Grants and Fund Development Manager at VSJF

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a nonprofit organization that nurtures the economic prosperity, ecological health, and social connectivity of people, businesses, organizations and communities in Vermont for the benefit and well-being of all who live here.  

VSJF is hiring a Grants and Fund Development Manager, who will be responsible for grants management and major donor relationship development to support VSJF’s mission. The Grants and Fund Development Manager will be responsible for executing VSJF’s annual grants management cycle, maintaining key metrics related to grant deliverables, and implementing an annual major gift solicitation. The VSJF is fortunate to have a diverse funding base of support, from state, federal and foundation grants, fees for service, contributions, corporate sponsorships, and event income.   

This position is responsible for researching and identifying funding opportunities, and collaborating with the Executive Director to develop and implement an annual major gift solicitation to raise at least $100,000 per year. This position is responsible for meeting annual fundraising goals across multiple channels, coordinating applications, as well as tracking and reporting of grant-related outcomes. The position will collaborate with VSJF staff to forward the organization’s work with a passion for our mission.  The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years’ work experience in grant writing and management and/or fundraising/development in the non-profit field and a bachelor’s degree in communications, business, fundraising or other related field of study (or equivalent education and experience). 

This is an exempt, full-time position, reporting to the Executive Director. Salary will be commensurate with experience and available funding, within the range of $65,000-$75,000/year. Employee health and dental insurance, paid holidays and combined time, plus up to 3% SIMPLE IRA retirement contribution. Position will be a combination of in-office and remote work.  

VSJF is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. VSJF makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organization needs at the time.  

Complete job description at To apply, send cover letter and resume to the Executive Director, Ellen Kahler, at by 5pm on 5/23/22. 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

As an organization, we have been working through a year+ engagement with Abundant Sun to explore and implement justice, equity, diversity and inclusion within our team and in the work we do in Vermont.

Our core values as a team are:
• Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
• Authenticity
• Collaborative Relationships
• Mutual Accountability
• Engaging with [in] Complex Systems

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