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Development Associate (Grant Writing & Donor Relations)

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Position: Development Associate – Grant Writing and Donor Relations

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development and Communications, and Director of Government Grants and Contracts

Hours: Full-Time, including occasional evenings or weekends

Salary: $45,000 - $55,000

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

The Development Associate is responsible for writing grant proposals and reports, researching foundations and other potential funding opportunities, and contributing to newsletters, email updates and other agency communication materials. The Development Associate works closely with the development team, as well as program staff, to raise the funding necessary to maintain essential community services and invest in new programming. He/she must be able to create written materials and foster donor relationships that effectively communicate with Union Settlement stakeholders—including donors, staff, supporters and community members—in order to promote the wide range of vital community services that we provide.

Responsibilities:

●     Write compelling proposals and reports for a range of audiences including foundations, corporations and individual donors.

●     Work with agency staff to secure and maintain grants for general and program support.

●     Conduct research to find new funding opportunities and potential donors.

●     Work with Development team members to develop and implement systems to more efficiently store and retrieve language and statistics that are relevant to our community and our programs.

●     In collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications, help identify, solicit and cultivate donors at all levels.

●     Assist the Director of Development with the creation and content of annual appeals and outreach to donors.

●     Assist with fundraising events, as needed.

●     Special projects and duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Qualifications:

●     Superior writing and editing skills. 

●     Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field. A Master's Degree is a plus.

●     One to three years of experience in grant writing and/or development, with a demonstrated ability to persuasively convey program results in written materials. 

●     Excellent organizational ability and interpersonal skills.

●     Overall flexibility and ability to work under pressure and meet many deadlines.

●     The ability to work independently and to navigate complex tasks in a fast-paced environment.

●     A dedicated work ethic, diligence, resourcefulness, and readiness to be a hands-on team member with a keen eye for detail.

●     Familiarity with social service programs and a strong desire to help improve the lives of the residents of the local East Harlem community.

●     Excellent computer skills; Microsoft Word and Excel experience essential; knowledge of donor databases, photo editing and/or graphic design a plus.

To Apply:

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, Writing Samples, References, and Salary Requirements.

Please indicate Development Associate in the subject of email.

UNION SETTLEMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Position: Development Associate – Grant Writing and Donor Relations

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development and Communications, and Director of Government Grants and Contracts

Hours: Full-Time, including occasional…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract

Salary

USD 45,000 - USD 55,000

Location

On-site
237 E 104th St, New York, NY 10029, USA

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