Posted on August 3, 2012
Fund Development Associate
Corporation for Supportive Housing
Corporation for Supportive Housing - Fund Development Associate
The Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) is a national, nonprofit organization that helps communities create permanent housing with services to prevent and end homelessness. CSH advances its mission by providing high-quality advice and development expertise, by making loans and grants to supportive housing sponsors, by strengthening the supportive housing industry, and by reforming public policy to make it easier to create and operate supportive housing. CSH delivers its core services primarily through staff stationed in 21 locations nationally. CSH also operates targeted initiatives and capacity building efforts in many other communities.
Position Scope: The Development Associate will be primarily responsible for foundation, corporation and government grant-writing and funder stewardship. The Development Associate will provide assistance to CSH teams by drafting and editing proposals, reports, and correspondence, and conducting research. The position reports to the Associate Director of Fund Development and is located in our New York City headquarters.
- Coordinates the grants management process to include but not limited to creating and writing inquiries (letters of intent), proposals, and grant reports;
- Conducts research and use analysis, trends to identify individual, corporate and foundation donor prospects;
- Maintain tracking system for proposal and stewardship report due dates to ensure timely submission of requests and reports;
- Attend meetings with staff across the organization to update tracking system, take minutes on follow up steps regarding fund development;
- Develop concept papers on new program models and conduct literature reviews of new target population needs and evidence-based models for serving different segments of the homeless population;
- Develop and produce selected correspondence for the President (e.g. Quarterly newsletter to funders).
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
- Experience in settings that required a great deal of writing, preferably in a mission-driven organization;
- Past experience in grant-writing beneficial;
- Familiarity with and/or interest in issues related to supportive housing including homelessness, low income housing, community development, mental illness, AIDS, social service delivery, and social justice preferred;
- Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to convey complicated projects in a compelling and persuasive manner;
- Strong verbal and interpersonal skills;
- Ability to use Microsoft Suite and conduct internet research;
- Knowledge of foundation and corporate philanthropic communities helpful;
- Strong organizational skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
- Eagerness and ability to manage a diverse set of tasks;
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
The Corporation for Supportive Housing is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its relations with staff members and prospective employees, and will not discriminate against applicants for employment because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sex, or sexual orientation. CSH is also committed to a policy of affirmative action in the hiring of staff and encourages people to apply for employment who are representative of the culturally and ethnically diverse communities CSH serves.
To Apply: All interested and qualified candidates should e-mail a resume, cover letter, and salary requirements as attachments to: