Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is a leading national network of CDFIs (community development financial institutions) headquartered in Washington D.C. In pursuit of our mission to align capital with social, economic, and political justice, OFN supports its 270+ member CDFIs with money, strength, and voice to drive transformational change in underserved rural, urban, and Native communities nationwide.
OFN builds the strength of its membership and other CDFIs through financial products and services, events, training, research, policy advocacy, and visibility. CDFIs deliver responsible, affordable finance to markets that mainstream banks do not serve.
To learn more, visitwww.ofn.org
People who work at OFN come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds. Be a part of our growing diverse, highly committed, skilled and collaborative staff who are guided by the following values:
Position Summary and Essential Functions:
The Associate, Development works in close collaboration with the Development Team and with other OFN staff to support and leverage strong relationships with new and existing philanthropic, bank and corporate funders and impact investors.
Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Support Development team in grant proposal development and submissions process.
Produce quality written assignments that culminate in concept papers, funding proposals, and other communication to funders/investors.
Prepare and organize materials for grant proposals; submit and monitor grant applications.
Execute and coordinate related department external correspondence and ensure acknowledgment of funders/investors in OFN’s external communications
Support grant compliance including coordination of funder and investor reporting, tracking deliverables and monitoring grant budgets with high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness.
Manage the timely completion and submission of all funder and investor reports.
Monitor and maintain the funder and investor reporting schedules and requirements, including records on enterprise-wide CRM (Salesforce) platform.
Draft compelling progress and final reports to funders that fully capture programmatic success, collaborating with OFN staff across business lines.
Participate in and assist in coordinating meetings and conference calls with funders/investors.
Collaborate with the SVP, Development to coordinate the systems, data, and research that drive funder/investor relationship planning and execution, including contact information, communications logs, pipeline, etc. using Salesforce.
Contribute to the team’s planning and strategy development with quality research and analysis from external and internal sources to provide synthesized, thoughtful research that feeds funder prospecting and concept papers.
Support OFN’s sponsorship activities, assisting in the relationship management and logistical planning for the OFN Conference and other sector events as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years work experience in lieu of a degree; graduate degree a plus
1-3 years experience in fundraising, grant writing, and/or grants management required
Demonstrated formal writing experience required; preferably analytical or persuasive in nature.
Experience working with CRM databases is highly beneficial; experience with Salesforce a plus
A strong passion for, understanding of, and commitment to OFN’s mission, vision and values. Familiarity with the CDFI industry strongly preferred where one can be a fearless advocate, who is confident and resilient in OFN’s fight to drive capital into low-income communities.
Excellent customer service, collaboration, and relationship management skills, with internal and external partners. Ability to collaborate with other teams within OFN.
Must possess strong analytical and persuasive writing skills as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to diverse audiences with a high attention to detail required.
Self-motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines concurrently, and at times, under pressure without sacrificing quality. Must be able to work under minimal supervision in an effective and efficient manner in a fluid environment.
Smart, quick seeker of knowledge with the ability to think strategically, creatively, and tactically to analyze results and serve as an adaptable problem-solver.
Strong work ethic, a high level of integrity, ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all work, and a commitment to organizational success.
Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Moderate travel required (<15% of time).
Job involves normal physical requirements for an office position.
Interested parties apply: https://theapplicantmanager.com/jobs?pos=OF157
Supervisor’s Title: Senior Vice President, Development FLSA: Exempt
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