Strategic Environmental Fundraising Consultant

Ice911 is a nonprofit Silicon Valley moonshot. Founded in 2008 by Dr. Leslie Field, we now have years of extensive field testing, the science and technology, team, and experience needed to stabilize the climate through Arctic sea ice preservation and restoration and avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Our methods and approach will buy all of us more time to adopt global sustainable solutions like renewable energy, electric transport, carbon sequestration and carbon use reduction.

It's time to act. Do you have the fundraising experience and collaborative skills to help Ice911 fund our work restoring Arctic ice and pioneering the way to slow and reverse global warming?

With humble offices in Redwood City and a current budget of about $1M, we want to assertively expand our funding base to support a $10M organization by 2022. Our current funding is primarily through private and family foundation contributions.

We are seeking to expand that base to include strategic partnerships, environmentally- focused foundations and Federal support. For more about our history, defining principles, science, and team visit

Ideal Candidate

Ice911 is seeking a resourceful fundraiser with a personal or vocational connection to the issues and stakeholders addressing climate change. He or she should have a proven track record in attracting and sustaining public and private funding. Effective communication and collaboration and project management skills are also required for this position. Candidates will bring informed environmental insights, strategic thinking, political insights, and a sense of humor to their work. This is a hands-on part time contract position of approximately 15-20 hours a week.

Essential Qualifications

Candidates will bring many of the following skills or experience to the role:

  • Demonstrated commitment to Ice911’s mission of slowing climate change, with experience providing leadership to these issues in a staff or volunteer leadership role

  • A proven track record in developing, stewarding, and expanding funding relationships with government, foundations, and major donors

  • Exceptional public and interpersonal communication skills - including speaking, writing, and consensus building

  • Ability to work in close partnership with small but dedicated team of staff, associates, advisors, volunteers, and Board members

  • Self-direction and the ability to juggle and prioritize multiple projects in an active environment

  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends to support fundraising events

  • Effective use of MS Office, fundraising database management, and social media

  • Flexibility to pitch in where needed

Essential Functions:

  • Drive the creation and implementation of an integrated funding strategy that focus on growing foundation and government partnerships to complement our current portfolio of individual donors and small foundations, events and annual appeals.

  • Provide a credible and informed presence for Ice911 among partners and funders

  • Coordinate with communications, events and technology teams to ensure a coherent and synergistic organizational communications and outreach.

  • Assist the leadership team and Board in their fundraising roles by providing support, education and leadership.

  • Develop compelling case statements, funding strategies, and donor communications

  • Manage grant and donor research, proposal preparations and tracking.

  • Oversee the planning, execution and evaluation of special projects and events

  • Provide oversight to timely donor acknowledgement, record keeping, and reporting.

  • Work occasional nights and weekends, as needed, to support fundraising events.

Application Process

Email your cover letter (Word or PDF document) summarizing your interest in our work, your fit with each of the qualifications listed, compensation requirements, and experience along with a current resume to Dr. Steven Zornetzer, Executive Director, ( with “Ice911-Strategic Fundraising Position” in the subject field.

Resumes must have a cover letter to be considered. Inquiries from candidates are welcomed and should be directed to Dr. Zornetzer. Deadline for consideration is March 17, 2019, or until the position is filled.