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Development & Grants Officer

Treatment Action Group
New York, United States
$55,000.00 - $55,000.00
Closing date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising, Special Events, Programs, Grant Administration, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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About the Position

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, and organized Development & Grant Officer to support grant and fundraising efforts. This position will report to TAG’s Development & Grant Manager. This is a full-time, salaried role.

This new position will play a key role in creating and owning grant initiatives and systems to support TAG in leveraging 30 years of leadership in health advocacy. To this end, TAG is seeking a grant and development professional focused on maintaining TAG’s current portfolio of grants, adding new grants to support the organization and supporting individual donor fundraising as needed. The Development & Grant Officer will also be responsible for maintaining current grant and donor systems and processes, supporting individual and event fundraising in a collaborative environment, coordinating funder reporting and logistical management, as well as providing research and data support to inform TAG’s development efforts. The role requires strong work ethic, good judgment, and both self-direction and the ability to work collaboratively. Excellent project management, organization, and communications skills (written and verbal), are a must.

About TAG

Treatment Action Group (TAG) is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank committed to racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ equity; social justice; and liberation, fighting to end HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and hepatitis C virus (HCV). At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well valuing diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.

Key Duties & Responsibilities May Include:

  • Grants
    • Work with Development & Grant Manager to transition to take lead on grant writing and reporting over the course of six months;
    • After six months, take lead role on grantor relationships, meetings and planning;
    • Maintain grant systems through Fluxx and file storage via Dropbox and ensure all files are up-to-date;
    • Ensure grant reporting is calendarized, planned out, and occurs in a timely manner;
    • Conduct research on potential grant prospects;
    • Utilize varied grantor proposal portals for numerous annual submissions and reports;
    • Create catalog of programmatic information for use as basis for future grant proposals;
    • Provide support as needed and requested by Grant & Development Manager and Deputy Executive Director;
  • Fundraising
    • Handle some data entry of gifts and coordinate with TAG admin staff for gift and grant acknowledgement;
    • Use and maintain CRM (current TAG system is Salsa), including donor queries, data clean-up, and donor analysis;
    • In concert with Grant & Development Manager, institute a moves management system within TAG’s CRM to increase donor giving and retention;
    • Research donor data and donor prospects including giving history beyond TAG, donor capacity analysis; and other data-driven donor research;
    • Provide support for annual giving campaigns and TAG’s annual fundraising event (and potentially other events) as requested by Grant & Development Manager and Deputy Executive Director;
  • Communications
    • Support TAG’s fundraising communications and provide social media and digital campaign support, as needed;
    • Lead meeting/call coordination for grants and fundraising;
    • Ensure digital donor communications are prioritized and engaging for donor retention;
  • Administration
    • Attend internal staff and project meetings, take notes, assist with development reporting, and track related finances;
    • Liaise with administrative staff to inform development work;
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Background, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in a nonprofit development/ fundraising/ grants team setting;
  • Excellent research, oral communication, and writing skills, with grant writing experience prioritized;
  • Basic Microsoft Office and Google suite skills;
  • Experience using a donor CRM system such as Raiser’s Edge, Salsa, DonorPerfect, etc;
  • Superb organization skills, attention to detail, and follow-through;
  • Robust project management skills and ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities in a fast-moving, dynamic work environment;
  • Strong interpersonal and networking skills; friendly rapport with the ability to communicate effectively in a collegial manner and maintain relationships;
  • Sound judgment and problem-solving capacity;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and proactively in periods of limited supervision;
  • Receptivity to feedback;
  • Curiosity and willingness to learn about new, technical subject matters without getting intimidated;
  • Demonstrated experience or commitment to working in a multicultural environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic and national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and physical ability is an important institutional value;
  • Enthusiasm for TAG’s mission is a must; familiarity with advocacy, health, policy making, or lived experience with the conditions on which TAG works, is a plus.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this full-time role will be $55,000 per annum . TAG offers a competitive benefits package that includes fully-employer paid health insurance and generous paid vacation (starting at four weeks, plus additional paid sick leave and holidays).

Location and Hours

This is an exempt position. TAG’s office hours  are generally (10am-6pm ET). Work on evenings and weekends may be required.

TAG is not requiring employees to work from our New York City headquarters office for at least the remainder of 2021. While TAG is open to candidates based anywhere in the U.S. who are able to work within TAG’s office hours and travel to New York City for team planning and special events (pandemic allowing), candidates based in the New York City area are preferred. Candidates on the West Coast with a demonstrated history of working successfully in a long-term remote position will also be considered. TAG does not have capacity to provide visa support. Only candidates with existing authorization to work in the U.S. will be eligible.

How to Apply

Please send a one-page cover letter, current CV/résumé (2-page maximum), a writing sample (maximum of 5 pages; a sample grant report or proposal, or other donor communication preferred), and 3 professional references and their contact information to, with “Development & Grant Officer” as the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please, no recruiters or phone calls.

Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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