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Support work that creates healthy and empowered citizens of the world! 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, and development and implementation of digital and written communications efforts. Job closes 7/11. Please see the attached description for more information. Development Director Job Description

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Impact work that delivers sustainable water and electricity solutions to rural areas of the world! Accounting Specialist responsibilities include but are not limited to Green Empowerment’s financial records, individual donor database, and office support. Job closes 6/29. Please see the attached for more information.

Accounting Specialist Job Description

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About This Position: The Communications Coordinator promotes the mission of Green Empowerment by using a range of digital and print media for outreach and donor development. This position coordinates diverse volunteers and supports Green Empowerment staff for the smooth functioning of the organization.

Public Relations-   30% of time

Enhance Green Empowerment’s reputation and visibility through branding, external communication and the website.

  • Work closely with staff to keep the website information current.
  • Assist with events and corporate sponsorships
  • Execute email and hard-copy newsletters and solicitations.
  • Coordinate Annual Reports.
  • Manage Twitter and other social media accounts.
  • Develop graphically appealing Project Profiles and marketing materials

Administrative and Fundraising – 30% of time

Assist in the smooth functioning of the organization’s administration.

  • Receive visitors, telephone calls, and mail.
  • Receive emails to general info@greenempowerment, respond or forward.
  • Help with general office task such as ordering supplies
  • Help to maintain a new database management system (Salesforce) for corporate, foundation, and individual donors with the Development Director or Accountant.
  • Maintain records of incoming grants and outgoing requests as well as past, prospective, and current institutional and corporate donors in Salesforce
  • Organize end of year contribution receipts and replies.

Volunteer coordination-  20 % of time

Effectively manage and designate roles for a diverse corps of Portland based volunteers. Act as a liaison between the Director of Service learning and international volunteers.

Program Tracking-   20% of time

Support program staff in tracking and program-related outreach.

  • Support in grant writing, solicitation and reporting.
  • Maintain active projects profiles with Good Search, Global Giving, Universal Giving, local CFCs (combined federal campaigns), and other web fundraising opportunities.

Remuneration: $27,000 annualized.  This is an “at will” position, not a contract for a fixed period of employment.  Employer-paid medical insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Education: College degree, or equivalent

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic nonprofit organization and commitment to the mission and values of the organization.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Adobe InDesign and general computer skills.
  • Marketing or graphics experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce or other database system preferable.
  • Experience with Vertical Response, Facebook, Twitter and Google Documents recommended.
  • Must be outgoing, be able to work independently and think creatively about complex solutions.
  • Demonstrated high quality written and verbal skills.

To Apply: Kindly send resume and cover letter by email to apply@greenempowerment.org by April 18, 2010.

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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 on 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 for 2009 is $721,000, with over $200,000 coming from individuals, events and corporate donors.

About This Position

The Executive Director of Green Empowerment is hired by and reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for all the work of the organization, including fund-raising, program, strategic planning, public relations, human resources, and financial and administrative management.  The ED supervises all staff and must be committed to the values of Green Empowerment.  We seek a hands-on manager actively involved in all aspects of the organization’s work.

Fundraising-   25% of time

In coordination with the Development Director, develop and direct GE fundraising efforts, including individuals, events, corporations and institutional donors.

  • Identify new potential individual donors, cultivate their relationship with GE through board, staff, volunteer and other contacts, and solicit their continued and expanded contributions.
  • Oversee the bi-annual solicitation to individual contributions and GE’s participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, and other ongoing campaigns.
  • Supervise two major annual fundraising events and several smaller ones
  • Oversee corporate solicitations for sponsorship of events and projects and donations through One Percent of the Planet.
  • Assist in identifying and cultivating large institutional donors for grant applications in coordination with the Program Director

Public Relations-   25% of time

  • Enhance Green Empowerment’s reputation and visibility through branding, external communication and the website.
  • Spend significant time outside the office networking with donors, programmatic partners, corporate sponsors, and other potential supporters.

Programming   –   25% of time

In coordination with the Program Director, ensure high-quality project design and implementation.

  • Identify new programming opportunities and opportunities to strengthen existing projects.
  • Help to identify new local and international partner NGOs.
  • Make field visits in order to maintain relationships with local partners and monitor projects, and identify potential countries for expansion.

Strategic Planning-   5% of time

Ensure GE’s strategic alignment with its mission and vision

  • Under the leadership of the Board, facilitate the preparation and management of GE’s strategic plans.
  • Oversee development of annual operating plan in an open and participatory manner and ensure its high-quality implementation.
  • Provide staff support to the Board of Directors.

Human Resources-   10% of time

Directly supervise the Program Director, Development Director and Administrative personnel.

