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Guided by an inspiring vision, smart strategies, and significant early financial investment, we are seeking an entrepreneurial Philanthropy Director to join our team. Industrious Labs is fully remote, and this role reports to co-founder and partner Evan Gillespie.
In this newly created position, the Philanthropy Director is a highly strategic relationship builder with proven ability to raise funds from individual donors, family offices, and foundations. They are passionate about solving the climate crisis by focusing on the strategies that will make the biggest impact, including focused campaigns, research and analysis, diverse coalitions, and sharp communications. The Philanthropy Director is energized by the challenge of the climate crises, inspired to step into a new era of the movement, and has a strong track record of working with climate philanthropists and funders to resource innovative solutions.
The Philanthropy Director leads the design of a contributed revenue plan that complements Industrious Lab’s earned revenue strategy (consulting and advisory services, mostly to foundations around their industrial strategy). They oversee successful implementation, building and inspiring a team to expand the organization’s pipeline of funding partners. We are currently a $3 million LLC with a goal of doubling in the next year through c3 and c4 vehicles. More importantly, Industrious Labs aspires to help raise $100 million / year that is needed to properly resource the movement for industrial decarbonization. This is not about filling our coffers but rather about moving resources equitably and efficiently to a burgeoning area of the climate movement. The Philanthropy Director partners with the co-founders, current funding partners and key advisors (we do not have a governing board) to build out Industrious Lab’s network of investors, while identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding their own portfolio.
This is a public-facing and high profile role for a proven leader who has a stellar track record of setting and achieving ambitious revenue goals. In doing so, the Philanthropy Director further establishes Industrious Labs as a national leader on industrial decarbonization and a go-to resource for policymakers, policy influencers, climate advocates, and community leaders.