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Company / Organization: Inclusive Communities Project
Position Title: Development Associate
Job Location: DFW Area
Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000
Application Deadline: 5/15/2024
Contact Information and
Application Instructions:
The Inclusive Communities Project is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, board members, and volunteers. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to:

Lisa Fourte

Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications and Competencies:
• Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or a related field.
• Three years experience in development, fundraising, and writing grant proposals in a non-profit setting.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive grant proposals. 
• Strong research skills and knowledge of information sources and institutional donors.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and Google products, with adeptness in utilizing various software for productivity and collaboration.
• Ability to work irregular hours, including evenings.
• A valid driver's license, access to a vehicle, and proof of liability insurance.
• Proficiency in Spanish is a plus.

Job Announcement:
      The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is a nonprofit organization that works to create and maintain inclusive communities by expanding fair and affordable housing for low-income families and redressing the harmful effects of racial discrimination and segregation. Our programs and services are designed to empower low-income families to break free from the cycle of general poverty by providing them with access to quality housing in neighborhoods with good schools and employment opportunities. 
      ICP is seeking a self-motivated, outgoing Development Associate to join our collaborative team. This role will work closely with the Executive Director to identify available grants and funding resources, and research their requirements to find opportunities that align with ICP's mission. The Development Associate will be involved in every aspect of ICP's development activities and will be responsible for creating and maintaining the organization's donor stewardship plan and identifying and developing strategies around foundation funding for special projects. 

Key Responsibilities: 
Under the general direction of the Executive Director, the Development Associate will:
• Research, identify local, regional, state, and federal grant resources. 
• Create and submit grants to coincide with funding source guidelines. 
• Prepare and submit any follow up documentation and grant reports. 
• Develop and maintain annual master calendar.
• Work with the executive director to identify and develop strategies around foundation funding for special projects.
• Work with executive director to build relationships with foundations to better understand how ICP can partner for additional funding. 
• Maintain and create development reports and analysis. 
• Maintain donor database to ensure donor information accuracy for reports, acknowledgements, and mailings. 
• Prepare and coordinate donor acknowledgement correspondence. 
• Assist with tracking development related expenses for the purposes of annual budgeting and periodic financial reports. 
• Track funding from donors through company database.

Working Conditions:
• Remote position. 
• Wi-Fi is required. 
• Office hours are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 am – 3:00 pm on Fridays. 

Salary and Benefits
• Salary Range: $50,000 - $60,000, commensurate with experience
• Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, 11 Paid Holidays.

Date Posted: 4/15/2024