out our fundraising function as our organization develops and grows for the long term. Our CEO has charted a bold path forward for our organization to raise significant resources to distribute to organizations at the frontlines of the climate justice movement. This requires making big asks of potential and existing donors to meet the needs of the climate justice movement. Our annual operating budget currently ranges from $10mm to $15mm. The majority of the Solution’s Project’s revenue goes to programming to support grantees in the field. The organization also administers ‘eco-system funds’, which are innovative, and often frontline-led, grantmaking funds. We have big ambitions to scale to meet the needs of the climate justice movement and to actualize equity and justice. 


In the initial six months, the Director of Development will write multiple donor proposals and focus on robust systems management through Salesforce, collaborate with the executive leadership team to enhance donor interactions, and work cross-functionally with internal teams on various operational tasks. Over the first two years, their goals include establishing expanding the donor engagement strategy and formalizing the overall development operations model. This comprehensive approach will contribute to TSP's growth and equity-driven mission. The ideal candidate for this role is a dynamic written and verbal communicator who possesses a proven track record in Salesforce-driven systems management, is skilled in process improvement and data management, while also possessing a strategic mindset for donor engagement and organizational development. 



The salary range for this position is $120,000 - 145,000



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  • Kevin Perez
    published this page in Job Board 2023-10-04 17:29:26 -0400