Director of Development  Hybrid ‎

30 to 36  hours weekly, as a contractor, or employee, with benefits.

Pay: $30-$35 hourly DOE      Position will remain open until suitable candidate is found. 

Be a part of a team of a growing organization that values mutual support.  We work on perhaps the worlds most important mission: to address meaningful climate change.  You’ll constantly be learning new things in a rapidly changing environment as we transition to electrification for all people, as well as environmental and social justice. 

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Job Description

350 Deschutes seeks a person to grow the organizations development capacity in individual giving and grants. Managing an intern or additional staff may be necessary for parts of this work. Be a part of a supportive team working on one of the world’s most important missions: 350Deschutes works on climate policy, actions, and education while working to protect vulnerable communities.  He/she/they will be actively supported by the executive director and board of directors.

The Director of Development will set own flexible work schedule, primarily working from home, with some time in the field when needed to meet with stakeholders.. It is expected that most hours will be during 8 to 5. We prefer an individual that lives in Central Oregon.

Individual qualifications:

We seek an individual who is team oriented, with an understanding and ability to work with a diverse population of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Ideally the individual will have at least basic knowledge of electric vehicles, EV charging, and clean energy, but this is not required. Ongoing education through webinars is to be expected as well as meetings with stakeholders in the community will be needed to shape proposals.

The individual will have ability to outreach, network, work on committees,  and meet organizational supporters and prospects with enthusiasm and persistence when working on cultivation and fundraising goals. The ability to plan and meet proposal deadlines is essential.

Preferred education but equivalent experience will satisfy:B.A. in energy, environment, sociology or associated field, with related work experience in development, communications, program management. Prefer a candidate that has at least one year experience in fundraising and development.

Skills preferred:

  • Individual will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and the ability to adapt these communications for diverse audiences. Will work independently and as a team member with executive director on grant proposal development.
  • The individual has working knowledge of Excel, Word, donor database, as well as Newsletter and Social Media Platforms. We use Action Network, Mailchimp, and Little Green Light.
  • Experience with outreach and education and its applications in diverse communities is key to success.
  • Ability to work independently and remotely with minimal supervision, other than weekly team meetings.


  • Learn and gain a thorough understanding about 350 Deschutes current and proposed clean energy programs from written materials and webinars.
  • To develop new materials for public outreach.
  • As a team member, To identify prospects and recruit sponsors for the annual Go Clean Energy Conference.
  • Recruit and work with diverse volunteer committees to organize participation and develop strategies, along with a development plan to  reach fundraising and donor cultivation goals and objectives.
  • To have the aptitude and ability to work as an advocate with lawmakers, economic development managers, Energy Trust of Oregon, financial institutions, and city managers, as well as building owners to engage and develop their interest and support for the program. Outreach to business and government decisionmakers and encouraging them to endorse and support Clean Energy Programs in writing and advocacy is a part of the job
  • Knowledge of project budgeting from a grant perspective
  • Work with Executive Director on planning and creating a work plan. Once weekly meetings.
  • To implement education for stakeholders and to survey their interest and manage their participation when needed for advocacy and engagement. This would include a variety of print, and or online and virtual offerings, as well as culturally appropriate materials developed for specific audiences. This will include presentations at the Go Clean Energy Conference and elsewhere.
  • To compile reports as required by the Executive Director as to the progress of the grants received.
  • To work with diverse communities to ensure that the program responds to the needs of low to moderate income individuals, as well as people of color. This is likely to involve work with HUD, and/or other government entities.
  • Participate with other team members in a yearly Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training.
  • Work with impacted communities, affordable housing developers, and hiring influences to identify potential advisors and contractors to facilitate deployment of Clean Energy new and retrofit projects.
  • The ability to set development goals and achieve them.

Job Components
Individual Giving: To grow the number of donors at all levels

Grants: To secure grants to support programs

Communications: Necessary to achieve objectives.

350Deschutes is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against people with disabilities, people of a different color or nationality, or people of different gender and/or age.