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***Remote*** Donor Relations Officer

Citizens' Climate Education Coronado, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


The Donor Relations Officer is a 40 hour a week, remote position that reports directly to the Associate Development Director. The Donor Relations Officer will be responsible for identification, cultivation, and solicitation of major gifts. This person will work within the guidelines, policies, procedures and mission of Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE), and it's sister organization Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).


  • Strategize with your team to create strong processes for major gift identification, cultivation, and solicitation.

  • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 major donors and prospects with the capacity to make gifts of $10,000 or more, helping cultivate strong relationships and solicit annual donations.

  • Ensure timely recognition of gifts and pledges.

  • Work closely with other Donor Relations Officers to ensure consistent use of communications and messaging.

  • Provide expertise on various forms of giving, including Qualified Charitable Distributions, gifts of stock, legacy giving, and Donor Advised Funds.

  • Leverage software platforms that support alternative giving methods, including Double the Donation, FreeWill, and WealthEngine.

  • Maintain performance standards and workflow processes through Salesforce.

  • Conduct research on prospective major donors, including individual philanthropists, foundations, and corporations.

  • Collaborate with program staff to tell CCL’s success stories and to build increased organizational support among major donors.


  • 2-3 years of cultivating major gifts or equivalent experience

  • Bachelor's degree and/or CFRE preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication, listening, and presentation skills

  • Ability to interact with high-level donors and volunteers while advancing individual relationships that result in philanthropic contributions

  • Detail-oriented, organized, accountable, and deadline-driven

  • Motivated self starter with the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment

  • Effective team player with the ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Capable of dealing with challenging personalities

  • Able to handle confidential information and/or issues using discretion and good judgment

  • Promotes an atmosphere of mutual respect through active listening

  • Alignment with the organization’s mission and values

  • Experience with MS Office suite, Gmail suite, Google Calendar, and Google Drive

  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning, FreeWill, Double the Donation, WealthEngine, and Candid preferred


The person hired will use their own computer, internet service and mobile phone service. In a post pandemic era, the ability to travel domestically 4-6 times a year.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to spend extended hours on the phone and at the computer. This position requires low to moderate levels of domestic travel.


Company Description
Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) and Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) are non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organizations that build political will to advance effective climate policies at the national and state levels. With more than 182,500 climate advocates organized into 478 active chapters, CCE/CCL has cultivated one of the strongest grassroots movements for non-partisan climate solutions in the United States. CCE/CCL trains and supports volunteers to lobby elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, and educate their local communities about climate change. CCE/CCL prides itself on its unique, relationship-based approach to climate advocacy in which we work to build upon shared values, rather than partisan divides. For more information about CCE/CCL, visit our website at

CCE/CCL is an equal opportunity employer is and all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, people of color, women, LGBTQI+ individuals, differently-abled people, formerly incarcerated people, and people of any and all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

Position closes December 7th, 2020

Citizens' Climate Education

Why Work Here?
CCE/CCL builds bipartisan support for effective climate solutions. Join our amazing team!

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)/Citizens’ Climate Education (CCE) is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots organization focused on state and national policies to address climate change. CCE works to build nationwide support for a revenue neutral carbon dividend approach to address climate change and coordinates with a 501(c)(4) sister organization, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), when volunteers engage in advocacy for specific legislation. CCL/CCE staff train and support volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, publish media about climate solutions, educate their communities about climate change, and build political will for national climate legislation. CCL/CCE prides itself on its unique approach to build upon shared values rather than partisan divides. CCL/CCE creates a dynamic and diverse work environment that supports the growth and development of our staff. For more information about Citizens' Climate, visit our website at CCL/CCE is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for this position without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. In order to further our efforts to create an inclusive and fair workplace, we uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities.

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Coronado, CA


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