The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the futures of people and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of climate change and empower them to take action. We achieve impact by working at the nexus of young people, climate justice, and democracy. We seek to educate a generation of young people about the climate crisis, and invite this generation to join the climate movement they must lead, including participating in our democracy as a voter. Since our funding in 2008, ACE has directly engaged more than 5 million young people through its programs and tracked millions of actions.
ACE’s Director of Philanthropy oversees the fundraising strategies, activities, and goals for a $7 million program. In less than two years, ACE has grown from an organization of 12 staff to more than 30, with an operational budget that has more than doubled in the same time. The Director of Philanthropy works in strong partnership with the Executive Director, and Board of Directors, to build relationships and secure contributed resources to ensure ACE can continue on a pathway of growth. The Director of Philanthropy currently supervises the Deputy Director of Philanthropy and the Associate Director of Philanthropy, and will be asked to lead the expansion of the Development Team with 1-2 additional teammates later this fiscal year, once on board.
ACE is currently experiencing a period of exciting growth and expansion across all of our programs. We seek a Director of Philanthropy that is up to the challenge of supporting the organization to continue down this pathway of growth, and to deepen our impact in all areas.
The Director of Philanthropy works collaboratively to design, develop and implement ACE’s fundraising program, raising funds and building critical relationships to educate, activate and organize young people to lead the climate justice movement through advocacy, campaigns and civic engagement. This position requires travel approximately 15% of the time (when safe).
The Director of Philanthropy will join a small, skilled Development Team with strong leadership, support and active fundraising led in partnership with the Executive Director. The Director of Philanthropy will work collaboratively across all ACE Teams, including ACE’s Board of Directors, Digital Engagement and Campaigns Team, HR and OperationsTeam, the Executive Team, and other emergent program teams.
This is a fully remote position that will require consistent, frequent communication and collaboration with a fully remote team.
Key Working Relationships:
Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills and demonstrate professionalism and warmth when interacting with:
The Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) exists to confront climate change as the most urgent crisis of our time, threatening the futures of people and ecosystems across the globe. ACE’s mission is to educate young people on the science of…
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ACE is an equal opportunity employer that highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and views the climate crisis as a social justice crisis. People who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), people who experience gender oppression, people with disabilities, and people who identify as members of the LGBTQIA+ community are particularly encouraged to apply.
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