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IRIS is looking for a Grants and Development Coordinator

This is a part-time position, averaging 19 hours per week. 

The position would work closely with, and report to, the IRIS Executive Director.


Summary and Position Responsibilities

IRIS- Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services ( welcomes and resettles approximately 200 refugees each year— people fleeing persecution in their home countries who are invited to come to the United States.  They come seeking safety, freedom, peace, and opportunities.  IRIS is responsible for welcoming them warmly, helping them learn about their new home, and helping them become self-sufficient.  IRIS seeks an individual with grant-writing and fundraising experience to join us as the Grants and Development Coordinator.  The Grants and Development Coordinator manages grant research, writing, and reporting; plans, implements, and manages fundraising events and campaigns; and cultivates donor relationships.





-          Research new grants 

-          Write and submit effective letters of inquiry and proposals to federal, state, and local governments, foundations, and corporations

-          Manage and update IRIS’ grants and reporting calendar and files



-          Working with program staff and management, prepare and submit interim and final narrative and statistical reports as requested by funders


Fund Development:

-          Coordinate semi-annual financial appeals, including writing the appeal letters and thank you letters

-          Plan and implement donor cultivation activities

-          Identify, research, and cultivate prospects for individual gifts, in coordination with the IRIS Executive Director

-          Develop strategy to encourage planned giving

-          Manage IRIS’s donor database, maintained in GiftWorks


Event Management:

-          Plan and coordinate fund-raising events (including IRIS’ annual Run for Refugees and World Refugee Day Celebration)

-          Secure corporate sponsorships and in-kind contributions for events




-          Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent professional experience. 

-          A minimum of three year’s professional experience including successful proposal writing and grants management.

-          Experience working with immigrants or in social services strongly preferred. 

-          Strong commitment to serving immigrants is required.

-          Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently and meet deadlines.

-          Strong attention to detail.

-          Excellent organizational, management, and analytical skills.

-          Strong work ethic; initiative and ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.

-          Good interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse groups of individuals. 

-          Excellent, effective written, verbal, and presentation skills.

-          Computer and internet proficient with solid understanding of computer systems and applications.

-          Experience using GiftWorks database software a plus.


 To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Kelly Hebrank at

Application closing date:  June 30, 2011

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