Jobs at Better Future Project

Come join our team! If the posting is up, that means we are still accepting applications.

Please note that our office is on the second floor of a building without an elevator and unfortunately not wheelchair-accessible. 


Current Opportunities:


Better Future Project is looking for an experienced and dynamic development professional with a passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building, and climate action to support the organization’s development function.  

Development Manager 

The Development Manager supports the daily administration of the development and special events function. The Development Manager supports the leadership team in raising the targeted annual fundraising goal This includes successful identification and actualization of funding sources, such as  major donors, foundations and grassroots supporters.  Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations, the Development Manager  is also responsible for gift processing, donor stewardship and the daily management and maintenance of the donor database. The role is ideal for a detail-oriented, efficient, and self-driven professional who is looking to advance their career.   

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assist in devising an annual plan for fundraising initiatives and calendar with input from the leadership team.
  • Identifying and qualifying prospective major donors; identifying new foundation leads.
  • Conducting major donor cultivation in partnership with the leadership team
  • Creates and maintains donor prospect profiles in the development database.  
  • Tracks and monitors donor and prospect movement to inform leadership on next steps for follow-up and cultivation, where necessary. 
  • Maintains and organizes donor and campaign solicitation materials, working closely with the marketing and creative team when edits/designed assets are needed.    
  • Manages the donor database to maintain data integrity and quality, including performing routine audits of constituency records and donor groups; documenting cultivation activity, insights, and solicitations; and identifying action steps.  
  • Develops queries, reports and mailing lists for fundraising campaigns, direct appeals, email campaigns, publications, fundraising events, and other projects.  
  • Oversees and facilitates all gift processing, including database entry, preparing, sending, and collecting completed pledge forms. 
  • Drafts, prepares, and distributes donor acknowledgment letters within a timely turnaround.  
  • Manages pledge tracking, revenue reports and expenses for all event fundraisers.  
  • Works to regularly update donor email lists in NationBuilder.   
  • Compiles regular reports of fundraising campaign performance and results.  
  • Prepares and sends weekly reports to accounting, development and executive-level staff on fundraising progress and pledge/payment updates to keep key decision-makers informed.     
  • Supports the coordination of all BFP events, Supports the preparation of invitations, Ad Journal, and other online and printed materials.
  • Additional duties as required.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND CAPABILITIES  

  • Education: Equivalent work experience or Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (e.g., communications, nonprofit management, English)
  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Work experience: At least 4 years’ work experience demonstrating higher levels of responsibility; at least 2-4  years’ direct fundraising experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience writing grant proposals
  • Proficiency with CRM systems; NationBuilder experience, a plus. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other standard office software, systems, and collaboration tools. 
  • Excellent level of detail and follow-through.  
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects. simultaneously and prioritize tasks while paying close attention to detail and accuracy.  
  • Ability to perform duties with a positive attitude.   
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Passion for grassroots organizing, movement-building and climate justice 
  • Great interpersonal skills and ability to represent the organization and work collaboratively with diverse staff, volunteers, vendors, board members, and the public.  
  • Shows commitment to the mission, vision, and values of the BFP

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • Salary Range $52,000 - $62,000 
  • BFP is participating in a 4 day work week pilot program 
  • 80% employer-paid health insurance with respected national carrier
  • 100% employer-paid dental and vision insurance option
  • 401k socially responsible investment (including fossil free) retirement option
  • Generous paid time off, including separate personal, vacation, and sick time   

Schedule / Location 

This is a full time remote position with a typical schedule of Monday - Friday business hours, with some evenings and weekends, as needed. We are participating in a four day work week pilot where employees will work a 32 hour week for full compensation (40 hours).Preference may be given to applicants based in and around Cambridge, MA.

How to apply

Submit  your cover letter and resume in PDF format to [email protected] Resume will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Application deadline is Sep 15, 2022.

BFP requires full vaccination against COVID 19.

ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION  

We believe in intergenerational people power. We know that the source of our power is the grassroots, and the only way we can win a livable future for all is if we build a social movement strong enough to overpower the most profitable and influential companies the world has ever seen. And we know that we can best tackle this multi-generational challenge if we engage multi-generational leadership. When we combine the passion, perspective, and energy of our youth leaders with the wisdom, connections, and experience of our community leaders, we have a winning formula for change.


About Better Future Project:

Better Future Project (BFP) works to build a diverse, powerful, and democratic grassroots movement that will drive society to address climate change and its devastating effects, advancing a fair and fast transition beyond coal, oil, and gas toward an economy powered by renewable energy that equitably benefits all people.

 

BFP has two programs: 

  1. 350 Massachusetts, a volunteer-run network that challenges fossil fuel infrastructure projects and advocates for state-wide and municipal policies that lead to an equitable transition to 100% renewable energy.
  2. CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather), a network of local leaders building grassroots climate resilience through inclusive & hands-on education, service, and planning.

