ROC USA Open Positions
Position: Development Associate
Location: Concord, NH or Washington, DC
Reports to: President or Managing Director
Status: Full-time, Exempt
The Development Associate will work closely with the President of ROC USA and the Managing Director of ROC USA Capital. If based in Concord, NH, the employee will report to the President. If based in Washington, DC, the employee will report to the Managing Director. The Development Associate is responsible for assisting with fundraising and CDFI capitalization and reporting. This includes grant research, writing and reporting and participation and balance sheet loan process management, documentation, closing and reporting. Fundraising will be done in close coordination with the President and capitalization work will be done in close coordination with the Managing Director.
Annual fundraising goals vary each year but generally range between $125,000 and $500,000 and are primarily secured from new and existing bank foundations and philanthropy. Equity grants of $750,000 are sought annually from the CDFI Fund and foundations. Debt capital needed to finance project loans ranges between $10M and $15M per year and is generally raised from banks and foundations. ROC USA and ROC USA Capital are focused on institutional sources of grants and capital, not individuals.
- Participate in regular fundraising and capitalization planning meetings based upon quarterly and annual goals.
- Research grant opportunities for ROC USA and ROC USA Capital.
- Write and request grants and sponsorships based upon Strategic Plan priorities and opportunities to support ROC USA’s mission and goals.
- Manage grant files, grant agreements and reporting requirements with attention to detail and meeting all objectives and schedules.
- Attend conferences and events to promote ROC USA and resident ownership among grant makers and capital providers.
- Support President’s role in creating opportunities, research, writing, and reporting.
- Support Managing Director’s role in selling participations and raising balance sheet debt (Program Related and Mission Related Investments) and reporting.
- Ability to adapt to existing ROC USA systems and embrace changes to ROC USA systems and technology in order to perform all duties associated with this position.
- Facilitate an evolving and positive culture and knowledge transfer system among staff, Network affiliates, and ROCs themselves.
- Other duties as assigned or required.
- 2+ years’ experience in fundraising or capitalization.
- 2+ years’ experience in the cooperative and/or non-profit sector desired but not required.
- Superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner.
- Strong verbal and written communication abilities.
- Effective leadership and decision-making skills.
- Detail oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Education and/or Experience
We are open to reviewing relevant experience and background over education criteria.
ROC USA, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Openings within ROC USA Network
Northwest Cooperative Development Center (NWCDC) seeks a Cooperative Housing Specialist to join their team. This position is focused on assisting homeowner cooperatives through the transactional process of purchasing the land underneath their homes and providing ongoing organizational development and technical assistance training to the boards of directors, committees and members of resident owned manufactured housing communities (ROCs) across Washington State. Expertise and experience necessary for success in this position include community organizing, organizational development, adult education, project management, and resource development and management. Additional responsibilities include developing and presenting large and small group training in many different environments. Ability to travel within Washington State is inherent in building relationships and delivering services. This position can be based out of the Olympia office or remote based in Western Washington. Remote based opportunities require proven experience for working independently and remote collaboration skills. Applications are due by July 31st – visit the NWCDC website for more information or to apply for the position.