Conduct prospect research on new (and evaluate current) funding sources to identify agency’s fit with funding criteria while, identifying funding opportunities and new program areas to match agency priorities.
Compile and maintain grants calendar identifying due dates, deadlines, submission dates, and status of various grant proposals, including cultivation activities.
Coordinate, plan, write, and submit grant proposals for new and continued funding sources such as private foundations, corporations, and public institutions and prepare appropriate progress reports in a timely fashion.
Work with finance to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders.
Act as a liaison with agency staff to identify key information needed to craft persuasive proposals.
Enter accurate information in database related to grants received and other donation-related information as appropriate. Prepare agency thank you letters and ensure signed contracts are submitted.
Ensure correspondence, paperwork, and records for all public and private grants are up-to-date and accurate. Assist in maintaining broader Resource Development Department files.
Assist with development and implementation of agency marketing campaign to broaden agency exposure, including: preparation and distribution of agency publications such as newsletters, brochures, annual reports, etc.; press releases; and drafting of daily posts for agency’s social media platforms (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
Maintain agency website to ensure up-to-date and accurate information.
Assist in proof-reading of departmental publications (i.e., flyers, invitations, program books, etc.)
Assist with compiling progress reports for committees and agency leadership as needed. Gather and report relevant statistics for grant writing/reporting and/or agency promotion.
Represent the agency through effective and appropriate public relations.
Support team members in projects as needed, including special events and volunteer recruitment.
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.
Applicant for the position of Resource Development Specialist shall possess at least a B.A. in a related field (i.e., advertising, communications, English, journalism, marketing, public relations, etc.)
1 to 2 years of professional experience grant-writing within a non-profit community.
An understanding of government, corporate, and foundation grant writing requirements and a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities.
An ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals, and inject marketing and communications materials with creativity and freshness.
An understanding of the non-profit, social service and global funding arena.
Comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to distinguish and identify funding opportunities for special programs.
Experience advertising, marketing/communications/public relations, website management, and/or management of social media platforms in a professional capacity.
Programmatic experience and/or knowledge of early childhood education and family support programs a plus.
Proficient in MS Office and experience with donor database applications.
Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Adobe Creative Cloud desired.
Able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing and to communicate effectively with and relate to diverse internal and external constituents.
Excellent grammar and strong editing skills.
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills with an attention to detail.
An innovative thinker with an ability to research and analyze information, draw conclusions and problem solve.
An ability to meet deadlines and successfully manage multiple projects at the same time.