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Development Coordinator (Grant Writer)

Commonwealth Autism

About CA: CA works to impact capacity development for human service systems, so all individuals can be securely included across the broad spectrum of our community-through quality education, healthcare & housing access, civic activities, and employment.

Primary function of the Position:

Responsible for collaborating with senior leadership to execute a strategy for incorporating philanthropic and earned income from contributions and grants which aligns to the business model of the organization.

Specific functions of the Position:

1. Plan Development

•Collaborate with senior leadership to identify which types of contributed philanthropic income and earned income (e.g., government contracts, internet fundraising, major gifts, annual appeals, direct mail, foundation grants, corporate foundations/giving programs, planned giving, in-kind donations, etc.) align with the business model of the organization
•Develop plan with measurable objectives and timelines to incorporate these income streams

2. Plan Implementation/execution

•Identify and apply for funding opportunities for grants that support our mission, vision and values
•Manage events and appreciation activities/programs, etc.
•Develop collateral– both print and electronic
•Craft messaging and assist with internal and external communications
•Build and foster necessary relationships with individuals (internal and external), organizations, agencies, foundations etc.
•Manage CA’s profiles (e.g., Give Richmond, BBB, etc.).
•Ensure accurate reporting, donor acknowledgment, etc.

3. Other duties as assigned

Support to CA:

•Assist with administrative tasks as needed
•Complete departmental reports
•Maintain intellectual property of the organization
•Assist with departmental audits
•Adhere to document retention policy
•Assist with file management and maintenance, including cloud-based systems
•Maintain objectivity while representing CA and performing associated CA responsibilities.
•Provide accommodations in support of the Americans with Disabilities Act, when requested, as appropriate
•Communicate with transparency by keeping an updated weekly calendar that is shared via a shared calendar in •Outlook through CA SharePoint account
•Follow through on all commitments and meet deadlines
•Be accessible by responding to emails and phone calls
•Work to problem solve challenging situations by requesting help from supervisor or co-workers
•Model Values of the organization (Collaboration, Commitment to Best Practice, Willingness to Challenge the Status Quo, Transparency, Adaptability)


•Part-time (20 hours/week)

Required Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications: •Bachelor’s Degree and at least four years of experience in development •Experience in planning, leading, and managing multiple development projects, including coordinating with multiple •stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to the CEO. •Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications. Ability to write clear, concise, compelling documents, and ability to create innovative and valuable communications and marketing content is essential. •Proven track record of success in revenue generation and resource development, specifically grant writing •Expertise in planning, tracking and improving resource development results. •Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor and key stakeholder relationships and to forge new ones. •Effective at working with partners in diverse and complex networks to reach common goals and objectives. •Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships both internally and externally – including individuals and stakeholder groups. •Proficient with relevant software programs (Word, Publisher, Excel, etc.) •Strong communication (i.e., verbal and written) and inter-personal skills •Dependable •Ability to problem solve •Ability to maintain confidentiality •Clean driving record •Willingness to travel 25% or less throughout the workweek
•Retirement – 401(K) Company pays 3% safe harbor and up to 4% after vesting periods •Phone stipend •Company laptop
How to apply:
Fund Development
Posting Organization:
Commonwealth Autism