Join Our Team
Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of immigrants and refugees? We have opportunities available for go-getters with positive attitudes and a willingness to learn. If you enjoy sharing ideas, innovating, and collaborating in teams, we want you!
We welcome applicants of all backgrounds and identities, including those of any age, race, religion, gender, ability, or sexual orientation.
Grant Writer (Part-Time)
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Grant Writer is responsible for developing, writing and submitting grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, and will persuasively communicate the Welcoming Center’s mission and programs to potential institutional funders. The Grant Writer is an essential part of the Welcoming Center’s team and will assemble and submit grant requests and reports, establish and maintain contact and relationships with foundation contacts, conduct prospect research, and maintain a calendar of submissions and other deadlines.
- Developing and writing grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations.
- Persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders.
- Assembling and submitting grant requests, including letters, proposals, budgets, financial information, presentations, and all other required attachments.
- Establishing and maintaining contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
- Ensuring prompt acknowledgement of foundation gifts.
- Maintaining calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
- Prioritizing projects to keep multiple projects moving in a timely manner, meet deadlines and manage supplemental material required for proposals.
Skills and Abilities
- Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential.
- Ability to craft funding proposals in a clear, concise and compelling manner.
- Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized.
- Experience using online databases and other sources to locate biographical, financial, and philanthropic information.
- High level of computer literacy required.
- Ability to work under pressure, handle multiple assignments and meet tight deadlines.
- Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to prioritize work efficiently.
- Minimum five years nonprofit grant writing experience.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel.
- Experience writing grants in the fields of immigration, workforce development, and community economic development a plus.
This is a part-time position
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Grant Writer”. No phone calls please.
Small Business Advisor
The Small Business Advisor is a member of the team that comprises the business development function within the Welcoming Center. This is a full-time position. This position reports to the Director of Business Development. The Small Business Advisor performs a variety of financial and business management functions which include advising businesses, providing technical assistance and training to developing and existing businesses. The position also provides support to entrepreneurs in accessing a variety of resources available in Philadelphia and beyond. This position also manages communication, outreach and client recruitment and coordinates partnerships with Welcoming Center stakeholders.
- Provides direct technical assistance to business clients to assist in the development of business plans, marketing plans, loan proposals and related business development tasks
- Participates in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of business management training programs and workshops
- Establishes and manages relationships with program participants, community leaders, neighborhood residents, and members of the business community
- Manages interns and volunteers for work on projects as needed
Builds client base and recruits program participants using different outreach strategies as determined by the tasks
- Prepares program performance reports for both internal and external stakeholders including grantors and contractors
- Willing and available to work weekends and evenings as needed and willing to compensatory time as compensation
Skills and Abilities
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated experience working with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
- Ability to gather data, compile information and use the data to prepare and present reports
- Ability to think logically and to analyze problems and develop solutions
- Ability to adapt to a changing environment both internal and external to the Welcoming Center
- Strong computer skills and proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite
- Ability to create reports and presentations using Microsoft and other software programs and systems as needed
- Ability to use and or learn data gathering systems and to produce reports from such systems
- Second language is required; preferably, Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Arabic or Vietnamese
- Bachelor’s Degree in business, management, finance, accounting, sales or related subject
- Prior business ownership or business development experience
- Familiarity with business start-up processes including licensing and other city and state requirements
- Experience developing business strategies including, but not limited to, marketing, financial reporting, and import/export
- Familiarity with various means of business financing
- Knowledge of Philadelphia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including nonprofit and city systems
- High level of computer literacy, especially with the Microsoft Office products
This is a full-time position with benefits.
Level of Language Proficiency
Fluency in another language is highly preferred (priority given to Spanish, Arabic, French, and Mandarin).
How to Apply
Please submit a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with the subject “Small Business Advisor”. No phone calls please.