CDFI Economic Development Grant Writing & Development
Great Falls Montana Development Authority
Dynamic, self-motivated professional sought to join our passionate, creative, fast-paced, results-driven economic development team. Help us develop relationships with foundations and national CDFI loan capital sources, secure new government grants, and develop new partnerships to strengthen our ability to achieve our mission. Involves identifying potential funding sources, writing proposals and grant applications, and cultivating relationships with funders and partners. Looking for a star with demonstrated achievement in nonprofit development resource development, including foundation and federal grants. Requires excellent writing, computer, and communication skills. Live in the Great Falls area on the Missouri River along the Rocky Mountain Front and work with a great team! Salary range $50,000-60,000 with excellent benefits, professional development, growth opportunities, and flexible work environment. EOE. Cover letter and resume to Brett Doney, President/CEO. Open until we find a great candidate.
Great Falls Montana Development Authority
We are growing! The Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) is a regional public/private economic development organization that serves the 13-county urban/rural/tribal Great Falls Montana trade area. We are a certified Community Development Financial Institution, formed as a Montana nonprofit corporation with charitable 501 (c) 3 status. Our economic development efforts include business retention and expansion, business attraction, entrepreneurship, gap/bridge financing, brownfield redevelopment, talent attraction, and downtown/riverfront revitalization.
We host a Montana Small Business Development Center, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Food & Ag Development Center and provide office space to the Montana Manufacturing Extension Center. We helped create and are partners in the Montana Defense Alliance, Great Falls Downtown Development Partnership, and Great Falls Tourism Alliance. We have $18 million in loan capital, and through our non-profit affiliate, High Plains Financial, we offer SBA 504 loans statewide. GFDA is the developer of the Great Falls AgriTech Park, a 1,000+ acre BNSF Premier-certified rail industrial park.
GFDA is a partnership comprised of a wide array of partners. These include Cascade County, the Great Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, NeighborWorks Great Falls, Great Falls Tourism, Great Falls International Airport, Great Falls Public Schools, the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Great Falls College Montana State University, the University of Providence, Great Falls Business Improvement District, Central Montana Building Trades, Great Falls Homebuilders Association, and over one hundred businesses in the region.
GFDA was the first economic development organization in the Rocky Mountain West to earn accreditation from the International Economic Development Council. We just earned a 2021 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Our efforts have won awards from the National Association of Development Organizations, the International Economic Development Council, the National Brownfield Conference, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Montana Economic Developers Association.
We offer a positive teamwork environment, competitive salaries and benefits, professional development, flex and remote work, and advancement opportunities. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Great Falls & Montana’s Golden Triangle
Great Falls Montana has been ranked as one of the best 100 cities to live in by Livability.com. We’re ranked 4th best market in the nation for first-time homebuyers. We offer an exceptional quality of life, excellent schools and health care, affordable housing, and unparallel outdoor recreation opportunities. Our cost of living is 88.6% of the national average, making us one of the most affordable communities in Montana. Live on the great falls of the Missouri River on the Rocky Mountain Front!
Here are some web sites that provide more information about Great Falls:
Great Falls Development Authority www.GrowGreatFallsMontana.org
Great Falls Relocation www.LiveInGreatFalls.com
Great Falls Montana Tourism www.VisitGreatFallsMontana.org
Downtown Great Falls Partnership www.ExploreDowntownGF.com
Great Falls Public Schools https://gfps.k12.mt.us
Great Falls Airport www.flygtf.com
Great Falls Homebuilders Association www.hbagf.org
Great Falls Tribune www.greatfallstribune.com
KRTV Great Falls www.krtv.com
Benefis Health System www.benefis.org
Alluvion Health https://alluvionhealth.org
Great Falls College MSU www.gfcmsu.edu
University of Providence www.uprovidence.edu
Great Falls Talus Apartments www.livetalus.com
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $50,000.00 - $60,000.00 per year
- 401(k) matching
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Health savings account
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Professional development assistance
- Relocation assistance
- Vision insurance
We follow CDC guidelines for safety precautions. We are allowing and supporting work from home for those team members who prefer this.
- Temporarily due to COVID-19
Work Location: One location