Resource Development Specialist

  • Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone
  • Apr 30, 2019
Full time Other-Not Specified Other

Job Description

Summary: The Resource Development Specialist is responsible for supporting organizational efforts to strategically seek funding from corporations, banks, government sources, foundations and other philanthropic organizations to further UMEZ’s mission. In collaboration with Senior Management, this role will work with cross-functional teams to provide strategic insight, and specifically manage, execute, and write proposals which includes progress reporting and data base tracking.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following and other duties may be assigned:

  • Assist in developing and identifying new funding opportunities with corporations, foundations, banks and government sources by providing recommendations and briefings to the CEO
  • Under the direction of the CEO, prepare letters of interest and grant proposals for funding opportunities
  • Prepare funding reports, prospect research, tracking, and collecting necessary data for reporting purposes to funders; update tracking spreadsheet for funding, including deliverables to ensure timely fulfillment of funding requirements

·         Prepare funding requests, overseeing proposal coordination, including research, grant writing and editing funding proposals

·         Work with the Senior Management to coordinate information for proposals

·         Supports strategic planning and proposal development phases working collaboratively with Senior Management 

·         Cultivate and maintain relationships with funders such as other funders, corporate, foundations and other philanthropic organizations



·         Undergraduate degree in business or a related field

·         Experience working with Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Industry

·         3-5 years in development experience   

·         Experience in financial management, Salesforce, capitalization, legal, program management or lending

·         Ability to multitask, work independently and interdependently

·         Must be able to engage in a tactful manner with colleagues, potential borrowers, and existing borrowers

·         Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills

·         Exceptional attention to detail

·         Community residence and/or familiarity with Upper Manhattan community preferred