HONOR THE EARTH SEEKS DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Honor the Earth is now requesting proposals for a part-time Development Coordinator to lead our grant-writing, grant-making, and grassroots fundraising programs. Honor the Earth is in a moment of growth and momentum, and we seek a disciplined, experienced individual with a commitment to long-term, frontline movement-building. This is a part-time position (approx. 20 hours per week) with competitive compensation relative to experience and ability, but no benefits. The Development Coordinator will be an independent contractor, not a direct employee of Honor the Earth. To submit a proposal, please send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About us: Honor the Earth is a national Anishinaabe environmental organization, based on the White Earth Reservation. We established in 1993 in order to break the geographic and political isolation of Native communities, and to increase financial resources for organizing and change. Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard. Winona LaDuke serves as Executive Director. We are the only Native organization in the US that provides both financial support and organizing support to Native environmental initiatives. This model is based deep in our communities, histories, and long-term struggles to protect the earth. We believe a sustainable world is predicated on transforming economic, social, and political relationships that have been based on systems of conquest toward systems based on just relationships with each other and our Mother Earth.
- Work closely with Executive Director to manage all grant writing, submission, reporting, and tracking
- Maintain and grow relationships with foundations and individual donors
- Work with our organizing team to support and track our grassroots fundraising
- Work closely with the Executive Director to manage our re-granting program, which supports Native grassroots groups across the US and Canada working to protect the Earth and indigenous rights
- 3-5 years of experience leading successful fundraising efforts with social justice organizations
- Ability to handle multiple deadlines and tasks in a fast-paced, unpredictable environment
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- High level of computer and web literacy
- Political sensibility, critical thinking, and a strong analysis of power dynamics and structural change
Honor the Earth is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on identity. Indigenous people, people of color, women, and members of other marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.