Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 20 branches in 13 cities, serving over 100,000 low-income women with more than $870M in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.
As we celebrate a decade of empowerment this year, we are seeking a Development Manager to join our Development Department to help us raise funds that support the work, mission and institutional fundraising goals of Grameen America. Reporting to the Senior Director of Institutional Giving and Strategic Initiatives, the primary role of this position is to help manage and expand Grameen America’s active portfolio of over 120 institutional donors, including government grants and relationships. This position requires exceptional writing and project management skills, high attention to detail, ability to learn quickly on the job, and strong interpersonal skills for working with funders and administrative and program staff. The candidate should possess the ability to manage projects independently, set and manage multiple priorities, and take initiative as well as work as part of a cohesive development team.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Grant writer with a primary focus on institutional opportunities, including government grants.
Prepare all correspondence, proposals and budgets and requests for the assigned portfolio in a timely and professional manner.
Manage and maintain all registrations and reports for institutional and government opportunities.
Support financial aspects of grants management, including impact data, budget proposals; budget modifications, including reconciliations and financial reporting.
Manage prospect research to support Grameen America’s wide array of funding needs and develop creative funder outreach strategies.
Assist in institutional funder cultivation and stewardship, including the scheduling of meetings, preparation of compelling correspondence (briefings, presentations, etc.), and active participation in donor appreciation activities, site visits, and events.
Become an expert on existing donors, prospects and how to communicate our work to supporters
Develop and update language for applications and proposals on Grameen America’s program and current market trends.
Maintain an accurate grants calendar, tracking grant deliverables and timelines.
Work in conjunction with our Development Assistant to ensure that institutional gifts and activities are properly entered in our Salesforce database.
Contribute to the overall strategy of the fundraising department and work with the team to execute our goals.
Perform other special projects as needed.
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:
2-4 years of grant writing and development experience.
Strong writing skills with a strength in relaying information in a concise and persuasive manner.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills including ability to interact with stakeholders.
Experience and ability to take the lead on successful team projects.
Strong research skills, preferably with funders using tools like Foundation Directory and LinkedIn.
Ability to learn quickly on the job and synthesize complex themes in writing.
Exceptional attention to detail and strong organization skills.
Excellent judgment and critical thinking skills.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment and perform under deadlines and changing schedules.
Must be self-motivated and able to initiate projects and ideas.
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team.
Energetic, positive and enthusiastic worker with a commitment to the values of the organization.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office especially on Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Formatting and grammar nerds preferred!
About Grameen America Inc
Founded by Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Muhammad Yunus, Grameen America is a 501 (c) (3) national nonprofit microfinance institution dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses. We offer microloans, training and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 20 branches in 13 cities, serving over 97,000 low-income women with more than $820M in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.