The Resource Development Senior Specialist is primarily responsible for identifying funding sources to support existing and planned agency/program activities as well as developing, writing and submitting proposals and grant applications in response to public and private grant opportunities. In addition, this position is responsible for writing copy for social media platforms, scripting for speakers at public events, and coordinating and drafting various marketing and public relations related materials (e.g. annual appeal, annual report, brochures, electronic briefs, newsletters, and news releases, etc.). The Specialist also assists with special events, volunteer management, and other Resource Development related duties as needed.
MAJOR RESPONSIBLITIES AND KEY TASKS:
1. Conduct prospect research on new (and evaluate current) funding sources to identify agency's fit with funding criteria while identifying funding opportunities and new program areas to match agency priorities.
2. Compile and maintain grants calendar identifying due dates, deadlines, submission dates, and status of various grant proposals, including cultivation activities.
3. Coordinate, plan, write, and submit grant proposals for new and continued funding sources such as private foundations, corporations, and public institutions and prepare appropriate progress reports in a timely fashion.
4. Work with the Finance Department to gather information necessary to report to corporate/foundation funders.
5. Act as liaison with agency staff to identify key information needed to craft persuasive proposals.
6. Enter accurate information in database related to grants received and other donation-related information as appropriate. Prepare agency thank-you letters and ensure signed contracts are submitted.
7. Ensure correspondence, paperwork, and records for all public and private grants are up-to-date and accurate. Assist in maintaining broader Resource Development files.
8. Assist with the development and implementation of agency marketing campaign to broaden agency exposure, including: preparation and distribution of agency publications such as newsletters, brochures, annual reports, etc., press releases and drafting of daily posts for agency's social media platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
9. Maintain agency website to ensure up-to-date and accurate information.
10. Assist in proof-reading of departmental publications (i.e. flyers, invitations, program books, etc.)
11. Assist with compiling progress reports for committees and agency leadership as needed. Gather and report relevant statistics for grant writing/reporting and/or agency promotion.
12. Represent the agency through effective and appropriate public relations.
13. Support team members in projects as needed, including special events and volunteer recruitment.
14. Perform other duties and special projects as assigned.