Grant Officer, International Programs at AFSC, Philadelphia, United States

Deadline: 4 January 2019

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Grant Officer, International Programs in Philadelphia, United States. The duration of this post is 3 years.

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The Grant Officer, International Programs is responsible for building a portfolio of institutional donors on behalf of AFSC’s international programs and the Quaker United Nations Office in New York.

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Grant Officer, International Programs will perform the following functions-

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  • Cultivate contacts and ongoing relationships with 40-60 institutional donors; understand their priorities, philosophies and particular interests; and interpret the work of AFSC in articulate, compelling, and creative ways.
  • Steward and cultivate institutional donors by arranging meetings with program staff and leadership, sharing information when available, and keeping supporters and potential supporters apprised of AFSC work.
  • Develop and implement annual fundraising plans, based on the portfolio of 40-60 institutional funders.
  • Collaborate with program staff and regional leadership to write, edit, and submit grant requests seeking support from institutional funders for assigned programs.
  • Meet annual goals set by the Director of Grants for grant requests submitted, size of grant requests submitted, funds raised, and other metrics as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the accomplishment of Unit goals for grant requests submitted, size of grant requests submitted, funds raised, and other metrics as determined by Associate General Secretary of Advancement.
  • Partner with the program staff, and the Associate General Secretary of International Programs to identify and qualify new prospects for possible grant support.
  • Assist in providing training to programs to become grant ready by helping staff clarify goals, objectives, indicators, and data necessary for grant applications and reporting.
  • Coordinate contact of other AFSC staff with institutional funders.
  • Coordinate compliance requirements of grants including reports and audits.
  • Actively participate in Grant Unit goals, meetings and projects.
  • Track all activity in AFSC’s fundraising database and keep records up to date.
  • Load grant-related documents into AFSC’s document management system.
  • Maintain knowledge of assigned programs through contacts with staff, attending events, reading materials and, when possible, by visits to field programs.
  • Continue to develop and enhance grant seeking skills through professional development.
  • Undertake additional assignments as directed by the Director of the Grant Unit.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • BA or equivalent education/training desirable.
  • Master’s degree is a plus, but not required.
  • 4 or more years’ experience and demonstrated success in raising grant funds from foundations, corporations, or governments.
  • Experience raising funds for international programs and/or from international funders is required.
  • Experience fundraising for peace and social justice-oriented program work is a plus.
  • Experience working with fundraising software, preferably Sales Force.
  • Experience networking globally and living overseas is a plus.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing Spanish and/or French is a plus.
  • Existing relationships with a proven network of international funders preferred.
  • Familiarity with consortium style grants a plus.
  • Ability to act with sensitivity and discretion while working with highly confidential information.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research;
  • Ability to work cooperatively with committees and staff, and in an organization, that is characterized by a high level of consultation in which consensus is the formal process for reaching decisions.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit AFSC.

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