350PDX Development Manager/Fundraising Specialist Position

Organizational Overview

350PDX’s mission is building a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. We are a relatively young, dynamic volunteer-driven grassroots non-profit organization with thousands of supporters that regularly engages hundreds of people to volunteer and take action. 350PDX is a rapidly expanding organization with a small staff that enjoy a friendly and flexible work environment and opportunities for professional training and development.

Position Summary

Now in a period of growth, 350PDX seeks a Development Manager to support 350PDX’s mission by overseeing our fundraising operations. The Development Manager will work in concert with our Development Committee as well as other volunteers and staff in order to increase 350PDX’s financial sustainability through donor cultivation and retention, business partnerships and events. The Manager will also oversee the organization’s grants administration and other activities that contribute to the financial viability and overall sustainability of the organization.

Job Type 0.75 FTE – 1.0 FTE with flexible work schedule. Compensation commensurate with experience.

The Development Manager will:

  • Support the Executive Director and Board of Directors in creating and implementing an organizational development plan with goals, strategies and action steps to secure funding from various sources aligned with 350PDX mission and values
  • Establish a major donor program and manage portfolio of major donors and prospects
    Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward individual, business and foundation partners
  • Support the Executive Director with grant writing and manage grant administration including grant reporting and budget tracking
  • Manage our Development Committee, working with staff and volunteers to plan fundraising events
  • Oversee donor database, ensuring accurate and complete donor records
  • Support the Executive Director with administrative tasks
  • Work with staff to recruit, organize and inspire volunteers for fundraising activities and facilitate fundraising across multiple volunteer-led teams

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated interest in social justice and commitment to the 350PDX mission
  • Strong organization and project management skills, with the ability to plan effectively, meet deadlines, and coordinate others’ involvement within a dynamic and fast-paced setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of basic accounting principles
  • Strong computer skills including ability to learn new software and technology platforms quickly
  • Detail-oriented
  • Resourceful, flexible and self-motivated when presented with challenges to completing work duties
  • Positive, creative attitude; strong interpersonal skills and high level of professionalism
  • Ability to work quickly under pressure and meet defined timeliness
  • Comfortable making cold calls and soliciting financial support from potential donors
  • Culturally competent and responsive with an understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and communities

Experience/Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2 years of fundraising and development experience in the nonprofit sector or equivalent course/educational experience , with a strong track record managing fundraising activities to successfully meet targets and deadlines
  • Demonstrated dedication to managing growth and expansion of the organization’s long-term development activities
  • Genuine interest in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors

The following qualifications are a plus:

  • Proven success with donor cultivation
  • Proficiency in web content management, social media, e-marketing tools
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting procedures and requirements a plus
  • Familiarity with the local philanthropic community

To Apply:

Send cover letter & resume to jobs@350pdx.org. Position is available immediately and will be open until filled, with some flexibility in start date.


350PDX strives to be an inclusive and collaborative group that brings a diversity of approaches and perspectives to the work we do. We’re committed to the principles of justice, and we try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation or identity and strive to include communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice.

If you have suggestions for us, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at jobs@350pdx.org with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.