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Development Specialist (Coordinator or Manager Level DOE)

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Kelley Nonprofit Consulting


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Published 10 days ago

February 15, 2021
$48,000 - $58,000Commensurate with experience with 10% raise after 90 days

Start Date: February 15, 2021 (or sooner!) 

Status: Full-time; exempt

Compensation: $48,000 - $58,000, commensurate with experience w 10% raise after 90 days

Benefits: Generous PTO package; bonus policy

Location: Headquartered in SE Portland, OR; position will primarily work remotely, some in-state travel required; Oregon resident/based in Oregon required; option to work in-office in Harney County if desired; candidates from rural communities encouraged to apply. 


About the Organization

For seventeen years, Kelley Nonprofit Consulting (Kelley NPC) has helped nonprofits, philanthropic organizations and public agencies tackle tough obstacles to build more sustainable organizations. Kelley NPC works alongside its clients to: identify new opportunities for expansion in size or scope; establish or build upon protocols to strengthen operations; support process and outcome evaluation; identify and secure new avenues of funding and partnership (for nonprofit partners); and identify new models and re or new avenues to impact ; and much more. Kelley NPC provides hands-on, bespoke support to make clients’ most ambitious visions attainable.

Kelley NPC works with resource providers like grant-making foundations and government programs to ensure successful stewardship and impactful, equitable philanthropy.

Kelley NPC works with resource seekers like community nonprofits to grow and diversify their revenue, and enhance their programs and operations.

A COBID-Certified Women’s Business Enterprise, Kelley NPC works with many culturally specific organizations and upholds values of equity and justice as a non-negotiable part of the organization and its work. The missions of Kelley NPC’s clients are also diverse and range from mental health to performing arts, and from workforce development to youth mentoring, and almost everything in between (economic development, environmental, animal welfare, civil liberties, and more). 


Position Summary

Our work family continues to grow! Kelley NPC seeks a full-time Development Specialist to join our growing team. The successful candidate will bring excellent and dynamic writing skills, fundraising experience (particularly grant writing), and an ability to manage multiple complex projects and deadlines concurrently. We are a hard-working team with a fun but fast paced and often heavy - but extremely rewarding - work load.

We seek a roll-up-your-sleeves hard worker with an eagerness to learn. The ideal candidate has grit and gumption and a servant leadership approach. We love an entrepreneurial mindset, and we value lived and work experience over formal education. 

Additionally, this person will offer direct experience with broad nonprofit fund development activities and an eagerness to develop and deliver innovative strategies that further Kelley NPC’s work.

(Please note that the final title may be Development Coordinator or Development Manager to reflect experience and final agreed upon duties. This is flexible and input on final title from incoming new hire will be welcomed.)

While this position will report to Kelley NPC’s Owner, the Development Specialist will be expected to work independently and remotely a majority of the time. Eventually, this position will also be responsible for managing a Development Associate.

This position offers an opportunity for intensive professional growth and additional training regarding fund development strategies, contract and grants management (both grantmaking and grant seeking), strategic planning, impact evaluation, capacity building for nonprofits, and other services and specialties.

This position is eligible for a 10% raise after 90 days, dependent on meeting basic onboarding milestones.


Essential Duties

Fundraising Support for Clients (65%)

  • In partnership with the Owner and other staff, provide direct client support to several nonprofits. This includes, but is not limited to, communicating identified funding opportunities; managing timelines for grants, contract and sponsorship requests; and developing and submitting all aspects of funding requests (research, writing, editing, submitting, managing award, and more).
  • Develop materials such as corporate sponsorship packets, program one-pagers, social media guides or other items to strengthen our clients’ fund development efforts.
  • Attend meetings with clients and occasional client-based events as needed.
  • As requested, represent clients at funding information sessions organized by government entities, corporate sponsors, and foundation funders.
  • Research and vet new funding opportunities for a diverse portfolio of nonprofits.
  • Conduct research to be used in a variety of supportive and persuasive ways.

Capacity Building for Clients (25%)

  • In partnership with the Owner, develop custom evaluation and outcome measurement tools for clients based on best practices.
  • Support the Owner with a variety of tasks related to client capacity building efforts such as event planning, visioning and strategic planning, brand development, and strengthening fund development processes and practices.
  • Develop funding plans and write grant requests to support capacity building initiatives, such as welcoming new staff members, creating strategic and/or fund development plans, implementing new tools or trainings, and more.

