The Senior Development Officer (SDO) plays a key role in the Women's Refugee Commission's fundraising operations ($7.1 million annual budget). Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the SDO's responsibilities are to manage foundation, corporate, national and international government funding portfolio. S/he will lead efforts to renew and expand support with special focus on international governments and prospecting for new donors. The SDO will work closely with the Executive Director, Senior Director for Programs, Program staff, Finance Controller and Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Events on developing strategies, identifying new prospects and executing work plan in a disciplined manner in order to meet ambitious goals and demand for our work. This position is ideal for an individual who enjoys challenges, is results driven, is an experienced conceptual writer, is flexible and responsive in a fast-paced environment and brings a sincere belief in the mission of the Women's Refugee Commission.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Manage foundation, corporate, national and international government funding portfolio;
Work interdependently and coordinate with Program Staff, Finance Controller, Executive Director and Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Events;
Collaborate across program areas to draft donor correspondence and reports and produce high-quality, high-return grant proposals;
Write high quality grants, proposals, reports, and donor acknowledgement letters;
Coordinate contracts and reporting to ensure compliance with donor requirements;
Build relationships both internally across the organization, and externally with government and foundation donors, to support program and organizational goals;
Build and maintain strong, professional relationships with current donors and prospects and support program staff in situations where they are the primary contact with the donor;
Research, identify, and cultivate new prospects with special focus on international governments and set prospect and update meetings for executive and program staff;
Run weekly grant opportunities meeting with senior staff of organization.
Participate in other critical functions of the Development Department including developing budgets and analyzing revenues in coordination with Finance Controller, Executive Director and Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Events;
Ensure that donor records (database, computer files and paper files) are accurate and up to date; and
Manage one staff member and supervise interns(s).
Bachelor's Degree. Master's Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
8-10 years, progressive experience in grant writing and institutional and/or government relations with a strong track record of success in identifying new donors and closing gifts.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: the ability to communicate and liaise effectively and diplomatically with colleagues across the organization.
Demonstrated writing skills: the proven ability to successfully conceptualize, write and edit proposals and reports. Must be able to communicate nuanced programmatic details and contexts.
Solid organizational and time-management skills: the ability to plan for and manage multiple projects while working in a fast-paced, detail oriented environment with strict deadlines and competing priorities.
Must be self motivated and possess an entrepreneurial attitude, strong work ethic, flexible style, and able to work independently as well as a team player.
Demonstrated interest in international development, human rights, social justice, or U.S based immigrant communities a plus.
Excellent computer skills: facility with MS Word, Excel, and email/internet software. Proficiency with Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising software preferred.
Women's Refugee Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women's Refugee Commission considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is looking for a full time Grants Manager.
About Next Door Solutions:
Next Door Solutions of Domestic Violence is a nonprofit organization located in San Jose. Our mission is to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time. Since 1974, Next Door Solutions has been providing critical intervention and comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors and their children. Next Door Solutions is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing the leadership skills of people from diverse backgrounds.
About the Grants Manager position:
The Grants Manager is directly responsible for sustaining and growing grant revenue at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. This position will develop and execute strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward both private and public (City, State and Federal) grants. The Grants Manager will foster cross-departmental collaboration to ensure that all grants align with Next Door Solutions goals and objectives. Next Door Solutions is looking for a candidate with an ability to create outstanding, compelling narratives and possess outstanding written communication skills, along with a proven track record of developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with both funders and staff. Strong project management skills, an ability to juggle multiple competing priorities, and careful attention to detail are essential. The Grant Manager must also have proven research capabilities to bring new funding sources to the agency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all aspects of the donor cycle for funders, including identification and qualification of prospective funders; strategizing and executing a plan for engagement and cultivation; soliciting each funder appropriately; and providing meaningful stewardship and follow-up.
Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with current and potential funders. Understand grantor's evolving goals and develop grant proposals that are responsive to these desired outcomes.
Collaborate cross-departmentally with appropriate staff to align with the current priorities of the organization and establish achievable grant outcomes.
Write, edit, and finalize grant proposals and reports. Ensure that all formatting and other funder guidelines are met, and all requested documents are included.
Research prospective funding sources and evaluate their alignment with Next Door Solutions' initiatives. Cultivate new prospects to help Next Door Solutions achieve its revenue goals.
Manage all aspects of submitting grant proposals and stewardship reports, including photocopying, collating, faxing, mailing, emailing, or hand-delivering documents.
Handle challenging relationships with professionalism, whether dealing with external or internal customers.
Facilitate regular grants management meetings with appropriate staff members to discuss requests for proposals; recommend programs and grant deliverables that align with funder priorities and parameters; constructively evaluate unsuccessful grant applications; and manage other cross-departmental, grant-related issues.
Maintain a grant tracking and calendar system to assure timely submission of all grant requests.
Manage the integrity of funder records in the Bloomerang database, including data entry of grant proposals, solicitations, reports, and other contacts (emails, phone calls, meetings, etc.) with funders.
Maintain electronic filing system for grant materials.
Provide timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures and collaborate in defining and implementing project funding strategies.
Coordinates site visits of potential funding sources.
Represent Next Door Solutions at informational grant meetings hosted by foundations, corporations, or governmental agencies.
Provide grant revenue projection recommendations to the Director of Development.
Impeccable, persuasive oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to persuasively convey the need and build support for the mission of Next Door Solutions.
Four or more years grants management experience.
Proven track record of building successful relationships with funders.
Proven ability to operate as a team player and establish professional relationships with people of various ages, educational and ethnic backgrounds, including clients, staff, board members and funders.
Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and carry out activities independently to meet specific timelines and revenue goals. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments is essential.
Ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment, determining how to juggle competing priorities and manage donors' expectations.
Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
Ability to be flexible and composed and maintain efficiency when unpredictable agency or funder demands arise.
Significant level of computer (PC) proficiency, including MS Office, use of Internet, managing information systems, and databases (Bloomerang).
Exceptional organizational skills required.
Desire and ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
Strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Next Door is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or gender (which includes gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, family care status, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.
Jubilee Women's Center Sojourner Place House Manager Job Description
POSITION TITLE: House Manager
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
POSITION TYPE: Full-time, Exempt
The House Manager role is to provide support for the residents and be accountable for the effective running of this 10-bedroom transitional home for women in Seattle's University District. This position interacts with residents, staff, donors, volunteers, neighbors and other agencies.
Work closely with the Care Manager to ensure consistent and supportive services to residents.
Provide support and counseling to residents as they work towards independence.
Assign and monitor all resident household chores and conduct weekly resident room checks.
Prepare rooms for new residents moving into Sojourner Place.
Participate in staff meetings, as well as weekly Thursday community dinner.
Possess a solid knowledge and understanding of the Sojourner Place Resident Handbook, and assist in appropriate enforcement.
Assist the Executive Director in the daily functioning of Sojourner Place and inform Executive Director of problem situations as they are known.
Address and coordinate all regular and special maintenance and repairs needed for the house and yard. Supervise volunteers involved in household and yard maintenance. Notify Executive Director when outside contractors are needed.
Donation and Volunteer Management
Coordinate and manage donated food, clothing, and other goods.
Schedule, train, and coordinate volunteers.
Contribute to the daily log of events.
Answer main Sojourner phone line; respond to inquiries regarding housing, services, volunteer and donation opportunities, etc.
Write thank you notes for donations.
Troubleshoot IT issues, when needed.
Articulate and follow appropriate standards of professional and personal boundaries.
Other duties, as needed.
Required: Bachelor's degree in social work, or related field or 3 yrs. equivalent experience.
Commitment to serving the needs of residents through the supportive programs provided. Previous experience with low income and/or homeless population preferred.
Ability to organize and plan well.
Demonstrated communication skills, both oral and written.
Skilled in computer use, including software programs specific to our work.
Able and willing to work as part of a team.
Be able to lift 30 lbs.
Driver's license required.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with staff and residents from a variety of economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, physical and mental abilities, and sexual orientations.
HOURS: 40 hours; flexible, including daytime, some evening and weekends.
SALARY: DOE BENEFITS: Medical, Vision, Dental, STD, LTD, AD&D
Location: Amman, Jordan with travel to the field locations in the Middle East Region
Reports to: Senior Vice President, International Programs (SVP)
About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world's most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development.
