Green Job of the Day: Development Officer, GRID Alternatives (Oakland, CA)

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Job: Development Officer
Organization: GRID Alternatives

An excerpt of the job announcement follows below. You can review the complete job announcement at  The application deadline is March 12, 2010.

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GRID Alternatives is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services to low-income families. Our main program is the Solar Affordable Housing Program, where we lead teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners statewide.

We are looking for a Development Manager to join our growing fundraising team. This is a position with strong potential for future growth within the organization.

Job Duties

  • Work directly with the Development Director and Bay Area Regional Director to maintain and increase donations from individual, corporate, and foundation supporters throughout the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Solicit corporate donors through our corporate-sponsored workday program
  • Manage grant proposals to Bay Area foundations, including researching opportunities, managing deadlines, writing proposals, and writing final reports
  • Solicit new individual donors and implement campaigns to expand giving from existing donors
  • Solicit individual participants and corporate sponsors for our annual Solarthon fundraiser/solar installation event
  • Support the Bay Area Regional Director in writing grant applications for local government funding programs
  • Acknowledge donors and track donations using our database
  • Represent the organization to potential donors, funders, and sponsors
  • Assist in organizing fundraising and cultivation events, donor site visits, and media opportunities
  • Report directly to the Development Director, and communicate regularly to the Development Director and the Bay Area Regional Director the status of all development activities

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