Development Director

The Center for Climate Protection seeks an inspirational, entrepreneurial, creative, results-oriented team member with a sense of humor to significantly increase the organization’s capacity. This is an opportunity to work with a dedicated, lively team to expand the organization’s impact throughout California and beyond.

Examples of Development Director activities:

  • Meet with potential, current, and past supporters and ask for their support
  • Continuously develop the organization’s case for support
  • Create and periodically update a 5-year fund development plan aligned with the organization’s strategic plan which includes major donors, direct mail, email, individual membership, a cultivation plan, a prospecting plan, and events
  • Manage the annual advancement calendar to meet revenue goals
  • Cultivate and attract new multiple year, monthly, and legacy supporters
  • Conduct prospecting interviews with board members, donors, volunteers, and staff
  • Provide logistic and other support to board and staff for cultivation and solicitation activities
  • Provide or coordinate training in fundraising activities for board members, staff, and volunteers
  • Conduct research, identify prospective funding sources, cultivate relationships with foundation staff
  • Analyze and optimize fundraising activities
  • Provide periodic reports to the Executive Director and board on status of funds raised and balanced need to make budget or fundraising goal
  • Manage the organization’s contact relationship management database system (currently Salsa) to cultivate and track donors and supporters
  • Supervise Administrative Manager’s activities to optimize the CRM database
  • Maintain a database with current guidelines and deadlines for foundation and corporations and other relevant information
  • Write letters of inquiry and applications for grant funding to relevant public and private institutions
  • Manage reporting activities for foundation grants and communications with foundation staff
  • Develop and manage organizational fundraising materials
  • Develop and implement solicitation emails
  • Continually improve the organization’s professional and philanthropic culture
  • Develop advancement policies and procedures
  • Assist the Executive Director with board development


Desired Skills and Qualities:

The position requires

  • Results-oriented, dependable, flexible
  • Dedicated to making a big, positive contribution
  • Inspiring and persuasive – able to motivate people to take action
  • Skilled in relationship building and networking
  • Very well organized and a strong team player
  • Skilled in using social media to communicate
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, able to craft and articulate clear, concise messages
  • Strong facilitator
  • Good listener and a quick learner
  • Able to work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, WordPress, Salsa, PowerPoint, and other similar tools


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Verifiable track record of fundraising success
  • Minimum five years’ relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Use of a car as needed for work
  • Excellent references


  • Health insurance available after introductory period
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus holidays

The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:

Please email your resume and a cover letter describing why you want the job and your salary requirements to Ann Hancock, ann [at] Please, no calls.

The position is open until filled.

Treasurer, Board of Directors

The Treasurer serves on the Board of Directors and bears special responsibility for ensuring that the organization is financially sound and that its assets are being used effectively to meet its tax exempt purpose. The Treasurer also ensures that the board as a whole fulfills its fiduciary responsibilities.


  1. Serves as Chair of the Finance Committee which each year reviews the budget vis-à-vis income and expenditures, and reviews the tax return (October); and in April reviews the budget for the upcoming year.
  2. Manages, with the Finance Committee, the Board’s review of, and action related to, the Board’s financial responsibilities
  3. Works with the Executive Director and finance manager to ensure that appropriate financial reports are made available to the Board on a timely basis
  4. From time to time reviews organization’s financial records (invoices, deposits, bank statements, contracts) to verify that financial reports presented to the board are accurate
  5. Assists the Executive Director and financial manager in preparing the annual budget, and in presenting the budget to the Board for approval
  6. Reviews with the executive director and financial manager all financial policies and procedures (including internal controls and investments) to ensure the financial integrity and sustainability of the organization
  7. Works with the Finance Committee and the Executive Director to develop long-term financial strategies
  8. Ensures that appropriate financial reports (i.e., IRS Form 990) are filed and available to the board in a timely manner
  9. Keeps currently informed of legal, regulatory and sector developments relating to the Board’s financial responsibilities
  10. If an audit is performed, reviews it and ensures that board members’ questions are addressed; ensures that any adverse audit findings are addressed promptly
  11. With the Executive Director, brings to the attention of the full board financial issues in need of resolution

CPC Bylaws provide the following description:

The Treasurer is the technical custodian of all funds and assets of the corporation. The Treasurer is responsible for maintaining all financial records of the corporation, including invoices, receipts, and cancelled checks from all expenditures and obligations of the corporation, and records of all deposit slips, gifts, grants, dues, and accounts receivable by the corporation. The Treasurer is also responsible for maintaining an inventory of the real and financial assets of the corporation.

The Treasurer shall give a financial report at least quarterly to the Board, and always at the annual meeting. The Treasurer shall, with the approval of the Board of Directors, designate the bank(s) in which funds shall be deposited and determine investment policies. If the Board of Directors deems it necessary, the Treasurer shall cause periodic audits of the corporation to be made by a certified public accountant.