Development Officer

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)

About the organization

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) is seeking a Development Officer at its Arlington, VA headquarters. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless lives of refugees, immigrants, survivors of trafficking and other vulnerable populations. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees, immigrants and other individuals under threat as they integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at www.refugees.org.

Duties

The Development Officer for Grant Writing & Fundraising position supports the growth and operations of the Development department and is responsible for researching funding opportunities, writing grant proposals, supporting certain individual giving efforts, writing reports, and additional tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will be flexible with strong interpersonal skills, open to taking on varied responsibilities, and a self-starter.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Research domestic and international funding opportunities from various sources, including government (federal, state, and local), foundations and corporations;
Analyze funding opportunities to assess whether they meet USCRI’s priority goals; Develop and implement targeted strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and viable prospects in the portfolio with the ultimate goal of securing unrestricted, major core support or thematically-restricted grants, including multi-year gift commitments;
Manage the grant writing pipeline including writing, revising and submitting funding proposals in collaboration with key internal partners including Finance, Field Offices, and Program staff;
Track progress of all grant solicitations in USCRI’s grants database, Fluxx, from proposal submission to final outcomes, including reporting to funders, and ensure effective record keeping for all grants;
Prepare award modifications as needed in accordance with federal laws, regulations, and policies;
Assist Field Office Directors, Development Associates and program staff in development planning and program design for increased efficacy and portfolio diversification;
Generate periodic reports, including quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, annual work plans and monthly accomplishments;
Support certain individual giving efforts when needed, including assisting with gift entry, donor correspondence, running reports, and maintaining the integrity of donor data in DonorPerfect; and
Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated are not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).

Qualifications

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
Minimum of 3-4 years of demonstrated experience in grant writing, project and budget design;
Significant knowledge of the entire proposal process; must have demonstrated track record of writing successfully funded grant proposals (federal and non-federal) and successfully identifying public and private funding sources;
Highly effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness;
Excellent writing, editing and computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), grant databases (Fluxx, Donor Perfect, Salesforce or similar systems) and Adobe Acrobat;
Experience working on donor solicitation, fundraising campaigns, reports, or other public communications preferred;
Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines; and
Demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and interest in growing in a nonprofit development and fundraising department long-term.
TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Satisfactory completion of USCRI’s Orientation and Training;
Complete additional training as identified by supervisor or Human Resources.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Use of manual dexterity, tactile, visual, and audio acuity;
Use of repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting and standing, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands;
Occasional lifting (up to 25 pounds), bending, pulling, and carrying; and
Quantitative/mathematical ability (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, standard measurements).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Application instructions

Please submit a resume with cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.

References will be required at time of the final interview.

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled.

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