Development & Grant Writing Consultant
Duration: 6 months
Start Date: May 2017
BYP100 is a leading organization in today’s movement for Black liberation. Our national membership of Black 18-35 year old activists and organizers engage in high impact direct action, issue-based and symbolic campaigns, civic engagement, and grassroots organizing work.
We are seeking a Development & Grant Writing Consultant to perform fundraising research, grant writing, and administration – providing the infrastructure necessary to grow the funding to support our work. This includes, in close collaboration with the National Director, Communications Manager, and Operations Assistant, managing BYP100’s institutional and individual donor cultivation initiatives. The position reports to the National Director.
- Identify and research funding prospects, concentrating on individual donors and philanthropic foundations
- Create, organize and maintain a list of prospects.
- Maintain a detailed calendar of grant application and cultivation deadlines
- Draft grant applications for general organization support and project-based funding
- Draft and/or review grant reports
- Ensure timely submission of grant and contract reports and other institutional funding compliance requirements
- Manage development-related tasks performed by the Development and Operations Assistant
Grassroots & Individual Giving Coordination
- Identify, create and streamline an effective online fundraising system, including donor and prospect databases, calendars, acknowledgments, and payment processing.
- Advise staff and contractors on implementation of donor cultivation events such as annual fundraiser(s)
Desired Experience, Strengths and Skills
The ideal candidate will have:
- At least three years of demonstrated experience in high-paced environments, with progressively increasing responsibility. Must include direct experience with fundraising.
- Excellent project management skills – including the ability to organize, prioritize, and effectively delegate large volumes of work
- Excellent communication and teamwork skills
- Strong computer and technical skills; ability to work across platforms and to learn new technology quickly; especially strong skills in Microsoft Excel and Google Spreadsheets
- Strong people skills, and ability and desire to work collaboratively with a dynamic group
- Knowledge of working within 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 organization structures
- Ability to work independently
- Clear alignment with BYP100’s core values and commitment to working through a Black queer feminist lens.
- Experience in working within and with Black communities and organizations
- Flexibility to adapt as our organization and work changes
Educational requirements: We understand that there are a wide variety of paths towards the skills necessary for the position. As such, there are no formal educational requirements, as long as the applicant can demonstrate mastery of the desired skills. We do, however, value experience gained through educational programs, including credits completed in related subjects such as accounting or financial management.
Interested applicants should submit their résumé, two writing samples, and a list of three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position will be filled as soon as we find the ideal candidate.
BYP100 is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage women, femme, LGBTQ and non-college degree holders to apply. BYP100 prohibits unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, genetic characteristics, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity or any other basis prohibited by law.