Fellow, Environment

Pisces Foundation

About the organization

At the Pisces Foundation, we believe if we act now and boldly, we can quickly accelerate to a world where people and nature thrive together. We support organizations, advocates, and activists who, working together, are doing what’s necessary to have clean and abundant water, a safe climate, and kids with the environmental know-how to create a sustainable world. By mainstreaming powerful new and equitable solutions, we will spark immediate gains and lasting benefits for people and nature. We know that our Foundation’s vision, of people and nature thriving together, can only be realized in an equitable and just world. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a foundation.

This summer marks the ten-year anniversary of our first grantmaking. As we celebrate a decade of impact, we are looking ahead to see how we can further accelerate change. In the coming year, we will engage with our trustees and colleagues in the field in deep thinking and strategic planning to frame,


We are seeking a collaborative, impact-focused self-starter with a passion for environmental issues to join our mission-driven team as a Fellow. The Fellow will be a generalist who supports the Foundation’s programs through projects including grantmaking, learning and evaluation, and launching initiatives. The Fellow position is an excellent opportunity to make a significant contribution while gaining a broad range of experience within philanthropy.

Projects may include research to support the development and launch of philanthropic initiatives, preparing recommendations and approvals for leadership team and board meetings, designing models for cashflow management and budgeting projections, and more.

The position will work in a hybrid remote and in-office format in our San Francisco office. This is a limited-term position through August 2024 and will report to program officers across the programs. Please note that, due to the limited-term nature of this role, Pisces Foundation is not able to provide work authorization assistance for this position.


The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal skills and qualities:

- Commitment to the Pisces Foundation’s mission; interest in environmentalism and environmental justice issues
- Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years’ professional experience
- Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and accuracy
-Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to work through solutions when there is no obvious path
-Thrives on variety and wearing multiple hats, and is comfortable in a dynamic start-up environment
-Familiarity with environmental and policy research
-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability and desire to help create an impactful philanthropic program by integrating the impacts on and perspectives from the communities most affected by environmental issues
-Demonstrated project management experience, including the ability to think and work independently and effectively and to plan, prioritize, follow through, and track multiple work streams under deadlines in a dynamic environment
-Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively to a range of audiences in meetings, over email, and through formal work products and presentations
- Experience with and aptitude for collaboration across a range of colleagues and stakeholders.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

CEA Recruiting is assisting Pisces Foundation with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates need to click the link below to submit a resume and a thoughtful cover letter. Relevant writing samples will be collected from candidates prior to moving to the client interview stage.


The position is available immediately and we will prioritize candidates whose applications are submitted by Tuesday, September 4th, 2023. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until filled.

Please direct all questions to CEA Recruiting: [email protected]

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