The Director of Development is a key member of GreenTrust Alliance’s leadership and the chief
strategist for all fundraising for the organization’s approximately $3M annual budget. The
Director of Development will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors
to ensure the financial stability and growth of the organization. This position is responsible for
growing and maintaining our grant work and cooperative agreement with public agency funders,
developing realistic targets and strategies for a corporate donor program, committing to annual
fundraising goals, and building a long-term vision for the fundraising program. The Director of
Development serves as an expert on public grantmaking and partnerships, and , effectively
communicates GTA initiatives, accomplishments, and return on investment to donors.
A commitment to working regularly onsite with staff and partners in GTA’s office and offices of our funders is critical to the success of this position, however, we value leaders who understand the necessity of work-life balance and we anticipate a hybrid (partial remote) option for the successful candidate.
Essential functions include, but are not limited to:
• Establishing effective day-to-day strategy and long-term vision to maximize revenue
through the grantwriting and cooperative agreements and partnerships with public
• Evaluating program performance, utilizing metrics, and best practices including
performance timelines to ensure GTA achieves its goals.
• Works with Board, staff, and consultants to understand and support GTA’s funding
• Routinely and regularly organizes RFP response teams and assembles complete and
• Helps Board and staff establish budget projections.
What We’re Looking For:
• Minimum of five years’ full time experience in contributing at the leadership level to the
successful pursuit of federal, state, and local agency grants and cooperative
agreements. Experience with Departments of Interior, Transportation, and/or Defense
funding sources and partnerships are highly valued for this position.
• Demonstrated strong management skills, critical thinking, and attention to detail
• Knowledge of conservation and environmental funding trends and evolving priorities.
• Demonstrated team-scale document production and management skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience communicating program vision.
• Ability to recognize, nurture, and learn from strengths in co-workers.
• Having flexibility to accomplish job responsibilities in a challenging, deadline-driven
environment across remote, field, and multi-partner platforms.