Development Associate Position

Job Description: The Part-Time Development Associate will report directly to the Moving History Project Manager and collaborate with other staff as needed. He/she will be an integral member of a close team of administrative staff. This position will focus principally on the writing of private and government grant proposals, but will be exposed to all areas of the organization's fundraising efforts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Moving History Project Manger to develop and manage an annual calendar of support from existing funders and prospects;

  • Research and write grant applications and prepare all required interim and final reports for grants received, including for city, state and federal government grants;

  • Ensure that systems and procedures are in place for donor cultivation and recognition, site visits, recording and acknowledgement of gifts, research and prospect management, and compliance with all grant requirements;

  • Collaborate with administrative team on donor cultivation events around donations and attendance goals;

Essential Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to execute each requirement with excellence. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for the position.

  • Minimum of 2 years of grant writing experience, including foundation research and strong writing and editorial skills;

  • Successful track record of securing grants from private foundations and government sources;

  • Effective time management and organizational skills, including the ability to address multiple priorities simultaneously;

  • Strong strategic and analytical skills;

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;

  • Ability to work efficiently, both independently and collaboratively;

  • Polite, positive, and professional demeanor;

  • Solid computer skills, primarily Excel, Word and PowerPoint, and familiarity with Salesforce.

Reports To: Moving History Director

Start Date: January 1, 2020

Hours: TBD

Total Week Commitment: 6 week probationary period w/ contract extensions at Director’s discretion

Hourly Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience