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    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore, is dedicated to leading a global cultural movement demanding immediate action on the climate crisis by using cutting-edge communications and grassroots strategies to educate the public about the urgency and solvability of the climate crisis.

    JOBS
    Director of Information Systems and Technology
    Charitable Giving Manager
    Prospect Research Manager
    Program Associate-Global Shapers
    Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer
    Regional Organizer: Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region

    Jobs

    Director of Information Systems and Technology

    Reports To:  Senior Vice President, Operations

    Direct Reports: Systems Developer, Systems Tester and Trainer, Helpdesk/Administrative Specialist

    The Climate Reality Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded and chaired by former US Vice President Al Gore, is seeking an experienced Director of Information Systems and Technology.  This is a full-time salary exempt position.  Climate Reality’s mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society. As part of this effort, we work to elevate racial and environmental justice as central issues in the climate movement today.

    General Overview:  The Director of Information Systems and Technology oversees the organization’s technology infrastructure and operations, ensuring the staff of Climate Reality can successfully execute their advocacy-based work. This position manages a department and team of support staff and provides ongoing guidance to the team regarding IS and IT priorities and strategic direction. The Director is a member of the senior management team responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and integration of online platforms used by Climate Reality.  This position will work closely with internal departments to manage integration projects, ensure systems are meeting data collection needs, and the staff have the tools and technology they need to perform their roles.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.   Relocation to the DC office may be required.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities 

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Manage the strategy, design, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of Climate Reality’s information systems and technology infrastructure.
    • Manage a department of 3-4 staff, providing them with daily and long-term direction and prioritization.  Provide management oversight to ensure IS/Tech projects are delivered within appropriate budgets and timeframes.
    • Oversee integration of systems with organization’s CRM (Salesforce) and other platforms such as EveryAction, Phone2Action, Ringlead, Paragon, Form Titan, Reality Hub, Climate Action Now app. Work closely with the digital communications team to oversee the backend of the organization’s website.
    • Work closely with executive team and staff to ensure proper data tracking to measure programmatic results and ensure the ability to extract data needed for reporting to relevant teams and donors.
    • With systems developer, oversee design and development of custom forms for training applications, grant applications, and other forms. Oversee testing of the forms before going live.
    • Develop, manage, and maintain relationships and contracts with external vendors as needed.
    • Oversee the effective delivery and maintenance for integrations, outsourced technical projects, in-house development and configuration to verify organizational alignment.
    • Evaluate technology needs and make recommendations to decision makers. Research and recommend new tools, products, data gathering and analytics practices.
    • Direct security strategy for all supported domains, hardware and applications.
    • Oversee testing and training programs for all supported hardware and applications.
    • Oversee department staff who manage the helpdesk and daily administrative operations in the DC office including usage of Zoom, Box, Outlook, Apple computer equipment, printers, copier, preparing laptops for new employees, install upgrades and virus protection software, etc.
    • Manage department budget and project budget allocations.
    • Oversee IT infrastructure for Climate Reality Action Fund (c4) when needed.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    • Extensive hands-on experience in the design, development and implementation of information systems.
    • Ability to multi-task on several projects and collaborate with groups and partners of various technical skill levels to complete them on time and budget.
    • Strong project management skills with the ability to think strategically and work tactically.
    • Strong management and interpersonal skills.
    • Experience in technical aspects of nonprofit advocacy organization preferred.
    • Experience with Salesforce, EveryAction, and/or similar advocacy platforms and integration.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across teams, managing in all directions to complete projects.

    The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    • HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: ISTjobs@climatereality.com
    • BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    • SALARY RANGE: $120,000 - $135,000 annual salary
    • PREFERRED START DATE: August 1, 2021

    Charitable Giving Manager

    Department: Advancement
    Reports To: Director of Advancement
    Direct Reports: This position does manager others
    Salary Range: $70,000-$85,000
    Classification: Full Time, Salary Exempt                                                                                                     

    General Overview:  The Climate Reality Project is seeking a passionate and experienced fundraiser to increase the Advancement Department’s fundraising efforts. The Charitable Giving Manager will be responsible for managing and expanding a portfolio of current and prospective major and mid-level donors ($2,500 - $50,000) and will participate in all aspect of the gift cycle on behalf of Climate Reality and its leadership. An ideal candidate will be passionate about climate action and able to work independently and collaboratively in a small fundraising team.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA.  

    Relocating to Washington, DC will be required when our Washington, DC office safely re-opens on September 7th, 2021.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors, focusing on increasing revenue from 4-5 figure gifts.
    • Responsible for formulating and implementing all aspects of the gift cycle: 1) Identify and qualify prospects to help build a more robust major gift donor pipeline; 2) develop personalized cultivation strategies and move potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation; 3) solicit annual and major gifts; 4) thoughtfully steward and maintain contact with donors on behalf of Climate Reality.
    • Identify strategic opportunities for portfolio growth, working both independently and with prospect research team to explore areas for expansion.
    • Manage a portfolio of institutional donors and direct their strategic cultivation and stewardship; coordinate with Director of Advancement, Director of Evaluation, and program teams on timely letters of inquiry, grant proposals, grant reports, and other foundation communications; assist with grant writing where needed.
    • Schedule and conduct meetings with current and prospective donors, as well as schedule and staff meetings with program staff, Director of Advancement, and President and CEO.
    • Work with Advancement team members to identify opportunities for new major and mid-level gift prospects from database, and help develop and implement a mid-level giving program.
    • Provide advice to management regarding active and prospective donors.
    • Develop, manage and execute year-end direct mail appeal.
    • Research prospects for engagement.
    • Use Salesforce to track donors and prospects through the moves management cycle.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and values
    • 4-5 years of fundraising experience for an allied cause with a proven track record of closing major gifts either independently or with a principal
    • Experience communicating with and identifying strategies for cultivation of major donors
    • A self-starter, and willing and able to work independently
    • Excellent interpersonal skills related to donors, leadership, and Board of Directors
    • Prior experience using Salesforce or CRM to track donor information
    • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
    • Experience using research software and tools preferred
    • Optimistic and positive attitude a must
    • Ability to work long hours and weekends, travel semi-frequently and on short notice
    • Ability to work in high-visibility and fast-paced environment

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send a resume and cover letter to advancementjobs@climatereality.com

    BENEFITS

    Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.

    PREFERRED START DATE

    August 16, 2021

    Prospect Research Manager

    Department: Advancement
    Reports To: Director of Advancement
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage others
    Salary Range: $60,000-$75,000
    Classification:  Full Time, Salary Exempt

    General Overview:  The Climate Reality Project is seeking an experienced prospect researcher to expand the organization’s fundraising efforts and provide critical support to the Advancement Department. The Prospect Research Manager will design and execute the department’s prospect research strategy and analytics, including pipeline development and portfolio management, as well as provide strategic direction to senior management on prospective donors with major gift capacity. This is a unique opportunity to take ownership of a prospect research program, while working independently and collaboratively with a small fundraising team.

    Our Washington, DC office is presently closed due to the COVID-19 health emergency. Therefore, we will accept remote applicants who work/reside in the following states: CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, NY, OR, PA, TN, and VA. 

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Designs, plans, and executes organization’s prospect research strategy.
    • Formulates data analytics tools and practices to proactively identify new prospects for prospect pipeline, patterns and trends in prospect pool, and strategic recommendations to gift offices and leadership.
    • Conducts in-depth research on current and prospective individual donors and foundations for significant financial impact, utilizing wealth and propensity screenings, relationship mapping science tools, public records, and other sources. Actively identifies new tools and processes.
    • Directs and leads research workflow and scope of work of research team members, including Advancement Operations Associate and prospect research consultant.
    • Synthesizes research to develop concise and thorough research reports, profiles, briefing documents, and recommendations for President & CEO, Chairman, board members, and gift officers.
    • Fulfills timely research requests for leadership as requested.
    • Implements and executes progressive pipeline moves management, as well as portfolio development, optimization, and maintenance to ensure refined, focused, and balanced portfolios for gift officers.   
    • Plans, organizes, and participates in regular prospect review meetings, providing key donor insights and strategy to gift officers, and advising on plans for engagement and solicitation.
    • Manages and maintains Salesforce reports, dashboards, tracking systems and lists to monitor fundraising performance, prospect analysis, and portfolio upkeep (including assigning and monitoring engagement and cultivation tasks).
    • Utilizes database to search and identify underdeveloped or overlooked donors.
    • Become familiar and well-versed in current supporters and their background, and proactively share up to date information, current events, and opportunities with gift officers and leadership.
    • Actively identify and qualify institutional giving prospects and opportunities.
    • Prioritizes and ensures data accuracy and integrity of donor information in Salesforce, including regular upkeep of information.
    • Uphold organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion by identifying areas to increase diversity of prospect and donor pool.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and values, and the principles of diversity, equity, justice, and inclusion
    • 2-3 years’ experience in a prospect research field
    • Demonstrated ability to synthesize large amounts of information into digestible and accessible information for leadership and fundraisers
    • Innate curiosity
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and develop proactive prospecting methodologies
    • Track record of utilizing data analytics in a CRM, Salesforce preferred
    • Ability to think strategically, take initiative, and use sound judgement
    • Ability to work independently with a small fundraising team and remain flexible
    • A self-starter
    • Experience and advanced understanding of research tools and software, iWave preferred
    • Knowledge of APRA’s Body of Knowledge a plus
    • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
    • Optimistic and positive attitude a must
    • Ability to work in high-visibility and fast-paced environment

    HOW TO APPLY

    Send a resume and cover letter to advancementjobs@climatereality.com

    BENEFITS

    Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.

    PREFERRED START DATE

    August 23, 2021

    Program Associate - Global Shapers

    Department: Climate Speakers Network
    Reports To: Director of Climate Speakers Network
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions

    General Overview:  The Climate Speakers Network (CSN) is a program of The Climate Reality Project that works with partners to train, support, and empower peer and professional messengers to use their own values and vocabulary to connect with climate change within their community.  The Program Associate-Global Shaper’s primary role is to represent Climate Reality in a global partnership between CSN and the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. Through this partnership, CSN trains and supports Global Shapers across the world in climate education and the creation and implementation of climate projects in their local communities.

    This is a one-year position with the potential of extension based on funding renewal.

    This position can be based in the Washington DC office or remote if you reside in the following states: CO, DC, FL, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NC, OR, PA, TN, and VA.  

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Specific additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Managing contact and relations between Global Shaper Community staff and CSN.
    • Creating and leading development of training curriculum for CSN trainings conducted for the Global Shapers including research and design.
    • Event management of CSN logistics for events hosted by the Global Shaper Community, and for Global Shaper activities at Climate Reality events.
    • Traveling to and co-presenting at Global Shaper events around the world and/or online.
    • Overseeing day-of event management for Global Shapers at Climate Reality events.
    • Managing post-event follow-up and ongoing engagement efforts with Global Shapers trained through Climate Reality Leadership Corps trainings.
    • Providing project consulting and support to Shaper hubs around the world.
    • Empowering and enabling Shaper grant projects, including recruitment, application review, follow-ups, and reporting.
    • Providing recommendations to senior management regarding organizational partnership strategy and direction.
    • Recommending tools, materials, and tactics to monitor and evaluate the success of the Global Shaper partnership.
    • Maintaining strong data management practices and supporting the development of program metrics and analysis.
    • Supporting other CSN events and initiatives as needed.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • 1 to 2 years’ experience in non-profit, advocacy, and/or campaigns. 
    • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
    • Ability to manage deadlines, work independently, and multi-task with close attention to detail.
    • Prior international experience preferred.
    • Prior experience with Salesforce preferred.
    • A dedication to solving the climate crisis and commitment to climate justice.

    HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume, cover letter and 3 references to: CSNjobs@climatereality.com
    BENEFITS: Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401K, etc.
    SALARY RANGE: $50,000-$55,000 annual salary
    PREFERRED START DATE: August 16, 2021

    Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer

    Department: Strategic Partnerships
    Reports to: Strategic Partnership Manager-Climate Justice Initiative
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Salary: $50,000-$55,000
    HOW TO APPLY: Send a resume and cover letter to: partnershipsjobs@climatereality.com

    The Climate Reality Project, a nonprofit organization founded by former Vice President Al Gore, is offering a full-time, salary non-exempt position to work with the Strategic Partnerships Department.  The Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer will play an integral role in supporting the regional buildout of Climate Reality’s climate justice work in the southeastern United States. The role will require the applicant to be self-motivated, team-oriented, and an efficient communicator.

