International Development Officer

ISC - Institute for Sustainable Communities

Montpelier, VT or Washington, DC, United States

Position Scope:

This position will be located in Montpelier, VT or Washington, DC based on candidate’s preference. Position will support efforts in China, India and Bangladesh.


  • Prepare grant proposals and reports in concert with program leaders;
  • Maintain communication with current and previous funders;
  • Managing processes for timely and accurate reporting to funders;
  • Maintain high quality funder and proposal information in Salesforce (CRM database) and reconcile periodically with ISC’s Finance team.
  • Conduct ongoing research for available resources from private foundations and corporations, and monitor various publications and websites for requests for proposals and other funding opportunities;
  • Gather and regularly update colleagues on the criteria/goals/priorities of current and potential funders;
  • Manage strategies to approach potential funders;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field;
  • Three to five years demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in corporate and foundation fundraising including research, relationship building, grant writing, and budgets;
  • Experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Language and cultural experience in Asia a plus;
  • Understanding and appreciation of ISC’s mission and the capacity to project the unique aims and values of the organization to prospective donors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Computer proficiency, including use of fundraising database management systems (Salesforce preferred);
  • Superior writing and editing skills and verbal communication;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through;
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation;
  • Ability to relate to persons of all ages and diverse backgrounds, skills, and abilities;
  • Ability to present self in a personable, professional, and energetic manner;
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed.

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