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Development Associate

Company: CASA de Maryland Inc
Location: Hyattsville
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description CASA & CASA IN ACTION SYNOPSIS: CASA---s mission is to create a more just society by building power and improving the quality of life in working class and immigrant communities. Our vision is a future where we stand in our own power, our families live free from discrimination and fear, and our diverse communities thrive as we work with our partners to achieve full human rights for all. CASA has a sister organization, CASA in Action, a separate, but related, nonprofit organization that is exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although CASA and CASA in Action share a common goal of supporting immigrants and low-income people in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, and nationally, they are separate organizations with their own board of directors. A set of employees at the two organizations, including the person filling this position, shares their time between the two organizations. This has no effect on salary or benefits. DEPARTMENT SYNOPSIS: CASA---s Development Department raises funds and in-kind contributions from foundations, government agencies, individuals, corporations, congregations, unions, and partner organizations to ensure CASA's financial sustainability. POSITION SUMMARY: We are seeking a motivated development professional to join our team as Development Associate . In this role the selected individual will be responsible for a variety of work, including managing a portfolio of funder relationships, conducting grant writing and grant administration, developing budgets, assisting in event planning, and providing support for other department activities as needed. This position will steward a portfolio of institutional funders, including AmeriCorps, local and state government agencies, and federal grants. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Grant Management Manage relevant grant/proposal paperwork including grant agreements, reports, correspondence, and payments, as well as deadlines for proposals and reports through Salesforce software. Coordinate contract execution and grant compliance for selected portfolio of funders. Assist in drafting proposals and letters of intent to foundation, government, and corporate funders. Work with program staff and finance to develop budgets for proposals and make adjustments as needed post award Work with accounting staff to ensure proper grant reporting periods and payment/invoice scheduling, and with program directors to collect and report data for grant reports. Research potential funding sources, including foundations, corporate, government prospects and relevant RFPs, NOFAs, and other forms of competitive bids. Track funding opportunities from select state and local jurisdictions. Administrative / Operations Support Maintain accurate donor database of contacts to include their giving history, key members and preferences for institutional funders including foundation, corporate and government funders. Complete office administration tasks (filing, supplies, answering inquiries, etc.). Execute EFT payments and checks deposit, processing, and filing. Other: Assist with event planning, which may include fundraising with sponsors, sponsor relationships, logistics for the event. Other Duties as Assigned EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE: Two (2) years of prior experience fundraising in the non-profit sector, to include grant writing, relationship management, event planning, or three (3) years equivalent experience. Bachelor---s degree required or comparable experience, advanced degree a plus. Valid US Driver---s License and a reliable vehicle KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: Interest in working for a social justice organization within the immigrant rights movement. Highly organized and efficient, ---can-do--- attitude, flexibility, commitment to teamwork, high degree of personal initiative. Strong project management skills. Successful experience prioritizing and managing multiple tasks efficiently, as well as completing follow-up. Experience with developing and reviewing program budgets. Detail-oriented with high expectations of the quality of work that comes out of the development department. Ability to work efficiently in occasionally stressful environments. Strong verbal and written communications skills. Excellent ---people skills---, with a proven track record of professionally and convincingly engaging donors and partners. Strong computer & technology skills required --- ability to manage Microsoft Office and online database systems. Experience with Salesforce a plus. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Supportive of CASA---s mission and able to communicate the value of the mission to donors. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand or walk. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. OSHA: This position is not to handle any human body fluids, biological agents, laboratory chemicals, or be exposed to hazardous materials such as noise, asbestos, or carcinogens. This is a union position, represented in collective bargaining by a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Communication Workers of America, Local WBNG 32035 - Communication Workers of America (CWA). If you are offered and accept this position, you will be invited to become a member of the union. All bargaining unit positions require membership or agency fee payer status. CASA Inc. and CASA in Action do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, marital status and national origin. This job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. CASA has implemented a mandatory vaccination policy effective 02 June 2021, requiring COVID 19 vaccination(s) for all employees and prospective employees, AmeriCorps members, and paid or non-paid internships. In accordance with CASA's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees, AmeriCorps members and interns, and their families, CASA members and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases that may be reduced by vaccinations. In making this decision, the executive leadership team reviewed recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, CASA---s Legal Counsel and local health officials. All prospective employees will be required to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation prior to the first day of employment with CASA. AmeriCorps member candidates will be required to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccination or appropriate medical / religious accommodation documentation at the time of presenting proof of evidence of employment eligibility.

Keywords: CASA de Maryland Inc, Silver Spring , Development Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Hyattsville, Maryland

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