Resource Development Officer

Company: Renaissance Community Loan Fund

Locations: Gulfport, MS; , Remote

Job Function: Fundraising


Background

Since Hurricane Katrina washed ashore in South Mississippi in August 2005, Renaissance Community Loan Fund has helped make distinct improvements to the communities by promoting community and economic development through various programs implemented to deliver effective and meaningful results. Renaissance provides support through financial assistance and development services that provide safe, quality housing for the residents of Mississippi and creates economic opportunities that will add/retain jobs in the community.

Summary

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.

Responsibilities

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

Requirements

• 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

Compensation and Benefits

Renaissance offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long term disability and life insurance
  • Generous PTO and paid holiday program
  • 401(k) program with Employer-paid match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • and more

How to Apply

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