Development Associate - Government Relations


Position: Development Associate – Government Relations

Basic Function:

Reporting to the Manager of Grants and Planned Giving, the Development Associate is responsible for preparing, submitting and reporting on all government grants/contracts for the organization and maintaining the government grants calendar. The Associate will also work with finance staff on contract/grant budget creation, budget revisions, coordination of audits, and audit responses.

Specific Duties:

  • Works with program staff to submit all monthly, quarterly, and annual programmatic reports to government funders.
  • Responsible for ensuring that reporting requirements for all government grants and contracts are being met and we are in compliance with grant commitments.
  • Completes and executes government contract renewals.
  • Works with finance staff on all contract/grant budget creation and budget revisions.
  • Assist with the preparation of program related budgets and proposals, including identifying and completing Requests for Proposals and contract amendments for government grants.
  • Maintains data on existing government grants (contract numbers, amounts, etc)
  • Meet regularly with program staff to give updates on funding requirements, obtain information for program reports, ensure appropriate contact staff attend funder meetings.

Additional Duties:

  • Works with finance staff on coordination of audits, and audit responses.
  • Support the grants team on foundation and grant materials as needed.
  • Collects, analyzes, and synthesizes information from program staff
  • Inputs general Development data entry
  • Coordinates thank you notes to funders
  • Research and write a broad range of documents including, proposals, reports, evaluations, and correspondence.
  • Explore new opportunities for grant funding.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Training:

Bachelor’s degree


2 years of non-profit development experience, government contract experience a plus.  First-hand experience with disability preferred. Excellent writing, organizational, communication and research skills; ability to work independently with efficiency and accuracy; ability to deal effectively with people; basic computer skills.

Equipment Operated:

Word processing, Excel, Raiser’s Edge, computer, printer, fax machine

Working Environment:

Access Living shared office space

Salary Range:

$38,000 – $42,500 plus benefits

Supervised By:

Manager of Grants and Planned Giving

Other Information:

Offer of position contingent on state criminal background check

How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to