The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.orgOpens a New Window..
The Development Associate position supports the revenue growth and diversification of the field office and is responsible for cultivating, promoting, and stewarding all grant-writing, proposal development, community individual giving, establishing corporate sponsorships, and additional tasks as needed. The position reports to the Field Office Director and works in close coordination with the USCRI Development Department. The ideal candidate will be flexible with strong interpersonal skills, open to taking on varied responsibilities, and a self-starter.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
In consultation with the Field Office Director and Development Director, develops, recommends, and executes a strategy for prospecting, retaining, and growing foundation funding and donor contributions, in alignment with industry best practices, USCRI’s mission and goals, and national/global events and news;
Engage and build a portfolio of local foundations and the business sector on opportunities to partner and support USCRI, under the direction of the Field Office Director;
Research and apply for funding opportunities from various sources, including government (federal, state, and local), foundations and corporations;
Write, revise and submit funding proposals on behalf of the field office, in collaboration with Finance and Program staff, working closely with the Development team to ensure quality of all proposals;
Manage gift processing, including management of monetary and in-kind gift acceptance, and coordinate with Development and Finance staff to ensure timely acknowledgement, proper entry and tracking of gifts, and accuracy of donor records;
Maintain and build relationships with major donors in alignment with the USCRI Development Department practices, sufficiently to assure donor loyalty and solicit increased giving;
Enhance agency efforts to solicit in-kind donations through volunteers and other community support;
Plan, implement and track progress of approved agency events, including outreach, community engagement, and fundraising events;
Support marketing and communications activities to promote agency events activities; and
Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).
Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in grant writing; project and budget design; and drafting needs assessments and program outcomes. Must have a demonstrated track record of writing successfully funded grant proposals (federal and non-federal) and successfully identifying public and private funding sources;
Demonstrated experience in donor engagement and fundraising campaigns, including experience in asking for donations;
Comfort with direct donor interaction is essential, including discussions of personal and family finances and asking for major financial commitments;
Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare effective, accurate and timely reports;
Highly effective communication skills, demonstrating strong partnership skills, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness;
Refrain from taking solicitation rejection personally, receive critique without getting defensive, and exhibits an appropriate sense of humor;
Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines;
Excellent writing, editing, and computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with development applications and software (e.g., DonorPefect, Stripe, SalesForce, GrantsHub) preferred; and
Demonstrated support of USCRI’s values by exhibiting respect for others, maintenance of confidential information and an appreciation of a multicultural workplace.
Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources.
Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.
References will be required at time of the final interview. Position specific writing samples may also be requested during the interview process.
No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 1347
About U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
We advance the rights and lives of those who have been forcibly or voluntarily uprooted. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives.