Jobs to Move America

Jobs to Move America (JMA) is a national organization that aims to maximize the value of U.S. tax dollars spent on infrastructure and equipment to create good U.S. jobs, investments in strong apprenticeship and training programs, career opportunities for people facing barriers to employment, and access for groups that have historically been underrepresented in the transit industry.

Oct 10, 2019
Jobs to Move America (JMA) is seeking a full-time  Development Associate.  This role will be integral in advancing JMA’s fundraising strategies and ensuring the long-term growth and sustainability of the organization.  The Development Associate reports to the Development Director and will work closely with the Executive Director, and staff across the organization.  An ideal candidate has solid writing skills, highly organized, detail-oriented, and is passionate about economic, racial and social justice. About Jobs to Move America JMA believes we can have a cleaner environment and good jobs in the communities that need them most. We intervene in the public contracting process to make sure that companies receiving tax dollars use them to create jobs that sustain communities and the environment.  JMA is committed to creating an organizational infrastructure that fosters deep equity, leadership development,  excellence, and a supportive, constructive, and accountable work environment. Role and Responsibilities Assist in optimizing and maintaining accurate and up-to-date calendar and tracking systems for all grant-related and grassroots fundraising activities that will enable the entire Development team to perform with greater efficiency and accountability. Assist in the preparation of grant proposals, reports, fundraising appeals, website materials, correspondence, and other development-related communication materials as required Conduct research on donors and foundation prospects and create custom profiles as requested. Support with cultivation of relationships with foundation partners, donors, and donor prospects. Provide administrative support to the Executive and Development teams including maintaining complex calendars, scheduling internal and external meetings, preparing reimbursements, reconciling monthly credit card statements, coordinating travel, and assisting with special projects as needed. Communicating directly, and on behalf of the Development Director and Executive Director, with Board Members, Donors, Foundation Staff, and others, on matters related to JMA’s programs. Assist with coordination of logistics for Board and Fundraising-related events. Qualifications & Skills  Demonstrated interest, understanding, and commitment to JMA’s mission Experience in grant writing and/or nonprofit fundraising  Strong written and verbal communication skills Excellent interpersonal skills Ability to effectively manage a workload with competing priorities and deadlines and produce quality work in a flexible and fast-paced environment A self-starter, problem solver, and team player with a can-do attitude  Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and people Highly organized, with strong attention to detail Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G-Suite programs.  Ability to maintain a high level of professionalism, ethics, and confidentiality Preferred Qualifications: Experience planning and executing individual donor campaigns and/or fundraising events Prior experience with calendar management Experience working with board of directors Benefits JMA offers full family health and dental benefits at no premium cost to the employee, Flexible Savings Account, 401k plan, generous time off, cellphone reimbursement, and work-related mileage reimbursement or transit pass reimbursement.   How to Apply Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled, but preference will be given to those who apply by September 22, 2019.  Please email your resume and cover letter that describes your commitment to JMA’s mission, how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, and how you heard about this opportunity to  with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Please also indicate where you learned about this job opportunity. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.  Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. We are an affirmative action employer and encourage applications from all qualified candidates regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, or disability. We work to ensure fair treatment of applicants and employees and actively enforce zero tolerance policies against discrimination and sexual harassment.     Salary  $51,000 - $56,000
Jobs to Move America Los Angeles, CA, USA Development