Project Manager - Funder Collaborations

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $100,000.00
Maximum: $130,000.00



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235 Montgomery Street
San Francisco
United States


Project Manager, Funder Collaborations

This position is funded for a 1 year duration.

Scope of Work:

The Project Manager, Funder Collaborations will report to the Senior Advisor, Funder Collaborations, and be based in the ClimateWorks San Francisco Office.  The position requires excellent relationship and operational skills, experience building and managing coalitions and complex deadline-driven coalition projects, strong written and oral communication skills, and familiarity with the philanthropic or climate communities. 

S/he will be responsible for supporting the funder collaborations team in their execution of 2-3 multi-faceted international convenings annually, plus staffing both developing and existing funder coalitions and joint projects. This role requires a confident, autonomous and savvy individual who also works well in a team, who is accustomed to working with high net worth individuals and organizations as well as with partners across various disciplines, cultures, and backgrounds to achieve shared goals. As such, individuals who will be successful in this role must possess an innate ability to network, influence, build and nurture relationships in a complex environment. S/he must have a demonstrated track record of building and sustaining successful, results-oriented coalitions, operating in a start-up environment with multiple stakeholders and managing varied opinions to successful shared outcomes. Supporting and staffing the Senior Advisor, CWF Executives and key senior-level external partners, the Manager must possess an innate ability to anticipate needs, provide strategic guidance and recommendations, and consistently operate with a high-touch client-service orientation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

Includes the following and other duties as assigned:

  • Build and maintain close working relationships with high net worth individuals and key staff at philanthropic partner organizations.
  • Work closely with the ClimateWorks Funder Collaborations Team and other philanthropic partners to co-design, organize, and implement a variety of short- or long-term collaborative projects, programs, meetings and/or coordination conversations annually. This will include but not be limited to:
  • Manage and implement key workstreams to produce 2-3 successful funder collaboration international meetings annually. This includes:
  • Organizing and driving multiple projects and groups core to the meetings’ success and outcomes.
  • Working with CWF program staff and other partners to help session planning groups set clear goals and desired outcomes, then set and implement plans and timelines to accomplish those.
  • Curate, vet, and distribute appropriate briefing materials, including working with the Advisory and Research and other departments that develop briefing materials, infographics and other content that will be used prior to and during the meeting.
  • Conduct high-touch personal customer service to VIP attendees. 
  • In partnership with a top-notch events management team, manage all the logistics associated with the meetings.
  • Help to develop, support and/or drive a variety of small- to medium-sized coalition projects, both internal and external, including results-oriented start-up projects where we are “making the path as we walk it.” This will include but not be limited to:
  • Working with and/or coaching group leaders and participants to set clear project goals, desired outcomes, as well as plans and timelines on an ongoing basis for evolving projects.
  • Co-planning and organizing participant calls and meetings and other implementation as needed to keep projects on track to success: planning, advance work and materials, logistics; setting sharp meeting/call agendas, and organizing clear follow-up steps to advance the work.
  • Manage and implement internal CWF systems and operations as needed to accomplish the above, including but not limited to working with IT platforms such as the Salesforce CRM and event planning platform, and with the finance and accounting department on budgeting.
  • Negotiate and oversee contracts with external partners, especially consultants and associated vendors as needed to fulfill the above responsibilities.


  • 7-10 years of relevant, professional experience staffing and managing results-oriented coalitions and high impact, deadline-driven collaborative projects across organizations, as well as complex event and budget management.  
  • Exceptional diplomatic and problem-solving skills.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience and comfort getting results in a highly collaborative, multi-stakeholder, fast-paced start-up environment.
  • Successful experience working with a broad range of clients and stakeholders. Preference for experience with the philanthropic or advocacy communities. 
  • Ability to work efficiently and successfully across multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively manage time, projects, and teams.
  • Passion for environmental issues and willingness to travel.
  • Commitment to ClimateWorks’ mission and values.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply

ClimateWorks Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse candidate pool. The Foundation recognizes diversity as an asset essential to accomplishing its work and views diversity as encompassing differences in race and gender, as well as age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, job skills, education, and geographic location. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

To be considered, please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your passion for the mission and fit for the role.