Development Specialist

Founded over 52 years ago, Integrity House (“Integrity”) is one of New Jersey’s most established not-for-profit providers of behavioral healthcare services that is licensed by the State of New Jersey. We operate over 20 prevention, treatment, and recovery programs to address the life-threatening disease of substance use disorder. To encourage long-term recovery, we give our clients access to a variety of services, including medication-assisted treatment, support for co-occurring mental health disorders, medical services, family counseling, education and employment training, peer support, and supportive housing. We serve over 3,000 individuals every year with the help of dedicated frontline healthcare workers, support staff, committed leadership, and strong community partnerships.

Integrity House is seeking a Development Specialist who will partner with the Director of Development to help the agency achieve its strategic goals and beyond. This individual will primarily be responsible for maintaining Integrity’s current contracts, developing high-quality grant and contract proposals to meet large agency and smaller program-specific needs, funder/stakeholder reporting, and supporting donor acquisition, stewardship, and cultivation activities. This position requires someone who has strong writing and research skills, can work independently as well as part of a team, is highly detail-oriented, has the capacity to quickly learn and articulate complex concepts, and can consistently meet established deadlines.

You have the ability to write in a compelling and accessible way about services and projects that address social determinants of health such as healthcare, safe and stable housing, education, substance use disorder (SUD), and mental health. You understand that SUD is a public health epidemic in New Jersey and would like to be a part of an organization that is working to save lives.

Please note that this is a traditionally on-site position. Remote/hybrid arrangements are available for the right candidate after an on-site training period. Integrity House continues the following best practices to ensure the safety of clients and staff:

● Regular deep cleaning of agency facilities;
● Requiring all staff and clients to properly wear masks and maintain social distancing;
● Mandating that staff perform daily, confidential temperature checks;
● Restricting external/outside visitors from accessing facilities;
● Monthly testing of clients and staff.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Grants/Contracts Development & Administration

● Research public and private grant and contract opportunities that align with Integrity’s mission, vision, service needs, and strategic goals.
● Prepare and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, and full grant/contract applications.
● Prepare and submit funder and stakeholder reports.
● Cultivate and maintain relationships with program officers and contract liaisons.
● Develop and sustain an understanding of Integrity’s programs and the behavioral services industry.

Individual/Corporate Donations/Donor Management

● Process cash and in-kind gifts, which includes timely acknowledgement of contributions and ongoing donor communications.
● Manage donor database, displaying a commitment to accuracy in entering and retrieving data, including identifying and merging duplicate files.
● Assist with donor identification, cultivation and stewardship activities.

Other Support

● Conduct research at the request of the senior leadership team.
● Attend relevant community meetings.
● Support corporate engagement activities.
● Help plan fundraising and cultivation events and activities.

Job qualifications include:

● Minimum bachelor’s degree required. Graduate coursework is a plus.
● 1+ years of experience in grant and proposal writing, preferably in the behavioral health field. Experience gained through internships is acceptable.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills. In particular, the ability to think creatively and produce compelling, appealing content for fundraising materials.
● Understanding of human services/behavioral health organizations, substance use disorder treatment, mental health, and/or non-profit organizations.
● Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with attention to detail and accuracy while adhering to deadlines.
● Advanced computer skills and ability to learn technologies needed to complete work.
● Knowledge of grants and health/human services contracts landscape in Northern New Jersey and New Jersey a bonus.
● Knowledge of charitable giving regulations and best practices a bonus.

Interested candidates must submit a thoughtfully written cover letter, resume, and two (2) writing samples to with ‘Development Specialist’ in the email subject line.

Full-time employees receive a robust benefits package that includes paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal days; tuition reimbursement; medical, dental and vision benefits; short and long-term disability, life insurance; and a 403b retirement and profit sharing plan with a dollar-for-dollar match up to 3% maximum compensation. Integrity also offers ample opportunities for advancement; professional development; a warm, collaborative environment; numerous staff appreciation activities, and wellness initiatives.