Job Posting 78595

Fund Development Officer
Iron & Earth
Work From Home, Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, ...
closed 6 days ago (Sun, 16 Jan)
part time

INTRODUCTION

If you are excited about making a difference in the lives of fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers and helping transform the Canadian energy industry, don’t miss this exciting opportunity at Iron & Earth!

Iron & Earth is hiring a Fund Development Officer to join our fundraising team and core team to support our ongoing fundraising and developmental needs. 

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience. 

ABOUT IRON & EARTH

Iron & Earth formed around the lunchroom tables of the oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our trade skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies. Beyond the financial benefits, we were excited about the opportunity to help build a more sustainable energy future. So, in Spring 2016 we launched Iron & Earth to create a better future for ourselves, our coworkers, and the planet. Since then we have built a membership of 800+ fossil fuel industry workers passionate about our vision. 

Iron & Earth is a worker-led not-for-profit with a mission to empower fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers to build and implement climate solutions. Our top-level goal is to help ensure a prosperous transition towards global carbon neutrality by 2050.

Our vision is that fossil fuel industry and Indigenous workers will play a leading role in building the energy infrastructure required to reach global climate targets. Our vision of Iron & Earth’s role in creating this future is that by 2050 we will have empowered hundreds of thousands of worker members to establish chapters, develop climate mitigation projects, deliver climate career related training programs (e.g solar, energy efficiency, nature-based solutions), run advocacy campaigns, and host and participate in climate solution-related events around the world.

ABOUT THE JOB 

As our Fund Development Officer, you will work within our existing fundraising team to reach and maximize Iron & Earth’s revenue goals by: developing fundraising strategies, and writing proposals to apply for funding from government departments, companies, foundations, and trusts. The Fund Development Officer will identify organizational gaps and use creative thinking to develop strategies for future and current initiatives.

This role is ideal for an outgoing, highly self-motivated person who enjoys being personally involved in all developmental aspects of a growing organization. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Prepare compelling and effective grant applications, proposals, budgets and correspondence for new and existing funders based on corporate guidelines and priorities
  • Monitor and track submitted, pending and on-going proposals
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with existing and potential funding sources
  • Research potential funding organizations and identify possible grant opportunities
  • Maintain grant database and/or CRM to manage donor and prospect information & appeals
  • Coordinate recognition and stewardship of project funders and donors

PREFERRED APPLICANT QUALITIES  

  • We are looking for a team player with a positive outlook and who is energized by their work 
  • Personal vision and philosophy that is aligned with our organization’s vision 
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising 
  • Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team
  • Superior time management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience in government fundraising

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 

Compensation and hours

This is a part time employee or independent contractor position.

Location

Anywhere in Canada as  we are a completely remote organization.

 

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