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Deputy Director of Development for the Climate & Energy Program

companyThird Way
locationWashington, DC 20036, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/19/2023

Third Way is a national think tank that was founded in 2005 tochampion modern center-left ideas.  Our work is grounded inthe mainstream American values of opportunity, freedom andsecurity.

We are proud of the organization that we have built and continueto seek out talent who contribute to our ambitious mission. We are deeply committed to promoting a culture of results andrespect where every employee has opportunities to contribute,develop, and grow professionally.

Third Way’s Development & External Affairs team is lookingfor a highly organized and collaborative individual with a trackrecord for setting the strategic vision, growing, and managing anestablished, successful institutional and individual philanthropicdevelopment program for climate and clean energy issues. Thisincludes setting a multi-year plan for Climate & Energy Programdevelopment, stewarding more than three dozen existing andprospective donors, identifying and recruiting new potentialindividual donors, and expanding development communications andevents. This position oversees our development advisor and workswith a team that includes a grant accounts manager, Senior VicePresident for Climate, and Climate policy and communicationsteams.

Reports to the Vice President of Development & ExternalAffairs.

As the Deputy Director of Development, a typical day mightinclude....

  • Setting and overseeing the execution of the developmentstrategy for the Climate & Energy Program to maintain and growour individual donors and foundation fundraising, working with theSenior Vice President for Climate, Third Way's Development and theClimate policy and Communications teams;
  • Cultivating and stewarding relationships with individual andphilanthropic donors to the Climate & Energy Program, inconjunction with the Development Advisor and Senior Vice Presidentfor Climate;
  • Identifying and building relationships with new donorprospects;
  • Acting as Third Way's liaison to leaders in climate and energyphilanthropy;
  • Analyzing trends in individual and institutional climatephilanthropy and identifying opportunities for Third Way's Climate& Energy Program to position itself as a thought leader in thisspace;
  • In coordination with the Climate Program Communications team,overseeing the development and implementation of donor-specificcommunications, products and events;
  • Overseeing the  Development Advisor who managesinstitutional philanthropic giving and grant accounts manager'sfulfillment of all relevant grants. 

This might be the job for you, if you...

  • Have 5+ years of relevant experience,
  • Are passionate about addressing climate change and Third Way'sapproach,
  • Want to contribute towards Third Way's mission,
  • Practice extreme attention-to-detail,
  • Communicate clearly and effectively verbally and inwriting,
  • Can work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines,
  • Takes pride in and ownership of your work,
  • Are curious and eager for professional development,
  • Think on your feet and adapt to changes effortlessly, and,
  • Want to make a difference and an imprint as Third Way's newestDeputy Director of Development.

ThirdWay is committed to the health, safety and wellness of allemployees, candidates, stakeholders, and communities. In support ofthat commitment, all current and newly hired employees are requiredto provide proof of Covid-19 full vaccination. Proof of fullvaccination status will be required after an offer of employment isextended and accepted. Failure to provide proof of full vaccinationprior to the start date will result in the offer of employmentbeing rescinded.

ThirdWay offers a flexible, hybrid work environment to support ouremployees’ healthy work\life balance.

ThirdWay is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates, supports, andpromotes diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will consider allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexualorientation or gender identity, or any other legally protectedbasis, in accordance with applicable laws.

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