Development Associate/Grant writer

Development Associate to be an integral part of the business development team, responsible for driving new grant opportunities and enabling the organization to meet its funding and financial targets.


Roles and Responsibilities:

 Support donor cultivation and fundraising through non-profit grants

 Research new grant opportunities and conduct prospect research on foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals

 Manage, proof, track and be the lead writer for all grant submissions, applications,concept notes and reports

 Research and organize prospective donors and foundations and maintain documentation system

 Gathers information and prepares draft and final proposals, correspondence and other accompanying materials, including budgets

 Networks and contacts prospective funding sources and follows up with appropriate actions such as helping to prepare senior staff for prospective meetings through written and/or oral briefings as well as scheduling and attending meetings and presentations.

 Helps design fundraising strategies and determine appropriate steps for solicitation

 Monitors new grant-making activity and changing developments in the community of institutional donors

 Develops cultivation and engagement strategy with embassies and international governmental organizations

 Closely collaborating with the Director of Business Development to align fundraising messaging with overall institution communications to leverage programmatic achievements and strategies for sponsorship efforts

 Interfacing with all departments as they relate to development in collaboration to complete grants

 Assists Director of Business Development, as needed and performs other duties as assigned


Desired Skills and Experience:

 Strong demonstrated grant writing experience and/or capabilities

 Ability to write strong compelling grant narratives and turnaround proposals quickly

 Must be based in Washington, DC area

 Excellent verbal, interpersonal communication, and problem-solving skills

 Ability to work independently, multiple concurrent tasks and with multiple deadlines

 Highly motivated and responsible;

 Proactive ability to seek out appropriate subjects and opportunities;

 Entrepreneurial, grassroots and progressive spirit about building out the Development department here at YPFP

 Ability to work across teams and departments of a primarily volunteer-run organization;

 Outstanding computer skills

 Ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks, prioritize work, be flexible, and meet tight deadlines

 Respect of confidentiality

 Available 2-5 hours per week





To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to recruiting@ypfp.org!