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Resource Development Associate

Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Programs, Other Programs, Administrative, Other Administrative
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Summary: The Resource Development Associate is responsible for supporting organizational efforts to strategically seek funding from corporate organizations, foundations and other philanthropic organizations to further UMEZ’s mission. In collaboration with Senior Management, this role will participate with cross-functional teams to provide strategic insight, direction, and recommendations about resource development by identifying and developing partnership opportunities for funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Assist in developing and identifying new funding opportunities with corporations, foundations, banks and government sources by providing recommendations and briefings to the CEO
  • Under the direction of the CEO, prepare letters of interest and proposals for funding opportunities
  • Prepare funding reports, prospect research, tracking, and collecting necessary data for reporting purposes to funders; update tracking spreadsheet for funding, including deliverables to ensure timely fulfillment of funding requirements  
  • Prepare funding requests, overseeing proposal coordination, including research, writing and editing funding proposals
  • Work with the Senior Management to coordinate information for proposals
  • Supports strategic planning and proposal development phases working collaboratively with Senior Management 
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders such as other funders, corporate, foundations and other philanthropic organizations

 Background & Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in business or a related field
  • Bi-Lingual, English and Spanish, a plus but not necessary
  • Experience working with Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Industry
  • 3-5 years in development experience   
  • Experience in financial management, capitalization, legal, program management or lending
  • Ability to multitask, work independently and interdependently
  • Must be able to engage in a tactful manner with colleagues, potential borrowers, and existing borrowers
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Community residence and/or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred
  • An energetic and resourceful person with a strong interest in community engagement
  • A self-starter; a team player; a strategic thinker; a creative problem solver.

This job has no supervisory responsibilities

This is a full-time position The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.The benefit package includes medical, dental and vision insurance as well as a 401K plan.
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