Position Description – Development Manager

Position Description – Development Manager
About The Solar Foundation
The Solar Foundation (TSF) is the leading provider of high-quality economic impact analyses for the solar industry, a
trusted partner for technical assistance spurring public sector implementation, and a champion of solar in schools. An
independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1977, TSF’s mission is to increase understanding of solar energy through
strategic research that educates the public and transforms markets.
Job Description
We are seeking a full-time Development Manager to expand The Solar Foundation’s support base and engage donors
with our programs and services. In addition, this position will include an emphasis on identifying, cultivating, and
soliciting prospects and engaging with The Solar Foundation’s board and supporting board development.
Key Responsibilities
 Execute The Solar Foundation’s annual fundraising plan
 Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
 Manage implementation of donor tracking platform and coordinate with staff responsible for data management
 Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
 Manage special events and oversee volunteer host committee
 Develop and track project and grant proposals for corporate, government, and foundation funding opportunities
 Ensure proper reporting for all funding contracts
 Provide communications support
Candidates for this position will possess:
 An undergraduate degree in business, marketing, nonprofit management, or other related field
 3-5 years of experience in development with a proven fundraising track record
 Experience developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members and donors
 Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
 Ability to travel as needed
 Strong organizational, managerial, and communication skills
 Familiarity with customer/donor relationship management software
In addition, ideal candidates will possess:
 A demonstrated passion for solar or renewable energy
 An ability to adapt to shifting priorities
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s previous experience and credentials. The Solar Foundation is
a great place to work and provides its staff with a competitive benefits package including enrollment in a 401(k)
retirement plan, health insurance reimbursement, and paid time off.
To Apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume, both of which should demonstrate your experience, qualifications, educational
background, and your desire to fill this position, to Andrea Luecke, Executive Director [email protected] with the
subject title “TSF Development Manager”. Position is based in Washington, DC and is available immediately. The
application period closes Feb. 13, 2015 at 6pm ET.