Development Director

The Center for Climate Protection seeks a results-oriented, inspirational, entrepreneurial, creative team member with a sense of humor to deliver consistent and sustained resource development results to achieve the Center for Climate Protection’s mission. The Development Director participates with a dedicated, lively senior management team to expand the organization’s impact in California and beyond.

Development Director’s Role

  • Create and implement a powerful resource development strategy
  • Develop a team of staff and volunteer resources capable of executing the strategy with excellence
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization
  • Build relationships with key investors and engage them in programs and direction
  • Conduct research, identify prospective funding sources, cultivate relationships with foundation staff
  • Be a spokesperson about the Center for Climate Protection and its track record of excellence
  • Ensure the budget and resource development financials are managed with integrity and excellence
  • Be an effective partner with Center for Climate Protection senior management, board, and other key volunteers

Skills and Qualities

The position requires a person with a proven track record:

  • Delivering results
  • Quick learner
  • Superior communication skills
  • Building relationships
  • Very well organized and a strong team player
  • Skilled in using tools needed for work such as a CRM system, Facebook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Minimum Qualifications

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


  • Salary competitive with similar positions in similar organizations
  • Health insurance available after introductory period
  • Three weeks paid vacation plus holidays
  • This is envisioned as a full-time position. We will consider a part-time schedule for the right person.
  • The Center for Climate Protection is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

To Apply

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

The position is open until filled.