Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.
Communications Development and Events (CDE)
The CDE department is responsible for raising funds, and managing all communications and events for the corporation.
The Fund Developer works with the CDE director, senior fund developer and program staff to plan, develop and secure grants, contracts and investments for the corporation. Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to: read and understand a wide range of requests for proposals; coordinate, plan and write grant applications; assist the director and senior fund developer to maintain documents, binders and files; edit, prepare, format, and package proposals; compile appendices and attachments; and submit proposals on multiple grant submission platforms.
Specific job goals, objectives and tasks are established for each employee as part of the annual evaluation and work plan process. Examples of responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Conduct research to identify potential funding sources and Loan Fund investors
Coordinate and write grant applications for public and private resources
Raise funds for conferences and other events as needed
Help to secure Loan Fund investments
Maintain documents, binders and files
Edit, prepare, format and package proposal submissions
Compile appendices and attachments, including various forms
Submit proposals on a variety of grant submission platforms
Manage tasks and resources effectively and efficiently
Be an active member of the Communications and Development team; and enhance the team’s effectiveness and performance
Develop and maintain contacts with existing private and public funders and investors and potential funders
Skills and Qualifications
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to proofread and edit documents
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, spreadsheet, database and presentation computer software
Knowledge of public, private and corporate funding resources and procedures
Knowledge of grant submission platforms
Ability to work with minimum supervision and handle multiple priorities simultaneously
Ability to follow detailed instructions
Ability to use initiative to troubleshoot and problem solve
Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet timelines and deadlines
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a broad range of funders
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Physical Job 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 position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work performed in an office requires ability to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment, including telephone. Use may be moderate (average 2 hours per day) to heavy (4 or more hours per day)
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to stand and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; walk; talk; hear; use hand to finger; handle; feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
The employee may occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
This position also requires moderate (up to 2 days per month) to heavy (up to 10 days per month) automobile and airline travel, including overnight travel.
Preferred Education and Experience
A combination of experience and education is necessary to qualify for the position. A typical qualifying combination may be:
A strong writing background is required. A minimum of two years of experience in fund development for nonprofit or public corporations is preferred (education may be substituted for some of the experience).
Bachelor’s degree (additional qualifying experience may be substituted).
Possession of a valid drivers' license and proof of insurance that meets the minimum requirements of RCAC corporate liability policy will be required when traveling for business purposes.
Additional Salary Information: Salary:48,482 to 50,000
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off, Retirement Plan, FSA
About Rural Community Assistance Corporation
Founded in 1978, RCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so low-income rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. Our dedicated staff and active board work to make our vision of vibrant, healthy and enduring rural communities a reality across the West.