Development Associate/Grant Writer
REPORTS TO: Development Director
STATUS: Full-time; exempt/salaried
Responsible for supporting and coordinating efforts to increase the agency’s funding base. Works with the Development Director to support development activities with grant writing, tracking and reporting. Memorializes agency’s strategic plan and BHAG attainment with formal measurements, tracking and reporting.
- Baccalaureate Degree in business, marketing, non-profit management or equivalent experience.
- Two to three years’ experience grant writing and grant project management.
- Proficient with computer, including, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
- Experience working in a deadline-driven environment.
- Enthusiasm for the mission and vision of The Independence Center.
- Demonstrates THE IC’s core values of Inclusiveness, Flexibility, Person First, Accountability and Integrity and essential team virtues of Humble, Hungry and Smart.
Essential Functions/Areas of Accountability:
- Develop and maintain comprehensive and efficient grant program that is forward thinking in strategy while remaining timely with reporting and compliance requirements.
- Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to direct and oversee the research, preparation, submission and careful post-award management of all grants.
- Responsible for writing proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects and for submitting timely and accurate reports for all existing grant funded projects.
- Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations to evaluate prospects for corporate and foundation grants.
- Maintain strong communication with the Development Director
- Work with Finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs.
- Comply with all grants reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors.
- Develop a tracking database and maintain current records in database and in paper files, including grant tracking and reporting.
- Continue to develop understanding of institutional history and programs.
- Conduct and attend meetings to determine funding project priorities. Act as liaison with program staff.
- Maintain a grants calendar, assist in determining priority funders.
- Write requests for community giving programs such as Indy Give, Colorado Combined, Empty Stocking Fund, etc.
- Working with Development Director and CEO maintains specific empirical and anecdotal data as memorialization of the agency’s journey toward its BHAG attainment.
- Prepare thank you letters and year-end confirmations for tax purposes.
Skills and Abilities:
- Able to work well in a team environment, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
- Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
- Strong editing skills and attention to detail.
- Possess a balance of creativity and process-orientation.
- 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.
- Office environment requiring ongoing computer use and extended amount of time sitting or standing.
- Ability to use telephone, computer and to travel when needed.
- Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable the qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.
This position may also require the performance of other duties as assigned.
If you are qualified and wish to apply, please route your resume and salary expectations along with a cover letter addressing your alignment with the minimum qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Responses must be received by Wednesday, September 7, 2018.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: The Independence Center adheres to a policy of equal opportunity and non-discrimination, as explained in its employee handbook, to all eligible participants regardless of age, sex, color, ethnic origin, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable the most qualified candidate with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.