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21-113: Specialist, RD - Grants and Reporting
Country:Los Angeles, CA or Washington, DC
Department:Resource Development
Essential Job Duties/Scope of Work:

International Medical Corps is a global humanitarian nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in areas worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at high risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance


The Specialist, RD - Grants and Reporting is responsible for supporting fundraising efforts across multiple channels at International Medical Corps, with a focus on foundation, corporate and organizational giving.

Job Purpose

The RD Grants and Reporting Specialist (GRS) will be a key member of the Resource Development (RD) team and wider Institutional Advancement department Works with and supports staff across all departments to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual, foundation and corporate donors and prospects. Work with technical, operational, headquarters, and field-based teams to write proposals and reports, draft correspondence and communication for donors and prospects, develop presentations and materials that communicate International Medical Corps' expertise and programmatic strengths, and develop fundraising and partnering strategies. The RD GRS will also support International Medical Corps' executive and senior staff in the preparation of their institutional external meetings and manage a portfolio of grants. This position will be based at one of International Medical Corps’ headquarters locations.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation. The tasks listed are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive.

  • Builds and maintains the knowledge and expertise needed to develop and execute (in partnership with Communications) donor communication materials, including letters of inquiry, concept notes, proposals, presentations, updates, emails and more.
  • Collaborates with all departments to identify opportunities for corporate and foundation engagement, and stewards relationships before, during and after funding.
  • Represents Resource Development and the broader Institutional Advancement department on regional platforms, routine country program calls, and with other internal working groups as needed or assigned.
  • Manages special projects that support the growth of the Resource Development department and its multi-year strategy, as needed or assigned; projects may include developing new and/or improving tools and resources, procedures and processes, etc.
  • Assures compliance with all operational and donor policies and regulations.
  • In collaboration with all departments, regional desks and field staff as appropriate, develops concept notes, proposals and reports, including writing, editing, and formatting; predicts and prevents unnecessary bottlenecks in proposal and report development by staying abreast of all proposal components; communicates challenges as they arise; and identifies and implements solutions as needed.
  • In conjunction with the senior Institutional Advancement and other key staff, co-leads and/or contributes to and participates in the development of strategy, pitch materials and talking points for private donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; and leads or co-leads the development of strategies for continued engagement and cultivation of corporate and foundation donors and prospects.
  • Conducts research of prospective donors for outreach and communications as needed.
  • Supports administrative functions such as maintaining the Resource Development donor dashboard, updating the Resource Development tracking tables, taking meeting minutes and comparable duties.
  • Leads cross departmental-related projects, such as regular communications with field/desks as well as and similar venues that bridge fundraising, social media and communications as needed.

Performs other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed in this document are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and not necessarily all inclusive.

Code of Conduct

As applicable to this position, an individual must promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout the organization and maintain a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards.

If this is a supervisory position, one must set an example of ethical behavior through one’s own conduct and oversight of the work of others; ensure that those who report to you have sufficient knowledge and resources to follow the standards outlined in the Code of Conduct & Ethics; monitor compliance of the people you supervise; enforce the Code of Conduct & Ethics and International Medical Corps’ policies, including the Safeguarding Policy and the Protection from Harassment, Bullying and Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace Policy, consistently and fairly; support employees who in good faith raise questions or concerns.


It is all staff shared responsibility and obligation to safeguard and protect populations with whom we work, including adults who may be particularly vulnerable and children. This includes safeguarding from the following conduct by our staff or partners: sexual exploitation and abuse; exploitation, neglect, or abuse of children, adults at risk, or LGBTI individuals; and any form of trafficking in persons. Staff are also responsible for preventing violations to our Code of Conduct and Ethics, which may involve Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption or Harassment. If you see, hear or are made aware of any violations to the Code of Conduct and Ethics or Safeguarding Policy, you have an obligation to report.

  • Typically a Bachelor’s degree in a related area. Advanced degree desirable. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


  • Typically, 7+ years of relevant and progressive employment experience with grant-writing, program development, and/or communications required
  • Demonstrated skill in coordinating, facilitating, and managing complex processes with diverse team members
  • Experience with an international health or humanitarian organization, or related background
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking, creativity, problem-solving ability, and analytical skills
  • Excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English essential

Equal Opportunities

International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran.