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Grameen America Inc
New York, NY
Published 16 days ago

About Grameen America:

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus in 2008, Grameen America is a nonprofit microfinance organization that empowers women who live in poverty to create better lives for themselves and their families through entrepreneurship. A nationally certified CDFI, Grameen America provides affordable capital, credit- and asset-building, financial education and peer support to enable program participants to boost their income, enter the mainstream financial system and create jobs in their communities. The fastest growing nonprofit microfinance organization in the U.S., Grameen America has provided over $2 billion in small business loans and served nearly 140,000 low-income, primarily minority women. Our members have repaid their loans at a rate of over 99% and are helping transform the lives of their families and communities. For more information, please visit

Building on a successful first decade of operations, in 2019 we launched Lifting America: The Campaign for Her Future, a bold campaign to realize our broader vision for the next 10 years. The $300M campaign will allow us to scale our organization, lift low-income communities, stabilize families and create multigenerational change. The economic crisis in the U.S. caused by the COVID-19 pandemic underscored the need for our services as it has disproportionately affected our members: low-income, minority women whose economic survival for themselves and their families is dependent on their small businesses. Grameen America is committed to resuming our bold goals to scale in 2021 including opening new branches and accelerating our impact in Black communities. We are uniquely positioned to play a critical role in low-income minority small business owners’ resilience, providing them with the assistance they gravely require in support of a just economic recovery.

 Job Description:

The Development Manager will join a high performing Development Department to help raise funds and manage aspects of the department’s development operations to support the work, mission and fundraising goals of Grameen America. Reporting to the Senior Director of Corporate Partnerships and Engagement, the primary role of this position is to manage, engage and support the continued expansion of Grameen America’s portfolio of corporate donors as well as collaborate with the Chief Development Officer on individual giving and development operations. This position requires exceptional communications and grant writing skills, project management experience, high attention to detail, ability to learn quickly on the job, and strong interpersonal skills. The candidate should have the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects independently, and the desire to take initiative as well as work as part of a cohesive development team.

Key Responsibilities:

Corporate partnerships

·      Manage and help lead corporate grant proposal, application and reporting process, including proposal writing, budget creation and modification, impact and financial reporting.

·      Support the management of key corporate prospects, construction of a pipeline of desirable prospects and development of company-specific approach plans, which could include philanthropic/foundation grants, cause marketing, workplace giving, and employee engagement, that reflect corporate partners’ marketing and business needs, as well as philanthropic and community engagement goals.

·      Assist in pitching and securing new partners, including supporting the Senior Director in research, securing meetings and developing pitch materials.

·      Support the successful stewardship and engagement of corporate relationships, including: assisting in site visits; managing frequency of outreach, communication and personal contact.

·      Document and maintain clear and timely records to track corporate benefits packages, donor giving, grant proposal and reporting deadlines, contacts, notes, and assist in the maintenance of an accurate database and corporate benefits matrix.

·      Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team to support the creation and implementation of multi-channel communications strategy to amplify the impact of corporate partnerships, and assist with marketing reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing data to report to corporate partners.

·      Support the Senior Director in the negotiation of agreement terms and development of contracts as needed.


·      Manage Salesforce donor database and ensure accurate reporting and pipeline and dashboard development and management.

·      Process all donations (checks, online, recurring, wire and stocks).

·      Collaborate with Chief Development Officer on online and individual giving including stewardship reports, donor acknowledgement letters, prospect research and briefings.

·      Manage the coordination and execution of cultivation and fundraising events.

·      Contribute to the overall strategy of the fundraising department and work with the team to execute on and achieve our goals.


·      Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years’ experience in development, grant writing or strategic partnerships.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including grant writing.
  • Project management experience, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Fundraising database experience required, Salesforce strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects with competing deadlines.

·      Ability to build and manage stakeholder relationships.

•       Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to effectively collect, analyze, organize, distill and present information.

•       Ability to take the lead on projects and work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.

•       Knowledge or experience with how media can be utilized; command of social media outlets a plus.

•       Energetic, positive and enthusiastic team player with a commitment to the values of the organization.

•       Must be proficient in Microsoft Office especially on Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

•       Spanish language skills are a plus.

All employees who work in a Grameen America Inc. (GAI) office, travel for business, or attend a (GAI) sponsored event must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees who assert for a religious or medical exemption to receiving a COVID-19 vaccine are advised to work with our Human Resources team for accommodation.

 Grameen America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO). All candidates for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


About Grameen America:

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus in 2008, Grameen America is a nonprofit microfinance organization that empowers women who live in poverty to create better lives for themselves and their…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level

Level of Language Proficiency

     Spanish language skills are a plus.

     Spanish language skills are a plus.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
New York, NY, USA

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