The Autism Society of NC (ASNC) provides supports and provides opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals within the autism spectrum and their families.
Position: Development Associate – Foundations and Community Relations
Reports to: Chief Development Officer
FLSA Status: Full-time, exempt
The Development Associate – Foundations & Community Relations will serve as the primary grant researcher, writer and project manager for the development department of the Autism Society of North Carolina. This position requires a working knowledge of grant writing and proposal development both writing and budgeting to meet the goals and priorities of the Autism Society of North Carolina.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and must be able to represent the Autism Society of North Carolina to the community at large, as part of building relationships with funders and other community organizations. The individual must be highly organized, competent with follow through skills, work well under pressure, use independent judgment, and produce quality work within tight time constraints. Strong project management skills and the ability to coordinate many tasks simultaneously in changing work environment are also required.
This position will report to the Chief Development Officer and will support development staff in general and contribute to the overall fundraising goals. Position requires travel within NC for events as well as working evenings and weekends when necessary.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Research, identify, develop, and respond to appropriate public and private grants for the Autism Society of North Carolina
- Working with appropriate departments, write timely, well-written and well-documented grants and acknowledgements to support the goals of ASNC
- Serve as a liaison with other departments and program staff for granting needs
- Submit proposals and all supporting documentation of grants
- Follow up on all grants, including thank you notes, feedback and written reports to granting agencies
- Keep a funding calendar of all grant writing activities, including cultivation, with the Chief Development Officer
- Maintain grant procedural manual
- Assist with camp donor appreciation and relationship efforts
- Maintain current records in database, including grant tracking and reporting
- Project lead for development related projects such as the camp chronicle mailings
- Attend annual conference, special events and fundraisers as requested
- Identify, Cultivate, Solicit, and Appreciate donors
- Donor Stewardship of camp donors and foundations
Other duties as assigned in support of the mission of the organization.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to lift up to 10 pounds, stand, walk, sit, use hands or fingers, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
General office environment.