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Development Manager

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NW Energy Coalition
811 1st Ave, Ste 305
Seattle 98104
United States
Phone: 2066210094

Development Manager

The NW Energy Coalition is an alliance of approximately 100 environmental, civic and human service organizations, progressive utilities and clean energy businesses in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and British Columbia. We promote development of energy efficiency and renewable energy, low-income and consumer protection in energy policy decisions, and fish and wildlife restoration on the Columbia and Snake rivers. Energy policy is critical to the Northwest’s economic and environmental health. Ensuring that individual utilities, state governments, and the region pursue clean and affordable energy strategies for meeting our energy needs and reducing climate pollution is a central focus.

This position is located at our downtown Seattle office in the historic Colman building.

Job description: The development manager is responsible for maintaining and increasing funding via individual donations, sponsorships, corporate partnerships, and foundation funding by:
• Effectively identifying, cultivating and engaging donors at all levels
• Organizing events to broaden the Coalition’s donor base and to engage the membership.
• Researching and identifying potential foundations and managing the grant proposal and reporting process.

This person will work closely with the executive director, board development committee and Coalition staff.

Principal duties and responsibilities:
Foundation grant fundraising (40%)
• Track grant proposal and report timelines.
• Work with Coalition staff in writing grant proposals and reports.
• Research and identify a pipeline of potential foundation funders.

Donor and sponsorship outreach and cultivation (30%)
• Lead strategies to identify, cultivate and engage existing donors and sponsors, and to develop new prospects.
• Develop and implement a new strategic corporate donor/partner campaign.
• Develop donor communication materials. Event management and support (20%)
• Work with outreach and communications staff to develop special fundraising events; solicit sponsors and table captains, promoting ticket sales.
• Develop promotional materials to publicize the events

Development administration (10%)
• Provide leadership and support for board development activities.
• Document all gift donations and acknowledgement activities.
• Maintain a donor database, track relationships and actions, build donor profiles and generate reports.

Position requirements:
• Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years experience in non-profit fundraising and grant writing. Experience may substitute for education.
• Additional relevant professional experience including (but not limited to) work in event planning.
• Excellent relationship-building skills and the ability to engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders.
• Demonstrated ability to raise funds and work with donors.
• Excellent written communication skills.
• Strong leadership skills and ability to handle multiple projects and priorities.
• Exceptional attention to detail and experience working in teams.
• Must be a resourceful worker with a can-do attitude who can take initiative, follow through and manage time efficiently.
• Proficient with SalesForce

Salary and benefits: Salary $53,000 to $58,000 DOE. Excellent benefits include generous medical, dental and vision insurance, four weeks paid vacation, ten paid holidays and employer-matching retirement plan. NWEC is an equal opportunity employer.

Position is open until filled. Application review will begin 12/14/16. In order to help us efficiently process applications and to ensure that your application is received, please observe the following: 1.) Please submit a resume and cover letter via email to Evyan Horton at [email protected]. 2.) In the subject line of your e-mail: “Your Full Name, Development Manager” 3.) In your cover letter, please reflect on your experience with the type of fundraising directly related to this position. 4.) In your resume, please provide specific dates of employment (month/year). 5.) In your cover letter, please indicate where you found out about the position.


NW Energy Coalition
811 1st Ave, Ste 305
Seattle 98104
United States
Phone: 2066210094