The Regional Director (RD) will serve on RI's global Leadership Team to provide invaluable insight and guidance on global-level strategy, approach, systems effectiveness and improvements, and provide to senior management and the CEO a vital field perspective of RI's work, impact, and efficiency. The RD will ensure strong leadership of all members of the RI Regional Team so as to build team spirit, cohesion, motivation, commitment, quality performance and fulfillment of all agency functions and compliance with all agency policies and procedures, as well as commitments to our stakeholders. He/she is directly responsible for the overall regional and country strategic planning, successful program delivery and performance management of country programs within his/her region, as well as oversight of the program support operations (security, finance, HR, operations). In addition, the RD is responsible for regional-level external relations and coordination. For his/her region and countries the RD will identify, and take steps to mitigate organizational risk. He/she will support the Country Directors by making resources from the regional support team available, and facilitating additional HQ, or as referred to in RI, Global Support Office (GSO) resources, in order to ensure that programs meet stated objectives, are in line with RI's mission, approach and strategy, meet the needs of partner communities, and are implemented to the highest standards, on time, and within budget. The RD also supports all efforts at the regional and country-level in new program development, ensuring that new programs fit within RI's strategy, are technically sound and meet budgetary requirements.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Global and Regional Strategic Leadership
Provide input and guidance on establishing, operationalizing, and assessing RI global strategies.
Provide strategic and technical input in developing and sustaining RI Centers of Excellence
Work collaboratively with the Regional Program Development Manager (RPDM) and CDs to develop medium and long-range strategic funding plans while maintaining focus in RI's core sectors.
Empower CDs as country program leaders in fulfilling their ToRs – while providing management, guidance, support, and recommendations as and when appropriate, to ensure problem solving and highest quality program implementation.
Provide program guidance and facilitate technical input as needed to maintain strategic vision.
Supervise Regional Program Officers/Managers and ensure, through close collaboration and follow-up, that all elements of their ToRs are fully met.
Lead early identification and diagnosis of off-track projects and actively determine feasible strategies to correct such problems.
Ensure that country level M&E systems are sufficiently robust to provide appropriate management input and realistic program results data.
Conduct regular country field visits to enable direct staff support and detailed knowledge of activities.
Ensure that all grants and contract correspondence and reports are provided to the GCU and all relevant grant documentation is maintained within the Global Server and other archives as required.
Supervise the Regional HR Manager and ensure, through close collaboration and follow-up, that all elements of the RHM's Terms of Reference are fully met.
With CDs, assess staffing requirements for programs and country office and support timely recruitment for expatriate staff in coordination with the Regional HR manager, and CDs.
Provide input on key country-level recruitments, as appropriate.
With Regional HR Manager ensure that all HR personnel practices, contracts, taxes, compensation, registrations, residence permits, and departures are in accordance with local laws and RI policies.
Ensure the formulation of and participate in the coordination of the regional security team, in close coordination with the Global Security Director.
Ensure the development and bi-annual update of RI country security plan, and ensure the timely completion of updated country security assessments.
Support or lead appropriate actions and decisions in high risk insecurity situations, including but not limited to the activation of emergency evacuation plans, in coordination with RI security staff.
Maintain an appropriate image of RI to all external entities and protect RI's interests and assets
Conduct effective ongoing liaison with donors, partners and other stakeholders
Represent RI by active participation in meetings of the humanitarian and development community, especially at the regional or global levels
Supervise the Regional Finance Manager and maintain a regional budget and plan for coverage of all regional costs by regional grants, as well as proper cost allocation of costs between grants. Ensure that all costs are allowable by donor regulations
Develop regional annual and ongoing budget projections, targets, and needs, and identify potential budget needs from G&A in coordination with SVP Program
Oversee program implementation and reporting, ensuring compliance with RI policies and procedures, donor regulations and local laws
Ensure the existence, training on, and proper understanding of, a reporting system to report misconduct, conflict of interest and ethics issues and to address suspected abuses, and irregularities regarding staff, property or practices at the country and regional level
Ensure all donor/supporter contractual terms and conditions are fulfilled in line with RI's project funding management guidance and procedures.
Supervise the regional operations functions and associated staff, and coordinate with the VP-Operations to ensure, through close collaboration and follow-up, that all elements of operations needs are fully met.
