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Development Manager Washington DC. - Washington DC

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GRID Alternatives.

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Development Manager, Washington, DC.

GRID Alternatives 48 reviews -

Development Manager, Washington, DC.

About GRID Alternatives:

GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer. GRID is an entrepreneurial, high-growth non-profit organization that provides renewable energy and energy efficiency services to low-income families. Through its flagship Solar Affordable Housing Program, GRID trains and leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income families and affordable housing providers, providing long-term savings for the people who need them the most. In turn, low-income families are able to use their long-term savings to pay for basic expenses, and expand their economic opportunity by employing the skills and training they gained through GRID’s workforce development programs, in the growing field of solar installation. GRID’s vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone.


We are looking for a Development Manager to help further our mission by leading our philanthropic fundraising efforts for the Mid-Atlantic affiliate office. The office currently covers Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware; and is physically located in Washington, DC. The Development Manager will develop and implement a strategic plan to meet and exceed our fundraising goals for individual, corporate and foundation giving.

Job Duties:

Meet and exceed budget revenue goals from individuals, corporations, and foundations throughout the region in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Strategic Partnerships Manager, as well as the Development and Communications Team.

Solicit corporate and group donors for our workday program and other opportunities.

Manage grant proposals to foundations including researching opportunities, managing deadlines, writing proposals, and managing reports and budgets.

Create and implement local campaigns and cultivation events to build awareness of our programming and assist in exceeding our fundraising goals.

Manage the application process for state and local government funding.

Represent the organization to potential donors, funders, sponsors, and the general community.

Collaborate with the Executive Director, the Strategic Partnerships Manager, the Headquarters National Development Team, and the Mid-Atlantic Development and Communications Team.

Manage the Mid-Atlantic Development Assistant.

Any Director/Manager at GRID Alternatives must be able to advance the organization's equity, inclusion, and diversity work and understand that this can only be achieved within a framework of social, economic, and environmental justice.

Position Requirements:

Professional experience in nonprofit fundraising. Substituting other equivalent experience will only be considered for a candidate who makes a compelling case in their cover letter.

High level of comfort with directly asking individuals and institutions for funding.

Excellent interpersonal, phone, and written communication skills. You must be able to meet directly with funders/sponsors and speak effectively, professionally, and passionately about the work of the organization, as well as communicate effectively and professionally via email, phone, and in formal written proposals.

Comfortable working as part of a team in a hard-working, informal office environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Passion for environmental justice and working with low-income communities, sustainability, renewable energy, affordable housing, and/or the environment.

Existing relationships with potential Mid-Atlantic donors/corporate sponsors/foundations.

Experience living and/or working in economically disadvantaged communities and with diverse populations.

Proficient with computers and MS Office; is a plus.

Flexible and willing to embrace change, go the extra mile, and bring ideas and energy to a rapidly growing organization.

Office Location/Travel:

This position is located in Washington DC and requires some travel to sites throughout the office territory of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Availability to work nights and weekends maybe required. GRID Alternatives may provide vehicles for work travel and/or travel reimbursement for personal vehicle use, but applicant must hold a valid driver’s license and good driving record.


This is a full-time exempt positions. Salary commensurate with experience


Medical, Dental, Vision/Eye care insurance, generous 5 weeks paid time off, up to 10 paid holidays (2017), Commuter Checks, 403B retirement plan, Employee Assistance program, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), STD

To Apply:

Submit both a resume and a one to two paragraph cover letter describing your interest online at online at, Due to the high volume of inquiries, please do not call or email the local office.

GRID Alternatives provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

Women and people of color are urged to apply.

We are committed to providing individuals with criminal records, including formerly incarcerated individuals, a fair chance to participate in the American economy.

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Professional experience in nonprofit fundraising- GRID Alternatives is the country’s largest nonprofit solar installer- Development Manager, Washington, DC----

Primary Skill

Fund Development

Critical Skills

Company info

GRID Alternatives.
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Company Profile
GRID Alternatives is a 501(c)(3) certified non-profit organization that brings together community partners, volunteers and job trainees to implement solar power and energy efficiency for low-income families, providing energy cost savings, valuable hands-on experience, and a source of clean, local energy that benefits us all. Take a look at our Project Map to see the impact of our work!

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