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POST DATE 8/28/2019
END DATE 2/1/2020

Melwood Upper Marlboro, MD

Upper Marlboro, MD
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Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Grant Writing/Grants Management

* Manages and/or implements the writing and submission of grant proposals, letters of interest/inquiry, grant applications, and reports, as well as other documents related to funding requests, with support from program staff and finance department.

* Collaborates with leadership and other Melwood divisions/departments to develop program descriptions and to articulate clear, compelling, and measurable cases for support from governmental agencies, corporations, and foundations.

* Maintains and updates the institutional knowledge of Melwood's financial needs, which could be met through various funding opportunities.

* Monitors fundraising trends and governmental policies, and conducts ongoing research and prospecting to determine the availability of governmental funds and the strongest prospects for funding opportunities.

* Reviews all grant opportunities and works collaboratively with program staff, finance, and other staff to assess viability of grant opportunities, ensure they are consistent with Melwood's mission and goals, and formulates a strategy to produce a competitive response.

* Develops and manages a diversified network of funding organizations and community partners.

* Coordinates with staff from Community Services Division and Melwood Veterans Services to develop work plans and schedules for awarded grants to ensure deliverables and outcomes are achieved. Works with communication staff to ensure communications deliverables and expectations for funder recognition are met.

* Develops cultivation/stewardship strategies for potential and existing funders.

Development Office Administration

* Develops, implements, and updates administrative policies and procedures that address grant development and management, as well as logistical tasks associated with fundraising events.

* Assists Vice President of External Affairs, in preparing documentation, i.e., agendas, reports, and metrics, for Fund Development Committee Meetings.

* Supports the Fund Development Committee, by attending committee meetings, keeping members informed of Melwood's fund development activities, and preparing documentation, i.e., minutes, agendas, reports, and other forms of communication, for committee meetings.

* Works with program and finance staff to track grant expenditures.

* Develops departmental budgets, including forecasted revenue and projected expenditures.

* Organizes and manages grants documentation for annual audits and tax documentation.

* Develops and maintains fund development calendar that includes deadlines for grants; sponsorships; reports; funding applications; and registrations for partnerships.

* Spearheads other development projects as assigned.

Special Events

* Assists Vice President, External Affairs and other development staff in planning fundraising and educational events, such as awards dinners, summits, conferences, cultivation and donor appreciation events.

* Assists development staff in securing sponsorships, silent auction items, ticket sales, and in-kind support for fundraising events.

Other Duties

* Writes responses to calls for abstracts, calls for sessions, policy papers, and other forms of communications.

* Assists with other research and writing assignments, as assigned, in areas such as public engagement or public relations.

* Represents Melwood at identified local events when requested.

* Coordinates with Manager, Volunteer and Intern Engagement, to ensure all volunteer requirements associated with grants and corporate giving programs are fulfilled.

* Manages specific fund development projects as assigned.

* Attends applicable events including, but not limited to, potential funder and legislative events to elevate public awareness/relations.

* Continues professional growth by attending workshops, trainings, and other industry events to increase skill and knowledge.

* Performs other duties as assigned.


Must be able to sit 90% of the time; stand/walk 10% of the time; must be able to lift, carry, push and or pull 30 lbs.; must be able to speak, hear and see. All of these requirements are necessary in order to properly accomplish all essential functions within this job description.


* Bachelor's degree in Communications, English, professional writing or other relevant field.

* Ten (10) years of professional fund development experience with a minimum of seven (7) years of grant writing experience.

* Outstanding grant-writing and research skills

* Outstanding communication (oral and written) skills

* Highly-organized with great attention to details

* Demonstrated track record of raising on average of $500,000 in donations a year

* Proficient with MS Office and donor databases

* Must have a valid driver's license with clean driving record

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)