RE-volv : Senior Development Manager

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Senior Development Manager

Primary Location: San Francisco, CA
Reports To: 
Executive Director
Application Deadline: 

The Senior Development Manager Role
RE-volv seeks an experienced and highly motivated Senior Development Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for a professional who has managed successful long-term fundraising efforts, with an emphasis on foundations and major donors. The Senior Development Manager will lead RE-volv’s fundraising program, managing all aspects of RE-volv’s fund development strategy to raise our $1M and growing budget, and build our individual donor fundraising capacity. The right candidate will have a strong background in clean energy, environmental, and climate solutions, great management skills, a creative spark, attention to detail, and excellent writing skills. They will also use their exemplary communication skills to convey compelling stories of building power through solar energy in the communities we serve.

About RE-volv

RE-volv is a lean nonprofit social enterprise focused on fighting climate change by accelerating the adoption of clean energy in local communities. RE-volv empowers communities by financing the upfront costs of installing solar energy systems at local nonprofits. Through an innovative solar financing model, these nonprofits immediately save on their electricity costs, while the remaining revenue from their solar assets contributes to a revolving fund, which helps to pay for the next nonprofit’s solar system – a first-of-its-kind pay-it-forward model for renewable energy financing. Through the process, RE-volv’s primary goal is to engage as many people as possible in building the clean energy economy.

Position Details
This is a full time position in our San Francisco office in the Financial District. This is a high impact position, requiring creativity, independence, collaboration and initiative. Compensation includes an annual salary commensurate with experience, benefits, and generous paid time off. RE-volv also provides the last Friday of every month off for personal care, which we call RE-charge Days. RE-volv allows flexible work hours and is committed to supporting a good work-life balance. Position starts as soon as possible.


  • Develop and spearhead annual and long-term fundraising strategy in collaboration with ED
  • Research grantmakers and maintain up-to-date database of potential funding sources
  • Write grant proposals and letters of inquiry to foundation, government, and corporate funders
  • Research potential major gift donors and manage solicitation efforts
  • Work with ED to develop and maintain relationships with donors and grantmakers
  • Support Board of Directors in donor outreach strategy
  • Work with Communications team to develop donor stewardship and communications materials
  • Track and manage incoming donations; maintain donor database in Salesforce
  • Schedule and organize donor cultivation events
  • Manage grant reporting process
  • Represent RE-volv by speaking at outreach events
  • Be a collaborative member of a small team working to achieve RE-volv’s mission

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience fundraising, cultivating donor relationships, and grant-writing required
  • Proven track record of individually leading significant fundraising efforts
  • Experience fundraising from major gift donors, foundation, government, and corporate supporters
  • Experience managing donor information and grant applications in Salesforce
  • Deep understanding of the climate change and clean energy funding landscape
  • Extremely well-organized and good at planning and meeting deadlines over long time horizons
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Comfortable presenting to large and small audiences
  • Ability to self-manage deadlines and tasks
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting renewable energy, mitigating climate change, and building an equitable and sustainable society

How to Apply:

Please submit your resume and a brief cover letter detailing relevant experience, salary requirements, and interest in the position via email to Please write “Senior Development Manager Application” in the subject line. No calls, please.

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