Ensure support to country offices is provided with the aim of strengthening overall efficiency and accountability of each office's operations, while leveraging resources and materials across the region
Skills, Experience, Knowledge:
Demonstrated belief in RI's core values
Ten years experience in relevant management positions in development or humanitarian organisations with focus on Middle East.
Adequate mixture of field and HQ experience.
Proven leadership skills and experience of managing multidisciplinary teams;
Practical experience of applying development issues at a project or community level coupled with impact assessment and evaluation of poverty reduction and social change.
Substantial experience in the financial management of budgets, including preparing financial projections, general financial management and reporting.
Proven expertise of leading in fundraising, seeking and securing new donors,
Demonstrated success at proposal writing as well as management of large and complex grants;
Evidence of understanding the challenges of donor and grant/contract management and the implications for program management
Demonstrated team leadership experience, particularly multi-cultural teams.
Experience of working effectively as a team member with colleagues based outside the country.
Sufficient computer comfort level to learn new relevant software tools.
Proficient English language writing and verbal skills. Ability to communicate in Arabic is a plus.
Highly capable candidate with two to five years of experience and strong writing abilities to help our organization grow to a new level of impact and scale.
Minimum 2 years commitment, full-time job.
Most of the world's poor are farmers, representing the largest and most uniform group of poor people in the world. One Acre Fund is a growing social enterprise in Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, and Tanzania that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. Instead of giving handouts, One Acre Fund invests in farmers to generate a permanent gain in farm income. We provide farmers with a "service bundle" that includes education, finance, seed and fertilizer, and market facilitation. Our program is proven impactful – every year, we weigh thousands of harvests and measure 50-100% average gain in farm income per acre. We have laser-like focus on generating better lives for the people that we serve.
One Acre Fund is devoted to improving our level of service to Africa's smallholders season after season. We are constantly growing in scale, impact, and sustainability; our ability to do so reliably and rapidly depends on raising an ambitious level of external funding.
We are seeking a highly capable and motivated individual to support our growing fund development team in both grant writing and reporting. We want someone who has a passion for communicating complicated ideas in a simple way. Prior experience with grants is not required in this role – being a structured and inspiring prose writer and having a good business mind are the most important prerequisites. This person must be able to step back, understand our programs and needs, and write a strategic appeal that is well-tailored to the grant opportunity at hand. This role will likely start by writing smaller grants, but quickly move into the $500,000+ gift range.
This is also a career-track position, with growth potential to help build out our development team, train other staff members, and take on management of different writing and reporting functions.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Write concept notes and proposals for grants. Some key characteristics of our writing:
We do not copy and paste – we tailor our language to each new funder. Most of our funders are quite sophisticated, which keeps our proposals dynamic and interesting to work on.
We make heavy use of business rationale, hard M&E results, tables and charts, etc.
We emphasize clear logical flow in our writing.
We often prepare for our writing with significant research; an ideal candidate would be a skilled and enthusiastic researcher.
Understand our core business intimately. We are seeking someone with a strong business mind. The professional funders we work with do not just want smooth prose – they want business rationale and a tailored message. This position would receive in-depth exposure to our field program to help build an understanding of our operations.
Write high-quality reports for funders. One Acre Fund values our current funders above all others, and we work very hard to provide them with compelling, accurate, and transparent reports about our the progress and results of our field programs.
Keep organized. We are not a boss-employee culture. We would like to hire someone who can manage his or her own work, and who does not need to be reminded to do things. This person should own the role.
Hire, develop, and manage others. As we plan to expand our writing staff over the next few years, we are looking for someone who could see herself or himself building a career with our organization in the long term.
Career Growth and Development
One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills. Your manager will invest significant time in your career development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and through regular management consulting-style career reviews. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to craft roles that each person can be passionate about. Because of our rapid growth, we constantly have new high-level roles opening up and opportunities in many functions. This results in fast career growth for our staff.
We are seeking an exceptional professional with 2 to 5+ years of work experience, and a demonstrated long-term passion for international development. We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates that will help take our organization to a new level of impact and scale. This is a competitive posting for a career-track role with a minimum initial commitment of two years. Candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:
Required: Either substantial field experience or 1+ year of professional writing experience.
