Director of Leadership Gifts

Oakland, California, United States · Investment Partnerships


Vote Solar works at the state level to repower the U.S. with clean energy by making solar power more accessible and affordable through effective policy advocacy. Our ultimate goal is to maximize solar deployment in order to build a 100% clean energy system that puts the interests, health, and well-being of people at its center. We are a non-profit organization with headquarters in Oakland, CA and regional offices in Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah, and Washington, D.C.

Vote Solar is searching for a seasoned, collaborative, and strategic Director of Leadership Gifts to join our enthusiastic, growing and results-driven team working at the forefront of the fight against climate change. This position will focus on building out and implementing a fundraising strategy for our leadership and mid-level gifts program. This includes stewardship and cultivation of current leadership donors, including management of a well-established Leadership Council, and significant time prospecting and building a pipeline of mid-level donors. This is an exciting opportunity to shape a young individual gifts program that has a solid base and lots of opportunity. This position could be based in the Bay Area, New York City or Washington D.C, with an expectation of occasional travel (25%).




This is a full-time position with flexibility around the location, with a preference for location in NYC, Washington D.C or Oakland, CA. Vote Solar currently has staff workspaces in Oakland, Washington D.C., Denver/Boulder, Chicago, and Boston.

Vote Solar’s organizational culture values humor, kindness and respect in interpersonal relationships, working hard and effectively, and a passion for winning. Vote Solar is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to expand the diversity of its staff. We strongly encourage leaders of color, women and those who identify as LGBTQ to apply.



Vote Solar provides full-time staff with a competitive package, including paid vacation and sick time, health care and a retirement savings plan.

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