AfricAid is seeking an unpaid fellow to assist in the ongoing generation of funding prospects, including foundations, grants, and corporate sponsors. The Research and Development Fellow will work under the direction of the Development Director and External Relations and Operation Coordinator in the Denver office and collaborate with our Grant Writer in Tanzania. This position will require 10-20 hours per week, with a minimum of 8 hours at the AfricAid office and flexibility to complete the other hours from home or in the office. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months with preference given to those able to stay 6-12 months.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct preliminary research on foundations and grants and create prospect list that includes background information, specific requirements, and deadlines.
Assist in writing Letters of Inquiry and/or Grant Reports under supervision of AfricAid staff.
Explore options for partnerships with community leaders and corporate sponsorships and record information for External Relations and Operation Coordinator to follow up.
Compile list of conferences, speaking opportunities, restaurant nights, service clubs, publications, and other opportunities to increase exposure and raise funds.
Attend AfricAid team monthly meetings and development committee meetings.
Assist Development Director, External Relations and Operations Coordinator, and/or Grant Writer with other tasks as necessary.