Title: Grant Development Specialist (GDS)
Submit Resume To: Sam Hoenig, [email protected] or call 216.346.2474
Position Type: Part-Time, On-Site, or Remote
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
The Negev Foundation supports the development of Israel’s Negev desert and provides funding for a host of “quality of life “projects and programs in the Negev. Additional can be found at www.negev.org and www.ohioisrael.org.
The GDS is responsible for development efforts, including identifying new potential funding sources, grant writing, and preparing projects the Foundation is involved in within Israel's Negev desert and the Ohio-Israel Ag & CleanTech Initiative (OIACI).
Successful job applicants will be able to perform these functions:
- Prepare grant proposals to governmental agencies, private foundations, and individual donors.
- Foster relationships with new and existing donors to increase their support of the foundation’s activities.
- Craft compelling grant proposals and create timely and accurate progress reports for funders.
- Oversee grants calendar and maintain up-to-date database records for all institutional donors.
- Manage Annual Review and renewal process for all grant opportunities.
- Work alongside the Foundation’s President and other staff members.
- Collaborate with other departments in preparation for grant proposals and progress reports.
- Demonstrate the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment.
- Research, identify, and qualify new funding opportunities from individuals, corporate, foundations, state and government sources.
- Bachler’s degree or higher in Nonprofit Administration, Organizational Leadership, Business Administration, Communications, or other fields relevant to this position.
- Three years of success in grant management, grant writing, and donor cultivation.
- History of organizational management.
- Personal qualities of accountability, integrity, credibility, cooperation, and collaboration, plus a self-motivated, proactive, self-starter.
- Proven track record with individual, organizational, State, and Federal government grant writing.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with demonstrated ability to lead.
- Experience crafting LOIs, concept papers, proposals, and stewardship materials.
- Understanding of technical and financial requirements for large grants.
- Highly organized and effective in managing competing deadlines.
- Computer and software proficiency.
- Knowledge of prevalent donor database systems preferred.
Compensation is to be negotiated based on a 20–24 hour workweek.
This position is part-time.