Development Specialist

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Development Specialist


The Development Specialist is an important part of Maryland Humanities’ (MH) advancement efforts and serves as a key member of the MH team. They will support efforts at growing and fostering corporate, foundation, and individual support. They will actively incorporate MH’s equity and inclusion lens in all the work that they do.

The Development Specialist reports to the Executive Director and works in close collaboration with MH Staff to understand the needs of the organization and contribute to resource growth to meet those needs.

Salary Range: $56,000-$62,000

FLSA Status: Exempt; Permanent; Full-time (35 hours/week)
Reports to: Executive Director
Working Conditions: This is a hybrid position with at least 1 day per week at Maryland Humanities’ office in Baltimore City
Supervisory Responsibilities: None


  • Research and identify private and family foundations, corporate foundations, and other grant opportunities that align with the organization’s mission and funding needs
  • Write and submit grant proposals and letters of inquiry in a clear, compelling, and timely manner in collaboration with program staff and other stakeholders
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of grant proposals, reports, and communications with funders
  • Managing deliverables of sponsorship and donor benefits, including maintenance of acknowledgement on website and social media platforms
  • Managing customer relationship management (CRM) database, eTapestry, incl. gift processing and acknowledgment; preparing queries and exports for solicitation; preparing donor reports; data integrity; etc.
  • Preparing batch reports to ensure accuracy and reconciliation of gift management
  • Preparing and processing bulk mailings in collaboration with requesting staff members
  • Stay current with trends and best practices in grant writing and philanthropy to enhance the organization’s grant-seeking strategies

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in non-profit fundraising or grant writing with demonstrated success in securing grants from private foundations, corporations, or other funding sources
  • Demonstrated initiative to learn and enhance skills that promote equity, inclusion, and cultural responsiveness, and an understanding of systems of oppression and their impact on community
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills, with the ability to articulate the organization’s mission and funding needs in a clear and compelling manner
  • Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines effectively
  • The ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Development/Fundraising
Position Type: Full Time
Salary Range (annual): $50,000-$75,000
Experience: -
Education Level: -