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Recourse Development Associate

Peace River Center
Lakeland, Florida, United States
December 21, 2018

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Resource Development Associate for our Community Relations Dept., Lakeland, Full Time, M-F 8-5, plus some evening/weekend events. $40K+, depending on experience/qualifications. Looking for individual with marketing experience and Bachelor's degree in communication or related field. Prefer 4-5 years of fundraising or grant writing experience. Must have experience with writing, proofreading and editing. Looking for someone with high attention to detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Peace River Center is a Drug Free workplace and requires an approved DCF Level 2 background clearance.


Resource Development Associate

JOB TITLE: Resource Development

EFFECTIVE DATE: 2018 - 2019

PROGRAM: Community Relations

REPORTS TO: Director of Community Relations

FACILITY: Community Relations

CITY: Lakeland


FLSA: Exempt

Job Summary:

The Resource Development Associate's primary responsibility is to share our "impact story" by researching, developing and writing grant proposals to persuasively communicate Peace River Center's (PRC) mission, programs and impact to potential funders. This role will help PRC continue to make an impact by securing new funding, renewing and upgrading existing support, continually seeking opportunities for stewardship and cultivation of both current and potential funders. This position will help PRC continue to save, transform and change lives!

Additionally, the Resource Development Associate will assist with fundraising campaigns and events, research fundraising opportunities, and assist with writing and developing external organization communication and fundraising materials. The Resource Development Associate will join a small Community Relations team that closely collaborates with the President & CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, program staff, and reports directly to the Director of Development and Community Relations.

Successful candidates will be self-directed and capable of working independently with limited direction and have outstanding writing skills with strong attention to detail.

General Expectations:

In the performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees are expected to conform to the following:

A. Adhere to all PRC policies and Code of Conduct standards and at all times exhibit all PRC's core values

B. Perform work within deadlines with or without direct supervision

C. Interact professionally with other employees, customers and vendors

D. Work independently, while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations, as required

E. Possess discernment in reference to posting materials and information on the website


Essential Duties/Requirements/Activities:

Ability to arrive/report to work on time and ready to work.

Ability to abide by principles of EEO compliance and a workplace of dignity and respect.

Ability to work cooperatively in a group/team setting.

Ability to show respect to others.

Ability to take guidance and direction from supervisors.

Ability to report to work with clean hygiene.

Ability to adhere to Company/Program dress code standards.

Ability to professionally communicate with others.

Grant Development

Manage the grant development process; write and review grant reports and proposals - collaborating closely with internal staff to obtain information

Work with finance team to prepare budgets and other supportive materials for grant applications

Research grant and fundraising opportunities; utilizing databases, publications and government websites, matching program goals and priorities with grant opportunities

Maintain a calendar of grant deliverables

Ensure timely and accurate submission of all grant deliverables and proposals

Assist in ensuring internal compliance with grant agreements - including metrics of success

Build and maintain effective relationships with grant contacts, stakeholders and funders

Strong communication skills with the ability to articulate complex concepts

Communication Role

Assist Community Relations Associate with writing organization-wide marketing collateral, including but not limited to newsletter (internal and external), E-blasts, and other means of marketing and fundraising solicitation/campaigns

Write and deliver presentations on behavioral health, domestic violence awareness and prevention and other topics as requested

Assist with media relations including writing media releases/advisories and developing talking points

Resource Development Role

Work with the Director in proactive researching and securing funds for the organization through a variety of sources such as corporate sponsorships, fundraising events, direct mail campaigns and community groups

Assist with special events including Full Moon Howl and the Coffee Benefit and other events as necessary

Ensure top donors and prospects are included in appropriate events and are recognized for their service and generosity

Maintain effective working relationships with donors, volunteers, government, media, foundation representatives, and others to nurture their connection to the organization


Knowledge of grant writing and development best practices

Energetic, organized, self-starter with outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including proofreading


Bachelor's Degree required. Degree in Communication or related degree preferred.


4-5 years of fundraising or grant writing experience preferred

Experience with writing, proofreading and editing.

Knowledge and Skills:

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Attention to detail required

Exceptional organizational and time management skills; ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize effectively

Must have excellent proofreading skills

Computer and desktop publishing skills, specifically Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite and others

Strong presentation skills

Researching grants and funding resources

Must work well independently

Ability to work in a fast-paced, open office environment

Passion for the PRC mission

Safety Equipment:

a. Universal Precautions

b. Comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Rules and Regulations

c. Life Safety Equipment (Fire Extinguisher)


Must have reliable transportation

a. Computer

b. Telephone

c. Fax

d. Copier

Supervisory Relationship(s):