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MISSION AND VISION STATEMENT

The New Jersey Chapter of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources [NAAAHR New Jersey] exists to further the mission of the nationally-established and recognized organization in providing a unique global forum for the career development of Black and African American human resources professionals.

 

Our vision is to expand awareness of the impact that diverse, inclusive values and experiences bring to the workforces that support highly successful New Jersey-based companies. We will do this by building and sustaining a chapter that provides ongoing educational, skill-building, and networking opportunities for our individual members, professional partners, and sponsoring corporations. We will also serve as a resource for local women and minority-owned businesses and community-based organizations through our dedicated partnerships within the areas in which we live and work.

EXECUTIVE BOARD

Our NAAAHR New Jersey Board offers a breadth and depth of experience in several HR disciplines, and they are passionate about introducing new ways to increase both the professional development of -
and personal connections between -  New Jersey's amazingly diverse population of HR practitioners.

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

Calling all Exceptional HR professionals who are great strategic thinkers! Our chapter is looking to fill a few positions.

Grant Writer

VP of Membership

The VP of Membership will assume responsibility for designing and implementing the NAAAHR-NJ growth and retention strategy that aligns with NAAAHR's strategic pillars. They will lead the development, implementation, and evaluations of membership growth strategies, as well as day-to-day management of NAAAHR's member engagement.

The Grant Writer will be responsible for identifying, writing, and securing grants for our non-profit professional organization. This role will work closely with the executive team to understand the organization's goals and initiatives and translate them into fundable programs or projects. The VP, Grant Writer will also be responsible for managing relationships with potential and existing donors, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, and tracking and reporting on grant applications and awards.

 

Responsibilities:

· Develop and implement a comprehensive grant strategy to support the organization's goals and initiatives.

· Research and identify potential grant opportunities from government agencies, foundations, and corporations.

· Write and submit compelling, high-quality grant proposals and applications on time.

· Manage relationships with potential and existing donors, including maintaining regular communication and providing updates on the use of funds.

· Ensure compliance with all grant regulations and requirements, including timely and accurate reporting.

· Track and report on grant applications, awards, and rejections.

· Collaborate with the executive team and other departments to understand the organization's needs and develop fundable programs or projects.

· Provide guidance and support to other staff involved in grant writing and fundraising.

· Stay up-to-date with trends and best practices in grant writing and fundraising.

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, Non-Profit Management, or a related field. A Master's degree is preferred. Proven experience in grant writing and fundraising, preferably in a non-profit organization. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong research and organizational skills. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Knowledge of non-profit funding sources and grant application processes. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and grant management software. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse team. Commitment to the mission and values of the organization.

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