Development Associate

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions
  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jun 04

Position description

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

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