Primary responsibilities include research, preparation of proposals and grant applications in the areas of social services, affordable housing, education, healthy lifestyles and aging in place. Familiarity with government grants a plus.
Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe) and database management skills. The candidate must be highly organized with the ability to implement systems and follow-up processes, the ability to work under pressure and the ability use independent judgement when required.
Work is performed under the Direction of the Director of Development.
*Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources.
*Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
*Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
*Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
*Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Director of Development to provide regular written updates (newsletters etc) to corporate and foundation donors.
*Understanding of institutional history and programs.
*Maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
*Work with Director of Programs and Evaluations and the Associate Director of Evaluations to track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship (diversity, educational program attendance, etc).
*Assist with writing copy for internal and external newsletters.
*Assist with other fundraising projects as requested
Knowledge and Skills:
*Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
*Strong editing skills.
*Attention to detail.
*Ability to meet deadlines.
*Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
*Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
*Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
*Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
*Strong contributor in team environments
*Minimum of two years-experience with grant writing.
*Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
*Experience working in deadline-driven environments.
*Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
*Able to monitor and meet income goals.
Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:
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Better Tomorrows is an equal opportunity employer