The Child Center
Springfield
Friday, December 1, 2017
DOE
Pay Type: 
Annually
40
10/02/2017
Full-time
No
No
No

POSITION: Grant Writer/Communications Manager

FULLTIME 1 FTE

START DATE: 09/06/2017

CLOSE DATE: Until sufficient applications are received.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Responsible for fund development, public relations and marketing as it relates to specific grant requests, outreach activities and fundraising activities. Position involves community networking and working with the Board of Directors to coordinate fundraising and marketing.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Work is performed in various settings including office, civic groups, other community settings etc. Some standing, bending, walking, and lifting up to 40 pounds. Some driving will be required. The Child Center provides reasonable job-related accommodation to disabled persons.

THE FUND DEVELOPER WILL:

Work closely with the Executive Director in raising funds to complete specified program projects.
Identify and cultivate donor prospects.
Develop written proposals and marketing materials related to specific projects.
Speak to a variety of civic groups or funding organizations regarding program information or grant requests.
Recruit additional volunteers for specific development activities as needed.
Provide agency tours as needed for donors, potential donors, prospective Board members and project volunteers and other supporters of the agency.
Arrange for in-kind donations and support.
Coordinate fund development activities with the Board’s Fundraising/Endowment committee.
Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of the agency’s annual fundraising event.
Search out and recommend qualified consultants as necessary.
Provide periodic reports on fund development and project activities as required.
Participate in regularly scheduled agency management meetings.
Maintain confidentiality standards as set by the agency.
Research new grant/funding sources for specific programs.
Maintain current information on The Child Center website.
Write and send press releases to media when appropriate.
Create press kits for a variety of purposes including tours, grant applications, etc.
Develop materials for annual fund drive.
Perform other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years experience in fund development, grant writing and project management in a non-profit environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills and involvement in civic groups activities. Proficiency in the use of personal computers and relevant software. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to travel independently.

PLEASE RESPOND WITH A RESUME, COVER LETTER AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS. Applications without this information will not be considered.