Development Associate Grameen America, Inc.

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Development Associate Grameen America, Inc.
Development Associate
Grameen America, Inc.
Grameen America is a nonprofit microfinance institution, headquartered in New York, whose mission is to
alleviate poverty through entrepreneurship by offering loans, savings programs, credit establishment, and
financial services to low-income individuals in the U.S. Grameen America is built upon the success of the
Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and its founder Dr. Muhammad Yunus, who were jointly awarded the 2006
Nobel Peace Prize for their pioneering work alleviating poverty and establishing economic rights as a human
right.
Grameen America is seeking an experienced full-time Development Associate, who is committed to
excellence. The individual will support the Development team of the New York Office and will be responsible
for grant writing, reporting, data management, research and project-based work.
Responsibilities
The Development Associate support the Development Team in their fundraising activities related to
foundation, government and corporate funding. The right individual will have background in fundraising and
a successful track record in writing proposals and reports.
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Assist in fundraising efforts for institutional giving including:
o Drafting, writing and editing grant proposals and funder reports
o Maintaining fundraising pipelines and conducting prospecting research under the guidance
of the Director of Development and the Senior Vice President of Development
o Identifying and researching new prospects, locally, regionally and nationally
o Maintaining calendar of due dates of grant proposals and reports under the guidance of the
Director of Development
o Become an expert on existing donors, prospects and how to communicate our work to
supporters
o Maintain funder and prospect records in the Salesforce database and shared drive
o Produce compelling collateral, presentations, reports and other materials for funders,
partners and advisors
Plan and assist with fundraising and special events
Skills and Personality:
1.
Excellent written communication
2.
Strong computer skills
a. Must be proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel (advanced in Excel preferred)
b. Previous database experience required, Salesforce experience a plus
c. Formatting nerds preferred
3.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills
4.
Ability to multi-task and prioritize projects independently and complete an assignment timely
and accurately
5.
Self-starter with a positive attitude
6.
Team player with a collaborative work style
REQUIREMENTS:
1.
Must have a Bachelor’s degree
2.
1-2 year of related work experience
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your resume, cover letter and short, relevant writing sample to [email protected] ,
including the subject line "Development Associate Position”. Please be advised that due to the high volume
of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of
the open positions. Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities at Grameen America.