Resource Development Consultant
- Experience Level
This part-time position is responsible for grant writing, grants management and individual giving. The person in this position reports to the Executive Director and interacts intensively with all staff in order to develop grant proposals and reports. This staff person also works closely with the Executive Director to follow-up on funding opportunities. This is an important role for the organization and requires a very responsible person who is conscientious about deadlines, accuracy and professional presentation. This person’s passion for the mission of the organization must be conveyed in writing.
- Maintains and implements a strategic resource development plan as it relates to funding through corporate, foundation, and government grants and individual donors. Administrates individual donor campaign.
- Identifies sources of potential major grants from federal, state, and local government, as well as private foundations. Develop concepts for grant proposal in coordination with department heads and completes grant applications, including budgets with information from accountant. Follows the content and goals of the RRC strategic plan with grant submissions.
- Maintains a yearly grants calendar with the due dates for applications and with information on grants awarded and reporting. Ensures that grant applications, agreements, progress reports and other required documents are prepared and submitted in a timely manner, coordinating other staff to accomplish these tasks. Provide staff with up-to-date information regarding submissions, upcoming deadlines and requirements of funders.
- Builds, maintains and improves a grants and donor filing system (computer-based and hard copy) consisting of proposal submissions, grant award letters, and other relevant funder correspondence and materials.
- Consultant shall be solely responsible for registering with the Georgia Secretary of State and complying in all respects with all applicable laws relating to charitable solicitation.
- Contributes to relationship building efforts with funders and potential funders coordinates fundraising events.
- Supports flow of relevant information to current and prospective funders, including fielding of phone calls and correspondence. Ensures that all outgoing documents to funders are proofread. Ensures that expressions of appreciation and tax exemption information are sent to all donors.
- Prepares required grant reporting and draw requests in coordination with the accountant and appropriate staff.
- Perform other related duties that contribute to overall RRC organizational goals as a member of the RRC staff team.
Skills, Experience and Education Desired:
- Prior grant writing and grants management experience, preferably with both private and public sector funding sources.
- Excellent writing skills. Very accurate, precise and grammatically correct, as well as creative.
- Passion for the mission of the organization.
- Very conscientious about deadlines and well organized. Able to maintain detailed, careful files and records.
- A Bachelor’s degree or beyond.
- Ability to provide professional representation for RRC.
- Excellent computer skills. Preferred familiarity with MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, Internet-based grant applications and customer relationship management software.