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  • 1.  We're Hiring - Resource Development Officer

    Posted 11-21-2022 01:21 PM
    Resource Development Officer

    Job type: Full-time Position
    Location: Corporate Office, Gulfport, MS. This position is open to remote candidates.

    The position of Resource Development Officer plays a leadership role in developing and writing fundraising plans and grant proposals and the development of strategic partnerships to meet Renaissance Community Loan Fund's (RCLF) annual fundraising goals in support of its loan funds, programs, and operations. The Resource Development Officer coordinates with staff to effectively manage the identification and acquisition of new donors, renewal and further development of current funders and on-going funder relations, including reporting and relationship management.


    Strategy and Planning:
    • Leads the design and on-going refinement of a comprehensive and effective fundraising plan
    • Oversees the implementation of strategies to solicit new funders, renew, expand current supporters, and manage the donor portfolio
    • Coordinates the involvement of RCLF's management team, board, and senior staff in fundraising opportunities

    Identifies and Secures New Prospects:

    • Develops and manages donor acquisition
    • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits new prospects for local, regional, and national program funding
    • Writes and edits requests to targeted prospects

    Obtains Renewals:

    • Collaborates with senior staff to effectively develop and implement donor retention
    • Researches, writes, and edits requests to current funders including foundations, banks, government, corporations, individual donors, etc.

    Management of Fundraising Communications, Information and Reports:

    • Manages/Responsible for the accuracy of fulfilling the reporting requirements of all funders in a timely fashion
    • Manages and oversees development correspondence including timely responses to requests from funders and other partners for RCLF materials and information utilizing effective project tracking
    • Interfaces with the other fundraising team to gather information and manage donor profiles of prospects within RCLF's market area
    • Work with the Marketing team in the development of various collateral materials targeted at donors and funders

    Required Skills/Experience:

    • A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Management, and/or a minimum three to five years of
    experience in nonprofit fundraising, communications, and external affairs is required
    • The successful candidate has thorough knowledge and expertise in fundraising, grant writing, and
    developing donor relationships with banks, foundations, corporations, individuals, and local, state, and
    federal government agencies
    • Ability to build strong relationships with funders and donors
    • Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and implement effective cultivation and solicitation of donors
    exceptional written and oral communication skills
    • The successful candidate must be able to synthesize complex concepts and analyze data to form clear
    and compelling arguments appropriate for various donor/investor audiences
    • Proficient computer skills with the ability to produce quality grant and funding applications that meet
    deadlines, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
    • Knowledge of digital and social media marketing concepts
    • Knowledge of the CDFI lending industry is highly desirable
    • Knowledge of the community development field and basic financial concepts is preferred
    • Possess a high degree of self-motivation, dedication, creativity, and strategic thinking
    • Ability to collaborate with multiple teams, groups and individuals both within and outside of RCLF, and
    represent RCLF in a professional and courteous manner
    • Ability to pay attention to details, with exceptional time management skills and a personal
    commitment to the mission and goals of RCLF
    • Ability to travel on behalf of RCLF

    Renaissance offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package.

    To apply, send your resume with cover letter and a minimum of three professional references to Potential candidates may be subject to background, reference and/or credit checks.

    Renaissance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Erin Thomas
    Accounting & HR Coordinator
    Renaissance Community Loan Fund, Inc.
    Gulfport MS