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. Grameen America is the fastest growing nonprofit microfinance organization in the United States with a proven national solution to advance financial inclusion for women. We provide small loans, training and support to low-income women to help them build businesses, achieve higher family incomes and revitalize their communities. Since launching our first branch in Queens, New York in 2008, we have expanded to 21 branches in 14 cities, serving 110,000+ low-income women with nearly $1B in microloans. For more information, please visit grameenamerica.org.
In 2018, Grameen America marked its 10-year anniversary. We celebrated several extraordinary milestones, including investing over $1 Billion in more than 110,000 low-income women entrepreneurs across the country. Looking toward the next decade, Grameen America will launch a new $100M campaign to support our plans to double our footprint across the U.S. Grameen America is seeking a dynamic individual to fill a Development Manager, Institutional Giving role to help raise the funds for this national expansion.
The Development Manager, Institutional Giving will join a robust Development Department to help 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, this position will support Grameen America’s expanding portfolio of 100+ institutional donors with a primary focus on government and foundation constituents. We are looking for someone with 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:
Research and analyze institutional funding opportunities that align with Grameen’s mission.
Develop, write and assemble funding applications for institutional opportunities.
Prepare all correspondence, briefings, presentations to support funder cultivation and stewardship meetings and events.
Manage 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.
Become an expert on existing donors, prospects and how to communicate our work to supporters.
Develop and update language for on Grameen America’s program and current market trends.
Maintain an accurate grants calendar, tracking grant deliverables and timelines.
Ensure that institutional gifts and activities are properly entered in our Salesforce database.
Perform other special projects as needed.
2-4 years of grant writing and development experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong research skills, preferably with funders using tools like Foundation Directory and LinkedIn.
Must be detail oriented, and work well under pressure.
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 team player 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.