The Public Interest Network operates more than a dozen organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world, a set of core values, and a strategic approach to social change. Some of the groups that are part of the Network include PIRG, Environment America, Green Corps, and the National Environmental Law Center and encompass nearly 300 staff. We tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our country today, such as delivering clean air, clean water and a livable climate to the next generation; transforming our energy and transportation systems for the 21st century; growing food in ways that leave both people and the planet healthier; and responding to the worst public health crisis in a century.
In order to achieve these results, the groups in The Public Interest Network need resources, guidance, and infrastructure to make progress on these issues. That’s where the Development Department comes in – we raise general support funds to further the critical work of the Network’s national organizations and network of state groups.
The Development Department’s new Relationship Manager would be responsible for, among other things, cultivating The Public Interest Network’s Leadership Circle members, helping to organize an annual retreat as well as quarterly webinars, briefings and/or roundtable discussions and more. The Relationship Manager may also assist with organizing events that build a pipeline of larger donors.
The Relationship Manager will work with the Development Director and other members of The Public Interest Network leadership team. Representative responsibilities include:
- Support major donor development: Work with the Development Director to identify and cultivate major donors, primarily by nurturing and expanding the Network’s Leadership Circle and by caring for current Leadership Circle members and bringing in new ones through in person and virtual meetings, briefings and events, networking, conferences and more.
- Professional & Strong Relationship Builder: Represent The Public Interest Network with major donors, prospects and Leadership Circle members (actual and prospective). Must be professional and have the ability to build trust and solid relationships with influential people.
- Communications: Send regular updates, notes, cards, invites, materials, reports and more to Leadership Circle members (actual and prospective). Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills required.
- Event Logistics: Organize annual retreat for Leadership Circle members, as well as quarterly briefings, webinars and/or roundtable discussions; piggyback on other major events and webinars hosted by the Network to raise our organization’s visibility and brand.
Applicants must be: goal-driven, sharp and extremely organized, with a track record of exercising independent judgment and discretion to solve problems and as noted, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should be interested in supporting the fundraising infrastructure that provides the financial resources which enables organizers and advocates to create social and political change. Must be creative, flexible and able to work as part of a team. Top candidates will be driven by the idea of building the development department and a non-profit organization, have an outstanding work ethic, and the maturity to manage confidential and/or sensitive information. Candidates ideally will have five or more years of relevant experience and must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position.
Compensation and Benefits
Target annual compensation for this position is commensurate with the relevant professional experience and/or advanced degrees that a candidate has. The Public Interest Network offers a competitive benefits package
Things To Know When You Apply
The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Click here for things you should know about our network when you apply: https://publicinterestnetwork.org/core-values.
If hired, the Relationship Manager will work for the Fund For Public Interest, an organization within The Public Interest Network. The Fund for Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer. The Fund will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.