Development Officer

Capital for Change, the largest full-service Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Loan Fund in Connecticut, seeks a great communicator with strong proposal management skills to grow and nurture our portfolio of social impact investors, funders, and donors. Experience with Community Development or Social Impact Investing will give you a great headstart. Key responsibilities of this position include the following: • Collaborate with senior leadership to create overall development strategy. • Manage grant and social impact investment proposal process, including writing content and coordinating activities of others. • Identify, contact, cultivate, and negotiate agreements with potential social impact investors, including financial planners and individual investors. • Maintain positive, long-term relationships with donors and investors. • Coordinate with the Marketing team for fundraising related outreach and communications. • Acknowledge and process donor contributions. • Manage all written and online donor appeals. • Collaborate with the Board of Directors to leverage support from donors and social impact investors, corporate and philanthropic sources. • Coordinate with Finance Department to set budgets and submit timely and accurate funder reports. • Oversee completion of reporting requirements and deadlines pertaining to grant funders and social impact investors. • Oversee management of the donor database, mailing lists, and corporate registrations.

Position Summary

Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in a related field • At least 5 years of general nonprofit/CDFI/Community Development experience with at least 3 years of relevant fundraising experience, with increasing levels of responsibility in nonprofit fundraising. • Experience with Social Impact Investment preferred, or comparable experience, e.g. planned giving, major gifts. • CFRE certification preferred • Computer software: Excel, Word, Salesforce, and donor management software or comparable programs. Ability to grasp new software programs. • Grant writing: Demonstrated grant writing success, especially state and federal grants. • Communication: Demonstrated writing skills and the ability to communicate complex financial, programmatic, and business concepts to a wide variety of different audiences in a simple and compelling manner. • Financial: Strong aptitude for numbers and excellent analytical skills with a high-level of attention to detail. • General: Ability to be effective in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal skills, with high degree of tact and diplomacy; excellent organizational skills; ability to handle confidential information; ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines; ability to work independently as well as in a team environment which promotes collaboration, consensus, equity and inclusivity.

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