Development Officer: Grants, Social Media, Volunteers

Do you believe that everyone deserves respect, compassion and understanding? Do you believe that no one should be homeless and that everyone should have access to healthy nutritious food as well as the chance to graduate from high school? Do you believe that everyone has a voice in public policy, regardless of the size of their bank account?

If you do, then you belong at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon.

As EMO’s Development Officer, you will work with a dedicated team of managers and staff committed to walking with the most vulnerable in our community. Through them you will meet amazing refugees and immigrants and play a part in their journey. You will talk with individuals living with HIV/AIDS determined to rebuild their lives. You will celebrate with homeless, unaccompanied students as they walk across the stage to receive their diploma. In all of this success, you will have played a crucial role. Apply now, meet our team and begin your journey with us!

PURPOSE: Support the fund and constituent development needs of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon by assisting with foundation, corporate and government grant proposals and reports, and other grant-related activities; managing social media platforms; and providing volunteer coordination.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter, resume and recent writing sample to; or mail to EMO, 0245 SW Bancroft St., Suite B, Portland, OR 97239; or fax to (503) 223-7007. Position closes on May 22, 2019.

ACCOUNTABILITY: To the mission and goals of Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon (EMO) as determined by the Board of Directors, and as administered by the President and his/her delegates.

REPORTS TO: Grants Manager/Vice President.


LOCATION: EMO’s central office and other sites as needed.

CLASSIFICATION: Non-exempt – 40 hours per week (with some availability for flexibility of scheduling).

BENEFITS: Salary range starting at $20.00 per hour. All regular employees (does not include on-call or temporary) are eligible for vacation, holidays, sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, employee assistance program and employee trainings. Employees in exempt positions or non-exempt positions that are 20 hours per week or more, also receive medical, dental, disability and life insurance, per eligibility requirements.


Grants (25 hours/week):

  • Assist the Grants Manager in coordinating and writing a portfolio of 30 – 40 active foundation, corporate and government grants.
  • Collaborate with program and organizational leaders in writing grants, follow-up reports and compliance.
  • Research and maintain data needed for grants, including program quarterly reports, volunteer statistics and budget.
  • Assist in researching, developing and monitoring new opportunities for program funding through foundations, corporations and government entities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Social Media (10 hours/week):

  • Manage and coordinate weekly outreach on EMO social media platforms (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), including publicizing EMO events, press releases and statements under the direction of Communications Specialist and other management staff. Research and curate stories from EMO programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Volunteers (5 hours/week):

  • Coordinate data collection on all volunteers from each program and core offices.
  • Prepare monthly reports on volunteer engagement.
  • Coordinate volunteer requests and referrals among programs and core offices.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Ability to work within the mission, vision and ethics of EMO, and maintain an understanding of the services provided by the programs and projects of EMO.

Knowledge: Windows, MS Office and local area network systems; must have car, possess valid driver’s license and evidence of insurability.
Skills: Skill/ability to effectively communicate (orally and in writing).
Effort: High level organization and prioritization skills and ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor.
Responsibility: Ability to self-start, work independently as well as with a team.
Working Conditions: Ability to work in a respectful manner with people of diverse ethnicity, socio-economic circumstances, religion, culture and sexual orientation; High tolerance for ambiguity and change.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Experience in management of a multi-program grants program, grant writing, budgeting and research.
  • Experience with fundraising and charitable gift solicitations.
  • Experience creating and coordinating a multi-platform social media outreach program.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge fund management software.
  • Knowledge of the foundation and corporate funding environment in Oregon.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the faith community.

Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, considers individuals for employment according to their abilities and performance. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.

Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. All employment requirements mandated by state and federal regulations will be observed.