Director of Development

Website Atmos

Job Title: Director of Development
Organization: Atmos
Location: Remote
Salary: $135,000 – $150,000

About the Organization:
Atmos is a nonprofit media organization dedicated to the exploration of climate and culture. We publish a biannual magazine and daily stories on our website and social media platforms, curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice, creative storytelling, and re-enchantment with the natural world.

Position Summary:
The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Atmos’s fundraising efforts, including the membership program, major gifts program, annual fund, special events, and project campaigns. The Development Director works closely with the Managing Director in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan that aligns with the organization’s strategic plan and annual budget.This includes identifying and setting specific fundraising targets to support the organization’s programs and initiatives.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major gift prospects and donors, including individuals, family offices, foundations, and corporations
  • Write and submit grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies to secure funding for Atmos’s programs and initiatives
  • Develop and manage the membership program and all related communications and promotions.
  • Oversee the annual fund, including all communications and online giving campaigns
  • Plan and execute fundraising events, including donor cultivation events
  • Work with the Managing Director to develop and implement project campaigns
  • Develop and deliver compelling presentations and pitches to secure funding for project campaigns, tailoring content and messaging to the interests and priorities of prospective donors, and effectively conveying the impact and value of the organization’s initiatives.
  • Prepare and monitor the development budget, including revenue and expense projections
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all fundraising activities, including donor information, gift records, and fundraising reports
  • Serve as an ambassador for Atmos, promoting the mission, values, and offerings to donors, prospects, and the community
  • Cultivate relationships with prospective donors through active participation in networking events, conferences, and other in-person engagements, serving as an ambassador for the organization and effectively communicating its mission, values, and impact.
  • Develop and maintain regular communication with donors, including updates on the organization’s activities, impact, and use of funds, to foster donor engagement and retention.
  • Provide regular reports to the Managing Director on fundraising progress, including updates on revenue goals, donor engagement, and campaign performance, to inform strategic decision-making and ensure alignment with the organization’s mission and priorities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 7-10 years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record of success in major gift fundraising, annual fund management, and fundraising events with prior experience building a fundraising program from scratch
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to build and maintain relationships with donors, prospects, and community members
  • Strong knowledge of fundraising best practices, including donor research, cultivation, and stewardship, with a strong network of contacts already established
  • Proficiency in donor database management and fundraising software
  • Experience with and connections to the arts and culture space. Additional experience with other publications is ideal
  • Passion for the earth’s sustainability and the mission of Atmos

Salary and Benefits:

Range $135,000 – $150,000

At Atmos, we prioritize the well-being of our employees and recognize that a healthy work-life balance is essential to achieving our best work. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer the following benefits to support the physical, emotional, and professional well-being of our team members:

 Remote Work and Office Closures

  • Fully remote work arrangement with no physical office location
  • Annual staff retreat held in various locations around the world
  • Unlimited paid time off (PTO) policy
  • Office closure for 6+ weeks per year, including:
    • 2 weeks off in the summer
    • 1 week off in the winter
    • 1 week of “Summer Fridays” (full-day off every other Friday during the summer
    • 2 weeks of holiday closures

Insurance and Retirement Benefits

  • Comprehensive health, vision, and dental insurance plans fully covered for employees
  • 80% coverage for spousal, child, and family base plans
  • 5% employer match on fossil fuel divested 401(k) retirement savings plan, available upon hire

Additional Perks and Benefits

  • Stipends for connecting with team members, remote work expenses, and professional development opportunities
  • Sabbatical leave available after 7 years of employment with the organization

To Apply:

To submit an application, please upload your resume and fill out the application questions on this page. Priority will be given to candidates who apply by July 15, 2024. We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis. This search is being led by Kristen Carver and Naomi Roth-Gaudette at NRG Consulting Group. Please reach out to [email protected] with any questions.

Atmos is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage people of all educational backgrounds, people of color, people with disabilities, and people of all gender identities to apply.

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