City of Detroit

Fund Development Officer (Program Analyst IV)

POSTED DATE 2 weeks ago(3/6/2018 12:05 PM)
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Office of the Chief Financial Officer
Development Division, Office of Development and Grants Management
$73,496 - $96,394


Posting will close on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 5pm.


The Office of the Chief Financial Officer is seeking to fill multiple Fund Development Officer positions within the Development Division of the Office of the Development and Grants Management. The Fund Development Officer is an advanced level professional that requires nominal direction and supervision. A Fund Development Officer focuses on researching, writing and leading teams to pursue public grants, private grants and other funding opportunities that support City of Detroit initiatives.


The Fund Development Officer performs a variety of program and project management functions including but not limited to:

  • Provides advisory services to the Chief Development Officer and Deputy Chief Development Officer;
  • Supports the goals, objectives, strategies, and policies of the Office of Development and Grants Management;
  • Works with City Agency staff to identify strategic grant and resource opportunities to support initiatives;
  • Writes and manages successful grant proposals;
  • Evaluates and communicates the risk/reward potential for foundations, private investments, and funds;
  • Manages special projects and provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance;
  • Promotes, structures and negotiates innovative public and private partnerships with foundation and philanthropic business leaders to support City of Detroit initiatives;
  • Coordinates with City Executives, City Agencies, nonprofit partners, foundations, state and federal agencies around grant opportunities;
  • Tracks public and private grant and strategic resource announcements and competing proposals from other cities;
  • Researches, develops and requests mobility funding from local, State, Federal and philanthropic sources;
  • Coordinates complex grant applications between City Agencies as well as external partners and stakeholders;
  • Works with City Agencies to find innovative solutions to fill revenue shortfalls;
  • Evaluates and recommends changes to City Agencies to ensure effective cooperation in the development of successful grant proposals; and
  • Develops processes for leading practices informed by successful and unsuccessful funding applications. 

View Job Specification.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, with major course work in business administration, public administration, public policy, economics, finance, accounting, urban studies, or a closely related field.



Four (4) years of professional experience involving the systematic review, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of grants or other financial data is required.


License / Certificates




Equivalent combinations of education and experience that provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.


Applicants may be required to illustrate proficiency in the use of software packages such as the Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Excel. Applicants may be required to take written tests or work simulations to illustrate proficiency in other skill sets as may be determined based on the duties and responsibilities to be performed. These written tests might include mathematical skills and writing skills, including grammar and reading comprehension.


Applicants may be subject to background, criminal, and credit checks.


Valid government issued identification will be required at time of hire.


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