| May 2, 2024

Manager, Network Leadership

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  • Full Time
  • Brookline, MA
  • $102,000-$127,000 USD / Year

Website Growald Climate Fund

About Growald Climate Fund

We are a high-impact venture global philanthropy fund catalyzing the rapid transition to a clean energy future. We believe that philanthropy plays a key role in nurturing new climate solutions, supporting a vibrant and growing civil society, and promoting objective research and analysis for use by governments and key partners.

About the Network Leadership Pillar 

We recognize that the scale and speed of change required for the energy transformation is such that no single actor can accomplish it alone. The field has learned that collective impact models, collaborative giving and network action are powerful keys to unlocking impact.

In addition to our network grantmaking, GCF dedicates time and resources to lead ALFIE, an informal community of funders aligned in their efforts to encourage clean electricity globally. Together, we galvanize and align resources and aggregate knowledge to bring our collective response to the climate emergency to the scale of the challenge. Each year, we host an international gathering to learn together with foundations and NGOs how to achieve a just power sector transition.

There is a unique opportunity to catalyze more impact with other philanthropists, foundations, and regrantors by pulling together collaborative funding opportunities. We aim to enable and catalyze collective impact approaches in climate philanthropy. Our resource mobilization work is highly collaborative, ecosystem-generous, and aims for ecosystem-wide knowledge sharing and funding.

About the Role 

This role joins a new internal function to drive creation of resource mobilization materials, convenings, and systems that help secure ambitious, multiyear funding targets from current and prospective energy transition funders. This role will work across multiple internal GCF teams and in close collaboration with external stakeholders – regrantor and Civil Society Organizations (CSO) leaders working to accelerate the global energy transition.

About You 

You will manage and execute compelling, data-driven materials and events to mobilize funds for the field across priority regions, national campaigns, civil society organizations, and regrantors. You will drive knowledge generation and track engagement with funders.

Resource mobilization data-driven content, materials, and events management – 50%

Data-driven content and resource mobilization materials 

  • Research, collate information, write, and produce funder-facing materials (e.g., decks, memos, one pagers, etc.) that inspire aligned funding for the energy transition, informed by deep understanding of both funder and ecosystem needs and interests. Activities include:
  • Collaborate with regrantor ecosystem as point of contact to gather key data and information to update both annual and emergent resource mobilization materials
  • Partner with Sr. Associate, Data and external partners to identify data trends and storylines that inform funding calls to action on specific priority areas.
  • Research and draft responses to ongoing, bespoke data and information requests from funders to inform their strategies, partnering closely with stakeholders in the ecosystem to gather and package the requested information into compelling materials customized to funder interests in a timely manner.
  • Review ecosystem partner fundraising materials (I.e. CSO, regrantor, or packaged collaborative decks, proposals) as requested to strengthen their asks.
  • Oversee and execute annual network ecosystem multiyear resource mobilization action plan. Includes creating project management plan for internal and external stakeholders; collaborating with dozens of regrantor partners to collect and clean data; creating pivot tables and graphs from data to shape event slides; being a thought partner to Associate Director and CEO by helping spot and unearth funding trends and needs; drafting talking points for CEO; and crafting output materials that the team can use in year-round resource mobilization conversations.
  • The manager will identify opportunities to optimize external partner time and energy, streamline processes, and improve funding outcomes
  • Staying informed and sharing knowledge on philanthropic trends, leaders, and practices.

Events management 

  • Working closely with the Associate Director, manage all aspects of GCF-hosted resource mobilization events and convenings, including drafting agendas, thought partnering on themes and talking points, overseeing printed materials, email communications, managing guest lists, tracking RSVPs, research venues, dates, etc.
  • Expertly lead internal event prep meetings, craft and share meeting summaries, and drive follow-ups
  • Own on-site logistics support and work with events and venue coordinators as needed
  • Oversee and execute CSO-funder connections at annual meeting

