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||Berea, KY United States
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MACED is looking for a highly motivated and experienced development professional to join its staff as Development Coordinator. In collaboration with the president, this person will coordinate key elements of MACEDís fundraising activities: proposal development, grant management and reporting, tracking prospects, and maintenance of fundraising systems. This person will also work with program staff to promote strategic fundraising efforts across MACEDís work.
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 43-year-old multi-strategy economic development organization that seeks to transition Eastern Kentuckyís economy into a just and sustainable post-coal future. We work with people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky to build a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being, healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy.
MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 30-person staff that manages over $30 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in local enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating local-sector development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy and narrative change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity.
Define approach to proposals in conjunction with staff or President as appropriate.
Participate in program design as appropriate and as it relates to grant seeking and/or funder relationships.
Collect materials needed for requests and reports (e.g. arrange meetings with key program staff to share ideas; gather budgets, statistics, demographics and other pertinent data kept in other departments).
Develop complete drafts of proposals integrating material from multiple sources.
Provide feedback to others on their written contributions when appropriate.
Submit final proposals via email, online portals or other means as required by funders.
Grant Solicitation and Prospecting
Write and edit letters, proposals and reports to individuals, foundations, corporations and government institutions.
Assist with strategies for approaching current, lapsed and prospective funders and donors in collaboration with President as appropriate.
Maintain system to track prospects, pending applications and denials.
Identify and research prospective grant sources from foundations, corporations, government institutions and individuals.
Assist in identifying events for the President to attend to build relationships with existing and new funders.
Grant Management and Reporting
Coordinate compliance with all grant reporting requirements to ensure timely and accurate submission.
Draft general support grant reports, collecting information from program staff and impact systems as appropriate.
Submit grant reports via email, online portals or other means as required by funders.
In collaboration with Finance staff, understand and help manage relationships between grant budgets, spending, timing, and needs for programmatic or general funding.
Assist program staff in accurately completing their grant reporting requirements in a timely fashion.
Maintain the fundraising reporting calendar to ensure timely submission of reports and other compliance elements.
Coordinate and/or assist in ensuring compliance with grant agreements (e.g. the Civil Rights Act for government funders, etc.) in collaboration with Director of Performance Culture and other staff.
Communicate directly with funders as necessary, in coordination with the President.
Fundraising Team Coordination and Administrative Activities
Schedule and do lead thinking for team meetings in conjunction with the President.
Develop drafts of team materials for review or from team discussions.
Collaborate with President to develop fundraising strategies, including long-range planning, funder development and communication strategies, etc.
Maintain, with the help of other team members, the fundraising systems needed to ensure high quality work.
Draft annual work plans, annual budgets and other team or related project work plans in collaboration with the President.
Promote productive integration of programmatic and other staff in fundraising efforts.
Lead regular fundraising team meetings.
Prepare for and as needed participate in Management Team and Board meetings to report on and seek input on fundraising efforts, status and strategy.
Support staff in understanding the fundraising teamís role and how to best use and support the team.
Other duties as assigned.
Practice safety in all aspects of the job.
Minimum qualifications and characteristics:
Knowledge and experience: Four-year college degree. Three years of foundation or government fundraising experience, including proposal development and reporting, or closely related experience.
Personal characteristics: Ability to problem-solve, analyze and conduct research. Excellent organizational skills with a commitment to meeting deadlines. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ability to meet short-term goals and maintain focus to reach long-term goals. Excellent writing and oral communication skills with a particular passion for writing. A motivated team player with the ability to work independently. Close attention to detail.
Physical: Valid driverís license and the ability to drive. Either insurability on MACEDís group vehicle policy or access to a reliable vehicle for occasional trips. Close vision with or without corrective lenses necessary for computer work; manual dexterity needed to operate computer. Able to perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner.
Preferred qualifications and characteristics:
Four-year college degree in English, communications, marketing or related field. Significant track record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience. Group facilitation skills. Knowledge of Appalachian region. Experience in program design. A keen sense of humor!
This full-time position offers a competitive salary based on experience, with a generous benefits package. The position is based in Berea, Kentucky. Berea is a beautiful, small college town, less than an hour south of Lexington, on the edge of the Appalachian region. MACED is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to Development.firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about MACED, visit www.maced.org. Please no drop-ins.
The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 42-year-old multi-strategy economic development organization that seeks to transition Eastern Kentuckyís economy into a just and sustainable post-coal future. We work with people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky to build a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being, healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy.
MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 31-person staff that manages over $30 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in local enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating local-sector development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy and narrative change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity.
MACED is an equal opportunity employer.