Development Associate for Grants and Communications

Date July 24, 2023
Comments 0 comments


Position Title:                          Development Associate for Grants and Communications

Date Modified:                         July 2021

FLSA Classification:                Non- Exempt

Reports to:                              Director of Institutional Giving

Hours:                                     40 hours per week, Mon-Fri, may include 1 evening shift

Position Purpose:                     Provides support for the Director of Institutional Giving and implements communication strategies for the organization

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with the preparation and submission of grant applications to foundations and government funders
  • Write and submit renewal proposals and grant reports
  • Research potential grant opportunities and prospects
  • Assemble, analyze and maintain data to help track goals and outcomes of programs and services for reporting purposes
  • Assist with grant tracking process and maintenance of digital grant files
  • Interact with funders as needed
  • Produce clear and concise communications
  • Coordinate communication calendar for the organization
  • Help maintain consistency in style across all written materials
  • Handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with accuracy while meeting deadlines
  • Work collaboratively with development team, attending meetings, participating in webinars and trainings when appropriate
  • Participate in Mercy Center staff meetings and other agency-wide activities
  • Perform other grant-related and communication projects or tasks as requested



  • BA/BS degree
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Mercy Center
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated attention to details
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of Donor Perfect and Grant Hub preferred
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Outlook, Constant Contact
  • Experience using social media platforms
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multitask and use self-initiative

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Work in standard office conditions (at a desk and computer)

To apply, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Thanks to our supporters!

We are very grateful for the generosity of the individuals, groups, businesses, foundations and friends that partner with us in the fight against childhood hunger. Together, we’re making a difference in the lives of the many food-insecure children throughout New York.