Development Associate - Public Sector Partnerships and Grants Fundraising
Skoll World Forum
The Development Associate works to support ICTJ’s public-sector fundraising by managing relationships with strategic partners and supporting ICTJ grants fundraising. Reporting to Director of Development (DOD), this position is based in New York City.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the DOD, the Development Associate will,
§ Manage ICTJ’s public sector donor portfolio by:
· Coordinating all grant cycle activities from cultivation to stewardship.
· Ensuring personal and institutional clarity about donor needs and requirements through efficient communication with donors and internal ICTJ stakeholders.
· Managing the proposal and reporting process, including meeting all deadlines throughout the grant cycle.
· Working with Program and Finance staff to prepare for submission to donors written materials such as proposals, reports, and budgets.
· Managing donor recognition.
· Ensuring that all relevant deadlines, cash payments, and interactions with donors and prospects are properly and timely recorded.
· Serving as a key point of contact for donors and prospects.
§ Work to increase grants fundraising according to institutional priorities by:
· Staying abreast of funding trends through funding and policy research and dialogue with peers and continually map funding opportunities.
· Working with stakeholders within ICTJ and the donor community to create access.
· Liaising with Program staff, Senior Management, and leadership to stay abreast of ICTJ goals, priorities and activities and align them with those of funders.
· Working with DOD and Program leadership colleagues on developing donor engagement strategies including briefings, events, visits to donor capitals.
· Contributing to communications strategies that raise ICTJ institutional profile in the funding community.
§ Support annual development planning process by:
· Providing evidence-based strategic inputs and projections.
· Continuously evaluating progress towards achieving financial goals for the public-sector portfolio and provide quarterly revisions.
§ Oversee production of relevant public sector meetings to support fundraising activities.
§ Maintain up-to-date contact list for the public-sector portfolio.
Other duties as assigned.
· Bachelor of Arts degree required; advanced studies degree is desirable.
· Minimum of three years of work experience with government donors or with a grantmaking institution.
· Superior writing, editing, and oral communication skills.
· Exceptional Interpersonal Skills: Must be able to explain complex issues to the external stakeholders and communicate effectively with people from other cultures.
· Ability to work independently and in a flexible environment; balance multiple priorities, meet strict deadlines and deliverables.
· Ability to prioritize tasks to advance the development plan implementation.
· Must have strong research and analytical skills, and the ability to solve problems and exercise good judgment.
· Interest in human rights issues and international affairs, as well as fluency in a foreign language are highly desirable.
· Advanced knowledge of MS Office and Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising database is desirable.
Salary Range: $70K-80K USD range annually, commensurate with expertise and knowledge.
- Health, Dental and Vision insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Flexible Spending Account
- Employer funded Life Insurance
- Paid vacation, sick and persona* time off
- Parental leave
- 403(b) and match currently at 2.5%
Selected candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.
ICTJ is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer strongly committed to hiring and retaining diverse and internationally representative staff. Qualified women and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.