Development Director

Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Organization Summary

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association promotes renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Together with partners around the Midwest, we work to expand renewable energy adoption through innovative programs, renewable energy training, and educational events. The MREA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Range per Year: $54,000 to $75,000 (Salary is commensurate with experience)


Full Time – Exempt (Salaried) 

Primary Duties

The Development Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of MREA’s fundraising efforts including major gifts, annual campaigns, planned giving, and development, maintenance, and promotion of membership and membership services. Work will be done closely with the Executive Director and necessary staff to coordinate membership and fund development drives/campaigns. This position reports to the Executive Director and is supervisor to the Development Coordinator. 



A successful candidate will be:  

  • An experienced fundraiser with vision and ability to create fundraising plans 

  • Results-oriented and self-directed, with a passion for the MREA’s mission  

  • Organized and focused with proven ability to prioritize and complete activities with deadlines  

  • Experienced in managing a project budget 

  • Comfortable working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds  

  • An excellent written and verbal communicator who can promote the MREA’s mission to the public and market stakeholders  

  • Adept at working in groups and have experience building partnerships with diverse audiences  

  • Accustomed to working with a variety of software, demonstrating proficiency in word processing (i.e. MS Word and/or Google Docs), data management (i.e. Excel and/or Google Sheets), presentation software (PowerPoint and/or Google Presentations).  

Preference will be given to candidates who:  

  • Are familiar with the philanthropic community in the Midwest, especially foundations with environmental focus 

  • Have a bachelors or other advanced degree in a related field and/or relevant work experience related to fund development, fundraising, and/or sales experience.  

  • Demonstrate experience in one or more of the following fields: project management, events management, communication and marketing, solar energy education, renewable energy, nonprofit management, business administration, or related field. 

  • Have experience with website editing using WordPress  


How to Apply

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To apply, please send: 

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications (PDF) 
  • Resume including education and experience (PDF) 
  • Contact information for three professional references (PDF) 

    All correspondence must be electronic and sent to Amiee Wetmore at [email protected].  


  • Applications will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Thursday, July 8, 2022.  

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