2+ years experience of successful grant writing or related technical or creative writing/research experience
Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment
Demonstrated experience creating work plans, budgets projections and grant management reporting
Experience writing or creating presentations for varied audiences
Demonstrated understanding of, and interest in, child abuse issues and child advocacy efforts
Bachelor’s degree (required) in Liberal Arts, Journalism, English, History or Communications (preferred)
Ability to effectively and efficiently utilize word processing, spreadsheets and database applications; specifically, MS Office; Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge
Solid organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and ability to create a logical plan for challenges
Ability to work independently and manage workload and strict deadlines with minimal guidance
Demonstrated command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling
Ability to maintain confidentiality, credibility and work as a highly cooperative team member
Essential Job Functions
Development of foundations, granting entities and general fund development (past, present and potential donors) through grant writing, phone calls, letters/correspondence, personal meetings, follow-up, thank you and reports. Coordinate all activities with the overall agency development plan.
Coordinate with Finance and Program Departments regarding funding requests and reports.
Make donor contacts, in-person calls, and attend donor meetings and presentations as needed.
Plan, manage, and track interactions via RE Database and keep all electronic files accurate and up to date.
Prepare status reports including analysis of pending proposals, grants in-process, relationship management needs, and reporting requirements in order to determine growth strategy, planning, and status.
Communicate with board and committee members for support with development activities.
Identify the latest research and recent material on child abuse and neglect. Incorporate information into grants, newsletters, brochures, and other requests. Write on a regular basis, ensuring all agency related supporting materials are accurate. Perform general writing tasks that may include composing letters, direct mail pieces, ad copy and other materials as needed.
Assist with all aspects of newsletter publication, including story selection, content generation and editing.
Coordinate Child Advocates’ legislative advocacy efforts at the city, county, state and federal levels.
Provide Development Director and Team with research on trends and best practices in fundraising on an ongoing basis to improve fund development efforts.
Make public appearances and speaking engagements on behalf of the agency.
Actively assist in special events, annual development planning, and implementation.
Other Job Functions
Attend appropriate board and committee meetings; represent the Development Director as necessary in both internal and external meetings. Be prepared to represent agency position and speak on issues important to child advocacy and/or agency policies.
Actively assist in the management of the intern program, inclusive of recruitment, curriculum design, scheduling and performance assessment.
Participate in training of new staff, board, advisory board and committee members when necessary.
Meet weekly with the Development team to plan and review development activities. Report to the team about projects, contacts, etc. Attend monthly staff meetings and report activities as necessary.
Attend volunteer orientation and training, and maintain consistent interaction with the program team and other teams to maintain connectivity to the agency’s work and overall mission.