About the Position:
The Development Assistant (DA) will work with CGF’s Executive Director and Executive Team to manage grants and donations while building a robust development infrastructure. As CGF grows, so do its fundraising needs; the DA’s role is to research, organize, report, copy edit and follow up on grants, individual donor appeals and other fundraising needs. The primary aim of the DA is to manage existing grants and support the Executive Director in ensuring that the funds the organization needs are raised, as well as to create the systems and culture of development needed to sustain growth in the long-term.
As a Development Assistant you will:
• Manage the compilation and submission of grant reports
• Work with the Systems Team to develop policies, procedures, reports and other databases needed to track and report on fundraising activities
• Manage the fundraising schedule, ensuring that letters of inquiry, grants and project progress updates are submitted on-time
• Research and prioritize new grant opportunities
• Speak to potential funders so as to introduce CGF and understand the funder’s aims
• Copy-edit and submit grant applications
• Maintain communication with grant program officers
• Help to process individual donations by writing thank you letters and entering donations into Salesforce.com (CGF’s data system)
• Strategize with the ED to create new fundraising approaches
We are looking for exceptional people. CGF employees are passionate, motivated and committed to using financial services to change the lives of families living in poverty.
A background in grant writing is not required, but appreciated; we value a diverse set of skills and experiences. We require that our employees have an entrepreneurial and social change mindset, and are willing to commit themselves fully to the position. Perhaps most importantly, we look for people that hold themselves to a high standard of excellence. Excellent writing and research skills are a must.
Training and compensation:
You will receive substantial training in CGF’s data systems and grant processes.
CGF provides all employees with a cell phone, bus pass, and, if needed, a subsidy towards the purchase or upgrade of a laptop or tablet. This position is through AmeriCorps VISTA, which comes with a $11,796/ year living allowance, $5,645 educational award at the completion of the year, health coverage and, for those that are eligible, SNAP (food stamp) benefits. Lastly, CGF offers 0% APR loans of up to $2,000 to all employees for emergency needs.
Please visit the Corporation for National Service’s website at http://www.nationalservice.gov for more information on the VISTA program, compensation, benefits, etc.
About Capital Good Fund:
The mission of Capital Good Fund (CGF) is to provide financial services that create pathways out of poverty. We offer impoverished families one-on-one Financial and Health Coaching, loans of up to $2,000 and free tax preparation through the IRS VITA program. Since our founding in 2009 we have disbursed $560,000 in loans to 550 borrowers; provided Coaching to 1,000 families; and returned $1.9 million to the community in tax refunds.
About the Position:
The main function of the Connecticut Programs Coordinator (CPC) is to assist the Connecticut VP (CVP), Cameron Cunningham, in the successful management of Capital Good Fund’s Hartford office. This position will require a great deal of flexibility as the Hartford office continues to grow in both client base and funding. You will be based in Hartford with occasional travel to our New London and Providence bases of operation.
We are seeking a driven, socially minded and autonomous individual to join our Connecticut team. As the CPC, you will be responsible for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of our three services: Lending, Financial Coaching (FC) and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: free tax preparation to qualified individuals). This position will require mostly indirect service responsibilities; however, you will be trained to provide direct service, such as Coaching and loan processing, as well.
Indirect Service Responsibilities:
• Oversee day-to-day VITA operations
- Hire and manage VITA volunteers (including Site Coordinators)
- Work with CVP to ensure quality control of sites in both Hartford and New London counties
• Oversee day-to-day FC operations
- Hire and manage Financial Coaching Fellows
- Hire and manage a scheduling intern
- Work with CVP to ensure quality control of Financial Coaching sessions
• Oversee day-to-day Lending operations
- Hire and manage lending interns
- Work with CVP to ensure quality control of lending process
• Assist in recruitment of clients, via:
- Working with nonprofit partners
- Working with schools and employers to recruit parents and employees
Direct Service Responsibilities: (when necessary):
• Provide one-on-one Financial and Health Coaching sessions with clients.
• Offer free tax preparation to clients.
• Collect and process loan applications and conduct closings with clients.
Conversational to fluent Spanish is required, as many of our clients are solely Spanish speaking. Bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required. If you are flexible, autonomous and a self-starter you will excel in this position.
Training, Compensation and Hours:
This will be a part-time position at 25 hours per week. There will be opportunity to move into a full-time position as the office grows.
The hourly wage will be $18, with weekly gross pay of $450. Benefits include: health and dental insurance, 401(k), cell phone, parking stipend and a technology stipend.
You will receive substantial training in CGF’s data systems and program processes.