The Development Specialist is responsible for developing compelling and high-quality grant and contract applications, funder reporting, and supporting donor acquisition, stewardship, and cultivation activities. This position requires an individual who is highly detail-oriented, has the capacity to quickly learn and comprehend complex concepts, and can consistently meet established deadlines. This is a full-time, exempt position, and typical work hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Some flexibility in hours is allowed, but the employee must be available during the core work hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and must work thirty-five (35) hours per week.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Grants & Contracts Development & Administration
- Review Requests for Proposals and attend bidder’s conferences to help determine alignment between Integrity’s programs and funding opportunities.
- Prepare letters of inquiry, proposals, and budgets for current and prospective grant and contract opportunities.
- Research new funding sources to meet the existing and emerging needs of Integrity clients and programs.
- Maintain contract/grant reporting chart, and prepare and submit programmatic and financial reports for public and private funders by deadline.
- Maintain positive, organized funder relationships through ongoing interactions pertaining to grant and contract requirements.
- Manage all incoming and outgoing fundraising correspondence including processing gifts, entering data into fundraising database, processing gift acknowledgment letters, conducting complex mail merges, and overseeing mailing logistics.
- Manage donor database, displaying a high level of commitment to accuracy in entering and retrieving data from database, including identification and merging of duplicate files.
- Assist in cultivation and stewardship of current and prospective donors.
- Conduct research at request of senior management team.
- Attend relevant community meetings.
- Provide support as needed (e.g., event planning, etc.).
Job qualifications include:
- Minimum bachelor’s degree required. Graduate coursework a plus.
- At least 1-3 years of experience in grant and proposal writing, preferably in the behavioral health field. Experience gained through internships is acceptable.
- Understanding of human services/behavioral health organizations, substance use disorder treatment, mental health, and/or non-profit management.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills. In particular, the ability to think creatively and produce compelling, appealing content for fundraising materials.
- Familiarity with donor-centric communications.
- Commitment to accuracy in entering and retrieving data from donor management database.
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines.
- Capacity to pivot to other priorities when needed.
- Advanced computer skills and ability to learn technologies needed to complete work.
- Attention to Detail
- Task management
- Analysis of Data
Interested candidates may apply by sending a thoughtfully written cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Development Specialist’ in the email subject line.
Full-time employees receive an excellent benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days; medical, dental and vision benefits; short and long-term disability, life insurance; 403b retirement and profit sharing plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3% maximum compensation.