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JOB TITLE: Program Development Officer/Grant Writer
JOB STATUS: Full time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
DATE: Effective 3/09/2015
The Program Development Officer/Grant Writer will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of fundraising and financial management, program development and implementation, and community and professional leadership development. The Officer will also assist the Executive Director with organizational leadership, management, and board relations and development.
The Development Officer will work with the Executive Director and the Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization (CRNRP) Board in building relations with the community members and institutions, including major donors, corporate and foundation sponsors. Create an annual development action plan with goals for the growth of the organization; execute this plan by contacting, cultivating and asking prospective donors for support. Oversee and implement community benefit programs including events for cultivation of major donors and prospects.
Overall objectives of the CRNRP organization include building effective partnerships for neighborhood planning and community development initiatives. Areas of focus in the neighborhood include housing, economic development and infrastructure, safety, and Community Building.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fund Raising and Financial Management:
•Raise funds from government sources, foundations, corporations and individuals and secure contracts to finance work in accordance with the organization’s mission and goals.
•Ensure the organization has an effective budget and budgetary controls to implement and run programs.
Program Development and Implementation:
•Ensure that the organization provides the community with a mix of relevant housing, economic, infrastructure and human development initiates based on the organization’s strategic plan. Initiatives include those created by the community outlined in the Neighborhood Revitalization Priority Plan.
•Ensure each program area has an annual work plan with measurable outcomes, and evaluate progress and effectiveness of programs on a periodic basis.
Community and Professional Leadership
•Provide leadership to the neighborhood and stakeholders through active participation, membership drive, organizational guidance, technical assistance, long-range planning and advocacy in order to empower residents, property owners, community organizations, institutions and businesses to work together to improve the West Bank neighborhood.
•Serve as the organization’s representative, as needed, on collaborations and coalitions, and recruit others to share in this responsibility.
•Provide opportunities for the development of new leaders and promote leadership throughout the organization and neighborhood.
•Promote the image of the organization.
Education and Experience:
•Bachelor Degree in Communications or, Business Administration or related field; A minimum of 5 years of related work experience with progressive leadership in a nonprofit setting; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
•Demonstrated expertise in non-profit or human development programming.
•Demonstrated experience fundraising and securing foundation and government grants.
•Knowledge of financial, budgetary, and reporting procedures for non-profits.
•Experience working with Board of Directors.
•Demonstrated commitment and ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders of diverse ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds.
•Excellent communication skills. Ability to establish working relationships with other organizations, government agencies, community leaders, and the general public.
•Skilled in program implementation utilizing a model of community organizing, consensus building, and problem solving.
•Ability to manage conflict and maintain effective line of communication to achieve organization’s goals.
•Great attitude and ability to getting things done.
•Due to the nature of this position, some evening and weekend hours will be required.
•Involves work with office equipment including: copier, fax, telephone, PC, etc.
•This position involves contact with individuals and community groups from diverse backgrounds in various community settings.
If you are interest, please send your resume and cover letter to:
Hani Osman Mohamed, Executive Director
Cedar Riverside Neighborhood Revitalization Program