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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Development Officer for Foundation Support, National Network of Abortion Funds

Development Officer for Foundation Support

Posted on: October 6, 2014
Posted by: National Network of Abortion Funds

The National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) is dedicated to eliminating economic barriers to abortion for low-income women and girls across the United States. NNAF is composed of over 100 funds in at least 38 states and four countries. We work to build a strong network of abortion funds that provide direct financial assistance for abortion. Together with our funds, we advocate for policy change to ensure access for those facing the greatest obstacles: low-income women, women of color, and young women. This is an exciting time for NNAF as we nurture new funds emerging in underserved areas, deepen our support for funds working within the reproductive justice framework, and co-lead a bold national coalition campaign to increase abortion access by restoring Medicaid coverage for abortion.
We are working to make access to abortion a reality for everyone, no matter their resources. We are building a movement, mentoring young leaders, and working toward a world in which everyone can shape their own futures and families. We invite you to join us as the newest member of our dedicated and growing team.
NNAF is headquartered in Boston, MA with staff also working remotely from Minnesota, Virginia, and New York. We know how important it is to support our remote staff to maintain connection and cohesiveness as a team. To this end, we ensure weekly one-on-one supervision, video-enhanced staff meetings, quarterly in-person meetings, and more.
Status: Full Time, Exempt
Location: Flexible, must be within 1 hour of major airport, Boston preferred
Deadline: Open until filled
The Development Officer for Foundation Support is responsible for maintaining and expanding support from foundations and reports to the Deputy Director.
  • Accountable for creating the foundation support strategy and goals.
  • Drafts and finalizes proposals, reports, financial documents and correspondence, as well as other materials for funders, with feedback from the Deputy Director and Executive Director as needed.
  • Manages grant tracking, deadlines for proposals and reports, regular contact with foundations, and foundations database with support from the Communications and Development Associate.
  • Monitors progress toward annual fundraising goal from foundations.
  • Researches and cultivates new foundation prospects.
  • Coordinates visits to foundations for Executive Director as needed and stewards funders through additional contact. Includes overseeing work to keep foundations updated and connected to NNAF, including setting up webinars and other meetings to present NNAF accomplishments.
  • Monitors progress toward goals and activities described in proposals.
  • Serves as primary supervisor for the Communications and Development Associate. The CDA also supports the individual donor program and communications.
  • Experience securing substantial foundation support for social justice non-profits; experience producing high-quality proposals and reports.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. Must be able to write highly polished letters, reports, and proposals.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Word and Excel. Internet savvy.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • You enjoy writing and the challenge of figuring out how to most effectively communicate our work and impact to funders.
  • You are committed to abortion access and full reproductive health care for all people; commitment to women's rights and to social, economic, and racial justice for all.
  • You enjoy collaboration and being part of a dynamic, highly productive and integrated team; you maintain flexibility and effectively manage ambiguity in a responsive work environment.
  • You enjoy working with diverse staff and board in an organization committed to racial justice.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity and/or established relationships with abortion rights and reproductive justice funders at the national level.
  • Experience creating budgets and financial reports for foundations.
  • Experience stewarding foundations through direct contact with program officers.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and creative.
  • Ability to give a minimum of two-year commitment.
NNAF is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to build and maintain a diverse staff with regard to race, culture, ethnicity, class, religion, physical ability, age, gender, and sexual orientation.
As an organization working in solidarity with the reproductive justice movement, NNAF is committed to fostering the leadership and elevating the voices of young women, women of color, Native women, immigrant women, and other women living in marginalized communities, including low-income women, teenage parents, women who were formerly imprisoned and women who have received funding for abortions. We strongly encourage these women to apply.
Compensation for this position is competitive, based on experience, and includes a comprehensive benefits package with health and dental insurance, generous vacation and sick time, retirement benefits, and more.
Interested applicants should email their resume, cover letter, and a brief writing sample (no more than 3 pages) to the National Network of Abortion Funds at:
Please use this subject line: [Name] Development Officer for Foundation Support Search
Please mention where you found this posting.
Applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
No calls please.

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