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July 29, 2022We’re hiring a Development Associate!

Development Associate
Job Announcement

The nonprofit environmental health network, Coming Clean, is seeking to hire a full-time Development Associate to join our team.

Coming Clean is a national environmental health network of 150+ member organizations and experts, working in strategic partnership with the Environmental Justice Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform. Our mission is to reform the chemical industry so it is no longer a source of harm, and secure systemic changes that leave no community behind and allow a safe chemical and clean energy economy to flourish.  Coming Clean is dedicated to principled collaboration grounded in and accountable to the leadership, vision, and voices of environmental justice grassroots groups and communities.

Coming Clean is committed to dismantling racism, sexism, ableism and other oppressions within our organization and society as a whole. We strongly encourage applicants from communities disproportionately affected by environmental and social injustices including black people, indigenous peoples, people of color, younger people, people from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, women, and people of all abilities to apply. Equal employment opportunity is available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Coming Clean values the well-being of its staff and understands that an inclusive environment of mutual respect is essential to our success. We endeavor to provide the support and space for staff to thrive and grow within their roles and the organization whenever possible. While some projects or deadlines may require work outside of regular hours, staff are not expected to regularly work overtime and utilizing time off is actively encouraged. Coming Clean is a team, and every staff member’s presence and input is equally respected and valued.

Position Summary Description:

The Development Associate’s primary role and responsibility is actively supporting the resourcing strategy, goals, and objectives of Coming Clean including managing donor tracking, outreach, reporting systems, and activities for the organization.

The Development Associate will report to, and take direction from the Executive Director.

Primary Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Funder relations
      • Research prospective foundations, funders, and donors whose priorities are in line with Coming Clean.
      • Write up conclusions and recommendations, prioritize and manage actions, timelines, and deadlines, and evaluate and report regularly on your progress. 
      • Draft language for letters of inquiry, updates, reports, and proposals upon request and in collaboration with Coming Clean’s executive staff and key leaders.
      • Manage fundraising calendar, calls, submissions and deadlines ensuring frequent communication with Coming Clean executive staff.
      • Maintain a clear and accessible filing system of proposals, reports, and other development materials, utilizing Coming Clean’s storage systems.
  • Network support
      • Coordinate the Fundraising Engagement Team of Coming Clean, and its members, to pursue joint resourcing strategies and equitable partnerships, and report back on activities.
  • Grants disbursement
      • Coordinate regranting activities, such as developing application processes, leading the approval process, and managing the inflow of submitted and awarded applications.
  • Member Giving Program
      • Track donations and program data and report results to staff and members.
      • Draft and schedule outreach communications and assist the ED with face-to-face outreach.

Position Qualifications:

  • A “can do” mission-driven attitude to get the job done.
  • 2-3 years directly relevant prior experience, such as nonprofit fundraising, grant tracking and reporting, or grant writing.
  • Experience in, knowledge of, and passion for relevant issues, including environmental health, chemical pollution, economic and Environmental Justice, clean energy, and preventing climate change.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Effective project management, strong personal organization and ability to prioritize and tackle multiple projects and tasks at once within established deadlines and in accordance with a long term plan.
  • Skill at managing relationships and working collaboratively and respectfully with individuals and organizations of diverse backgrounds, and with diverse priorities.
  • Creative, self-motivated, and able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel and attend in-person meetings (within Covid-19 guidelines).
  • Prior experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems.
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office and Google Suite, as well as virtual communication tools, such as Slack and Zoom.

See the full position description here.

Preferred Location:  

This is a remote position within the United States. Proximity to Brattleboro, VT preferred.  

Salary Range & Benefits:

The Development Associate is a full-time position. The salary range for this position is between $48,000 and $55,000 annually. Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits include a retirement program, health insurance reimbursement arrangement, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and unplanned leave.

Application Process and Timeline:  

The application period will remain open until the position is filled. 

Please submit the following materials by email to  

  • Cover letter, telling us who you are and why you are interested in and qualified for this position
  • Resume or CV (include relevant volunteer experience as well as paid work)
  • Writing sample

Please note that incomplete applications missing required materials will not be considered. 

Please send your materials to only; please do not send your application materials directly to any staff member. 



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