Development Specialist
Strong City Baltimore Inc Baltimore, MD $45,000 - $53,000

Strong City Baltimore is a 50-year-old grassroots nonprofit that builds and strengthens neighborhoods and people. Our mission focus is on enhancing the capacity of residents and social-change makers to improve their communities. Through fiscal-sponsorship and other capacity-building efforts, we provide financial management and strategic supports that empower grassroots leaders to carry out their vision of community change. Strong City supports more than 130 initiatives that focus on Neighborhoods, Education, Youth Development and Social Innovation.

Seeking a self-starter, independent, detail-oriented and community-focused individual to serve as Development Associate (DA) for Strong City Baltimore initiatives. The Development Associate will seek out grant prospects, set up meetings with funders as needed, craft grant submissions and narratives, create grant budgets, submit grants by the assigned deadline and manage the reporting process.

Responsibilities include creating comprehensive fundraising plans with Initiative Leads and their Strong City Portfolio Manager and will conduct fundraising prospecting and connect with funders to enhance initiative ability to apply for and receive funds. The DA will write between 30-40 grants per year to raise approximately $500,000 of funding revenue. The DA will assist with between 5-7 individual donor appeals per year, expanding individual giving to Initiatives through the integration of the WeDidIt platform, social media, and other marketing strategies. The DA will collaborate with Portfolio Managers and Initiative Leads to implement an individual donor cultivation strategy for assigned Initiatives, including providing donor cultivation support, creating reports and analyzing donor profiles. 

 Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field or AA degree with at least three years of fundraising experience 


  • Experience with fundraising strategy, grant writing, and CRMs
  • Well organized with superb communication skills in person, over the phone, and in writing
  • Ability to synthesize information in a cohesive, compelling, and comprehensive manner
  • Ability to work with individuals to collect information and manage projects
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines
 ****Cover Letter Required****

Strong City Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Strong City Baltimore Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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