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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 5, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$25-$30/hour


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. We are committed to building a diverse and flexible workplace that allows each of us to meet our commitments and pursue our interests both in and out of work. 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 full-time development consultant to contribute immediately to client engagements in close collaboration with other CIMA consultants. Responsibilities include:

Strategic management and oversight of 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
Flexibility, dedication, and the ability to laugh at one’s self (and others, but only in a nice way)

Work Schedule

M-F, daytime, somewhat flexible

Additional Info

We are currently hiring for a full-time Charlottesville-based role, although exceptional candidates interested in part-time work may be considered as well — please specify in your application materials. 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.

Compensation based on experience, expected salary range is $25-30/hr.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to for consideration.