Prospect Knowledge and Contact Management- 40%

Funder Knowledge Management

  • Research and recommend prioritization of prospective and current ecosystem funders, drawing on both development/philanthropic expertise and understanding of the field’s needs
  • Produce biographical and financial profiles on high potential funders, monitoring key news sources to share knowledge on top priorities to key stakeholders
  • Inform prospect conversion strategy by developing and tracking key analytics and level of effort
  • Lead on coordinating information-sharing across internal teams to ensure colleagues are informed of upcoming resource mobilization meetings
  • In partnership with the Associate Director, draft and manage internal briefing materials on prospects for CEO and Board in advance of key meetings, trips, and events
  • Record ecosystem resource mobilization successes in Salesforce and for annual impact report
  • Recommend, develop, and maintain easy to use SOPs to enable effective prospect engagement across Salesforce, Google Drive, and Box
  • Oversee resource library for all ecosystem and GCF resource mobilization materials

Contact management

  • Track and manage processes for priority prospects and new community member journey, including documenting touchpoints & materials sharing in Salesforce, collaborating with ALFIE membership team and developing and ensuring a clear materials pathway
  • Collaborate with Salesforce Administrator to ensure that complex funder relationships are captured accurately in Salesforce, recommend system improvements, and ensure contact information and reports stay up-to-date

Cross-cutting pillar special projects – 10%

  • Execute special projects agreed upon with manager

Qualifications

Work experience: 

  • Understanding of climate philanthropy, with minimum 5-7 years experience working on or closely with a successful development / partnerships team managing relationships with high net worth individuals, family foundations, small and midsize foundations, and major gifts, eager to build and execute this work
  • Has experience working in and with global energy transition regrantor, CSO, and funder ecosystem and familiar with this ecosystem’s key data repositories and sources
  • Proven experience managing complex relationships and processes in a development, strategic partnerships, funder collaborative, or major gifts context.
  • Able to think critically and execute tactically against funder engagement and collaboration strategies, acting in an ecosystem-oriented, generous mindset
  • Motivated by working through the little details to achieve larger outcomes; doesn’t shy away from owning maintenance work within contact and knowledge management systems.
  • Speedy and adept at learning new tech programs and softwares; self-sufficient at acquiring new skills and applying those to support the team. Platform familiarity: Asana, Salesforce (minimum 2-3 years user experience with Salesforce or similar contact / donor management platform), Box, Google Drive, Microsoft Sharepoint, Powerpoint and Excel, Zoom, Signal

Work environment: 

  • A focus on details and the ability to manage multiple, confidential projects and deliverables for high-profile prospects.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment that requires effectively juggling multiple and competing demands, establishing priorities, and meeting deadlines while providing continual attention to detail.
  • Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative, and professional attitude in time sensitive situations and circumstances.
  • Ability to maintain tact, discretion, and confidentiality as needed to work with principals and CEOs
  • Experience working on a new team, in a new role, a plus

Communications, data, and events:

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate data & quantitative information clearly and concisely with ability to spot data trends and gaps
  • Comfort and proven professional communication with board, principals, and C-suite
  • Proven ability to distill and translate technical, complex concepts into accessible and clear communications
  • Experience harnessing data and storytelling in a development or fundraising context preferred
  • Experience managing end to end across variety of events with principals, C-suite, boards, from small convenings/dinners to receptions, and overseeing event consultants and external ecosystem partners to execute

Collaboration & ecosystem orientation: 

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships both formally and ad hoc, and build networks to collaborate closely, and engage with others to achieve consensus; high emotional intelligence
  • Proven complex stakeholder and project management to reach a collective outcome
  • Commitment to equity
  • Consider yourself highly proactive and/or self-starter able to work independently while identifying moments for effective collaboration.
  • Experience working cross-culturally and with people from diverse backgrounds and languages
  • Ideally, you have spent time working in emerging economies or with diverse stakeholders.

Benefits & Organizational Culture

We have a dynamic and agile organizational culture and we’re serious about supporting our people to thrive. Read more about our organizational culture here.

  • This is a full-time, remote role based in the U.S.
  • Flexible work policy: flex hours and opportunity to work from home two days / week.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 6% employer match
  • 100% employer paid health, dental and vision coverage
  • Four weeks of PTO plus thirteen paid holidays
  • Annual allowance for professional development activities
  • Coaching and management support with regular 1:1 meetings
  • Performance reviews and feedback to support you and the team to reflect and grow
  • A co-developed initial three month work plan to help you hit the ground running and have clarity on your role and responsibilities

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