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Development Associate for Grants and Communications

Position Purpose:

Provides support for the Director of Institutional Funding and implements communication strategies for the organization

Reports to:

Director of Institutional Funding


40 hours per week, Mon-Fri, may include 1 late night


  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications to foundations and government funders

  • Write and submit renewal proposals

  • Research potential grant opportunities and prospects

  • Assemble, analyze and maintain data to help track goals and outcomes of programs and services for reporting purposes

  • Assist with grant tracking process and maintenance of digital grant files

  • Interact with funders as needed

  • Produce clear and concise communications

  • Coordinate communication calendar for the organization

  • Help maintain consistency in style across all written materials

  • Handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with accuracy while meeting deadlines

  • Work collaboratively with development team, attending meetings, participating in webinars and trainings when appropriate

  • Participate in Mercy Center staff meetings and other agency-wide activities

  • Perform other grant-related and communication projects or tasks as requested


  • BA/BS degree

  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy Center

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Demonstrated attention to details

  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Donor Perfect and Grant Hub preferred

  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Outlook, Constant Contact

  • Experience using social media platforms

  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to multitask and use self-initiative

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