Fund Development Manager - Iron & Earth

Fund Development Manager


Would you like to make  a difference in the  fossil fuel industry while also promoting  Indigenous workers? Would you like to actively participate in the transformation of  the Canadian energy industry?

If yes, you came to the right place. Iron & Earth is hiring a Fund Development Manager  to join our fundraising team, and  to support our ongoing fundraising and developmental needs. 


Iron & Earth is a worker-led, non-profit organization that was formed around the lunchroom tables of the oilsands during an oil price crash which resulted in over 100,000 oilpatch employees losing their jobs between 2015 and 2017. We realized that our trade skills were transferable to the renewable energy industry and recognized the urgency of diversifying into these technologies.


As our Fund Development Officer, you will work within our existing fundraising team to reach and maximize Iron & Earth’s revenue goals by: developing fundraising strategies, and writing proposals to apply for funding from government departments, companies, foundations, and trusts.

This role is ideal for an outgoing, highly self-motivated and organized person who enjoys being personally involved in all developmental aspects of a growing organization. 


  • Secure major gifts  of $1M+  annually;
  • Lead fundraising activities and develop funding strategy;
  • Research,  prioritize, and create opportunities with funding prospects, including government, corporations, foundations,  and sponsors;
  • Prepare compelling and effective grant applications, proposals, budgets;
  • Manage communications with prospective and existing funders;
  • Monthly reporting on fundraising forecasts and cash flows;
  • Work with team leads to understand project and program needs;
  • Communicate and report the organization's achievements to funders.


  • Strong research skills; 
  • Highly organized with great analytical thinking; 
  • Deadline obsessed and detail oriented;
  • Excellent storytelling and writing skills;
  • Alignment with Iron & Earth’s vision, mission, and philosophy;
  • 5+ years proven experience in securing major gifts from individuals, foundations, corporations, or government, and experience writing Requests For Proposals, Letters of Intent, proposals, or grants. 
  • CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification is considered to be an asset;


Compensation and hours

This is a full time  employee or independent contractor position.  Compensation is commensurate with experience.


Anywhere in Canada, as we are a completely remote organization.

How to apply

If you want to make a change in the world we live in, send your cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Please don’t forget to include in your email how you heard about this opportunity.

Our team welcomes Indigenous Peoples, racialized persons and people with diverse abilities, genders and sexualities, as well as, individuals with fossil fuel industry experience.