Consulting, Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship
Rationale for fundraising activities
In order to enhance and diversify its financial resources to support its operations in Armenia and the Middle East, JMP is seeking to recruit a Resource Development consultant in New York for a period of six months with possible extension to one year to develop a fundraising strategy and raise funds specifically targeting Armenian communities in the USA.
Scope of work
Develop a fundraising strategy for the coming 5 years
Familiarize herself/himself with JMP programs and projects
Work closely with JMP board, executive director and staff in identifying financial needs and prospective projects for fundraising
to identify an advisory/support group on east with passion for Armenian outreach to create funds development strategy and
Identify potential funders for JMP projects - bilateral donors, philanthropic organizations churches, foundations, etc.
Based on all the above, develop a fundraising strategy over the next 5 years
Based on the fundraising strategy, develop an annual action plan for implementation
Building partnerships through grant proposal writing
Identify key funding priorities and funding sources/lists and develop high quality proposals in consultation with the JMP Executive Director and with support of Resource Development Assistant
Work closely with the JMP Executive Director and Resource Development Assistant to set up meetings with key funding partners, round tables, presentations or other events.
Act as focal point with the JMP headquarters and country offices to ensure that good quality proposals are submitted for funding and that follow up with funding partners is made.
After six months, develop a draft fundraising strategy for one year focusing on improving the effectiveness of fundraising, identifying funding needs, gaps and potential sources
After one year, develop five year funds development strategic plan and first year operational plan.
Develop stock language for the organization to use in future proposals and reporting, standardize proposal and reporting processes or templates, etc.
Develop 3-4 high quality multi-year proposals
Target 4-5 individual, major gifts and corporate partnerships
By the end of consultancy have identified new funding of more than $100,000 a year
The fundraiser will report to the JMP Executive Director and provide regular updates of progress to the monthly meeting. S/he will work closely with the JMP Executive Director and Communications Associate.
Master or bachelor degree in relevant field including international development, social sciences, political science, communication
At least 3 years’ experience in resource development planning
Proven successful track record in fundraising for non-governmental organizations
Exceptional writing and communication skills.
Good understanding of US and non-US funders, bilateral and multi-lateral donors, funds and foundations
Excellent inter-personal working skills
Good understanding of Armenian communities in the USA, Armenia and Middle East is a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience
An ecumenical relief and development agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), the Jinishian Memorial Program (JMP) enables Armenians in need to move from poverty and despair to self-sufficiency and hope — through relief, development and spiritual uplift. It began in 1967 through Vartan H. Jinishian’s bequest to the church, made in loving memory of his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Haroutune Jinish...ian, to address continued hardships faced by Armenians in need overseas.
With a 50 year legacy of service and 100% local teams, JMP reaches over 40,000 Armenians each year in Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Turkey, Jerusalem, Georgia, and Nagorno-Karabakh by
• Caring for a vulnerable Christian minority trapped in Syria’s relentless violence, scarcity, and inflation
• Helping the increasingly strained population in Lebanon while aiding an influx of refugees
• Renewing the faith and promise of post-communist Armenia by focusing on long-term, community-based social and economic development