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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineDecember 21, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$25-35/hr or $50,000-$65,000/year


CIMA Development Consultant

CIMA Consulting is a Charlottesville, VA-based firm, providing clients with strategic insight and support. through institutional fundraising (mostly grant writing) and a range of other deliverables. Today we are a team of six professionals working on behalf of organizations across the country. Our clients are socially conscious organizations seeking a thoughtful, agile, results-oriented firm to assist them in achieving their mission.

About Our Team

CIMA is dedicated to supporting causes that matter. We work hard and smart, but we also have fun and value our time away from work to recharge. We have passionate debates about punctuation, local pastries, and the right time to plant tomatoes. Our team members come from varied professional backgrounds, but we share common traits: the desire to over-deliver for our clients; a talent for clear and compelling writing; and a generous spirit toward clients and colleagues.

Job Duties

We are looking to hire a consultant to contribute immediately to two and then eventually three client engagements, in close collaboration with other CIMA consultants. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the direction of at least two current client engagements. This includes strategic management and oversight of all client activities:
    • Writing compelling narratives for letters of inquiry, proposals, and other collateral; working with clients to understand their organization and desired voice
    • Identifying funding opportunities through online research, phone calls, and email follow-up
    • Providing top-tier project management, and becoming a trusted strategic partner for our clients’ senior staff
  • Ensuring CIMA meets goals and client expectations through careful internal tracking of progress, application deadlines, and reporting requirements
  • Organizing and evaluating data for clients and for CIMA

Skills Required

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience in grant-writing and/or other development functions
  • Experience in a fast-moving, intellectual environment; ability to listen and collaborate effectively
  • Proven ability to organize and synthesize large amounts of information into compelling written collateral on deadline
  • Experience using standard office software/platforms (Excel, Drive, Airtable, etc.)
  • A demonstrated appreciation for/commitment to the nonprofit sector
  • Skill in organizing and drawing conclusions from data (preferred but not required)

Qualities we consider essential for CIMA team members:

  • Extremely organized and self-motivated, able to prioritize multiple deadlines
  • Willing to take direction and ask thoughtful questions, then work independently to complete tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Keen writing, editing, and proofreading skills, and a love of good writing
  • Flexibility, dedication, and the ability to laugh at one’s self (and others, but only in a nice way)

Additional Info

We are currently hiring for a full-time or part-time, Charlottesville-based role. We have been working remotely since March 2020, and we will conduct all interviews via Zoom. Permanently remote candidates may be considered, but we have a strong preference for candidates who can work from the Charlottesville office once we return to in-person work.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to