Development Associate, The Reinvestment Fund

Posted by on June 03, 2013

About The Reinvestment Fund (TRF):

TRF is a national innovator in capitalizing distressed communities and stimulating economic growth for low- and moderate-income families.  TRF identifies the point of impact where capital can deliver its greatest financial and social influence.  TRF’s investments in homes, schools, and businesses reclaim and transform neighborhoods, driving economic growth and improving lives throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Since its inception in 1985, TRF has made over $1.2 billion in community investments.


This position involves responsibilities in two categories: (1) Grant Writing and (2) Development Coordination.  The incumbent will research, develop, write, prepare and submit grant applications for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects, and submit timely and accurate reports for existing grant funded projects.  The Development role will concentrate on funder cultivation, fundraising events coordination, tracking, reporting, and analysis.

Essential Duties:

Grant Writing

·         Understands institutional history and programs

·         Conducts the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals to foundation, public, and corporate sources.

·         Confers with program managers to develop program goals and objectives, and outlines how funds are to be used.

·         Coordinates with fiscal personnel in preparing narrative justification and other budgetary expenditures for appropriate submission of proposal

·         Writes grant application according to format required, and ensures all requirements are met for submission of application to funding agency or foundation

·         Plans, tracks, and monitors assigned proposals, including deadlines, requirements, and written reports

·         Manages grants and applications document management in accordance with specified regulation

·         Develops a grant calendar for each year based on research and past funding history

Development Coordination

·         Performs prospect research on foundations, public sector, and corporations to evaluate prospects for grants and capital sources

·         Works with Communications staff on all written institutional materials – annual report, project profiles, and marketing brochures for TRF’s four business lines, and electronic newsletter

·         Works with four business line leaders in developing and transforming ideas into grant proposals

·         Facilitates communication of quantitative, qualitative, and anecdotal information between programs and Development staff

·         Organizes events and site visits for funders and investors

·         Maintains internal pipeline report of prospective funders

·         Analyzes development efforts – results and progress toward specific identified objectives

·         Keeps abreast of community development trends relevant to TRF’s fundraising goals

·         Assists with other fundraising projects as requested


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements below are representative of the range of knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Commitment and passion for TRF’s mission

·         Bachelor’s degree in related discipline required

·         Three to four years of related experience and a proven track record in grant writing required

·         Excellent written and verbal communications skill

·         Proficient in researching, interpreting, and analyzing diverse data

·         Proficient in writing clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals

·         Experience working in deadline-driven environments

·         Ability to monitor and meet income goals

·         Ability to manage multiple projects

·         Strong editing skills

·         Knowledge of fundraising information sources

·         Experience with proposal writing and institutional investors

·         Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies

·         Proficiency in MS office suite

·         Knowledge of desktop publishing software such as InDesign desirable

Compensation and Benefits:

TRF offers a competitive salary based on experience and skills, as well as an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, disability and life insurance, 401(k) savings plan with employer match, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, and transportation), tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off, and EAP program.

The Reinvestment Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  TRF does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, non-job related disabilities, or status as a veteran.

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