Title Grant Writer
Salary Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location Austin, TX
Job Information

The National Domestic Violence Hotline is currently hiring for a Grant Writer.

The Grant Writer reports to the Chief Development Officer.  The Grant Writer will identify prospective grant opportunities, conduct prospect research, lead the grant writing process, create a collaborative philanthropic organizational environment as it relates to grant funding, and ensure timely and meaningful reporting for grant funders.  Grant Writer will also assemble and submit grant requests, establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

 

  • Successful grant writing for private foundations, some corporate foundation, and government
  • Prospect identification and research of private foundation, some corporate foundation, and government sources of support
  • Grant management including working with all departments to gather information, create narrative, and ensure approval of leadership for grant deliverables
  • Work with finance team and department leadership to create grant related budgets
  • Reporting to funders through required templates and reporting to development and leadership teams of organization on progress and success
  • Work with finance to gather information necessary to report corporate/foundation funders on current grant programs
  • Make appointments for Chief Development Officer and Major Gifts Officer with foundation officers and other prospects, arrange for onsite tours for supporters (foundation officers, foundations trustees)
  • Develop and write proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations
  • Assemble and submit grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets and presentations
  • Establish and maintain personal contact and relationship with foundation contacts and program officers
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts
  • Maintain calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports
  • Conduct proper research
  • Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
  • Provide writing support for major donor and individual contribution letters and acknowledgements.
  • Circulate grant guidelines and government RFP’s with all other relevant departments
  • Exercise initiative collecting and finalizing program information for grant proposals
  • Meet with department director and teams to gather information needed for grant proposals
  • Organize data for and write content for grant request to private foundations and government grants for projects and operating funds as assigned
  • Ensure that required proposal sections are complete, as in project budget development and evaluation procedures
  • Follow up on outstanding proposals to ensure complete materials were received on time.  Provide timely updates to foundations and additional information as needed
  • Work with the Database Administrator to develop and maintain an up-to-date master database for tracking proposal due dates and report due dates for government and foundation funding sources
  • Communicate upcoming deadlines to all relevant staff, including program directors of various departments
  • Provide weekly reports to Chief Development Officer on status of proposals in development and proposals outstanding
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files for government and foundation grants
  • Maintain status of income and projected income from all grant proposals
  • Implement donor acknowledgement and recognition procedures for granting institutions
  • Gather information for and write interim and final grant reports to foundations

 

This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.

 

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

 

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related field or any combination of related     education and experience with a documented record of the ability to perform duties and responsibilities of the position. (Equivalency formula: two years of experience is equal to one year of education.)
  • Strong written and communication skills; ability to write  clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of fundraising information resources
  • Experience with proposal writing an institutional donors
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
  • Strong contributor in team environments
  • The successful candidate will be able to craft funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner
  • Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills essential.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and highly organized, and have experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information
  • A high level of computer literacy required, including familiarity with Raiser’s Edge
  • Candidates must possess an ability to work well under pressure and the ability to seek and synthesize information and communicate in a compelling and succinct form.
  • Must have a solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants.

 

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

  • Ability to read, write and converse in English.
  • Must have the emotional and physical stamina to tolerate prolonged sitting.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, the CEO and the mission and philosophy of the NDVH.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

 

TO APPLY: Click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org. Both a completed application and a resume are required to apply for this position.

 We are an equal opportunity employer

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Title Accountant I
Salary $37, 500 to $45,000/year
Location Austin, TX
Job Information

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is currently hiring for an Accountant I.

Under the supervision of the CFO, the Accountant I supports the goals of NDVH by assisting in the fiscal operations of the organization.

The Accountant I is responsible for furnishing support to the Finance Department through the delivery of accounting services, with emphasis on subsidiary ledger accounting (AR, AP, Payroll), and assistance with general ledger journal entries, reconciliations and projects, as needed.  The Accountant I may receive work assignments from the Controller.

The schedule for this position is Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

  •  Perform budget v. actual analyses using Excel
  • Prepare Balance Sheet and Income Statement Reports via accounting software
  • Assist in maintaining the GL Chart of Accounts
  • Participate in preparation of the annual independent CPA audit schedules and documentation
  • Participate in monthly, quarterly and annual grant monitoring.
  • Attend required NDVH meetings.
  • Perform other duties as requested and within areas of expertise.
  • Respond to staff and vendor inquiries on a timely manner.
  • Review and update existing documentation of accounting procedures and identify procedures that need to be documented
  • Prepare and process bi-weekly payroll, ensuring accuracy, accountability and confidentiality of payments
  • Verify and maintain  all employee information, such as leave accruals, payroll changes, insurance deductions, etc. in computerized payroll system, ensuring accuracy of information
  • Prepare administrative documents for NDVH as required.
  • Organize and maintain files.
  • Prepare and disburse payments in compliance with fiscal policies and procedures.

This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

  • Bachelors degree in accounting, business or closely related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required knowledge, skills and abilities. (Equivalency formula:  two years of experience equals one year education).  Master’s degree in a related field a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity and ability to demonstrate positive problem solving skills to internal and external customers.
  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills.  Excellent grammatical skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Ability to write memos, letters, reports, and e-mails that are accurate, well organized, grammatically correct, and in an appropriate format.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on all matters confidential in nature.
  • Ability to analyze problems, find solutions and effectively communicate with all levels of supervisory and non-supervisory employees.
  • Proficiency with Windows based PC and software applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Knowledge and application of accounting software preferred.
  • Experience with Google mail a plus.

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Ability to read, write and converse in English.
  • Ability to tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.  Must have emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, including responses to complaints and internal and external interactions, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Works in a normal office environment, with minimum exposure to dust, noise, or temperature extremes.  Requires bending, stooping, lifting and carrying objects up to 25 pounds, with or without accommodations.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, and the CFO of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

TO APPLY: Click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete the application in its entirety.  Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org.  Both a completed application and a resume are required to apply for this position.

We are an equal opportunity employer

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Title Communications Director
Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location Austin, TX
Job Information

General Position Purpose Statement

 

The Communications Director reports directly to the Chief Communications Officer and works to develop and implement communications plans in support of the overall communications and marketing strategy for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect.

 

The primary of objective of the Communications Director is to develop and maintain relationships with traditional and social media influencers to help meet the short-term and long-term goals of the organization and our partners.

 

The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Essential Responsibilities/Duties

 

  • Serves as media contact on behalf of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect
  • Responds to media requests and works with the Chief Communications Officer to identify the appropriate spokesperson in support of the overall communications strategy
  • Works with members of the Executive Leadership Team as needed to draft and issue internal communications related to policies and other organizational changes
  • Conducts abbreviated message training for National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect employees and volunteers
  • Develops and executes communication plans in support of corporate sponsorships
  • Works with the Communications team and public relations agency to analyze, monitor and provide reports on traditional and social medial trends for the National Domestic Violence Hotline and loveisrespect
  • Partners with the Chief Communications Officer to maintain relationships with national and traditional and social media influencers
  • Remains current on legislative issues, pop culture and trends in domestic violence and dating abuse
  • Adheres to and positively promotes the vision and mission of the organization by role modeling agency standards of conduct and workplace success factors
  • Offers guidance to interns and other members of the Communications team as needed
  • Provides planning support for media tours and other special events in partnership with the Chief Communications Officer and Chief Development Officer as needed
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added and/or changed at the discretion of the Chief Communications Officer

 

This description only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow and any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his or her supervisor or management.

 

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communications or other closely related field, or a combination of education and experience that yields the required knowledge, skills and abilities. (Equivalency formula:   two years of experience equals one year education).   Master’s degree in a related field a plus.
  • Degree can be substituted with a total of four years (in any combination) college and/or equivalent work experience.  This experience cannot be concurrent with the Experiential Requirements
  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible experience in media relations, public relations or communications.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively build and maintain relationships with national media outlets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of various social media platforms.
  • Proven record of successful implementation and execution of public relations and/or media relations campaigns.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively develop key messages and train organization spokespeople.
  • Ability to manage time and complete multiple activities, evaluation progress and provide feedback.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high stress situations.
  • Working knowledge of Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office applications and Google applications (e.g. G-mail, Google docs, etc.)
  • Effective verbal communication skills suitable for group and/or media presentation; excellent writing and media engagement skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with internal and external partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and work under tight and/or changing timelines.
  • Demonstrates initiative and the ability to be flexible and creative.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to respond with empathy and support to victims in crisis situations and with sensitivity and awareness to diverse cultural, ethnic and social backgrounds, values, attitudes and languages.
  • Commitment to NDVH program philosophy.

 

Other Requirements/Working Conditions

 

  • Must maintain the standards of confidentiality related to agency information, funders and other constituents.
  • Ability to read, write and converse in English. (Bilingual preferred.) Public speaking and work with various media outlets will be required.
  • Availability to travel and tolerate prolonged sitting or standing.
  • Commitment to a nonviolent perspective and behavior and a willingness to work in such an environment.
  • Must have emotional and physical stamina to deal with a variety of stressful situations, to effectively work long and at times odd hours, while maintaining a sense of humor.
  • Works in a normal office environment, with minimum exposure to dust, noise or temperature extremes, assuming incumbent observes all policies, procedures, safety precautions and regulations.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and minimum level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as exhaustive of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for the position.  The employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties as required by the job objectives, and the Chief Communications Officer.  This description does not modify any employee’s at-will status and is not a contract for continued employment of any duration.

 

TO APPLY: Click on DOWNLOAD APPLICATION and complete the application in its entirety. Email the completed application along with a copy of your resume to mcontreras@ndvh.org. Both a completed application and a resume are required to apply for this position.

 We are an equal opportunity employer

Download Application


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