Jan 30

Job: Development Associate/ Grant Writer (NY)

Via Noriko Hino of NY de Volunteer. Posted by Dipika Soni (Ishikawa-ken, 2003-06). Dipika has recently moved back to London but is interested in hearing about any Japan-related opportunities across the globe.


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Job Position: Development Associate/ Grant Writer

Job Details:

Are you interested in Japan, Japanese culture, and meeting Japanese people? Would you like to hone your development skills, the area most desired by non-profit organizations? If so, this may be your perfect internship!

About the Organization:

Located in New York City, NY de Volunteer (NYdV) is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to address critical needs in New York by empowering the local Japanese population and its friends to become positive change-makers through volunteerism and intercultural exchange.

About the Position:

The Development Associate/Grant Writer will work as a member of the Development Team, which is comprised of the organization’s full-time Executive Director and several volunteers including members of the Board of Directors and other interns. The Development Associate/Grant Writer will concentrate on fundraising, mainly through writing grant proposals, submitting grant requests, requesting funding renewal, and completing letters of inquiry to foundations and other potential funding sources.

Because NYdV is a small organization, your work will make a tremendous impact on the organization, your input will be valued, and your results will be clear and demonstrable. Few other organizations can offer an opportunity to make an immediate positive difference, and when you succeed, credit will be yours to take.

Specific duties include:
1. Research and identify potential funding sources;
2. Write grants;
3. Organize and maintain a tracking system for grant requests and other fundraising efforts;
4. Create budgets for proposed programs;
5. Serve as liaison to program officers and other staff at supporting foundations;
6. Assist in other development-related activities.

• Excellent English writing skills and an interest in grant writing, report writing, and development research; experience in grant writing a plus but not required;
• Self-starter who is highly organized and has a strong attention to detail;
• Creative, energetic individual who understands and shares the NYdV mission.

NYdV is an equal-opportunity employer. Knowledge of Japanese and/or the Japanese community in New York is a plus but not a requirement. Learn more about the organization at:

Commitment: In-person meetings, email communication, skype and conference calls (approximately 5 hours per week).

Please submit resume and cover letter to:

Noriko Hino, Executive Director

This opportunity can also be used for a practicum or internship credit, where applicable.

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