Development Associate

Company: New Jersey Community Capital

Location: New Brunswick, NJ

Job Function: Grant Writer


New Jersey Community Capital (NJCC) is a community development financial institution with a mission to create thriving communities through strategic investments and knowledge. Fulfilling the needs and improving the quality of life of low- and moderate-income families and individuals would not be possible without our talented staff and motivating environment. NJCC embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. We are dedicated to forming a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.


The Development Associate will establish a targeted funders-seeking strategy with a particular focus on the primary grantors and impact investors in our market. The Development Specialist will be a key team member of the Resource Development department, which is responsible for a wide variety of critical tasks associated with driving NJCC’s fundraising and investor relations objectives and coordination with internal and external stakeholders. The Development Specialist plays a crucial role in implementing a well-structured resource development strategy to identify, access and sustain adequate capacity and revenue to address NJCC’s short- and long-term programmatic, operational and capital priorities.


· Work in coordination with other NJCC departments on organizational initiatives and proposals, including large-scale grant and investment proposals, program applications, organizational certifications and ratings processes, and additional funder requests.

· Write, edit, and translate NJCC’s diverse work into user-friendly formats for funding proposals and investment communications.

· Conduct extensive research to impact investing, socially-responsible investment (SRI), and other associated resource development methods inherent to the CDFI industry.

· Establish and implement effective methods for raising capital from alternative sources.

· Assist in improving in-house administrative and management systems and processes associated with resource development

· Work closely with NJCC’s communications team to integrate marketing & development activities.


· A successful candidate brings an attention to detail, strong writing and editing skills, a team-oriented, collaborative outlook, and a fluency in community development strategies.

· Experience in nonprofit fundraising operations, grant and donor management, impact assessment, project coordination or any equivalent combination of education and training.

· Experience with fundraising software.

· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

· Excellent organizational, analytical, and time management skills.

· Must possess a high-level of moral judgment for handling confidential information.

· Strong interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.

· Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.

· Reporting to the office the whole week is required.

· COVID-19 Vaccine Required: As of the first day of employment, you must be able to demonstrate proof that you are fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) against COVID-19, unless you are granted a medical or religious exemption in accordance with company policy.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive nonprofit annual salary based on experience and skills, as well as a generous benefits package, including health, dental, disability and life insurance after 30 days of service; 401(k) retirement plan after a year of service; flexible spending accounts, including medical, dependent care, and transportation; and 25 paid leave days, including sick and personal days plus 13 paid holidays.

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