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Employer:  Blue Green Alliance.
Categories:  Fundraising/Development
Travel Required:  5-15%
Job Type:  Full Time
Preferred Degree:  Bachelors
Experience Required:  2-3 years
State/Province:  MN - Minnesota
City:  Minneapolis
Salary:  non-disclosed
Job Description: 

The BlueGreen Alliance (BGA) is an innovative national partnership between ten national labor unions and four national environmental organizations working to create good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy. BGA is focused on promoting programs and policies that result in the development of clean energy and green technology with a special emphasis on:

  • solutions to environmental problems such as climate change, that create quality jobs across  the economy, including scaling up renewables, energy efficiency,  clean energy manufacturing and sustainable transportation;
  • the promotion of strong, effective regulatory policy,  green chemistry,  safe food,  green schools and other sustainable practices that have an impact on both workplaces and communities; and
  • workers’ rights.


BGA seeks a full-time Grants Manager in Minneapolis or Washington, D.C. to manage a growing docket of foundation and government grants in a high-volume development department responsible for raising $10 million annually. The Grants Manager will report to the Director of Development. The successful candidate will have a background working in nonprofit development, with experience in foundation, major donor and grassroots fundraising a plus. Strong writing ability is essential, as well as research, communication and organizational skills. Interest and/or work experience in economic development and the environment is preferred.


  • Manage foundation and government grants process;
  • Write, edit, and submit letters of inquiry, grant reports, and grant proposals;
  • Work with the Director of Development, Executive Director and other program or project leaders to ensure timely responses to fundraising deadlines, opportunities and grant obligation fulfillment;
  • Prepare timely reports on pending grants, proposal and report deadlines, and other fundraising deadlines;
  • Research, identify and develop foundation and government grant prospects;
  • Collect, process and maintain funder information and grant guidelines in a sophisticated fundraising database and file system;
  • Produce and maintain grant application and reporting materials;
  • Process grants and produce acknowledgements and other funder correspondence;
  • Assist in the production and distribution of BGA marketing materials;
  • Provide assistance in corporate, major donor, grassroots and event fundraising efforts as needed;
  • Assist the Director of Development with other assignments as needed.


  • Minimum of three years of grant writing and management experience.
  • Additional experience with government, major donor, direct mail, corporate and/or event fundraising preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, self-starter.
  • Successful candidates must possess extreme attention to detail.
  • This is a high volume development department; speed and accuracy are critical.
  • Experience with fundraising databases.
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people on teams.
  • Experience working on labor or environmental issues a plus.
  • Experience in developing outreach materials preferred.
  • Experience in organizing events preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Interest in labor and environmental issues preferred.

Salary:  Commensurate with experience.

How to Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample and three references, subject line: BlueGreen GM.

Position is open until filled.

Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply

BlueGreen Alliance does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual or affectional preference, marital status, gender identity, or veteran status in the administration of employment policies, or in any other programs and activities.


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