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Development Director for Green Empowerment: Full time

Position Title: Development Director Supervisor: Executive Director

About Green Empowerment

For twelve years, Green Empowerment has partnered with rural communities and locally-based organizations in the developing world to build renewable energy and water systems to alleviate poverty and improve the environment. Our current core countries are Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, the Philippines and along the Thailand/Burma border, although we work in and have completed projects in a number of other countries.   We have a fundraising strategy and an increasing funding base.  Our operational budget is $721,000, with over $200,000 coming from individual and corporate donors.


About This Position

The Development Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising strategy that incorporates individual donor cultivation and corporate appeals, fundraising events, and submission of grants for capacity-building grants, and to develop and implement digital and written communications efforts.



Develop and implement a fundraising strategy for major individual and corporate gifts, in collaboration with the Executive DirectorAnalyze acquisition and retention of donors while developing strategies to upgrade existing donors; develop planned giving program as an aspect of long-term donor cultivationAdvance use of contact relationship tools such as our donor databaseSupport and encourage Board fundraising efforts and lead volunteer fundraising efforts with the Fundraising CommitteeSecure organizational capacity grants from foundations, corporations, or other sources


Maintain communications regarding GE's achievements with the funding community and donor prospects. Event Coordination

Coordinate and refine events to raise funds and foster profound donor relationshipsManage volunteer efforts that enrich fundraising campaigns and events


Time Commitment:   Full-time position, with flexible work hours


 Remuneration:  $40,000, employer-paid medical insurance, paid vacation and sick leave


Qualifications:  Minimum 3-5 years experience with fundraising in a leadership role.  Experience with communications and event management required.


Education: BA or equivalent preferred


Skills and Knowledge:

Proven management and leadership capabilities

Experience with donor prospecting, identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and tracking

Demonstrated success in organization fundraising from individuals, family foundations and corporations

Proven ability to develop, manage and complete successful fundraising events

Superior written and verbal communications skills

Ability to use word-processing, spreadsheet and data-base software required

Experience using press releases, written materials, web sites, e-news, blogs, Facebook, and other media required



To Apply: Kindly send resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] by Nov. 4, 2009.  Thank you very much for your interest!

-- Stephanie Routh Resource Development Coordinator

GREEN EMPOWERMENT 140 SW Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97204

P: 503.284.5774

F: 503.460.0450

www.greenempowerment.org [email protected]

Light up someone's life!  Bring water to rural villages!  Community-based, renewable energy projects protect rainforests and improve health and education globally.  Donate now and support sustainable, long-lasting change.  www.greenempowerment.org