Development Consultant (USA)

Development Consultant US (Contract)

T1International is a global organization that is quickly growing, both in supporters and staff. However we are still fairly new in our fundraising development and currently only have a small Development (Fundraising) Team. T1International has a current annual budget of just under $1 million. We are currently 90% grant funded, with a strong base of individual donors. The goal of this role is to add additional short term capacity in some key areas of development to help to diversify our funding portfolio and support long term financial sustainability.

We are looking for expert knowledge in Grants research and writing, as well as Major Gifts research within the health and advocacy sector to add both additional knowledge and practical support to the current Development Team. This position would undertake research and information gathering to grow our grants pipeline and also hands on support in writing and submitting key funding applications/proposals. Within our Major Donor area we are specifically looking for someone who has experience in prospect research and pipeline cultivation. The ideal candidate would have a high level of competence and expertise within Grants as well as Major Gifts, ideally having experience of advocacy organisations on a national scale across the USA.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Research and Development - 50%

As the Development Consultant you will undertake a review of the current funding pipeline and then undertake additional research to grow and develop this into a healthy functioning long term grants pipeline. This will include researching new funders and detailing funder criteria and timelines.

You will also be required to review and prospect within our current donorpool for potential major gift prospects as well as potentially looking to our wider audience for additional cold prospects. Again you would be expected to build a healthy functioning long term major gifts pipeline, with suggestions for next steps with key individual donors as required.

Implementation and Administration- 50%

Once the pipeline has been fully built you would be expected, working with the Development Director, to compile and write some key funding applications/proposals in line with the findings and prospects within the pipeline. We would expect these to vary in value and be for a range of project and core activity as directed.

Desired Experience

  • 5+ years writing and submitting funding applications
  • 5+ years experience researching major gift prospects
  • A specialist focus on health causes and if possible experience working with advocacy charities is preferred
  • Experience of researching and writing applications with a national perspective is ideal as our US team supports advocate volunteers and projects all across the United States.
  • Previous experience as a virtual consultant with remote teams is essential
  • Proven ability to generate process and record keeping documentation that is clear and user-friendly is essential


This role will report to the UK based Development Director and will work closely with the National Director (US based) and Development Manager (US based) as well as other staff members as required. This role needs to be US based and be able to be available to meet, weekly and as needed, with the Development Director between 8AM-12PM Eastern Time.

Rate of Pay

  • up to $500 per day depending on experience
  • Total contract value up to $15,000
  • This rate excludes operational costs such as database licenses

Length of Project

Contract to ideally run from July 2021 and will finish no later than 31st November 2021

  • Research and Development – minimum of 15 days over 1-2 months
  • Implementation and Administration–minimum 15 days over 2-3 months

Application Process:

  • Please submit a resume and a 1 page proposal of your relevant experience and approach to the work outlined above including a proposed timeline to
  • If you have any questions about this position, please contact