Location: This is a remote position located anywhere in the US, with a preference for the U.S. South.
Preferred Start Date: Immediately
The Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy (GCCLP) is a non-profit, public-interest law firm and justice center promoting structural shifts toward climate justice and ecological equity in communities of color on the frontline of climate change. GCCLP serves and builds power with communities on the frontline of climate change in the Gulf South and nationally.
About the Position - Development Lead
GCCLP is seeking applicants for a Development Lead position to manage all GCCLP’s fundraising efforts, including grants, major gifts, and individual contributions. The Development Lead will be responsible for co-creating development strategies to foster sustainability, self-determination, and movement-building work. Candidates who are committed to climate justice, frontline leadership, Black Liberation, and building a movement for a more just and sustainable economy are encouraged to apply.
Key Duties & Responsibilities
- Co-create, lead, and implement GCCLP’s development strategy.
- Develop, cultivate, and maintain relationships with funders, individual donors, and critical community partners.
- Manage the development team.
- Manage the full development process, from prospecting, grantseeking, grant writing, grant reporting, and donor cultivation and recognition.
- Identify new sources of sustainable, non-extractive, and community-aligned sources of revenue.
- Co-develop tools and support leadership development of GCCLP formations to build long-term self-determined fundraising and development strategies and plans.
- Represent GCCLP in regional, national, and global partnerships.
- Support development of capital campaign strategies.
This position reports directly to the Strategy Lead and supports the Executive Director and Operations Lead. The Development Lead will manage a full-time Development Coordinator.
- This is a full-time, remote position.
- Minimal travel is required; GCCLP hosts in-person staff meetings up to four times a year (when COVID allows safe travel and social interactions).
- This position is currently classified as an independent contractor. GCCLP is forming a 501(c)3 and will transition all consultants to employees in 2022.
- The compensation is $100,000 - 150,000 per year.
Qualifications & Experience
Ideal candidates will possess:
- Experience working with frontline communities who are impacted by extractive economies.
- Experience in organizing, facilitation, and supporting collective governance processes.
- Demonstrated ability to work on a team in collective decision-making process.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and offer critical thinking, direction, and processes to address challenges.
- Demonstrated ability and capacity to develop organizing and facilitative strategies that support and build self-determination, community governance, and agency.
- Demonstrated ability to manage a team in ways that support agency, participation, and support a healthy working team.
- Demonstrated knowledge of intersectionality and issues that impact frontline communities (this could include issues surrounding water, energy, land, housing, healthcare, labor, economic justice, anti-carceral, or democracy and human rights).
- Demonstrated ability to connect local to global fights and challenges.