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TypePart Time
Application DeadlineAugust 6, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$20-$35/hour, depending on experience
Phone310 800 1286


Development Consultant (Part-time) CIMA Consulting is a Charlottesville, VA-based consulting firm, specializing in institutional fundraising, program design, and data analysis for nonprofits. Our clients seek a thoughtful, agile, results-oriented firm to assist them in achieving their mission. Our goal is to increase their capacity via fundraising, program development, and organizational design. We believe our work brings more than increased revenue: our work helps nonprofits address their most pressing issues. 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. We are looking to hire a part-time consultant to contribute immediately to one or more client engagements, in close collaboration with other CIMA consultants. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to for consideration. If you think this opportunity sounds intriguing, we’d love to hear from you!  

Job Duties

Responsibilities include:
  • Writing compelling narratives for letters of inquiry, proposals, and other collateral; working with clients to understand their organization and desired voice
  • Identifying client funding opportunities through online research, phone calls, and email follow-up
  • Providing clients with top-tier project management, 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

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)
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A bachelor’s degree with at least two 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 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)

Work Schedule

Mon-Fri, 9-5 with specific hours arranged to meet candidate and employer priorities.

Additional Info

We are currently hiring for a 15-20 hour/week part-time role, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future, as mutually agreeable. Since March 2020, we have been working remotely, and we will conduct all interviews via Zoom. We look forward to returning to our downtown Charlottesville office as soon as all team members feel it safe to do so.