Feeding America

Development Assistant/Grants Specialist, 20 hours/week

Mission: To alleviate hunger in Southeast Nebraska

Position:  Up to 20 hours per week

Reports to:  Development Director

Responsibilities: The Food Bank of Lincoln is looking for a professional who can assist with our fundraising efforts – including grant writing, sponsorships and donor research. We need a person with strong organizational and writing skills, a dedication to our mission, and someone who will bring a team-first attitude to the Food Bank’s community outreach and development work.

Schedule: Flexible and negotiable but ideally four five-hour shifts most weeks.

Duties:

  • Research, write and submit proposals to foundation and corporate partners and United Way in accordance with funders’ requirements and deadlines. Submit reports as required.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new foundation, corporate, individual and organization funders. Submit/follow-up on new funding requests.
  • Work with Development Director to solicit corporate sponsors for Empty Bowls soup luncheon, Lincoln CAN and other special events.
  • Support Donor Relations Coordinator in upkeep of donor records.
  • Pick up and open mail and enter first list of check receipts for the day before handoff to Finance.
  • Assist with front reception duties, mail, donation processing and other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Team player who maintains professional approach at all times.
  • Good communicator, with both strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fundraising and grant-writing experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. Familiarity with accounting and budget practices.
  • Attention to accuracy.
  • Must be able to work independently, keep on track and accomplish tasks without direct supervision.

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