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Marketing & Communications Director

Education and Experience Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications equivalent. Minimum of 5 years of related work experience or demonstrated equivalent training.  Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Nature of WorkUnder the administrative direction of the VP, Strategic Initiatives Vice President, Policy & Research this position is responsible for The Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s Brand (i.e. developing and implementing a marketing and communications strategy that aligns with The Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s mission and business plan).  Marketing Plan will clearly define ‘how and why’ for delivery of a consistent organizational message – media and marketing approaches to be utilized to reach CSBDF markets and tell the CSBDF story.

Communications Strategy & Management

Brand Management & Content Strategy:

Press & Public Relations

Please submit your resume along with writing samples to hr@carolinasmallbusiness.org.


Development Associate

Educational Requirements
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in marketing or public relations; grant writing and some corporate and/or foundation fundraising experience.  A Master’s degree preferred. Possession of a valid North Carolina driver’s license.

Nature of Work
Under the strategic and administrative direction of VP, Strategic Initiatives, this position is responsible for managing and executing the organization’s grant writing, related development work, and fundraising functions. Liaison role with foundations, corporations, national and state banks, federal and state governments and other potential Carolina Small Business Development Fund donation or fund providers.

Identifies, cultivates, solicits and stewards relationships with foundations, corporations, financial institutions and private foundations. Actively engages in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector, state agencies, as well as other key community groups that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of Carolina Small Business Development Fund. Assist in organizing, planning and managing various special events to include the annual Small Business Award Luncheon.

Prepares annual fundraising strategy and work schedule to include long-range fundraising support and plans for prospecting new funders. Writes and develops highly competitive proposals and grant applications for foundations, governmental and corporate prospects for funding.

Maintain regular contact with supporters, keeping them informed of our impact on the community and presenting compelling proposals regarding any new funding needs. Works with local financial institutions.

Monitors award deadlines and make timely proposal submissions. Ensures that reporting requirements are met for all grants, program-related investments and other awards. Develop a strategy to expand individual donor base of giving. Maintains CSBDF’s giving policy and update as required.

Work with local and federal legislators to help them understand our mission, and the financial impact that Carolina Small Business Development Fund’s services have on the communities it serves.

Required Knowledge
Cultivation and solicitation strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of corporate and foundation fundraising. Grant and proposal writing for varied proposal developments. Methods, practices, and procedures for obtaining information about the giving programs of corporations and foundations.

Some understanding of NFPs, CDCUs, CDFI and Community Development Corporations. Basic financial/accounting knowledge. Modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and computer applications such as MS Office suite and statistical databases.

Please submit your resume to hr@carolinasmallbusiness.org.

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