As a Development Assistant in our GRID Bay Area office, you will help grow our regional development and fundraising efforts. Your primary job duties will include managing donation data entry; proactively researching potential new foundation and corporate partners; assisting in the writing, stewarding, and reporting of grants; supporting our Corporate Sponsored Workday Program, which includes over 50 team-building events with partner companies and occasional Camp Solar getaways; facilitating individual giving programs; and assisting with community events and generally increasing our fundraising capacity and success. This is a new position within the Development and Programs department, and will report directly to the Bay Area Development Officer.
In order to be considered please submit  an application online at and submit your resume with a one to two paragraph cover letter!
​ Job Duties:
  • Manage donation entry and general database integrity with a great attention to detail.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, volunteers, donors, and community organizations.
  • Assist with regional event planning and fundraising (such as our annual Solarthon event, fundraising gala, year-round corporate workdays, Camp Solar weekends, and other supporter engagement events).
  • Lead on researching local grant making opportunities and assist with grant writing and reporting.
  • Facilitate activities related to the launch and growth of GRID Bay Area’s individual membership program.
  • Provide general support and brainstorming to promote other fundraising goals, including efforts to promote volunteers as donors and/or individual fundraisers.
  • Other duties as assigned to help bring the benefits of renewable energy technology and job training to unserved communities.
  • Every member of GRID Alternatives must participate in the organization’s equity, inclusion, and diversity work.

    Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of recent successful nonprofit fundraising experience, or equivalent experience in a parallel field from the for-profit sector such as sales, marketing, or communications
  • Incredible attention to detail in tracking email and phone communications, data entry, and multiple projects at once
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences
  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, time management, analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Comfort soliciting businesses and individuals for monetary or in-kind support
  • Ability to conduct work in a friendly and professional manner with people from diverse backgrounds; strong “customer service” skills with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong and broad computer skills, ideally including Salesforce, Google apps, Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite, and Asana for task management
  • Passion for GRID’s mission and ability to excite the support of others
  • Availability to work on occasional evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background screen