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Development Specialist

Company: Second Harvest Community Food Bank
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

Primary Functions of the Position:--The Development Specialist manages the grants process from start to finish with current and prospective grant makers. This management process includes but is not limited to researching prospective funders; collecting, managing and synthesizing grant-related information; writing inquiries, proposals, and reports; and maintaining all foundation records. The Development Specialist oversees various grants systems to ensure that the grants fundraising, and stewardship is properly tracked and recorded.--Specific Duties:--------------Identifies new prospects by researching potential foundation and corporate grant makers and monitors various sources to identify potential grant opportunities.--------------Manages, oversees, and analyzes a portfolio of prospective grant makers.--------------Strategically coordinates and prioritizes work assignments to support the grants work plan.----------------Develops, implements, and innovates systems to carry out, organize, and monitor grants fundraising efforts.--Includes maintaining monthly grants calendar.--------------Oversees the processing of all incoming grants and their paperwork and scheduling of all appropriate corresponding actions in Bloomerang.--------------Prepares all outgoing letters, proposals, reports and other grant documents.--------------Produces grant tracking reports from database for monthly and annual tracking, strategic planning and budget management purposes.--------------Ensures that all data on funders is up to date in hard files, electronic files in Bloomerang.--------------Works with the CEO and CDO to set strategy for prospective and current grant makers.--------------Builds and stewards sustainable relationships with foundation, corporate, and government funders. Develops contact with and facilitates meetings between grant makers and Foodbank leadership as needed.--------------Develops language, goals and other materials for new programs and/or capital priorities and needs identified by CEO and other executive staff.--------------Plans and coordinates grant development including research, data collection, writing, budget, and supporting materials.--------------Writes grant proposals to solicit, retain, and maximize financial support according to grant makers' guidelines and deadlines in collaboration with other staff or independently when appropriate.--------------Tracks the status of funded projects and coordinates reports to funders. Works with Programs, Operations and Finance & Administration staff as needed to collect program outcome data and evaluate performance. Other Duties:--------------Provides weekly updates to Chief Development Officer of the status of current and future grants prospects.--------------Writes press releases and marketing pieces as requested by the Chief Development Officer.--------------Assists in the general development activities and events of the Foodbank as necessary or as required by the Chief Development Officer.--------------Backup for Community Relations Manager when absent.--------------Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development Officer. Position Requirements:Must be extremely organized and detailed oriented.Familiarity with both private and public fund sources.Ability to work independently, as well as cooperatively, with individuals (staff and volunteers) from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds in a culturally diverse environment.Excellent communication, organization, and telephone skills are mandatory.Professionally mature with the ability to handle multiple priorities and work independently under general supervision.Must have a high level of proficiency in MS Office specifically Word, Excel, Outlook and Explorer.Experience in database management systems strongly preferred.Valid Driver's LicenseExcellent attendanceEducation: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Corporate Communications, Nonprofit Management, Human Services, or related field/experience required. Experience: Desire 2-5 years of grant writing experience in the non-profit sector, preferably for a human services organization. Excellent professional writing and editing skills. Proven research, planning, conceptual, and strategic-thinking skills. Adhere to all policies and standards set forth by Second Harvest Community Food Bank in accordance to Feeding America standards, in addition to local, state, and federal regulation This job description is intended to describe the essential functions of the job, and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of accountabilities and activities to perform the job. This description subject to change based on the needs of the Jobble

Keywords: Second Harvest Community Food Bank, Saint Joseph , Development Specialist, Other , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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