Per Scholas is seeking an Associate, Development to join the national development team. You will support the national development team's efforts in Detroit, MI, and Columbus and Cincinnati, OH. You will research funding opportunities, analyze program data, write proposals and reports and learn from an experienced and talented team of Senior Development Managers.
WHAT YOU’LL DO:
Identify and research new funding sources: corporate, foundation, government, and individual
Analyze program data as requested by Senior Development Managers to articulate goals, activities, anticipated outcomes, successes, challenges, etc. to funders
Prepare and write letters of interest, grant proposals, reports, acknowledgment letters and other materials that are responsive to donor guidelines, including assembling required documentation and budgets
Prepare slide decks, one-pagers, and other collateral to support fund development
Steward relationships with current institutional funders to ensure continued and expanded giving
Organize funder meetings and site visits, including drafting agendas, preparing students and taking and distributing notes.
Contribute to accurate and up-to-date development record keeping in Salesforce and other development systems
Support, as requested, implementation of fundraising or other special events.
WHY WORK HERE?
We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.
You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.
ABOUT PER SCHOLAS:
Per Scholas is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as IT professionals, and we create on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in eleven cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Great Boston, MA; Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Detroit, MI; Newark, NJ; and New York, NY. To date, Per Scholas has trained 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life-changing skills and careers in technology.
If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at email@example.com. We look forward to viewing your application!
We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.
Exceptional writing, editing, and copy editing skills
Excellent verbal communication skills, both in person and on phone
Proven research abilities, including gathering and interpreting data; funder prospecting experience desirable
Experience with Microsoft Office, Salesforce and Google Apps for Business (Docs, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Chat, etc.)
Experience writing or preparing grant proposals a plus
You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission.
You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.
You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently.
You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills.
You are tech savvy and learn new tools quickly.
You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
You are interested in workforce development, technology, diversity, organizational growth, and scaling impact.
You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.
About Per Scholas
Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. We accomplish this mission today by:
For people who work hard, we create real opportunities to build better lives for themselves and their families.
CLOSING THE SKILLS DIVIDE
We prepare smart, dedicated people to work in key technical roles, always designing our courses in response to what employers tell us they need.
We are building a more diverse technical workforce by creating on-ramps for women and people of color, groups staggeringly underrepresented in IT employment today. 90% of our students are people of color, a third are women and a third are disconnected young adults.