Strong demonstrated writing ability. In your writing samples, we will be looking for confident, clear, error-free prose.
Genuine interest in international development/agriculture. We are seeking someone with a demonstrated connection to international development/agriculture, who is truly passionate about providing opportunity to the hardest-working farmers on the planet. Direct experience in this field is a big plus.
Strong ability to understand business. We would like to hire someone who will truly understand our operations, and be able to communicate about them simply and effectively.
Skill in graphic design/desktop publishing is also a big plus.
Top-performing undergraduate background. Candidates with graduate degrees also encouraged to apply. For all candidates: please include your GPA and test scores on your resume.
Humility. We are looking for passionate professionals who combine strong leadership skills with good humor, patience, and a humble approach to service to join our growing family of leaders.
Language: English required
Preferred Start Date
Commensurate with experience.
Health insurance, 401k and 529 education fund matching contributions, flexible work environment
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How to apply
Please find the job posting here. You will find details of the job as well as application instructions at the bottom of the job description.
The National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) seeks a highly organized and high-performing Development & Administrative Coordinator. NNEDV is a social change organization dedicated to creating a social, political and economic environment in which violence against women no longer exists. NNEDV advocates for laws, policies and funding to address domestic violence; provides training, technical assistance, education, and support to state domestic violence coalitions, as well as to local domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking programs, transitional housing programs, and the general public; and works on many levels to make domestic violence a national priority.
The Development & Administrative Coordinator will provide support to the Development team and assist with donor management, meeting follow-up, and other development and communications activities, including grant seeking and website upkeep. This position includes substantial administrative duties, but the Coordinator will participate in most aspects of Development work. The position is based in Washington, D.C., and some travel may be required.
Assisting with writing, editing, and making donor solicitations.
Supporting and cultivating donor follow-up actions that result in repeat and/or larger gifts.
Assisting with planning and coordinating of fundraising event logistics as needed.
Scheduling meetings and other activities and providing logistical support to the team.
Coordinating follow-up for NNEDV events, meetings, and other activities.
Handling administrative tasks, including expense reports and other internal documentation and meeting notes.
Assisting in writing and editing reports, publications, acknowledgements, and other materials.
Creating communications materials—drafting alerts and creating images to be shared on social media and with NNEDV's email subscribers.
Updating NNEDV's website with relevant materials.
Coordinating and collaborating with other staff on various communications, development, administrative, and social media initiatives.
Participating in and assisting with other organization activities and events as needed.
A successful applicant MUST have:
Excellent organizing skills with high attention to detail and accuracy.
Excellent time management skills.
Excellent writing and editing skills, including a strong grasp of English grammar, punctuation, copy editing, and proofreading skills.
Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with advanced features of MS Office (particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word), donor database software (Salsa preferred), and online content management systems (WordPress preferred).
Significant experience with administrative tasks, including taking minutes.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a team, as part of an organization, and with other organizations and other professionals; treats all people with dignity and a respectful attitude; accepts, acts upon, and offers constructive criticism; and approaches situations with a sense of humor.
Commitment to the organization's mission
Strong advocacy skills and an egalitarian, feminist, survivor-centered philosophy.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience with a nonprofit agency in a relevant area.
Experience working with donor/content management systems and databases (Salsa and WordPress preferred).
Experience working within the Violence Against Women movement.
Bilingual skills (reading, writing, and speaking) helpful. Spanish preferred.
Video editing and other multi-media skills helpful.
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive salary based on qualifications and years of experience, with excellent benefits (see Benefits). NNEDV is an equal opportunity employer. Learn more about NNEDV at nnedv.org.
Washington, D.C. (Dupont Circle area) On major bus lines and approx. 3 blocks from metro.
How to apply
Send cover letter, resume, salary history and expectations, and one brief writing sample/excerpt of a relevant item to Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President email@example.com.
Applications that do not contain all of the required items will not be considered. All of the required items should be combined into a single email attachment, and your cover letter should also be pasted into the body of the email. Applications received before March 5, 2015, will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. No U.S. mail or faxes please.
Excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, 17 paid holidays, 10 days of sick leave, and 3 weeks vacation, in a collegial, fast-paced and flexible office.