Reporting directly to SSLC Executive Director, the Development Consultant is responsible for supporting fund development. The consultant will work to identify, solicit, and steward gifts in support of our mission. This includes, but is not limited to, writing grants, co-organizing our first-ever fundraising gala, database & records management, strategic planning, and major gift & donor support.
● Assessing the organization’s structural, programmatic and administrative needs related to
development and fundraising;
● Co-organize fundraising gala in collaboration with Board of Directors & volunteer planning
committee including soliciting sponsors and managing logistics;
● Establish short and long-term goals for unrestricted funding sources;
● Researches public and private grant sources (agencies, corporations and foundations) to
identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding.
Grant Writing & Management
● Solicit and write grant proposals for private foundations and corporation;
● Develop a grant management system to track fund applications, submissions and report
Database and Records Management
● Supervise and manage donor software;
● Generate queries, reports, exports and any other collection data as needed;
● Ensure timely acknowledgement of gifts.
Individual Donor Support
● Cultivate donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of
acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in person visits;
● Coordinate and monitor Board of Directors giving and fundraising.
Other tasks as assigned.
Experience & Competencies Required
Successful candidates will:
● Highly motivated, detail-oriented, ability to work independently and manage multiple
● Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work collaboratively, quickly and under
pressure—with a sense of humor;
● Have strong organizational skills and a flexible attitude;
● Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks;
● Be a self-starter with integrity, professional discretion and professionalism;
● Have a strong analysis of anti-racist and anti-oppressive practices and principles including gender and racial justice;
● Have experience working with marginalized youth and possess a passion for positive youth development;
● Have experience and passion uplifting and centering Black girls and femmes;
● Be LGBTQIA+ affirming;
● Have reliable transportation;
● Have strong written and oral communication skills;
● Possess emotional intelligence;
● Bring whole self to position.
Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred. 3+ years non-profit fundraising/development experience required. Knowledge of Microsoft, Google and social media applications required.
Physical Requirements And Working Conditions:
● Works in an office environment;
● Frequently sits for long periods of time;
● Frequently speaks and reads;
● Frequently writes and uses a computer keyboard;
● May require occasional standing, walking, lifting, stooping, and bending.
Start date: Start by March 15, 2019.
Office Hours: General office hours are 9 am – 6 pm, some weekends.
Location: Position based in either Miami or New York City; working remote is acceptable.
Hourly Rate: Competitive compensation depending on experience.
How to Apply: Please submit resume (required) and other relevant documents (optional) via
e-mail to: Wakumi Douglas: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Development Consultant” in the subject line.
S.O.U.L. Sisters is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to providing equal
employment opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, height, weight, or disability. Women (trans or cis) and people of color are encouraged to apply.