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 guided by a passionate, ambitious vision for the future for people and our planet: until justice stands for all, we will never rest. 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, Juneau, Seattle, Los Angeles, Bozeman, Denver, Houston, Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C., Tallahassee, Miami, and Honolulu.
Principal Gifts Officer II (PGO II) reports to the Director of Principal Gifts. The Principal Gifts team reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Development and works in close collaboration with organizational senior leadership and the Major Gifts team to develop and implement plans and strategies to achieve revenue goals. The PGO II builds and manages an individual portfolio of 25-30 (Ultra) High Net Worth donors and prospects who are capable of outright commitments of $5M+ or annual commitments of $1M+.
They conduct initial exploratory meetings with donors, prospects, and their advisors to determine capacity and interest for principal-level giving, build a portfolio of principal donors, prospects, and advisors, and manage their relationship with Earthjustice accordingly. PGO II has a minimum fundraising target of $3 million per year in year one and $5 million per year thereafter.
PGO II has broad latitude to make decisions about their work priorities and is expected to be entrepreneurial in their approach. They identify wealth events, and they understand and apply methods to secure complex gifts of noncash assets. They develop and execute comprehensive donor strategies and help gift officers in the Midwest and Gulf Regions hone their donor strategies. PGO II is responsible for direct asks for Earthjustice’s priorities to meet funding needs, builds constructive relationships with donors, prospects, advisors, and volunteer leadership, and engages and supports appropriate natural partners and primary players across the organization, keeping them apprised of interactions, issues and/or concerns, and addressing questions as needed.
They are capable of featuring organizational priorities and growth opportunities in detailed terms, understand project budgets, and capitalize on opportunities utilizing this knowledge. They are required to use Earthjustice’s donor database, systems, and other resources provided by the Major Gifts and Principal Gifts teams. This position will focus primarily on principal gift donors, prospects, and advisors across the U.S. with an emphasis on the Midwest and Gulf regions with up to 50% travel throughout.
This role can be based in Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Denver, CO, San Francisco, CA, or Seattle, WA, or New York, NY. Earthjustice staff will be working two days a week in the office.
Salary is dependent on experience and location. Salary reflects FY 23 salary ranges.
Salary Range in San Francisco, CA or New York, NY: $174,700 - $194,100
Salary Range in Chicago, IL and Seattle, WA: $166,000 - $184,400
Salary Range in Denver, CO: $157,200 - $174,700
Salary Range in Houston, TX: $148,500 - $165,000
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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.