Career Opportunity

Manager, Foundation Development

  • Career Opportunity
  • Boston
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Website Ceres

Sustainability is the bottom line.

Manager, Foundation Development
Organization 

Ceres is a sustainability nonprofit organization leading the most influential investors and companies to build leadership and drive solutions throughout the economy. Through our powerful networks and advocacy, we tackle the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

Description & Responsibilities

This Manager position on Ceres’ Foundation Team is for a highly motivated candidate interested in working in a mission-driven, dynamic and fast-moving organization that has been recognized as one of the most effective environmental NGOs in the world. The ideal candidate will have excellent relationship management, analytical, writing, and personal communication skills, be a fast learner, a team player, and able to manage challenging and competing deadlines. The Manager role is focused on fundraising from national, regional, and international foundations. The Manager will work closely with the Senior Director, Foundation Development and program staff including in the Climate & Energy and Accelerator Programs to develop, steward, and grow funder relationships to ensure continued philanthropic support. The Manager will manage a portfolio that includes five- and six-figure funders and prospects. In addition, s/he will work with and provide guidance to Associates on the Foundation Team, who will draft some of the reports and proposals for funders in the Manager’s portfolio.

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