Work with us - Solar Citizens

Work with us

Want to help build an Australia where everyone can access the benefits of clean energy and transport? Join our team to help fight for a brighter future with affordable renewable energy, accessible clean transport, and an equitable and democratised energy system.

Solar Citizens is an independent community-based organisation with a tight-knit, high-impact team that is driven by shared values. Solar Citizens is an equal-opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply to work with us.


Current Opportunities


Right now is a turning point for Australia as we embrace the tangible solutions that clean energy provides to tackle the cost of living and climate crisis, in the global race to net zero emissions.

Play a role in building up one of Australia’s leading clean energy advocators, and be part of a dynamic, small but mighty team as we lead 190,000 supporters and millions of Australians to a brighter future.

The Solar Citizens Fundraising Manager will build on the last decade of high-impact work by Solar Citizens, and ensure its financial sustainability for the decade to come.


Celebrating our tenth birthday last year, Solar Citizens is Australia’s leading national non-government organisation focused on renewable energy and clean transport. Solar Citizens represents millions of Australian households who are powering their lives with the sun, and the vast majority of Australians who support the transition to renewable energy and clean transport.

We are a charity funded by individual and philanthropic donations, and our campaigns and activities are people-powered. Our vision is for an Australia where everyone is enjoying the financial and health benefits of clean technology: renewable energy, clean transport, and electrified homes.


Our Fundraising Manager will be responsible for planning, organising, and overseeing campaigns and activities to secure funds for-purpose not for profit. Your primary objective is to raise financial support by cultivating relationships with donors, individuals, corporations, and foundations.

Exceptional communication, negotiation, and organisational skills are essential in this role, as the Fundraising Manager works to align donors' philanthropic interests with the organisation’s goals, fostering long-term partnerships and financial stability.


  • Sharing your expertise with the team, you will review our supporter list and current fundraising programs, pursue areas for growth and implement best practice

  • Research the viability and if found to be strategic develop a Bequest Program

  • Oversee online digital fundraising tactics, working closely with the inspiring campaign leaders

  • Work with the CEO on major donor fundraising

  • Scope for grant opportunities and work with the team to procure grants

  • Harness our impact reporting for maximum leverage

  • Assess major donor and supporter events opportunities

  • Explore and build on our Corporate Partnerships campaign ‘Switch and Save’


  • Ability to balance a combination of strategic planning, relationship building, and administrative tasks.

  • Proven ability and techniques for building and maintaining relationships, and collaborating with stakeholders:

  • Track record for developing fundraising strategies and identifying funding opportunities

  • Experience and highly successful previous outcomes from organising fundraising campaigns and events.

  • Ability to create fundraising materials

  • Experience with grant writing and proposal development

  • Experience with donor data management and reporting; and compliance and ethical practices

  • Communication skills including interpersonal, written, and presentation skills

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a small team, through a combination of in-person and remote work


  • Familiarity with the Nationbuilder platform, Google Suite, and social media

  • Knowledge of Australia’s political landscape.

  • Experience with the NGO sector


This is for a senior role with a remuneration depending on experience. The position is a full-time or near full-time role. The role title can be workshopped to suit the right candidate.

We will consider candidates from all Australian locations. Our team is spread across Australia, centred around Sydney.

The Fundraising Manager may need to travel to attend staff planning meetings, meet with potential donors, or participate in fundraising events in different cities or regions.

Solar Citizens is a flexible workplace with four weeks of leave plus one week of end-of-year closure.

Solar Citizens is an equal-opportunity, family-friendly employer and we encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply.


Please apply with a cover page that directly addresses our selection criteria and a 2 to 3-page CV. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To discuss the role, contact: Heidi Lee Douglas, CEO [email protected] or 0401 092 570.

NOTE: Solar Citizens is an initiative of the 100% Renewable Community Campaign, trading as Solar Citizens Australia. 100% Renewable is the formal employer of the Fundraising Manager.

100% Renewable acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land on which we work and that sovereignty was never ceded.

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