Development Manager
California League of Conservation Voters - California

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The California League of Conservation Voters is the political
arm of California's environmental community. Now in its 40th year,
CLCV is a leader in the environmental movement both in California
and around the nation. CLCV is distinguished for its political
influence: we support environmental candidates for state public
office, track legislative activity, and implement environmental
policy reform programs. Our Annual Environmental Scorecard is the
authoritative source on environmental actions of the state
electorate. In addition to an annual budget of $5 million, CLCV
raises funds for political campaigns and PACs. CLCV is a mature and
growing organization with a current membership of 50,000.

Title: Development Manager

Reports to: Chief Operating Officer

Employment Type: Full time/Exempt

Position Location: Oakland

The Development Manager reports to the Chief Operating Officer and
is responsible for supporting CLCV's major donor development
activities in Northern California. Primary responsibilities
include: support of CEO and Board member donor solicitation and
stewardship specific to Northern California; development of written
materials for donor development including annual appeals and donor
solicitations; and management of one major fundraising event in
Northern California. In addition, the Manager is responsible for
implementing CLCV's event calendar, including a series of donor
cultivation events held in Northern California. This is an
excellent opportunity for a professional with fundraising or event
coordination background seeking to advance in the development
field. Candidates who have a sincere commitment to CLCV's mission
to promote environmental protection and natural resource
preservation by ensuring legislative accountability are invited to
apply for this unique and challenging opportunity.

· In cooperation with the COO, develops and updates an annual
development plan.

· Works with Development department staff to plan and implement
donor cultivation and stewardship activities and ongoing donor
relations, as well as develop and implement strategies for
identifying and soliciting prospective major donors.

· Supports the Northern California board members and Green
Advisory Council (GAC) members on their fundraising, providing
training, support materials, and documentation to get all prospects
and donors into Raiser's Edge.

· Develops strategies for donor development and prepares
correspondence, organizational collateral, reference materials, and
written guidance.

· Organizes and implements an annual calendar of major donor
meetings for CEO, Political Director, and Board and GAC members in
Northern California.

· Maintains donor contact schedule, tracks Northern California
donor contacts (meetings, correspondence, phone calls, etc.) and
updates donor profiles in Raiser's Edge.

· Serves as the CLCV lead for implementing the annual major
fundraising event in Northern California, including project
management, coordination, oversight of event planning and outreach
materials, recruitment of in-kind donations and budget oversight.
In addition, the Manager serves as liaison with Board and staff in
support of acquiring event sponsors and meeting fundraising

· In conjunction with senior staff, staffs and coordinates our
Environmental Leadership Forum (ELF) meeting series in Northern
California, securing venues and speakers and coordinating and
promoting events.

· Monitors and communicates status of events to staff, Board, and
volunteers to ensure that project goals are met.

· Enthusiastically and clearly presents CLCV to prospects and
supporters and listens for opportunities for gifts of assets or
other non-cash support.

· Meets/exceeds monthly and quarterly goals for meaningful contact
with donors and prospective donors as well as annual dollar

· Supports senior staff to develop and implement an annual
fundraising plan.

· Contributes to monthly and quarterly meeting agenda and

· Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university

· A minimum of five years' professional experience with donor
cultivation, fundraising, and major donor giving.

· Events management experience.

· Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage
multiple projects independently and make use of project management

· Superior professional manner and networking abilities.

· Exceptional written, grammatical, and verbal communications

· Ability to present persuasive, engaging arguments for

· Excellent computer skills and preferably knowledge of Raiser's
Edge software.

· Preferred: experience developing written appeals, organizational
collateral, and event-related materials.

· Background in nonprofit organizations, including experience
working with Boards of Directors and volunteers (preferably with C3
and C4 organizations).

· Background and/or interest in the environment and

CLCV offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package,
including medical, dental, vision, and disability coverage; a
401(k) retirement program with employer match; discounted pre-tax
Commuter Checks for public transit; flexible spending account (FSA)
for health care expenses; paid vacation, personal time, and
floating holidays; optional life insurance; and employee assistance
and travel assistance programs.

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to, with the subject header "Development
Manager." No phone calls, please. For more information about CLCV
please visit

CLCV is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to staff diversity.
We welcome qualified persons of all backgrounds to apply.