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Jan 26 / BARD CEP

Development Director – Greater Los Angeles-Carson, CA

Organization: GRID Alternatives  

Position Title: Development Director

Location: Carson, CA

Hours & Compensation: Full time. 55,000 – 75,000

Application Deadline: Not listed.


GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles ( is a rapidly growing non-profit organization that provides solar energy 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. We are looking for a Development Director to help lead our fundraising efforts in Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura counties.

Job Duties

•Obtain financial support from foundations, corporations, governments and individual supporters throughout the region, under the supervision of the Executive Director

•Manage grant and program proposals to local foundations and local governments, including researching opportunities, managing deadlines and reporting requirements

•Work with Executive Director to generate ideas for campaigns, events and other development efforts.

•Collaborate with GRID Alternatives’ national fundraising team on statewide funding and communications efforts

•Serve as a thought partner with the Executive Director on local communications, event, and partnership development efforts

•Solicit corporate and group donors for our sponsored workday program

•Solicit individual participants and corporate sponsors for our annual Solarthon fundraiser/solar installation event, and manage event logistics with support from Headquarters and Executive Director

•Manage and build up our individual giving program

•Track donations using our[[|]] CRM database

•Create and implement fundraising and cultivation events to raise individual donations from local individual donors and assist with board recruitment

•Acknowledge and thank donors

•Represent the organization to potential donors, funders, sponsors, government officials, policy makers, clean tech businesses and the general community.

•Report directly to the Executive Director, while regularly communicating with and coordinating with GRID Alternatives’ national VP of Development and Communications

Position Requirements

•Minimum 3 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Substituting other equivalent experience will only be considered for an exceptional candidate who makes a compelling case in their cover letter

•High level of comfort with grant applications and directly asking individuals and institutions for money

•Event management experience

•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 collaborative, hard-working, friendly office environment

•Strong and broad computer and website management skills

Preferred Qualifications

•Passion for renewable energy, affordable housing, the environment/environmental justice

•Familiarity with the local and statewide environmental/political and cleantech worlds.

•Existing relationships with potential local donors/corporate sponsors

Office Location

The Greater Los Angeles office is located in Carson.


Competitive non profit salary depending on experience + health, dental, paid time off, and optional 403b retirement enrollment

How to apply:

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for this position online Mailed and emailed applications are not accepted.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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