GNH Community

nonprofits,local leaders & Grt.New Haven business sharing information

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

Views: 26


You need to be a member of GNH Community to add comments!

Join GNH Community

Welcome (Bienvenido, Benvenuto, Powitanie, Bonjour! Willkomme,歡迎, ברוךהבא أهلا وسهلا, Bonvenon) to GNH Community. Traducción de esta página

Imagine. Inform. Invest. Inspire.

Working together to build a stronger community - now and forever



Neighborhoods: What is Working

Open Street Project

An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit

By Ryan O’Connor, Director of Programs, 8 80 Cities Recently 8 80 Cities wrote a blog post about open streets being a labour of love. That being the case, the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans felt like a family reunion of sorts. It was rejuvenating to see old and new friends who share our passion for open streets and are working tirelessly to create healthier, happier, and more connected communities across the world. The event, which took place on September 15-16, brought together more than 50 leaders who currently organize open streets programs or are interested in bringing the...

The post An Open Streets Family Reunion: Reflections from the 2018 Open Streets Summit appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda

We hope you are getting ready and feel excited about the Open Streets Summit in Gretna/New Orleans! Taking place from September 15-16, 2018, the Summit will feature tours, presentations and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Attendees will learn about the nuts and bolts of starting or scaling up open streets programs, including: Route design and planning Partnerships with business and officials Social inclusion Safety and logistics Marketing and promotion Program evaluation through measurable goals and metrics If you haven’t done it yet, click here to register for the Open Streets Summit only or...

The post Open Streets Summit Draft Agenda appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced!

The Open Streets Project is proud to announce that Ed Solis from Viva Calle (San Jose, CA), Romel Pascual from CicLAvia (Los Angeles, CA), Jaymie Santiago and Charles Brown from New Brunswick Ciclovia will join us as speakers for the 2018 Open Streets Summit in New Orleans and Gretna! Taking place from September 15-16 2018, the Summit will feature: Behind the scenes tour of the City of Gretna’s inaugural open streets program. Workshops, presentations, and networking opportunities with open streets champions and organizers from across the continent. Training and inspiration for both -novice and experienced- open streets organizers and supporters...

The post Open Streets Summit Speakers Announced! appeared first on Open Streets Project.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation

New LISC Memphis Program will Fuel Economic Opportunity, Address Racial Wealth Gap

LISC announced the opening of its 36th program office this week in Memphis, where Kathy Moore Cowan is taking the helm as executive director to lead work on affordable housing, economic development, health and jobs.

“Back to What I Love”: A Partnership with Sam's Club Aims to Keep Doors Open

As the pandemic wears on, America’s small businesses are reeling. Things are especially hard for women-and minority-owned enterprises historically underserved by financial institutions. Thanks to our partnership with Sam’s Club, LISC is helping small businesses most at risk of closing keep their doors open.

Square, Inc. Invests $25M in LISC Black Economic Development Fund

The mobile payment company Square Inc. is the latest firm to invest in LISC’s innovative Black Economic Development Fund, which is supporting Black-led lenders, institutions and businesses across the country. “With its impact investment and committed partnership, Square is helping us fight the racial wealth gap and drive lasting gains for American families and communities,” said Maurice A. Jones, LISC president and CEO. Square joins Netflix and Costco as the earliest investors in the fund.

© 2020   Created by Lee Cruz.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service