- Development Coordinator, Americas Program, DC, USA
Location: Washington, D.C. POSITION: Development Coordinator, Americas Program
LOCATION: Washington D.C.
SUPERVISOR: Development Manager
START DATE: March 2018
The Development Coordinator is the primary grant writer for grants covering ERI’s U.S. and South American programs. The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Manager and is a valuable member of the Development Team, working to raise an annual budget of $3.8M through institutional giving. He or she will be tasked with writing about ERI’s legal, campaigns, and training programs occurring in the U.S. and Amazon.
The Development Coordinator will oversee the functioning of ERI’s Americas grant portfolio while working with ERI’s 4-person Development Team. He or she will be responsible for preparing grant proposals, reports, and renewals. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for funder prospecting and identifying new areas for funding and will take a proactive role in identifying ways to connect with these opportunities. The Development Coordinator will also manage ERI’s Americas program grant docket and cycles and ensure that our obligations to funders are fulfilled.
Under the primary supervision of the Development Manager, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for the following:
Manage the portfolio of ~18 grants from foundations, governments, and donor-advised funds covering U.S. and South America programs and global general operating support
Prepare grant proposals and reports, including conducting background research and drafting written materials in collaboration with program staff (with support from the Development Manager and Southeast Asia Development Coordinator), and ensure timely submission
Work with the Finance Director and program staff to prepare proposal budgets and financial reports
Identify new sources of institutional revenue for existing and new programs (in coordination with the Development Assistant and Southeast Asia Development Coordinator), and work with the Development Manager to develop and implement strategies for obtaining additional foundation revenue
Manage the accuracy of grant information in Salesforce and ensure that due dates and submission materials are tracked and updated in a timely manner.
Assist the Development Team with mailings, events, and other core Development activities. Administrative and support tasks will also be assigned as they arise
Participate in and contribute to weekly Development and Communications strategy meetings
At least 2 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, with significant foundation fundraising and grant writing experience
Experience in human rights, environmental, international, and/or development issues; familiarity with legal and campaign strategies preferred
Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
Excellent written communication and research skills
Experience with donor databases and/or constituent management systems (e.g. Salesforce, CiviCRM, DemocracyInAction, GiftWorks, DonorPerfect)
Fluency or proficiency in Spanish
Experience with proposal writing and reporting for government grants
Salary is commensurate with experience. ERI offers a generous benefits package and an informal, friendly work environment with highly committed staff.
Please send a cover letter summarizing what you would bring to this position and why you want to work with ERI, along with a one-page resume, a writing sample (max three pages), and three references.
Applications will be open until filled. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged.
EarthRights International is an equal opportunity employer.
Job posted on 9 February 2018.
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