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Development Manager, Program and Business Development

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American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS | Washington, DC

American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

Publicado há 28 dias

FLSA Designation: Exempt

Pay Band:  5 Manager


The Development Manager for Program and Business Development is responsible for supporting all stages of the grant proposal development process -- from opportunity identification through proposal submission -- to U.S. government agencies, private foundations, corporations, and other potential donors and funding sources. The person serving in this position works closely with American Councils program and administrative teams, overseas staff, as well as existing and potential funders to develop new and strengthen existing programs and activities for the organization. The Development Manager collaborates with department staff to develop proposals and relevant supporting materials and will be responsible for extensive writing and editing of submissions to a variety of funders. The person serving in this role is able to work effectively under time constraints in a dynamic environment while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. The position reports to the Director of Program and Business Development.


  • Identify, research, promote, and pursue development opportunities that result in new funding in support of American Councils’ strategic goals.
  • Develop, prepare, and review primary and supporting materials for proposals and donor solicitations.
  • Serve as coordinator of the proposal design and creation process.
  • Support other development staff engaged in proposal development.
  • Assist in the final quality control review and approval of proposals and help ensure accuracy of narrative, budget feasibility, and timely submission of grant proposals.
  • Other relevant tasks, including some administrative duties, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications, or other relevant field required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five years’ experience writing grants and developing funding proposals for a non-profit or education organization.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare successful funding proposals for a variety of sources.
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills (samples required).
  • Strong time management, organizational and planning skills, and attention to detail.
  • Experience in project costing and budget preparation. 
  • Familiarity with a variety of funders including the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the World Bank, foundations, private corporations, and others.
  • Experience working in the education, international development, student exchange, and/or non-profit sectors.
  • Understanding of federal and non-federal grant and contract types and grant regulations.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and writing) that allow for effective collaboration and detailed follow through with program personnel.
  • Ability to work independently as needed to complete assigned tasks within strict deadlines.
  • Demonstrated expertise with MS Office.
  • Experience with graphics programs and tools (such as InDesign, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro) preferred.

Please submit a cover letter with your application. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

FLSA Designation: Exempt

Pay Band:  5 Manager


The Development Manager for Program and Business Development is responsible for supporting all stages of the grant proposal development process -- from opportunity identification…

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – American Councils is committed to taking affirmative steps to enhance employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and people with disabilities, and strives to ensure that meaningful employment and promotional opportunities are maintained for everyone. American Councils’ commitment to equal employment opportunity is based not only on federal requirements, but also on a longstanding commitment to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of the communities in which we operate.


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


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