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Employment Type: Full-Time
Reports To: Director of Development and Communications
Salary: $49,000 – $54,000
AAFSC is looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented professional to oversee key priority area and development projects to advance the organization’s goals. A successful person in this role will have a record as a trusted partner to senior leadership and a strong work ethic. The Priority Areas Specialist will be organized, have high attention to detail, strong writing and presentation skills, and the capacity to thrive under pressure while working on multiple projects. A commitment to immigrant, refugee, and low-income communities is essential for this role.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Take ownership for understanding and communicating the needs of AAFSC’s organizational Priority Areas – Prevent, Promote, Get Ready, and Communicate.
- Work closely with Program staff across Priority Areas to support in evaluating program frameworks, logic models, outcomes, indicators, success stories, and community challenges for optimal impact reports.
- Write grants and manage grant portfolio in partnership with Director of Development and Communications.
- Write and copy-edit high-quality proposals, applications, reports, concept notes, briefs, letters of inquiry, acknowledgements, and other written materials for submission to private and government funders in support of AAFSC programming.
- Maintain strong pipeline of communications between program staff and development team to ensure timely and accurate reporting for all grants.
- Support coordination of applications and reports for grants from major city, state and federal government agencies, corporations, and foundations.
- Work with AAFSC’s leadership to expand revenue sources through prospect identification, research, and strategic outreach.
- Liaise with current and prospective donors through electronic and in-person communication.
- Develop and manage opportunities for potential donors to engage with AAFSC.
- Ensure accuracy in record-keeping related to funding, and funder’s history/profiles including but not limited to donor databases.
- Manage grant proposal calendar.
- Support overall organization communications by ensuring program updates are shared regularly.
- Support the production of fundraising materials including but not limited to Annual Impact Report Card and event flyers.
- Prepare press releases and press kits.
Ambassador and Champion
- Every AAFSC team member serves as an ambassador of the organization and champion of AAFSC’s mission, vision, and values. This includes the following:
- Model best practices and behaviors for cultivating relationships on behalf of and in support of the organization for entire staff.
- Ensure clear lines of communication are in place between Development Team and Program Teams.
- Attend cultivation events as an ambassador to the organization.
- Always act with integrity, positivity, dedication, and professionalism within the office and externally. This includes, but is not limited to, email communication, verbal communication, communication with colleagues and peers, communication with clients, or communication with external partners of agencies.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend professional development and capacity building trainings in line with various grant requirements.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Background and Position Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- 2 years related experience in grant writing, prospect research and reporting (including budgets and financial reporting) with a proven track record of securing funding and a working knowledge of funding processes.
- Excellent research, analytic, and written and oral communication skills with an ability to articulate ideas and programs into convincing donor collaterals.
- Excellent organizational, time-management, follow-up, and administrative skills with a strong attention to detail.
- Self-starter with the ability to work independently, and as a part of a team, in a deadline-driven environment.
- Successful candidate must be flexible, adaptable and a problem solver that is willing to collaborate during unexpected change of plans.
- Strong computer and technological skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Suite, CRM systems, and Adobe Creative Suite
- Individuals with background in journalism or other persuasive writing skills are welcome to apply.
- Individuals with previous professional or personal experience with new immigrants and refugees are encouraged to apply.
- 12 sick days
- 5 floating holidays
- 10 paid holidays
- 15 vacation days per year (up to third year of employment); 20 vacation days per year after 3 years of employment
- After 3 months, eligible for health, dental, and vision insurance (individual is fully covered at 100%; additional family is covered by employee under or outside of plan)
- 403b Plan
- Commuter Benefits Plan
- Voluntary Aflac Coverage
Please submit 3 references (other than relatives), a resume and a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone queries please. All cover letters and resumes must be submitted via email. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.
The Arab-American Family Support Center (AAFSC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization established in 1994 to provide culturally and linguistically competent, trauma-informed social services. Across our eight locations, we empower immigrants and refugees with the tools they need to successfully acclimate to the world around them and become active participants in the community. While we support anyone who walks through our doors, over nearly 25 years, we have developed expertise in serving the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian (AMEMSA) immigrant and refugee communities.
AAFSC works across four priority areas—Promote, Get Ready, Prevent, and Communicate—to achieve our ultimate goal of strengthening families. AAFSC promotes mental and physical wellbeing, food security, healthy relationships, and family reunification. We get our families ready to succeed, work, and lead productive lives. We prevent domestic violence, child abuse, and neglect by counseling families, offering case management services to victims of violence, and cultivating healthy relationship skills in young people. Finally, AAFSC communicates the needs of the marginalized, amplifying their voices for increased impact.