    General Overview: The Southeastern Climate Justice Organizer is responsible for supporting the Strategic Partnerships Manager in the buildout of Climate Reality’s regional and national climate justice efforts. This includes: assisting in the management of regional partnerships; tracking, scheduling, and attending partner calls; attending events as a representative of The Climate Reality Project; and the development of content supportive of these efforts. The organizer will also work on supporting regional environmental justice campaigns with partners.   These tasks focus on increasing engagement and interaction between The Climate Reality Project and our regional work around environmental and climate justice.

    The Climate Reality Project is headquartered in Washington, D.C. This will be a remote position, with the Organizer residing in the Southeastern United States (specifically, FL, GA, NC, TN or VA). Organizer must have the ability to travel once Covid-19 restrictions allow.

    Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Assist the Scholarships and Grants Manager in managing relationships with scholarship and grant recipients
    • Work with the Strategic Partnerships Manager to cultivate and manage environmental and climate justice partnerships in the region to inform the organizational mission
    • Participate in organizational conversations on environmental and climate justice
    • Support the Strategic Partnerships Manager in the buildout of our Climate Justice Initiative
    • Identify EJ/CJ organizations in the Southeast with whom to cultivate partnerships
    • Work with Climate Reality’s Science and Solutions team to develop external content to support partner campaigns approved by the Strategic Partnerships Team
    • Populate and manage a climate justice calendar to include partner events and CSN events
    • Work with the Engagement Team to look for opportunities to collaborate with Climate Reality chapters and partner organizations for joint work specifically, connecting Climate Reality Chapters to support regional partner campaigns
    • Coordinate with other Climate Reality departments supporting climate justice work and outreach as necessary
    • Other duties as assigned

    Desired Skills and Qualifications

    • Relevant college degree or 3-5 years or more of relevant experience in grassroots organizing (a focus on environmental justice issues highly encouraged)
    • Experience in working with communities to cultivate topical knowledge and mobilizing around issues
    • A working knowledge of the United States environmental justice movement preferred
    • Ability to travel as needed once Covid-19 allows
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Effective organizational/project management skills working across multiple teams
    • Attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
    • Excellent soft skills that allow for pushing for on-time delivery without negatively impacting morale
    • Solution oriented in the management of potential challenges
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
    • Demonstrable strategic thinker and problem-solving acumen
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
    • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
    • Low ego and high output
    • Personal commitment to Climate Reality’s mission and demonstrated knowledge of climate and environmental issues
    • Proficient computer skills (MS Office and database management)

    The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities, and termination. 

    Regional Organizer: Southwest and Rocky Mountain Region

    Department: Engagement
    Reports To: Chapters Program Manager
    Direct Reports: This position does not manage other positions
    Salary: $50,000
    Preferred Start Date: July 19th, 2021

    General Overview:  The Regional Organizer is responsible for supporting chapters across the southwest and Rocky Mountain region of the United States, working with Chapter Chairs and Leadership Committee members to provide resources, trainings, and dedicated support. This position will work closely with Chapters running or interested in running Climate Reality campaigns, build tools for them to use and amplify amongst their Chapter membership, help to train organizers, and generally act as a personal point of contact for engaged volunteers. As a representative of the Engagement team, this position also assists in efforts to meet strategic program and organizational goals through outreach and partnership-building with new constituencies, building strong relationships within this region. States served in this region include Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana.