  • Ensure strong implementation of performance management systems.
  • Ensure regular updating of HR policies to enable GE to attract and retain quality staff.
  • Regularly review all compensation packages to ensure competitiveness.
  • Monitor staff morale and take corrective action, as needed.
  • Periodically review and ensure that the most appropriate organizational structure is in place to ensure program quality and cost efficiency.

Financial and Administrative Management-   10 % of time

Direct the management and accounting for GE’s financial and other resources.

  • Oversee management of the financial and other resource entrusted to GE to ensure the highest standards of accountability, including the development of an annual budget, cash flow projections, financial statements, the review and audit of financial transactions and reports, review and follow-up audit recommendations.
  • Maintain systems that allow the staff and Board to evaluate the sources of revenue and the costs per personnel and department for generating such revenue, i.e. the ROI for each department.
  • Ensure compliance with General Accounting Standards, federal and state government regulations, and donor contracts and conditions.
  • Ensure appropriate shared costs are allocated to all projects and that unrestricted funds are used appropriately.
  • Ensure strong administrative support.

Remuneration: $65,000 to $70,000 annualized, depending on experience.  This is an “at will” position, not a contract for a fixed period of employment.  Employer-paid medical insurance, paid vacation and sick leave.

Qualifications: At least five years leading a nonprofit organization or equivalent organization, with strong management, administrative and financial skills. At least five years proven ability to lead successful individual donor fund-raising and demonstrated fund-raising abilities with funding institutions, preferably for international projects.

Education: College degree, or equivalent

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proven ability to fund-raise from individual donors.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to develop grant proposals for foundations and international aid agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to lead and manage staff, work with NGO partners, volunteers and donors, and represent the organization to the public.
  • Ability and desire to work in a dynamic nonprofit organization and commitment to the mission and values of the organization.

To Apply: Kindly send resume and cover letter by email to apply@greenempowerment.org by January 8, 2010.

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Michael Royce and Gordy Molitor, Green Empowerment’s Board President and Executive Director, are pleased to announce that Gordy will be leaving Green Empowerment and that applications are being sought for his replacement.

Following months of discussion on how best to restructure Green Empowerment, the Board agreed to move forward on the options presented by Gordy at our October 2009 Board meeting.  Over the next few months, Gordy will help us with the transition to a new Executive Director and incorporate a new Development Director position.

Gordy will be leaving Green Empowerment, at the end of January, after nearly four years.  During his tenure, Gordy led efforts to nearly double Green Empowerment’s annual cash budget, increase the number and improve the quality of our projects, strengthen our financial management, create a signature fundraising event, establish our endowment fund, and led Green Empowerment through a difficult recession, from which Green Empowerment is emerging in very sound health.

Finally (and perhaps as important as any of this other accomplishment), Gordy helped Green Empowerment through the transition from a volunteer/founder-lead NGO to a professionally staffed NGO.

Gordy is leaving after working with the Board to identify ways of strengthening our fundraising capacity and organizational sustainability.  Green Empowerment is well positioned to raise its programming to an even higher level and to bring renewable energy and potable water to thousands of additional families in the developing world.

Applications are being sought for the Executive Director job description that can be found in the blog post above.

Michael Royce                                                Gordy Molitor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            President of the Board                                 Executive Director

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About This Position
The Major Gifts Coordinator will help shape Green Empowerment’s efforts to increase funding from individuals and corporate donors, through a combination of donor cultivation and stewardship strategies.

Responsibilities and Tasks
•    Implement our fundraising strategy for major individual and corporate gifts, in collaboration with the Executive Director
•    Analyze acquisition and retention of donors while developing strategies to upgrade existing donors
•    Lead volunteer fundraising efforts with the Fundraising Committee and Board of Directors
•    Work with Resource Development Coordinator and Intern, especially related to their efforts to identify corporate sponsors for events

Time Commitment:
This 6-month, one-quarter- time position may be renewed or renegotiated, depending on deliverables.

Remuneration: Depending upon qualifications

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will be an experienced professional, who shares Green Empowerment’s mission.  She/He will have enjoyed international travel and realized how a small investment in a rural community can have a very large impact on improving the lives of families in the developing world.  The Major Gifts Coordinator will be enthusiastic to contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development.

Education: BA or equivalent preferred

Skills and Knowledge:
Demonstrated ability in fundraising from individuals and corporations
Experience with donor prospecting, identification, cultivation, solicitation, recognition and tracking
Knowledge of social media
Superior written and verbal communications skills
Excellent relationship management skills
Ability to use word-processing, spreadsheet and data-base software required.

To Apply: Kindly send resume and cover letter via email to apply@greenempowerment.org by April 20, 2009.

Thank you very much for your interest!

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