Development and Grants Associate

Deadline May 31, 2021

As the Development and Grants Associate, you will apply to government and foundation grants, update and maintain the grants calendar and points of contact, provide consultation and support for donor cultivation and stewardship, and assist with all event planning and execution. This position requires someone who can synthesize complex information, work independently and in a team, provide strategic input to improve general operations, and be available for occasional evenings and weekends. Our organization is currently transitioning to the Salesforce NPSP, so knowledge and experience with this CRM is preferred. A thorough understanding of or interest in the systemic issues surrounding houselessness and poverty, specifically in Multnomah County, is essential.

This is a contract position with flexible hours, requiring greater time commitment around grant or fundraising deadlines.

Grant Applications and Reporting– 60%
– Research grant opportunities relevant to organizational mission and long-term growth.
– Communicate with the Founding Director and Program Director to prepare application narratives.
– Write LOIs and applications. Create grant budgets and supporting documents.
– Update and maintain grants calendar and inform staff of all pending, denied, or received grants on time.
– Cultivate relationships with grantmaking organizations through reliable points of contact and attendance to information sessions.
– Fulfill all grant reporting requirements and maintain relevant materials.

Development– 30%
– Stay up-to-date on organizational needs, on-the-ground projects/programs, publications, and partnerships.
– Provide strategic consultation for donor stewardship and database management.
– Assist with neighborhood outreach and event planning, especially our winter and summer fundraisers.
– Write all development-related literature, including but not limited to end-of-year appeals, diversity and equity statement, case statement, thank-you letters to donors, and press releases for events.
– Assist with tracking donations and maintaining all tax receipts.
– Attend weekly development meetings.

Other– 10%
– Respond to emails, Slack messages, and phone calls promptly.
– Attend organizational events, artists’ talks, and show a strong commitment to the mission and work of the organization.
– Provide support to the Development Associate as needed.
– Be available for on-site support during in-person fundraising events (COVID-dependent).
– Ask questions and remain engaged and inquisitive about changes in programming.

Gather:Make:Shelter is a Portland-based nonprofit organization working with people experiencing houselessness and poverty (PEHP) through collaborative, skill-building projects in creative fields. We focus on creating healthy, productive human relationships that bring houseless and housed people together to empower each other in new ways. GMS unifies these communities through ongoing workshops in painting, weaving, meditation/yoga, and gardening, field trips to art
museums and libraries, alternative shelter design, and public art projects; our work ignites long standing relationships, relieves stress, activates the artistic talents and skills of PEHP participants, and guides them to unique and sustainable sources of income. Gather:Make:Shelter is a project of the Charitable Partnership Fund, a publicly supported 501(c)(3) organization, EIN 93-1267966.

We are an equal opportunity employer of all qualified individuals. We encourage all people – BIPOC, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities no matter their sexual orientation or gender identity – to apply. We will consider qualified individuals with criminal histories when it aligns with federal, state and local statutes.

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