Grants and Development Manager (Hybrid)

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/25/2023 11:36 AM)
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Community Lodgings based in Alexandria, Virginia, is a nonprofit whose mission is to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through

Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing and Youth Education Programs. We offer three core services to over 275 individuals daily. We own and operate five units of transitional housing and 40 units of affordable housing. Our clients are our neighbors.


Community Lodgings is seeking an experienced Development and Grants Manager (DGM) to support the organization's fundraising goals. The Development and Grants Manager will serve as a senior staff member and will report directly to the Executive Director. He/She will develop and execute an annual fundraising plan that includes direct appeal campaigns, grant applications, fundraising events, online/social media campaigns, major donor cultivation and general community outreach.  The DGM will focus on increased giving from individuals,corporations and foundations. The DGM is responsible for all marketing and communications efforts in support of the fundraising goals.


The Development and Grants Manager will lead the organization's fundraising plan to ensure that all current and future Community Lodgings programs are appropriately funded through a combination of grants, major gifts, bequests, special events, capital campaigns, and other forms of planned giving. This position requires exceptional organizational skills, mastery of financial tools, and experience working with foundations, corporations, private citizens, and volunteers.


This Hybrid role offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and free onsite parking.  This is a full time exempt position with occasional nights and weekends required.


  • Development – advise the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and Leadership Team on fundraising strategy, planning, and implementation; coordinate fundraisin campaigns; research and identify sources for funding, including individuals, corporations, foundations, governmental entities, earned revenue, and events; ensure adequate grant proposals and fundraising activities to meet and exceed annual budget requirements.
  • Relationship Management – develop and or re-establish relationships with current,former, and prospective supporters and community partners; build partnerships within the philanthropic community.
  • Writing and Reviewing – oversee drafting of proposals for grants; grant reporting and case statements for capital campaigns and speeches that the Executive Director or Board Members may deliver.
  • Marketing – create and maintain a messaging and branding strategy; coordinate marketing efforts to support programs, ensuring seamless messaging to all stakeholders; ensure that all public-facing messaging consistently demonstrates the organization’s voice, capability, monitor CLI’s digital and communications output in order to match the development strategy.
  • Management – supervise the Communications/In-Kind Coordinator who supports development activities, events, volunteers, marketing, research, and data reporting, analysis, evaluation, and monitoring.
  • Events – plan and manage the implementation of Community Lodgings annual events, appeals and fundraisers


  • Bachelor’s degree required and five years’ experience in fundraising, and public relations/marketing
  • Proven track record of raising funds from diverse sources
  • Experience in donor cultivation, grant writing and special events
  • Knowledge of and connections within the DMV community
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Strong interpersonal, supervision, administration and management skills
  • Familiar with donor tracking systems (Giftworks)
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience measuring data and outcomes of events to determine marketing effectiveness
  • Valid Driver's License is required, own transportation is also preferred
  • Working knowledge of social media tools including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Suite
  • Knowledge of fundraising information resources
  • Experience writing letters of inquiry, concept proposals and similar document
  • Core computer skills in word processing, database management, spreadsheets and electronic communications (email, listserv, e‐newsletters, constant contact, etc).


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