Internal Administrative Duties (10%)

  • Update client fundraising logs.
  • Edit an array of documents for errors in typing, spelling, syntax and form.
  • Organize and update Kelley NPC’s client and funder files.
  • Schedule meetings; attend meetings as notetaker; attend various information gathering webinars, trainings and more related to specific resources.
  • Data entry and recordkeeping tasks (this will vary depending on the project and the client).
  • Attend professional development opportunities and trainings as necessary.

Please note the above lists are not exhaustive.


Required Qualifications

  • A passion for supporting a diversity of nonprofit missions.
  • Fund development experience.
  • Grant writing experience.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit impact evaluation tools and concepts.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple complex projects.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills (writing samples should be available upon request).
  • Excellent persuasive writing skills.
  • Excellent people skills
  • Ability to creatively identify and use resources. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent computer and technological skills - tech literate in a variety of platforms.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to attend meetings in and around Oregon (statewide) and SW Washington.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an economic development focused organization or general knowledge of community economic development.
  • Experience with project management and collaboration software.
  • Experience with rural-specific issues and an understanding of the unique strengths of Oregon’s rural communities.
  • Experience developing federal grant proposals is not required but is a welcome plus!


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for giving
  • A willingness to learn
  • A genuine kindness and humility
  • A deep understanding of intersectionality and historical and current inequities
  • An eagerness to laugh
  • An understanding that our work is behind the scenes to elevate nonprofits and resource providers; the spotlight is on them, not us.
  • An appreciation for nuance
  • A respect for the hard work of nonprofits


Commitment to Diversity

As an equal opportunity employer committed to meeting the needs of a multigenerational and multicultural workforce, Kelley NPC recognizes a team of diverse staff and contractors is an integral and welcome part of a successful and ethical business. We hire employees and work with contractors regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability, and actively foster inclusion in all forms both within our company and across interactions with clients, contractors, peer agencies, resource providers and partners.

So, what are we actually doing about it? For our hiring, we have removed all higher education requirements and, as always, are instead valuing work experience and skills; asking for candidates to apply using initials only so our first screening is blind; and are proactively marketing the position through culturally-specific partners and via community-based, culturally-specific and rural-based newspapers and publications.

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Thank you for your interest!



Requirements to apply:

  1. Resume or equivalent detailing work history and any volunteer and community engagement work. Inclusion of education history is optional.
  2. Cover letter expressing interest in this position and why you are the best candidate for the job.


To apply, please complete this form and use your first and last initial only (not full name). Through this form you can also submit a resume or equivalent detailing work, volunteer and community history; and cover letter (both saved as individual PDFs). You may also submit 1-2 writing samples if desired (optional). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling first come, first served basis. Access the form through this link: https://podio.com/webforms/25601227/1903669.


Only candidates who apply using this link will be considered. 

Start Date: February 15, 2021 (or sooner!) 

Status: Full-time; exempt

Compensation: $48,000 - $58,000, commensurate with experience w 10% raise after 90 days

Benefits: Generous PTO package; bonus policy

Location: Headquartered in SE Portland, OR; position…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement
  • Professional

Benefits

Generous PTO package; bonus policy 

Generous PTO package; bonus policy 

Location

Portland, OR

How to Apply

Requirements to apply:

  1. Resume or equivalent detailing work history and any volunteer and community engagement work. Inclusion of education history is optional.
  2. Cover letter expressing interest in this position and why you are the best candidate for the job.


To apply, please complete this form and use your first and last initial only (not full name). Through this form you can also submit a resume or equivalent detailing work, volunteer and community history; and cover letter (both saved as individual PDFs). You may also submit 1-2 writing samples if desired (optional). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling first come, first served basis. Access the form through this link: https://podio.com/webforms/25601227/1903669.


Only candidates who apply using this link will be considered. 

Requirements to apply:

  1. Resume or equivalent detailing work history and any volunteer and community engagement work. Inclusion of education history is optional.
  2. Cover letter…

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