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Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a Foundation Relations Manager to support the mission of the organization by working within the Development Team to manage and expand a portfolio of foundations and help to grow the total grant support for the organization. This is a full-time, exempt position located in Boston with the opportunity for some remote work.

What you’ll do:

Working with the Director of Foundation Relations, the Foundation Relations Manager will:

  • Manage a portfolio of existing foundation funders and seek and cultivate new sources of foundation support to meet identified program needs;
  • Manage the grant process from prospect research to preparation of letters of inquiry, proposals, reports, and budgets for timely submission as well as ongoing stewardship of foundations;
  • Prepare briefing memos and background documents for foundation meetings and visits;
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal stakeholders (staff and board members) and external stakeholders (foundation officers, funders, etc.);
  • Coordinate with finance and program staff on grant budgeting, financial reporting, and tracking;
  • Contribute to CLF’s commitment to diversity, equity, and

What you’ll need:

  • A bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of relevant experience;
  • Excellent professional writing, editing, and communication skills;
  • Excellent coordination, organization, and project management skills, including collaborating with colleagues remotely;
  • Attention to detail and timeliness in responding to requests from prospective donors, partners, and colleagues;
  • High-level of technology literacy with Microsoft Office suite (SharePoint, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), online research, and donor databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred);
  • Commitment to environmental justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion and to CLF’s mission;
  • Willingness to travel within New England.

About CLF

Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) protects New England’s environment for the benefit of all people. A non-profit, member-supported organization, CLF uses the law, science, and the market to solve the region’s most challenging environmental problems from climate change to ocean conservation to transportation. Every day, CLF advocates stand up for New Englanders—in state houses, court houses and board rooms, regulatory hearings, and community gatherings—to forge innovative paths to environmental progress and economic prosperity for all in our region. To that end, CLF works with communities of color, and those that are economically or otherwise disadvantaged, which often suffer disproportionately the impacts of environmental degradation.

CLF is committed to representing New England’s diversity in our staff, volunteers, boards, and membership and creating a positive, inclusive workplace culture where all can thrive. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Salary & Benefits

CLF offers a competitive salary, an extensive benefits plan, and an open, inclusive, and accepting work environment where differences are highly respected. The starting salary range for the position is $73,000 - $91,000; actual salary will reflect experience and qualifications

We recognize the value of work-life balance and also strive to create opportunities for growth for all employees through professional development.

CLF considers the health and safety of its staff members and their families, our guests, our visitors, and the community at large to be a top priority. All offers to work, intern, or volunteer with CLF are conditioned on the candidate complying with CLF’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.