 

Position: Legislative Coordinator

Program: 350 Mass

350 Mass is looking for an organized and experienced Legislative Coordinator to join a dynamic team and coordinate 350 Mass’ legislative and campaign work. The Legislative Coordinator is responsible for facilitating productive relationships between 350 Mass volunteers and legislative targets relevant to 350 Mass’ respective campaigns. This person will serve as the primary point of contact with legislative targets and allies. This person will also provide general staff support to assigned 350 Mass nodes, as well as provide legislative trainings when required or requested across the network. The Legislative Coordinator will be responsible for advising on legislative strategy within campaigns and coordinating with 350 Mass department staff, volunteers, and partner organizations. This person will also represent 350 Mass in relevant coalitions. Finally, this person will be responsible for producing relevant communications regarding legislative actions and will provide updates and reports to the 350 Mass State Steering Team and the Better Future Project board.

Reports to: BFP Political Director 

Salary & Benefits: $ 50,000-$60,000 (full-time exempt). Health insurance, dental and vision included. Option to contribute to a fossil-fuel free 401k.

We are also considering applicants to fulfill this position part-time, at a proportionate pay.

Start Date: Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

Location & Time Expectations: We are participating in a four day work week pilot where employees will work a 32 hour week for full compensation (40 hours). We require full vaccination against COVID 19 for in-person work. Staff generally work at least one day in the office located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, with frequent meetings and events taking place in different parts of the city/state (generally virtually) and sometimes during evenings/weekends. Having a driver's license is helpful for more distant meetings/events. The BFP Office is upstairs and not wheelchair accessible, although accommodations on the first floor can be arranged.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The office is about a quarter mile from Harvard Square train station and buses. It is up a steep flight of stairs to the second floor and not wheelchair accessible. However, the first floor of the building is partially wheelchair accessible. It will be possible to arrange working in the wheelchair accessible spaces on the first floor. There is no ADA accessible bathroom on site, however a neighboring building has offered their accessible bathroom to wheelchair users in ours as needed.

 

Job Responsibilities:

Relationships with Volunteers and Legislators

  • Support creating white papers on BFP legislation.
  • Educate legislators on 350 Mass legislation.
  • Work with nodes to identify and recruit constituents in targeted legislative districts.
  • Attend meetings with legislators or staff in order to inform volunteer-led strategy.

350 Mass Campaigns

  • Coordinate press strategy concerning legislative aspects of 350 Mass campaigns, including communications and mobilization. 
  • Track hearings and other legislative events relevant to 350 Mass campaigns and report back to 350 Mass department. 
  • Support action plans for volunteer legislative engagement including lobby days, in-district meetings, phone calls, letter writing, delivering public testimony, and other creative and innovative tactics.
  • Research best practices and develop strategies to implement legislation.

General Support

  • Be available and responsive over phone and email to answer questions from legislators and press.
  • Support any 350 Mass trainings, summits, and mobilizations. 
  • Support volunteer leaders, delegate responsibilities and manage progress .

Partnerships and Coalitions 

  • Represent 350 Mass for a Better Future in relevant coalitions. 
  • Be responsible for making everyday decisions as part of coalitions and coordinating with 350 Mass / BFP leadership team on major decisions and updates. 

You would be great for this role if you have:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  • 2+ years of relevant organizing / legislative experience.
  • Strong understanding of the legislative process, experience in the state legislature (preferred).
  • Experience with legislative engagement and interest in investigating how to move decision makers. 
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with volunteers and legislators.
  • Ability to manage and support volunteers with emphasis on leadership development. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Experience working in and coordinating teams of staff, volunteers, and coalition partners. 
  • Ability to self manage: setting deadlines and delivering projects on time. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and document-sharing services like Dropbox and Google Docs.
  • Strong graphic design and marketing skills.
  • Familiarity with Canva, Photoshop, as well as posting on all social media platforms.
  • Ability to manage a heavy workload, prioritize competing demands. 
  • Demonstrated interest in climate and/or social justice and strong commitment to organizing and movement-building as strategies for creating change.
  • Interest in interacting with volunteers and engaging with diverse constituencies.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.

You’d really impress us if you have:

  • Experience working with the Massachusetts legislature.
  • Experience in research and legal analysis. 

 

About our culture and how we prioritize employees:

Better Future Project values a compassionate, supportive, and accountable culture. We aim to be gracious and affirmative, investing in each other's work as well as our humanity. We respect each other's time, we often ask for support from each other, and we prioritize wellness practices. We are good at celebrating each other's accomplishments, acknowledging everyone's contributions, and we share rather than take credit.

Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

 

How To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Legislative Coordinator” in the subject line

 


Position: Climate Justice Organizer

Program: 350 Mass

350 Mass is looking for an organized, experienced, and passionate Climate Justice Organizer to join our team. This position helps 350 Mass build and maintain active partnerships with organizations working on social justice issues including racial, economic, and Indigenous justice in communities most affected by climate change.  This position will also work within our membership network, supporting campaigns and providing education and leadership development opportunities for 350 Mass members.  This position will teach just organizing practices, accountable and radical strategies to win grassroots campaigns, and how to meaningfully show up in solidarity with frontline community groups and lift up frontline voices and priorities.  This person will represent 350 Mass in relevant coalitions.

Reports to: 350 Mass Director of Organizing

Salary & Benefits: $45-55K (full-time exempt). Health insurance, dental, and vision included. Option to contribute to a fossil-fuel free 401k.

We are also considering applicants to fulfill this position part-time, at a proportionate pay.

Start Date: ASAP

Location & Time Expectations: We are participating in a four day work week pilot where employees will work a 32 hour week for full compensation (40 hours). We require full vaccination against COVID 19 for in-person work. Staff generally work at least one day in the office located in Harvard Square, Cambridge, with frequent meetings and events taking place in different parts of the city/state (generally virtually) and sometimes during evenings/weekends. Having a driver's license is helpful for more distant meetings/events. The BFP Office is upstairs and not wheelchair accessible, although accomodations on the first floor can be arranged.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The offices are .3 mile from Harvard Square train station and buses. Our offices are up a steep flight of stairs to the second floor and are not wheelchair accessible, however the first floor of the building is partially wheelchair accessible. It will be possible to arrange working in the wheelchair accessible spaces on the first floor. There is no ADA accessible bathroom on site, however a neighboring building has offered their accessible bathroom to wheelchair users as needed.

 

Job Responsibilities

Volunteer Engagement in Campaigning and Frontline Solidarity Work

  • Contributes to 350 Mass statewide campaign strategy and organizing efforts as a core team member. Current campaigns include Fair Share for Massachusetts (Yes on 1) and People vs. Fossil Fuels
  • Promotes and coordinates solidarity action opportunities within 350 Mass that support the work of frontline partner organizations, while engaging members in that work by supporting the member-led 350 Mass Solidarity Working Group
  • Offers political education opportunities to help 350 Mass members learn about other movement groups, the systems of oppression that work to divide us, and the importance of building cross-movement alliances to achieve our climate justice goals 
  • Supports and coaches 350 Mass members seeking to build partnerships with other groups in their area and/or engage more deeply in our solidarity work
  • Supports Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives within 350 Mass to broaden participation from people of color, working class people, young people, and other underrepresented identity groups

Cross-Movement Coalition-Building & Partner Relationships

  • Represents 350 Mass in relevant intersectional coalitions (for example: Mass Renews Alliance, Raise Up Mass, etc.) to build partner relationships and cross-movement power, while coordinating with 350 Mass leadership on major decisions/updates and engaging 350 Mass members in coalition activities
  • Maintains relationships and communication with partner organizations across different movements
  • Shares and lifts up 350 Mass’ priorities when working with partners and identifies opportunities for partnership and possible joint campaigns

General Volunteer Support

  • Builds relationships with volunteer leaders and supports strategic thinking on local and statewide involvement in solidarity efforts
  • Is available and responsive over phone and email to answer questions from nodes and advise on relevant local projects
  • Supports any 350 Mass trainings, summits, and mobilization.

 

You’d be great for this role if you:

  • Are passionate about racial, economic, and Indigenous justice and can communicate how they are connected (and central) to climate justice and a Just Transition
  • Are excited about thoughtfully building partnerships between majority white/middle class environmental groups and majority low-income/people of color community groups and labor unions
  • Have 2-5 years of experience in grassroots community organizing, including developing campaigns, coordinating public actions, and leading meetings, presentations, and trainings
  • Have been active in both the climate movement and other social justice movements
  • Have experience working on intersectional climate justice project/campaign(s) with multiple environmental and social justice organizations
  • Are comfortable using the following software/platforms: Google Drive, Slack, Zoom, Nationbuilder, Facebook, Twitter

You’d really impress us if you have:

  • Experience convening and facilitating large multi-issue and/or multiracial coalitions in person and virtually
  • Experience designing and leading trainings on anti-oppression, racial justice, allyship, and/or intersectionality
  • Existing relationships with organizations in Massachusetts that address social issues including racial, economic, and Indigenous justice.
  • A firm understanding of the Boston/MA progressive movement ecology and key players

 

About our culture and how we prioritize employees:

Better Future Project values a compassionate, supportive, and accountable culture. We aim to be gracious and affirmative, investing in each other's work as well as our humanity. We respect each other's time, we often ask for support from each other, and we prioritize wellness practices. We are good at celebrating each other's accomplishments, acknowledging everyone's contributions, and we share rather than take credit.

Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. We are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. Women, people of color, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.

 

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Climate Justice Organizer” in the subject line.

 


Better Future Project is an equal opportunity employer. While we still have much work to do, we are an organization working to actively challenge systems of oppression. People of color, women, indigenous people, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, military veterans, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are encouraged to apply.