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Development Associate (Temporary)

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Organizational Background

Interfaith Power & Light inspires people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. IPL is the largest interfaith grassroots organization in the country mobilizing on the climate crisis.

Since our founding in the year 2000, IPL affiliates have been established in 40 states and the network has grown to reach 22,000 congregations of all major religions. IPL has developed impactful programs to help these congregations conserve energy, green their facilities, and teach and preach about climate change as a moral issue. Our campaigns mobilize hundreds of thousands of people of faith to engage in grassroots advocacy to advance climate solutions at the local, state, and national levels.

IPL has an annual budget of approximately $1.5 million with $400,000 raised from individual donors and congregations, including more than $200,000 from major gifts of $1,000 or more. Our donors are long-time, committed individuals, many of whom reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Development Associate Position

IPL is seeking a development professional in a temporary capacity to assist with 2021 year-end fundraising while our development director is out on maternity leave. Development director will help train and provide guidance for the associate’s work in October. There is potential for this to become a permanent position. Major duties will include:

  • Assisting in outreach to major donors for year-end commitments
  • Coordinate all aspects of year-end written appeals
  • Writing and producing online fundraising appeals
  • Writing and submitting grant reports and proposals
  • Acknowledgment letters to donors for IRS charitable purposes

Goals

With the support of a development associate we seek to:

  • Complete our year-end fundraising cycle, meeting our income goals for major donors, offline donations, and online donations
  • Submit all grant reports on time
  • Submit new proposals due to current foundation funders
  • Send acknowledgment letters in a timely matter to year-end donors

Qualifications

An ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience writing Letters of Inquiry, grant proposals, and grant reports
  • Have experience writing both online and offline fundraising appeals
  • Have a working knowledge of CRM databases, such as Salsa
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Understand the urgency of addressing climate change and the role faith communities can play
  • Be a team player

Additional qualifications desired but not required:

  • Have experience researching donors through DonorSearch or other platforms
  • Have a successful track record of major donor outreach
  • Have experience working on climate change or other environmental issues
  • Have experience working in the faith community

This is a contract, temporary position. Contract range is $3,000 - $4,000 per month depending upon experience. The position can be based in our Oakland, California headquarters or remote. This position reports to the IPL president.

This is a great opportunity to use your talent and passion to protect our earth and advance climate justice, while growing your skills and working with a creative, collaborative team.

Organizational Background

Interfaith Power & Light inspires people of faith and conscience to take bold and just action on climate change. IPL is the largest interfaith grassroots organization in the country mobilizing on the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Part Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Job Type
    Temporary
  • Application Deadline
    September 15, 2021

Salary

Contract range is $3,000 - $4,000 per month

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
672 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, United States
Suite 100

How to Apply

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, CV or Resume, and list of references by September 15, 2021 to president@interfaithpowerandlight.org. No telephone inquiries please.

How to apply: Please send a cover letter, CV or Resume, and list of references by September 15, 2021 to president@interfaithpowerandlight.org. No telephone inquiries please.

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