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Lead Specialist, Grants

  • Location: Dallas, TX
  • Salary:
  • Posted: Jul 20

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We are currently seeking a Lead Specialist, Grants (Dallas, TX) to work in our Dallas, TX office. This position will work 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday, and some weekends and evenings will be required during times of business need. Travel will also be involved up to 10% of the time.
The Lead Specialist, Grants participates in development of funding growth for the chapter through analysis, recommendation and coordination of Financial Development events and activities, strategic implementation of cause-marketing relationships, and management of third-party fundraisers. May be responsible for management and coordination of volunteer committees, vendor support, event communications and donor follow-up and recognition.
Some Responsibilities:
  • Analyzes and implements programs and strategies for the long-term cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of development prospects. Oversees solicitation plans and processes including proposal writing, compliance and stewardship.
  • Works in conjunction and collaboration with the Chapter Communications and NHQ Marketing Departments
  • Identifies, qualifies, and cultivates new and ongoing development prospects research, networking and visits. 
  • Writes edits and develops proposals for individual, corporate, and foundation support for the organization.
  • Provides guidance to the Chapter Chief Development Officer (CDO), Major Gift Officers (MGO’s) and other financial development team members relating to the identification of funding opportunities and gift solicitation strategies.
  • Develops effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, government and foundation representatives and others to nurture their connections to the organization.
  • Analyzes and implements programs and strategies for the long-term cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of development prospects. Oversees solicitation plans and processes including proposal writing, compliance and stewardship.
  • Works in conjunction and collaboration with the Chapter Communications and NHQ Marketing Departments
  • Identifies, qualifies, and cultivates new and ongoing development prospects research, networking and visits. 
  • Writes edits and develops proposals for individual, corporate, and foundation support for the organization.
  • Provides guidance to the Chapter Chief Development Officer (CDO), Major Gift Officers (MGO’s) and other financial development team members relating to the identification of funding opportunities and gift solicitation strategies.
  • Develops effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, government and foundation representatives and others to nurture their connections to the organization.
  • Manage foundations portfolio
  • Complete 2-3 grant applications per week
  • look for new foundation donors
Qualifications:
Education:  Bachelor’s degree or combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.
Experience:  Minimum 3 to 5 years of proven experience and documented success in fund development.
Management Experience:  Preferred 6 months – 1-year supervisory experience.


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