Development Officer

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants | Arlington, Virginia


The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) supports people who have lost or left their homes. For over 100 years, the unwavering commitment of our leadership, team, network of service providers, and advocates has helped redirect the destiny of countless vulnerable lives. In neighborhoods, in Washington, and around the world, we break down barriers and demand justice for refugees and immigrants as they successfully integrate into new communities. We provide essential social and legal services to rebuild productive lives, turning tragedy into prosperity. We are a purpose driven organization with a mission to protect the rights and address the needs of persons in forced or voluntary migration worldwide and supporting their transition to a dignified life. To learn more about our work, please visit our website at 

Job Summary

The Development Officer for Grant Writing & Fundraising position supports the growth and operations of the Development department and is responsible for finding, writing, and editing grant proposals, supporting Field Office and USCRI programmatic and revenue goals, supporting fundraising and individual giving efforts, and additional tasks as needed. The ideal candidate will be flexible with strong interpersonal skills, open to taking on varied responsibilities, and a self-starter. 

Reports To

Director of Development


  • Research domestic and international funding opportunities from various sources, including government (federal, state, and local), foundations and corporations; 
  • Analyze funding opportunities to assess whether they meet USCRI’s priority goals and draft decision memos to recommend relevant opportunities; 
  • Write, revise and submit funding proposals in collaboration with key internal partners including Finance, Field Office, and Program staff; 
  • Implement and track progress of approved individual giving campaigns, donor engagement activities and foundation supports; 
  • Review and revise protocols and trainings materials (e.g., workflow, collaborative grant writing protocol) to facilitate continuous improvement in shaping a systematic, strategic, sustainable, and collaborative grant writing process;  
  • Draft and edit mailings, brochures, web-posts, and other publications as needed to cultivate and maintain donors;  
  • Support progress of approved individual giving campaigns, donor engagement activities and corporate sponsorships, including to maintain, update, and ensure the accuracy of donor record; 
  • Generate periodic fundraising/donor reports, including quarterly reports to the Board of Directors, annual work plans and monthly accomplishments; and 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor. 


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;  
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in grant writing; project and budget design; and drafting needs assessments and program outcomes; 
  • Significant knowledge of the entire proposal process; must have demonstrated track record of writing successfully funded grant proposals (federal and non-federal) and successfully identifying public and private funding sources; 
  • Experience working on donor solicitation, fundraising campaigns, reports, and other public communications preferred;  
  • Highly effective communication skills, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness;  
  • Refrain from taking solicitation rejection personally, receive critique without getting defensive, and exhibits an appropriate sense of humor; 
  • Excellent writing, editing and computer skills required, including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat; 
  • Self-starter with ability to work well in a team, juggle multiple priorities, and meet tight deadlines; and 
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of USCRI and interest in growing in a nonprofit development and fundraising department long-term. 


Salary is commensurate with experience. 


U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic partnership status, marital status, physical or mental disability, AIDS/HIV status, age, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume, sample/submitted grant proposal, and cover letter describing your interest and qualifications with your online application.

References will be required at time of the final interview. 

No telephone calls please. Position will remain open until filled. 

U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants


Organization: Nonprofit Organizations