ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
This is a great leadership opportunity to join a rapidly growing national organization that sits at the intersection of renewable energy, economic inequality, climate change, and workforce development, and delivers measurable, large-scale results in communities across the country.
The successful candidate will join a highly regarded, smart, and innovative team who are some of the best at what they do. This is an opportunity for an experienced fundraising leader to help shape and strengthen this extraordinarily innovative and exceptional organization as it embarks on the next phase in its evolution, which includes increasingly centering racial justice and equity more broadly in the organization’s mission and operations.
GRID’s development program focuses on a robust corporate partnership program. Currently, 65% of its fundraising income is from corporate sponsorships. The VP of Development will be responsible for maintaining and expanding corporate and foundation income while working with the CEO and Board to implement and grow individual giving.
Reporting to the CEO and working closely with the Board of Directors and other members of the Executive Leadership Team, the VP of Development will create and manage a multi-year fund development plan, designed to achieve GRID’s goals and institutionalize best practices and create a “culture of philanthropy” across the entire organization. The VP of Development will oversee corporate and foundation giving, individual and major gifts, and a small portfolio of government grants (such as AmeriCorps) for the national and regional offices. Significantly, the VP of Development will play a major role in readying the organization for more growth and impact in the coming years.
The VP of Development serves on the Executive Leadership Team, supervises a staff of seven development professionals at the headquarters, and supports development efforts in GRID’s 10 regional offices.