Grants and Development Associate

Washington, DC

The Opportunity

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is seeking a Grants & Development Associate to lead day to day donor and grant management processes. In this role, the Associate will take ownership of building out policies and procedures around grant management, help to prepare funder-related reports, and maintain comprehensive data records related to grants and donations. The Grants & Development Associate reports to the Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships and works in conjunction with the Strategy and Engagement team. 

About FAS

At the Federation of American Scientists, we believe in embracing a growth oriented and entrepreneurial mindset to drive impact for our colleagues, our customers and the world. The Grants & Development Associate will work as part of the Grants & Development Team and play a key role in leading record and knowledge management related to FAS’ grants and donor systems and processes.

What you will do: (Core responsibilities)  

  • Design/adapt procedures and tools to be used for developing, executing and monitoring grant proposals and applications.

  • Ensure award files are up to date, comprehensive and “handover ready” at any time.

  • Maintain current donor and grant records in Salesforce CRM and google drive.

  • Monitor and organize grant reporting requirements and translate these milestones into actionable items for program teams to complete. 

  • Oversee the production of grant reports to include both programmatic and financial progress updates. 

  • Collaborate closely with the Finance and Operations team on grant compliance.

  • Support G&D team to expand fundraising programs through funder research and prospecting efforts.

  • Support G&D managers on stewardship planning and implementation.

  • Prepare and share materials for funder related meetings with relevant internal stakeholders across the G&D and program teams.

Skills and Experience (Requirements)

  • Development and fundraising experience.

  • Nonprofit database management experience strongly preferred.

  • Exceptional face-to-face, phone, and written communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Extensive project management skills in planning, executing, and leading projects to ensure milestones are met.

  • A minimum of one year of experience working in a development function at a nonprofit.

  • Motivated self-starter who values learning; contributes as part of a team and thrives in a collaborative environment.

  • Ability to work independently, set priorities and handle multiple issues at the same time.

  • Demonstrated experience defining and establishing policies and procedures in support of job responsibilities.

Work Environment 

This position will be a hybrid/teleworking role. Meaning that both remote and in-person work can be accommodated, generally two to three days per week on-site, and two to three days per week remote depending on the needs of the organization.

Salary Range

  • $60,000 – $65,000

Hiring Statement

Don’t check off every box? Apply anyway! Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every listed qualification. At FAS we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace and developing new voices. If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway – you might just be the right candidate.

The Federation of American Scientists is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Federation of American Scientists prohibits discriminating against employees and job applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose the compensation of the employee or applicant or another employee or applicant.