Senior Development Officer
Project Renewal

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Post Date: Jul 25, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New York - New York City
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Title:                 Senior Development Officer
Program:         Development

Overall Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving and under the direction of the Chief Development Officer, the Senior Development Officer is responsible for supporting Project Renewal’s institutional fundraising goals. The Senior Development Officer will write and submit multidisciplinary grant proposals and funding reports—ranging in size, scope, and complexity—to a wide array of foundation, corporate, other funding agencies, and organizations. Additionally, this role will be responsible for grants tracking and management, as well as contribute to prospecting and stewardship efforts.

The Senior Development Officer will collaborate with the Director of Institutional Giving, Development Team, and senior leadership to develop strongly positioned proposals that can be marketed effectively and align with Project Renewal’s priority investment areas. This position will have goals to produce a specific number of quality proposals and reports in alignment with the organization’s annual development plan and the Grants Calendar. All work is to be completed with standard supervision, confidentiality, integrity, and good judgment in accordance with organization standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The essential duties of the Senior Development Officer include but are not limited to the following activities:
•        Writing high-quality, persuasive grant proposals and reports for foundation and corporate funders
•        Developing grant budgets in concert with Director of Institutional Giving, program staff, and/or finance team
•        Building strong working relationships with appropriate program staff; ability to translate program specifics into compelling proposals
•        Maintaining comprehensive and up-to-date Raiser’s Edge profiles for institutional organizations; tracking new and completed projects via the Grants Calendar
•        Identifying and forecasting trends and preferences in foundation and corporate fundraising
•        Researching and identifying new funding sources
•        Supporting other Development and communications projects as needed

•        Minimum bachelor’s degree
•        4-5+ years of experience writing substantive grant proposals, grant reports, and communications materials, preferably for a social services nonprofit; experience managing a personal portfolio of grants and all associated stewardship preferred
•        Strong and demonstrated knowledge of New York City institutional fundraising landscape, as well as standard procedures for private and public grant proposal submissions, funder selection criteria, and post-award funder expectations; New York City Council discretionary fundraising experience preferred
•        Excellent written and verbal communication skills, very strong attention to detail
•        Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet overlapping deadlines while maintaining a professional work style
•        Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•        The ability to work collaboratively and independently, both in the office and virtually, including with senior level program leaders
•        Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs; familiarity with fundraising databases

Finalists for this position will be required to provide a portfolio of relevant, written work and/or participate in a writing exercise as part of the interview process.

All newly hired Project Renewal staff must provide verification of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

To apply: E-mail resume and cover letter indicating position and salary requirements to Erika Hval, Director of Institutional Giving, at

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