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Resource Development Manager

Company: Communication Agency of St. Louis County
Date Posted: August 2, 2017

The Community Action of St. Louis County (CAASTLC) is seeking a Resource Development Manager.  We are committed to helping the families and communities of St. Louis County prevent the conditions of poverty for present and future generations.  Our mission is to end poverty.


The Resource Development Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and executing all resource development activities.  Research potential grant opportunities, write grants and follow up, monitor and report on the status.  Work with Agency staff to determine program needs and develop and implement plans to obtain needed resources. Research potential donors, cultivate and maintain relationships.  Coordinate with the Executive Director and Board Resource Development Committee to create a resource development plan to support the strategic direction of the Agency.


Responsibilities include:

  • Write and submit grants to potential funding sources.
  • Follow up on status of grants and respond to all requests in a timely manner.
  • Create grant funding plan and set annual dollar goals for grant funding.
  • Work with Agency staff to determine program needs.  Develop and implement strategies for obtaining needed resources.
  • Cultivate new donors and maintain those relationships to grow funds, support programs, and build capacity for the Agency. 
  • Conduct research and target traditional and non-traditional funding approaches/opportunities.
  • Manage the coordination of all resource development/fundraising events.
  • Work with program personnel and develop reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Work with Finance Department to verify expenses incurred and contributions received.
  • Assist in preparation of annual budget by providing data and marketing recommendations.
  • Represent the Agency at meetings and events to build awareness of the Agency’s mission and programs.
  • Manage the organizing and training of volunteers to assist in resource development/fundraising.
  • In cooperation with program directors, manage the recruitment, training and development of practicum students.


Requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Public Administration or related field, or a minimum of 10 years of experience in the field
  • A minimum of five years of experience in resource development, including grant writing and special events
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Donor database experience is desirable.)
  • Experience managing a budget
  • Excellent problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Must be a team player and able to work well with individuals from all backgrounds.
  • Must be a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision—self-motivated and confident.
  • Ability to recruit, train, motivate, challenge and supervise volunteers
  • May be required to travel to meetings and conferences, locally and out of state.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required. 


If you have the experience and want to be a part of our mission, we’d like to talk with you.  Please forward your resume, along with a cover letter, to