$113,250 - $120,000
October 17, 2023
Ceres is a nonprofit organization working with the most influential capital market leaders to solve the world’s greatest sustainability challenges. Through our powerful networks and global collaborations of investors, companies, and nonprofits, we drive action and inspire equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy to build a just and sustainable future.
Ceres is a mission-driven, dynamic and fast-moving organization.
About the Institutional Development Team
The Institutional Development Team raises more than $25 million per year primarily from foundation and government sources, comprising about 70% of the organization’s revenue. The Institutional Development team is a primary engine for the Ceres enterprise. There are currently nine staff on this highly collaborative, high-performance team.
About the Role
The Director will lead a team of four (4) staff that will steward approximately 25 foundations, service approximately 40 grants that these foundations currently provide, and engage with cultivated prospects to bring on more funders. The Director will work closely with program staff across the organization to develop and articulate nuanced and high-impact strategies, communicate impact to funders, and engage funders as participants and partners in Ceres’ programs.
Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:
Develop an in-depth understanding of selected Ceres programs, including those that (i) harness investor influence to accelerate the transition to net zero GHG emissions by the transportation, oil & gas, electric utility, and banking sectors; (ii) organize company advocacy for climate-related policies at state and federal levels; (iii) advocate for financial regulations related to climate change that will have market-wide impact.
Steward a portfolio of foundation funders
Lead generation and pipeline development
Participate in team operations and management
This position reports to the Vice President, Institutional Development.
Salary & Benefits
The hiring salary is $113,250 to $120,000 paired with competitive benefits.
Ceres offers fantastic benefits including opportunities for hybrid and remote work; 82% or 85% (depending on your coverage election) employer paid health insurance and 90% employer paid dental insurance; a 403(b) retirement plan with a generous match that starts on day one; generous allowances for commuter and work from home expenses; flexible spending accounts to set aside money on a pre-tax basis for eligible expenses; 10 holidays, generous vacation, and additional paid time off including a week-long winter break, summer Fridays, and sick, personal, and parental leave.
This role is a full-time position that may work remotely or in the Boston, MA office or San Francisco, CA office. Candidates must be flexible to work with employees in all US time zones.
Everyone has a role to play in the movement towards a more just and sustainable world. At Ceres, we are committed to intentionally and carefully curating, engaging, and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We endeavor to create a supportive environment that sparks innovation, fosters respect, and allows Ceres employees, in all roles at all levels, to come together equally to be fulfilled, successful, and to thrive.
Ceres is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates, and we do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, disability, or any factors prohibited by applicable law.
If you have questions related to the above statement or need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact our ADA Coordinator at ADArequest@ceres.org. Please note, this email address is for ADA inquiries only.
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