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Grants & Development Officer at EarthDance Organic Farm School - 3588

Job Title: 
Grants & Development Officer
EarthDance Organic Farm School
233 S. Dade Ave
Ferguson, MO 63135
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Job Description: 

EarthDance is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic and detail-oriented individual with
excellent communication and organizational skills to serve as our Grants and
Development Officer.
The Grants and Development Officer will further our mission by assisting in the
preparation of grant applications and management of funded grants; communicating
with funders; cultivating prospective donors, and assisting with the development and
execution of EarthDance’s annual fundraising plan.

● Strong decision-making skills; excellent use of discretion
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Demonstrated time management and organization skills
● Proficiency with Windows Office Suite and Google Groups, and Google Calendar
● Proficiency with Excel Spreadsheets
● Experience working collaboratively in a team environment with successful
● Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality
● Superior attention to detail
● Self-motivated

Duties & Responsibilities: 

1. Development (50%)
a. Provide leadership in the planning, preparation, and execution of a
comprehensive fundraising plan, including annual giving, major gifts, grants, and
fundraising events
b. Explore opportunities to diversify contributed income streams
c. Develop compelling cases for support
d. Assist the Executive Director to deepen relationships with current donors and
identify and connect with other individuals capable of making major financial
2. Grants Management (30%)
a. Oversee and manage the process to identify and manage corporate,
governmental and foundation grant proposals with a special focus on funding
cycles, requirements, deadlines.
b. Assist in the preparation of grant applications, specifically with regards to the
c. Maintain relevant record-keeping systems related to pending and received
d. Monitor actual vs. budgeted grant expenditures; assure that funds are utilized in
a timely manner. (Assist with tracking grant expenses in QuickBooks)
e. Serve as a point of contact between the organization and the federal and state
f. Accumulate the data necessary for and process reimbursement requests.
3. Customer Relationship Management (10%)
a. Manage SalesForce database with help of Development Associate
b. Ensure database is kept up-to-date with new contacts
c. Create reports as needed
4. Misc. (10%)
a. Participate in EarthDance programming and farm activities in order to maintain a
strong understanding of the impact of EarthDance’s work.
b. Attend a

Education & Experience: 

Desired​ ​Qualifications
● Passion for the sustainable agriculture movement
● Non-profit experience
● Interest in working in a lively, fast-paced office on a farm where laughter is
common and hard work is the norm
● 2+ years of professional development experience
Position​ ​Description:​ ​Grants​ ​and​ ​Development​ ​Officer,​ ​EarthDance
Desired​ ​(not​ ​required)
● Experience using SalesForce
● Experience applying for and managing federal grants
● Experience using Quickbooks

Application Instructions: 

Send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 references to
Please complete this survey no later than 10 days after submitting your application
No phone calls, please
Position open until filled

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Administrative & Finance