Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP) is recruiting for a Development Director. REAP is a statewide, non-profit education and advocacy group for clean energy with over 12 years of accomplishments. The Development Director reports directly to the Executive Director, but interacts on a daily basis with other staff that work on renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy education and bookkeeping.
REAP Development Director
Research and develop grant proposals; Develop and expand REAP’s organizational membership and corporate support; Develop and expand REAP’s major donor program and other individual giving; Develop and expand other giving programs, including Pick.Click.Give., Tour Green, matching gifts, and combined federal campaign; Administer and maintain REAP’s donor database in NationBuilder; Administer and maintain REAP’s website using Word Press; Administer and maintain REAP’s social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter); Prepare and distribute a monthly electronic newsletter and assist with other public relations and marketing efforts, including developing materials for fundraising purposes; Assist with board activities and provide support to board committees; Assist with organizational budgeting and administration of contributed income, including providing timely and accurate quarterly reports; Utilize and manage volunteers; Assist with events and office management tasks as needed.
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The clean energy sector offers well paid, long term jobs. REAP is focused on initiatives that prepare students in Alaska’s K-12 schools, vocational programs and Universities for employment in the clean energy value chain. $250 billion clean energy industry is one of the fastest growing in the world. Energy efficiency in Alaska alone is predicted to create 2,600 permanent, annual jobs for the next 30 years. Renewable-diesel hybrid microgrids in remote villages demand blue-collar jobs that compliment a subsistence lifestyle. Energy efficiency jobs demand Do-It-Yourself craftsmanship, attention to detail, basic computer familiarity, and customer service. And importantly, clean energy jobs are typically gender-neutral opportunities.
As an example, jobs in the wind sector in Alaska range from Operation & Maintenance leads, service technicians, Balance-of-Plant technicians, customer service representatives, electricians, and administrators, lawyers, and managers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average wind technician earns between $51,000 and $71,000 a year.