Position: Development Officer

Organization Description

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM) is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to make self-awareness, self-care, and group support central to all healthcare; the training of health professionals; and the education of our children. Founded and directed by Dr. James S. Gordon, CMBM uses an evidence-based model of self-care, self-awareness, and group support to promote population-wide healing and personal transformation. CMBM has worked with communities in wartime, post-war, and natural disaster situations, including working in Kosovo, Gaza and Israel, Southern Louisiana post-Katrina, Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and with Syrian refugees in Jordan, as well as with first responders after 9/11, in Newtown, Connecticut following the tragedy at Sandy Hook, and with active duty military and veterans across the country. Our work has been published in major academic journals where findings, in Kosovo and Gaza, have demonstrated that CMBM’s model may reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder by 80%.

Position Summary

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Washington, DC, has been a pioneer in the movement to make self-care, self-awareness and mutual support fundamental to healthy living and to the healing of population-wide stress and trauma in the U.S. and in devastated areas around the world. Individuals, institutions, communities and countries have been transformed by using the Center’s model. Currently, our work is expanding exponentially. Please visit cmbm.org for additional information.

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is seeking a Development Officer to help support our global trauma relief programs by writing high-quality grant proposals and reports, as well as researching and reaching out to potential new donors. Our ideal candidate is someone who is both passionate about CMBM’s mission and experienced working with diverse non-profit teams to gather, organize and compellingly convey the impact and potential of their work. This person is detail-oriented and revels in building lean, efficient internal development systems. Working out of our office in Washington, D.C., the Development Officer will work with CMBM’s Development Direct and support our national and international staff, faculty and community partners. Travel may be required.

Position Responsibilities

  • Each month develop and write a number of high-quality grant proposals and reports, including budgets and expense reports, in partnership with CMBM Program Managers and Accountant.
  • Partner with CMBM Development Director, Program Managers and Finance Team to support efficient grants management and compelling storytelling through:
    • Development of comprehensive reporting templates for all of CMBM’s grant-supported projects, including all monitoring and evaluation requirements as well as guidance on the collection of material for storytelling (e.g. testimonials, photos, video)
    • Maintenance of CMBM’s Development Submissions calendar and regular coordination with Program Managers to ensure timely collection of information for grant application and proposal submission
  • Partner with the Development Director to support enhancement of donor cultivation systems including donor acknowledgements and planned overhaul of Salesforce CRM database.
  • Support prospective donor research through discrete institutional and individual prospecting projects.
  • Copy-writing support for CMBM communications materials, including collateral material and website and social media copy

Experience and Competencies Required

  • Demonstrated track record writing successful grant applications, preferably for an organization providing social services.
  • At least two years of high-level experience in grants development, including managing the program design and budgeting processes.
  • Exceptional writing, editing and communication skills
  • Demonstrate ability to coordinate and lead projects with diverse, cross-cultural teams, preferably in an international context
  • Significant experience using CRM databases (Salesforce a plus) and project management systems. Preference for individuals who have helped develop these organizational systems.
  • Self-motivated, self-managing, problem solver with the capacity to successfully work on multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees.
  • A warm, friendly and professional attitude.
  • Highly organized with superb attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively balance time and prioritize tasks.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive information.
  • Full fluency in Office products and Google Apps. Experience with Adobe a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English or Arabic/English) a plus. Both verbal and written fluency.
  • Experience working in psychological trauma, healthcare and/or education is appreciated.

Additional Position Details

This is a part-time position (24 hours per week).

Compensation is competitive depending on experience and commensurate with the organization’s salary structure.

The benefits package includes:

Optional 401K plan (you are eligible to participate in after your first month. Note that CMBM does not contribute to 401K plans)

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. For more information visit www.cmbm.org.

Location and Travel Requirements

Based in Washington, DC (near Nebraska Ave. and Connecticut Ave.)

Application Process

Please email your cover letter, resume and 2 writing samples (grant applications or reports) by July 1 COB with the subject “CMBM Development Officer Job” to [email protected] You can address your cover letter to Elizabeth Lazarre Kaplan.

Only selected candidates will be contacted; no calls or drop-ins, please.