Red Cloud Renewable

RCR Development Staff 

The Development Staff member is an integral to the success of Red Cloud Renewable. We are expanding and need more high level, professional support to grow in positive ways. 

Join a team of dedicated professionals who value clean, green energy, environmental justice, Mother Earth care, local food systems, and Indigenous food sovereignty. 

RCR is located on and serves the Pine Ridge Reservation. We are a perpetually Native-led nonprofit organization. 

Looking for an individual who meets the following criteria:

  • Lives within Pine Ridge area (or in Rapid City area)

  • Lakota culture practicing and Native American awareness

  • Loves to make a positive impact in the world 

We primarily focus on training opportunities and workforce development for Native Americans in renewables, weatherization, and energy-efficient housing. 

Individuals who have experience in the following are highly encouraged to apply: 

Researching, organizing, writing, and managing grants that serve our mission.

Mission: Improving Native lives through education, inspiration, and action in solar, weatherization, and sustainable home building. 

Wages: $18-$20/hour

Daily tasks and responsibilities will be determined by the Managing Director and the person will be proactive and self-guided in their position. The person must be reactive and responsive to demands and able to pivot within the organization. 

Aims include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Identify, cultivate, and steward funding opportunities from additional funders, including private foundations, corporations, public and government agencies. 

  • Prepare, write, submit, and track grant proposals and stewardship materials including reporting deliverables and stewardship materials for these funders.

  • Collaborating with Red Cloud Renewable leadership and program departments on overall funding strategies, including the implementation of RCR’s strategic plan, general support and capital needs during a time of rapid growth and high stakes expectations. 

Expectations for this position:

  • Create funding calendar based on the needs 

  • Maintain a database of all fundraising/grant materials

  • Build an on-going library of grants that are organized and prioritized (type, geography, deadlines, etc.) within a digital repository 

  • Include the staff members when developing grants

  • Use fundraising support software 

  • Write standard grant boilerplate language that can be easily understood and inserted into grant applications; includes LOIs (for each pillar) 

  • Create and run a capital campaign 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree preferred

  • Previous experience in related position

  • Proficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel), and instructional software

  • Experience with technologies and software for fundraising/grant writing

  • Consistent, quality work and deliverables under position title

  • Regular and professional communication with all levels of management

  • Time-management skills

  • Organized and highly motivated

  • Able to create multiple timelines, budgets, and schedule

  • Excellent team building and management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Able to analyze problems and strategize for better solutions