NeighborWorks America: Working Together For Strong Communities
Purpose of Division:
To develop and maintain a diverse portfolio of beneficial partnerships and resources to support the long-term sustainability of NeighborWorks and the NeighborWorks Network. Resource Development envisions themselves as a productive team that adds value to the organization, is viewed as an industry leader in partnership development, and is highly regarded by their external partners.
Close Date:Posting closes at 12:01am (EST) on the date listed below (the night before at 11:59pm EST).
Reporting to the Senior Director, Partnership and Operations, the Manager/Senior Manager, Development is responsible for the division’s proposal and reporting activities for all prospects and funding partners. Working with internal stakeholders, the Manager/Senior Manager will ensure the quality and timeliness of proposals and reports and ensure a smooth review and concurrence process. The Manager/Senior Manager will also work with internal stakeholders to monitor progress of funded activities throughout the grant period.
Serves as division lead for all proposals and reports. Develops effective and compelling grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and grant reports. Assigns duties related to these processes to other staff, as needed.
Monitors grants and reports from inception to completion and provides status updates to internal departmental stakeholders to ensure successful outcomes and deliverables within established deadlines. Identifies key areas of time, schedule and budgetary risk for the overall Resource Development project portfolio. Advise division leaders on areas for special attention, review, and improvement.
Works closely with the Financial Planning and Contracts division, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Chief Operating Officer to ensure smooth review and concurrence processes.
Works closely with program staff to monitor funded activities to ensure all deliverables will be completed as proposed in the grant timeline. When necessary, will elevate to division leadership to address.
Manages and maintains the grant calendar and ensure that all proposals and reports are submitted on time. Liaises with Senior Specialist, Development Operations on grant and report calendar management.
Works closely with program staff and the fundraising team to stay up to date on programs and needs, for the purpose of coordinating and supporting resource development efforts, as well as developing specific fundraising strategies for existing programs and strategic initiatives.
Works closely with division leadership and Senior Specialist, Development Operations to institute a wide range of administrative processes and project management workflows necessary to manage proposal and report writing and other Resource Development initiatives.
Manages miscellaneous projects relating to writing, narratives, content, cultivating external relationships, etc.
Assist with the development of presentations to prospective funders.
Other job related duties as assigned.
Nature of Work Contacts: NeighborWorks America staff, network member organizations, and regional and national partners.
Required Minimum Qualifications: (a) Education: Bachelor’s degree or work experience that demonstrates the acumen, knowledge, and skills required to perform at a high degree in the position. Will consider relevant professional experience in lieu of a degree. (b) Experience: A minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience involving demonstrated abilities in successful proposal writing, effective stewardship, and workflow management.
(c) Licenses, Certifications: PMP certification preferred, but not required. (d) Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Proven ability to take content and data from various internal units to craft proposals and produce compelling reports that show return on investment to partners;
Highly proficient in time management and proven ability to forecast work load based concurrence pipeline; Interpersonal skills required to work effectively across other divisions, a strong track record of collaboration across all levels of the organization, and the ability to seek and incorporate input from a variety of stakeholders;
Proven ability to hold others (cross divisional) accountable for deliverables to ensure timely submission of proposals and reports;
Able to work independently;
Commitment to the mission of NeighborWorks America and its network.
(e)NeighborWorks America Staff are expected to demonstrate excellence in the following:
Sensitivity to racial, gender, sexual orientation and cultural differences
Effective, respectful, and timely communications with internal and external stakeholders
Listening effectively, seeks and accepts feedback
Effective team work
Analytic, thoughtful and strategic thinking
Considering the mission, objectives, and goals of NeighborWorks and demonstrating an understanding of the impact of her/his/their decisions and behavior on the organization
(f) Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with fundraising software packages.
Preferred Qualifications: A master’s degree in a related field is preferred. Working Conditions: (a) Travel: Up to twenty percent (20%). Occasional weekend or evening work may be required. (b) Physical/Sensory Demands: Fast paced working environment, extensive computer usage. Able to lift up to 25 pounds.
Special Provisions: Occasional work outside of normal business hours, such as weekends and evenings is required.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About NeighborWorks America
We are an organization that cares deeply about affordable housing and community development and the people who benefit from them. Their safety and wellbeing is why we come to work in the morning and why we put in long hours and years of service.
To be successful at this work, there is simply no substitute for the reach, breadth and know-how of the NeighborWorks network – more than 240 of the nation’s best community development organizations – and the support structure that we have built over more than 35 years.
We build the skills, supplement the resources and amplify the reach of these organizations so they can build more houses, empower more individuals and transform more communities than they would be able to do on their own.
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