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Resource Development Specialist

Job Title: Resource Development Specialist

Reports to: Executive Director

Located at: Grand Junction or Montrose offices or remote within Colorado

About Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC):
Housing Resources of Western Colorado (HRWC) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization with an organizational mission to advance equitable housing and healthy communities through education, empowerment, preservation and development. Our vision is that every Western Colorado resident thrives in a quality, safe and healthy home.

Position Overview: The Resource Development Specialist will be overseeing the efforts to identify, secure, and track revenue sources critical to our operations. The position will also assist in marketing and communication efforts that are critical to building recognition and support in our communities. The position will work closely with the Executive Director and other staff as well as third-party consultants.

The ideal candidate is flexible and capable of managing multiple active projects at a given time. The position will involve coordinating and/or securing funding opportunities that range from simple grants to very complicated tax credit allocations. A successful candidate will have comfort level with budgets and project financials.

This is a full-time non-exempt position, typically 40 hours per week. Some overtime, evening, and/or weekend work may be required on occasion. The typical work week schedule provides some level of flexibility. Remote work, or a hybrid remote/office schedule is an option within Colorado. Travel around our service area may be required, typically within a single work-day. Occasionally overnight travel may be required.

Key Responsibilities:
The scope of the position may vary depending on the skillset of the successful candidate. Position responsibilities may include, in order of priority:

  • Grants Research and Writing
    • Research grants that are a good fit with HRWC activities.
    • Consolidate responses to appropriate grant opportunities, which includes gathering information from appropriate staff, developing narrative and budget responses, compiling attachments, and submitting grants in timely way.
    • Track active and completed grant applications.
    • Maintain standardized grant files.
  • Grants compliance tracking
    • Oversee and maintain a tracking system for tracking the reporting and compliance requirements of various grants.
    • Assist responsible managers in compliance requirements by reminding them of upcoming deadlines and, in some cases, completing compliance requirements directly.
    • May include research and development of new tracking system, especially as it relates to our upcoming upgrade to our enterprise accounting system.
  • Community Sponsorship Development
    • Develop additional funding opportunities by creating relationships with potential partners such as mortgage lenders, realtors, builders, banks, service clubs, major employers and others.
    • Develop specific programming for community sponsorships campaigns.
    • Attend various outreach and networking events on behalf of Housing Resources.
    • Assist with fundraising efforts during Colorado Gives period
    • Coordinate with other entities that may want to support HRWC through events such as golf tournaments.
  • Marketing and Communications work
    • Develop collateral materials.
    • Arranging for and developing customer stories.
    • Arranging for photographs of our clients, projects, and staff to utilize in marketing and outreach.
    • Help develop and disseminate communications such as holiday messages, annual reports, program updates etc (working closely with our Outreach Specialist).
    • Assist with the maintenance and development of organizational website.
    • Maintain inventory of marketing materials such as give away swag and apparel for staff.
    • Assess event invitations for suitability and make arrangements for participation when appropriate.
    • Small-scale events management for opportunities such as golf tournaments, outreach events, neighborhood block parties etc. Assist with larger scale events as needed

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Deep commitment to serving the community and to advancing the concepts of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI).
  • Experience in grant writing and preparing applications for other types of funding such as loans.
  • Experience and comfort level with somewhat complex project financials, including experience using Excel or similar programs.
  • Ability to think strategically and to develop effective approaches that advance established outcome goals.
  • Comfort level meeting new people and making sponsorship requests.
  • Organizational skills to keep program activities on track, and to keep important program information accessible to other Housing Resources staff.
  • Comfort level learning new systems such as simple website management, grants databases, etc.
  • Ability to understand and implement grant agreements and complex financing arrangements.
  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with other Housing Resources staff.
  • Understanding of basic program budgeting concepts and ability to manage program activities to an established budget.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and adapt quickly.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and accountability.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.

Training, Experience, and Education:

While there are no specific training or education requirements for this position, demonstration of the skills described in this position description is necessary.

Salary and Benefits:

  • $22-$28/hourly. The lowest end of this pay range will be appropriate for a candidate who has experience/skills in some, but not all of the responsibilities described and who could manage some of the responsibility areas minimal training but would require more time and training to take on all aspects. The highest end of the pay range will be appropriate for a candidate that can demonstrate successful experience in all areas and the ability to handle all areas with minimal training (other than orientation to Housing Resources specifics).
  • Time and a half paid after 40 hours in a work week.
  • Benefits include:
    • Employer contribution to health insurance and a primary clinic group plan.
    • Optional dental, vision, and accident insurance and Flexible Spending Account, at the employee’s cost.
    • Optional 403B Retirement Plan with employer match.
    • Short Term Disability insurance at no cost to employee.
    • Life insurance and accidental death insurance at no cost to employee.
    • Paid Time Off.
    • Paid Holidays.
    • Opportunities for professional development, training, and education.

It is the policy of HRWC to provide equal opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual preference, age, or disability. People of color and people of all national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual preferences, ages, disabilities, and other diverse groups are encouraged to apply.

Submit cover letter and resume to:

Deb Hoffman 524 30 Road, Suite 3
Grand Junction, CO 81504

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