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Foundations Officer I and Foundations Officer II

Earthjustice California $100,000-$150,000
Fundraising/Development Full Time

Job Details

Earthjustice is the premier nonprofit environmental law organization. We take on the biggest, most precedent-setting cases across the country. We wield the power of law and the strength of partnership to protect people’s health; to preserve magnificent places and wildlife; to advance clean energy; and to combat climate change. We partner with thousands of groups, supporters, individuals and communities to engage the critical environmental issues of our time, and bring about positive change. We are here because the earth needs a good lawyer.


Founded in 1971, Earthjustice has a distinguished track record of achieving significant, lasting environmental protections. We achieve this by hiring people who share a passion for justice and a healthy environment. Our headquarters are in San Francisco with offices in Anchorage, Bozeman, Chicago, Denver, Honolulu, Houston, Juneau, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Tallahassee and Washington, D.C. 


The Foundations Relations team will be hiring both a Foundations Officer I and a Foundations Officer II. The Foundations Officers are an integral part of a currently 14-person foundation relations team, which raises approximately one-quarter of Earthjustice’s contributed revenue. The team has grown and evolved tremendously in the last 5 years and is now in a new phase of growth, organized by functional expertise. The fundraisers on the team are supported by a writing team as well as a systems and operations team. 

The Foundation Officers are an externally-facing role focused on raising grant support for Earthjustice - managing a portfolio of current foundation donors and prospects. While the Officer I role will primarily manage an existing and robust mid-level portfolio and implement a streamlined stewardship model, the Officer II will take a more entrepreneurial approach both within and outside Earthjustice and the team, leveraging relationships to further enhance Earthjustice’s presence and supporter base among institutional donors. Both roles report to Senior Foundation Officers on the Team. Both roles will excel at collaboration, working closely with attorneys, communications and policy staff, and the entire development department to develop and implement effective strategies for meeting revenue goals. The Officer II will also work closely with the president, vice presidents of litigation, and senior vice president of development with the guidance of the team leadership. 

The Foundations Officers can work hybrid or remote (within easy commutable distance) from the following locations: San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL, New York, New York, or Washington, DC. 

To Apply: 


Interested candidates should submit the following online via the Jobvite system by June 9th, 2024, to be considered: 

  1. Resume 
  2. Cover letter addressing: 
  3. Your interest in, and qualifications for either the Foundations Officer I or Foundations Officer II position. 
  4. Why you are drawn to Earthjustice’s mission. 
  5. Writing Sample:
  6. 1-2 page excerpt of your own writing demonstrating a fundraising request or appeal to a foundation or other relevant audience.  

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Please reach out to if you are having technical difficulties submitting your application. No phone calls, drop-ins, or hard copies. Earthjustice only accepts resumes submitted for positions that are currently open. Unsolicited resumes, or resumes for posted positions that are not submitted via the online application process (where available), will not be reviewed or retained.   


Earthjustice is driven by a passion for justice, partnership and excellence. Our core values lead us to seek a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds to achieve our mission and to maintain an inclusive environment where all staff are valued and respected. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to employment practices that ensure that employees and applicants for employment are given equal opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information or any other factor that is not related to the position. 


For positions located within the City and County of San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 


For positions located within the City of Los Angeles: We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring. 

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