Director of Development, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)

Job Title

Director of Development


West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC)

About the Position

Position Summary

West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC) is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization working to protect and enhance West Michigan’s environment by translating the concerns of people into positive action. WMEAC has been delivering environmental education and advocacy to the West Michigan community for over 50 years.

WMEAC’s Director of Development will work collaboratively with the organization’s staff, board, volunteers, partners, and stakeholders (organizations, members, businesses, interested community members, and more) to support WMEAC’s mission by building relationships and by inviting people to share our passion for environmental advocacy and education, social justice, and to create climate solutions.

Reports to: Executive Director

FTE: 1.0

Pay Scale: Salaried/Exempt; total annual compensation including benefits $60,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience

Job Duties

Specific Responsibilities

  • Designs, develops and executes annual fund development plan including but not limited to:
    • annual appeals
    • giving day(s)
    • membership drives
    • monthly (recurring) donor program
  • Works with executive director and board members to identify, steward and solicit major gifts
  • Collaborates with and supports program team members to identify, prioritize, and write grant proposals
  • Develops and manages fundraising events and supports program events with sponsorship solicitation
  • Creates and manages 3 x year print donor-focused newsletter
  • Develops and manages initiatives to achieve WMEAC’s strategic goals
  • Manages donor database (Salesforce), project management platform Smartsheet and events platform GiveSmart.
  • Works as a team player to ensure the continued success of WMEAC and its programs by assisting program, communications and administrative staff to support grants management as well as to develop communications strategies for events and appeals



  • ●       Bachelor’s degree and a minimum 4-6 years with experience in fund development, grant writing, events planning; additional experience will be considered in lieu of formal education
  • Working knowledge of environmental principles
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent communication, research, and writing skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office and donor software. Salesforce experience a plus
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience in customer service and public speaking to small and large groups
  • ●       Self-motivated, independent worker
  • Knowledge of local or regional environmental issues a plus
  • ●       Ability to manage a flexible schedule that can accommodate occasional evenings and weekends

Work Hours and Location

Full time staff are expected to work 35 hours per week, based out of WMEAC’s office in Grand Rapids. However, we do recognize hybrid work schedules where employees may choose to work from home or from our Grand Rapids office 3 days per week.

COVID Vaccination and Mask Requirements

Currently masks are optional while in the office and at indoor meetings and events. All staff and interns are required to be current on their COVID vaccinations, including any boosters as they become available and recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

How to Apply

Directions to Apply

Applicants must submit resume and cover letter online at The position will remain open until filled. Please refrain from contacting WMEAC staff members for more information about this position.

About the Organization

WMEAC is an equal opportunity employer. No one will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

West Michigan Environmental Action Council is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment. Our Board of Directors, staff, and interns are committed to enhancing and celebrating diversity in all its forms. All employment decisions at WMEAC are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

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