    This is a remote position based in Colorado. Occasional travel to the Washington, DC office may be required when the office reopens post-pandemic.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Chapter Support (65%)

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Working with the Chapters team to recruit, onboard, and support new Climate Reality chapters.
    • Providing on-going support, follow up, and leadership development to chapters.
    • Conducting monthly one-on-one calls with chapter chairs to build lasting relationships with them as their point person on staff and helping to lead monthly national leadership calls.
    • Facilitating coalition spaces, meet-ups and retreats between regional chapters to foster peer learning, development, and state-level advocacy action.
    • Training Climate Reality chapters on campaigns and organizing skills through developing Chapter Training Series curriculum content and acting as a skill trainer for webinars and in-person training events.
    • Building organizational storytelling capacity by compiling chapter narratives, accomplishments, and photos to share with both internal and external audiences.
    • Adhering and contributing to strong data management practices and program metrics.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Campaign Support (35%)

    Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Serving as a resource for your chapters and the organization on regionally relevant issues and campaigns.
    • Building and maintaining regional partnerships and identify strategic coalition spaces for Climate Reality and our chapters to join.
    • Supporting chapters as they run Climate Reality campaigns, with support from the Campaign Strategist and Chapter Engagement Manager.
    • Supporting the creation and implementation of chapter-specific campaign plans by providing feedback on plans and coaching through prioritization of actions to create impact.
    • Tracking the progress of chapter-led campaigns and chapter development in coordination with the Chapters Team.
    • Adhering and contributing to strong data management practices and program metrics.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • 2+ years of organizing, campaign, advocacy or volunteer engagement experience.
    • Experience with federal, state, and/or local legislative advocacy helpful.
    •  Strong organizational, written and verbal communications skills.
    • Experience and awareness of cultural diversity, ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
    • Preference for grassroots organizing experience with a focus on environmental/climate justice.
    • CRM experience preferred.
    • Good time management and organization skills.
    • Solution oriented in the management of potential challenges
    • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
    • Demonstrable strategic thinker and problem-solving acumen
    • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
    • Capable of working well with a variety of personalities and leadership styles
    • A dedication to solving the climate crisis.

    The Climate Reality Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or any other category prohibited by local, state or federal law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, compensation, benefits, social and recreational activities and termination.

    To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and references to engagementjobs@climatereality.com. Applications are due by June 28, 2021.

     

    Internship Q&A

    Q: Do you offer informational interviews?

    A: No, however if there is a particular department with which you would like an informational interview, you may contact them using the contact information found in the internship posting.

    Q: Does the intern program accept recent college/university graduates?

    A: Yes.

    Q: Does the intern program accept international applicants?

    A: Yes, but all applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. 

    Q: I'm interested in multiple internships at Climate Reality. Should I apply to each separately or can I send application materials once to cover all?

    A: Please apply to each separately, per the instructions in the posting.

    Q: I’M IN / WILL BE IN A STATE (LIVING OR WORKING OR ATTENDING SCHOOL) THAT IS NOT LISTED ON THE INTERNSHIP POSTING. AM I ABLE TO STILL APPLY/WHY CAN I NOT APPLY FOR THE INTERNSHIP?

    A: Due to COVID, the current internships are remote and we are only authorized to employ paid staff in those states wherein which we are registered.

    Q: Can I apply in advance / in anticipation of a future internship opening?

    A: Yes. However, we recommend applying only when vacancies are posted.

    Q: Is this a paid internship?

    A: Yes, for 2021 interns are paid $15.20/hour with a 30-hour maximum work week.

    Q: Can an internship be used to fulfill a requirement from my degree program, e.g., course credit?

    A: All internships for credit are subject to the requirements of your degree program.  Please let us know in your application if you would like to participate in an internship for course credit and include the applicable requirements of your degree program so that Climate Reality can confirm that it is able to meet the requirements.

    Q: Are work hours flexible for students, those working multiple jobs, or those with other special circumstances?

    A: Yes, work hours for interns are flexible, but shall not exceed 30 hours per week. Additionally, there may be times/days of the week that interns are required to be online. Unique scheduling requirements should be conveyed clearly.

    Q: I applied to an internship already. When will I hear back? / Should I expect to hear back?

    A: Thank you for applying! Due to the volume of applicants, we cannot respond to everyone. We will contact you if we require additional information or if you are selected as a candidate.

    Q: The application deadline has closed. Should I still apply?

    A: Thanks for your interest! If the deadline has closed, you will not be considered for that internship opening. Be on the lookout for the next internship opening to apply.

    Q: Do you have a timeframe when you typically get back to people with a decision? 

    A: Successful applicants will usually hear back no later than one month prior to the internship start date.

    Q: To whom should I address my cover letter?

    A: Cover letters may be addressed to the relevant department.