Associate Advancement Advisor

The associate advancement advisor is responsible for developing effective reporting and fundraising communications that educate, engage, and help raise funds for HOPE’s international development team. This person liaises between the operations, finance, and development teams to help manage the flow of content, information, and funds.

Location: Flexible: Lancaster, PA, or Remote , United States

Level: Professional

Type: Full-time

Department: Development

Reports to: Senior Grants Team Manager

Promote and support the mission and vision of HOPE International

Develop effective communications to educate, engage, and fundraise
Work with a team of regional representatives, finance, and operations to identify projects for funding, coordinate grant details and objectives, and design, execute, and edit compelling proposals by established deadlines
Track reporting requirements and write and edit high-quality narrative and financial reports throughout the year while also meeting other donor and rep needs as they arise
Maintain and clearly express the consistency of HOPE International’s Christ-centered identity, voice, and brand throughout communications
Collaborate with the finance team to allocate grant funds appropriately, tracking grant spending and remaining needs to facilitate smooth cash flow over the course of the fiscal year
Collect relevant content for use by the marketing and development teams via interviews, note-taking, information sharing, and research of current events, politics, and economic trends impacting HOPE’s programs
Develop and pursue ideas for new ways to gather content from the field
Occasional domestic or international travel may be required

Serve as trusted and valuable asset to the development team
Serve as a technical expert on HOPE’s financial needs, conduct research, and provide ongoing support to the development team as they raise funds and spread the message of HOPE’s work
Work one-on-one with at least three regional representatives to help develop strategy and deepen relationships in their regions

Personal confession of Christian faith and commitment to the mission and vision of HOPE International
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Ability to work within and between departments, sometimes with competing goals
Strong organizational skills, including effective time management and prioritization of multiple competing demands
Ability to manage projects with minimal oversight, make effective inquiries, identify relevant facts, and translate technical details into concise, understandable communications
Experience in a variety of written mediums, e.g., grant proposals or reports, newsletters, appeals, websites, brochures, or press releases
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required
Strong research, fact-checking, database, and analysis skills
Ability to give and receive constructive criticism
Attention to detail
Understanding of Scriptural mandates concerning those living in poverty
Experience in relief and development and/or fundraising preferred
Ability to understand and interpret financial documents preferred
Foreign language skills preferred (Spanish or French)
Familiarity with AP Style preferred
Adobe Creative Suite experience preferred
International and cross-cultural experience preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for Christ-centered microenterprise development preferred

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