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Assistant Director for Development

Location:Baltimore, MD
Benefits:An excellent benefit package is offered.
Employment Type:Full Time
Office:Baltimore
Description:

If you are passionate about transforming communities for migrants and refugees through development and fundraising efforts with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!


Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), is seeking an Assistant Director for Development who will successfully protect, embrace, and empower migrants and refugees. Working closely with the Director for Development, s/he manages the federal and private grant process for new and existing funding; ensures alignment of new programs and proposals with organizational goals; performs essential strategic analysis and program planning across departments; and develops the internal structures, systems, and procedures to increase private funding from corporations, foundations, church bodies, and government.

Duties:• Manage the pre-proposal, proposal and reporting processes to create proposal submissions that will lead to successful foundation, church body, corporate and government support.
• Provide strategic analysis of funding opportunities and funder's priorities to position the organization to increase foundation, church body, corporate and government funding by flexibly responding to funding opportunities identified as strategically aligning with LIRS's strategic plan.
• Lead funder communications strategy in close collaboration with leadership and program staff.
• Lead unit accountability to its foundation and corporate supporters through budget development and timely reporting. Work with relevant departments to obtain needed information to create budgets for proposals; facilitate work with finance on correct budget numbers; draft and create budgets and reports for final review to Director for Development.
• Oversea the management of funder data and records. Analyze data and ensure data entry on grant seeking and relationships management, adapting data tracking systems as needed. Continually improve the internal mechanisms that support successful foundation and corporate relations through system and process development and implementation.
• Through foundation and corporate prospect research, position the organization to anticipate and seize diverse funding opportunities for new and existing programs.
Qualifications:

• Undergraduate degree in a relevant field required. Graduate degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of experience in development and grant writing or management.
• Excellent oral and written abilities; experience writing compelling foundation and corporate proposals.
• Analytical proficiency and an ability to synthesize research, make connections across diverse issue and program areas, and develop logic frames and sensible timelines.
• Ability to facilitate work with program staff to synthesize information for proposals and reports.
• Relationship management skills and experience with relationship-based fundraising.
• Ability to work with complex, evolving issues and quickly develop expertise.
• Knowledge of data management systems, particularly Raiser's Edge.
• Strong familiarity with funding research tools including Foundation Search and Foundation Center.
• Proficiency in Excel, Word, Outlook, Access and other Microsoft software is essential.
• Familiarity with Lutheran theology and a proven ability to write with a Christian voice.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Ability to navigate and collaborate with a diverse workforce.
• Ability and willingness to travel when needed up to 10%, and work some evenings and weekends.
• Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners; commitment to empowering refugees and migrants.

Organization Summary:

Headquartered in Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor, with offices in Washington, DC, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is a national faith-based organization with a 77-year history, a budget of approximately $58 million per year, and over 100 headquarters staff.

LIRS is widely-recognized for its expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants living within the borders of the United States. Working with and through partners across the country, LIRS resettles refugees, reunites children with their families or provides loving homes for them, conducts policy advocacy, and pursues humanitarian alternatives to the immigration detention system.

 

Application Instructions:

To be considered, please submit resume and cover letter via by close of business Friday, May 13, 2016. For more information about LIRS, please visit www.lirs.org.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service provides equal employment opportunities to all without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

 



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