Job Opportunities

Deadline for submissions : June 15, 2020 by 5pm

Fund Development Officer

Vermont Slauson Local Development Corporation – Full Time 

Compensation: $75,000 to $85,000 Annually 


This position is responsible for working with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and Resource Development Committee for planning and coordinating all aspects of fund development for Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation.  


  • Provide leadership on all fundraising initiatives including special events, major gifts, planned giving, sponsorships, donor cultivation and grant writing. 
  • Identify, organize and manage the fund raising activities of VSEDC with a focus on new opportunities to obtain ongoing and increased support from corporations, public and private organizations, faith communities, and individuals. 

Primary Roles & Responsibilities: 

Fund Raising 

Establishes short and long-range goals for unrestricted funding sources.  

  • Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to institutional donors, researches public and private grants sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding.  
  • Works with program staff to develop funding related projects. Organizes solicitation drives for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporations and foundations. 
  • Solicits and writes proposals and reports for federal, state, city government RFP’s as well as private foundation and corporation RFP’s. 
  • Produce major donor, board and special category solicitation/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible.  
  • Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgement, scheduling and attending in-person visits.  
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of staff engaged in maintaining donor data base and paper records of contributors and grants.  
  • Maintain security and quality controls. Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed 
  • Assist in the development and public affairs matters, particularly the creation of various communications such as the annual report, general boilerplate, general PowerPoint presentations, government relations, executive correspondences and speeches.  
  • Assist in the production of general content for website.  
  • Maintain accurate accounting of all unrestricted income and its sources, interface with finance division to fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy. 

Grant Writing  

Major Gift/Donor Support 

Database and Records Management 

Communications & Public Relations 

Unrestricted Income Financial Reporting 

Ideal Experience/Qualifications: 

  • A minimum of 5 years of nonprofit fundraising/development experience, preferably with significant foundation and high donor fundraising experience 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Proven track record of achieving revenue targets and/or quota of over $2M annually 
  • Excellent research, organizational and communications skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively 
  • Experience and comfort working with senior level staff and board of directors 
  • High energy, positive, “can-do” attitude, flexibility, teamwork, and attention to detail; high degree of initiative 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and thorough understanding of strategic development 
  • Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts 
  • Strong partnership-building and event planning skills 
  • Thorough understanding of all components of a diversified funding base 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and prepare financial reports 
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Mail Chimp, Word Press and Microsoft office programs 
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent prior experience.  

Submit Resume and Cover Letter to Federico Castillo on or before 6/15/20 at 5pm.


Federico Castillo 

Director of Finance and Administation