Development Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: DOE



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United States



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.


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&LTD, Employee Assistance Program, and yearly Professional Development funds to further education up to $600 and a healthy work life balance.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

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