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Current Openings

HOPE Tutoring has an opening for a part-time Fundraising & Donor Development Specialist. This position provides an excellent opportunity for qualified candidates who are seeking flexible hours, uplifting coworkers, and a worthy mission. This job will provide up to 20 hours of work per week, and some of the work can be done remotely. The incumbent will plan, carry out, and evaluate a fundraising and donor development program in support of HOPE Tutoring’s donor cultivation and mission goals. Pay starts at $16 hr.


Duties and Responsibilities


Donor Development

  • Research, develop and maintain profiles on key prospects and top supporters

  • Maintain an efficient and timely donor record-keeping and reporting system, ensuring that accurate and complete records are prepared and maintained for each donor and identified prospect, including donor appreciation correspondence and other recognition activities

  • Solicit donations and cultivate relationships to secure and increase ongoing financial support for HOPE

  • Ensure all donor requests for information are responded to in an accurate, timely and professional manner

  • Maintain contact with community members and local media organizations to raise community awareness of giving opportunities

  • Coordinate group and individual tours for donors and prospective donors

  • Coordinate annual donor-centered events and fundraisers

  • Develop, prepare and monitor monthly reports illustrating progress

  • Meet monthly with the Executive Director to evaluate a variety of donor development strategies and implement best practices


Grant Writing

  • Research potential grant opportunities that align with HOPE’s mission and vision

  • Prepare and submit grant proposals that are compelling, well-written, and adhere to all grant guidelines and requirements

  • Manage the entire grants process, including tracking grant deadlines, reporting requirements, and ensuring that all grant-related documentation is complete and accurate

  • Manage grants after they are received, ensuring that they are implemented in accordance with the grant agreement and any reporting requirements, tracking grant-related expenses and progress, and preparing regular reports to the funding organization

  • Develop and maintain relationships with grant-making organizations and other stakeholders in the grant community


Project Management

  • Work with Executive Director to set annual fundraising goals for major gifts

  • Build tactical plans to achieve annual goals

  • Manage fundraising budgets and ensure fundraising projects are delivered on time and within budget

  • Monitor project progress and adjust plans as needed

  • Identify and manage project risks and issues



  • Collaborate with other team members to develop and implement strategies for securing grant and donor funding

  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop fundraising plans and timelines

  • Communicate project status and updates to stakeholders

  • Assist with community outreach, developing relationships with the local and broader community to enhance support of operations

  • Assist with other duties as needed, such as summer camp and special event preparation




  • Usually works in an office environment but sometimes can work from home. The mission of the organization may require non-standard workplaces and local travel at times.

  • May work occasional evenings and weekends to accommodate activities and to represent the organization at public events.



  • High school diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and education in a relevant field (e.g., nonprofit management, business administration, marketing) preferred.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office software, email management, and internet research. Must be able to learn new software quickly.

  • Must possess excellent writing skills with the ability to produce compelling, well-researched grant proposals and social media posts.

  • Experience with fundraising and/or successful community outreach projects is strongly preferred. Experience with donor development and grant writing is a plus.

  • Additional KSAs needed:

    • Excellent organizational and time-management skills

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

    • Well organized, self-starter

    • Effective verbal communicator and interpersonal bridge-builder

    • High degree of confidentiality and decorum


Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to

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