Development Associate

US Administration · Lakewood, Ohio
Department US Administration
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $55,200 - $64,400

About the Opportunity

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA), a rapidly-growing nonprofit addressing the global energy transition, is looking for a Development Associate who will be responsible for preparing and coordinating the production of written materials for foundation grant reporting and proposals. 


  • Assists with grant proposal research, content, attachments, submissions
  • Takes the lead on grant report research, writing, attachments, submissions
  • Utilizes Salesforce, enters data, suggests improvements for use
  • Oversees funding timelines – tracks and follows-up on deadlines, sends reminders
  • Attends quarterly meetings with IEEFA's program team leads - assists with scheduling, assembling data, materials
  • Conducts research on prospective donors, creates reports, tracks activity
  • Assists with creating IEEFA’s Annual Report – curates written and visual content, conducts research, facilitates distribution
  • Provides input for Funder Communications Outreach – creates content and distributes
  • Helps with board member communications related to fundraising
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Attends IEEFA’s annual conference
  • Successful candidate must be based in the greater Cleveland, OH area
  • Works in the IEEFA Lakewood OH office, minimum one day per week
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM, and secure file sharing platforms, i.e. Box, Google Drive, OneDrive.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience with development/fundraising in a nonprofit organization
  • Experience working in an international environment
  • Familiarity with energy finance issues or related subject matter


Reports To: Grant Writer


The Organization:  IEEFA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, examines issues related to energy markets, trends, and policies.  Our major research reports, daily commentaries, press coverage and other resources can be found on our website: IEEFA’s work is widely cited across the mainstream press and in trade publications.


EOE: We are an equal opportunity employer and value cultural inclusion at IEEFA. All members of under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing all employees with a work environment free from discrimination and harassment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy/parental status or disability status.


Travel: Some travel will be required, including regional travel and trips to New York for IEEFA team meetings and the annual conference.


Reasonable Accommodation: IEEFA provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources at (980) 522-3121. Determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The Development Associate may work a hybrid remote/in office schedule.  Must be able to work for prolonged periods at a computer. Computer work can involve repetitive motion, eyestrain, back and neck strain.


Hiring Range: $55,200 - $64,400


Benefits: A competitive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, vacation leave (20 days per year), sick and safe leave (10 days per year), 12 paid holidays per year, 401(k), Safe Harbor Plan (after 6 months employment), a home office set-up stipend, technology equipment provided.

Applications accepted until the position is filled.  The first review of applicants will begin in late August 2022.

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  • Location
    Lakewood, Ohio
  • Department
    US Administration
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,200 - $64,400