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18850 103rd Avenue SW Suite 220
Vashon, WA 98070

Shea Project Update

BDL is hard at work on the development of an improved shea roaster in Northern Ghana. We are actively raising funds for the completion of the project and your support is greatly appreciated! Please consider donating to the project above.

What’s it like to work at Burn Design Lab?

Burn Design Lab is an ambitious research and design organization. We provide the opportunity to work at an innovative lab and solve some of the world's biggest problems.

Grant & Development Fellow


Do you have a concern for people and the environment?  Do you have excellent oral and written communication skills?  Are you well-organized?  Do you want to make an impact in the world?  

Burn Design Lab, headquartered on Vashon Island, WA (a short ferry ride across Puget Sound from Seattle) is offering a one-year fellowship position to an energetic, well-organized, and personable graduate.  We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, (a background in environmental or other science is a plus), who has an interest in grant searching, grant writing, event planning, fundraising, and development. Burn Design Lab provides a modest salary for the selected candidate.  
Burn Design Lab is an internationally focused non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of lives and the environment in the developing world through research, design, and development of outstanding cookstoves and fuels.   
Depending upon qualifications, aptitude, and current need, the successful candidate will become engaged in: 

- Grant identification & vetting 

- Grant writing 

- Donor relationship development and organization 

- Coordination of fundraising efforts 

- Communication – newsletters, outreach, social media, etc.  

- Other research and organization support.  
About You

Applicants should have all of the following attributes: 

- Excellent written communication skills 

- Excellent oral communication skills 

- Ability to multitask, stay organized, and get things done  

- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment 

- A positive attitude and enthusiasm about making a difference 

- Strong work ethic 

- (Social media management, or journalistic experience is a plus) 
Start Date & Duration 

The fellowship is 12 months duration, with the potential for extending by mutual agreement.  The preferred start date is July 2019.  

To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to hr@burndesignlab.org. For more information on BURN Design Lab, please visit www.burndesignlab.org or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/BURNDesignLab. 

Interested in volunteering?

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Interested in exploring a partnership?

Great! So are we! If you represent an organization interested in partnering with BDL on a cookstove project, let us know what you're thinking at info@burndesignlab.org

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