Saint Paul, MN – Director

Fresh Energy is seeking a Major Gifts Director who shares our passion for addressing critical issues in climate and energy. This new position will be instrumental in advancing the organization’s mission by increasing donor support and serving as a dedicated ambassador within the community.

Team: Development
Employment Status: FTE
Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota – Hybrid

Essential responsibilities

Summary: A major gifts role will lead and collaborate with staff, board, current and future donors in the development and growth of this area as a sustaining and increasing revenue source to advance Fresh Energy’s mission. Participate in culture of collaboration and model our core values. Demonstrate capacity for growth and learning and engage with opportunities which support Fresh Energy’s overall mission and strategy.

Job qualifications

  • Experience managing high level donor relationships with demonstrated success in closing gifts of $10,000 and above.
  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook, and a working knowledge of search functions for donor research purposes. Comfortable conducting virtual meetings via Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience plus a minimum of 5-7 or more years (direct or equivalent).
  • Superior interpersonal skills and ability to communicate professionally with a culturally diverse group of volunteers, co-workers and donors.
  • Experience in working at a nonprofit or organization working in clean energy, the environment or related field a plus but not required.
  • Ability and capacity to travel 25% of the time locally.

For more information on job qualifications and responsibilities, please view the website.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to the Fresh Energy Hiring Team at with the subject line “Major Gifts Director.” Please include a cover letter and resume in one PDF document with your name as the title.

Deadline is February 29, 2024.