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Development Specialist 

About the Organization Concern Housing is a non-profit agency committed to helping individuals and families to live in the community with dignity and enhanced opportunities through the provision of housing and support services. We are one of the largest housing agencies of this kind in New York State, currently serving approximately 1,300 individuals and families in over 240 locations. Concern offers a variety of housing options with individualized support services designed to support personal growth and independence. Our workplace culture thrives by embracing diversity and rewarding innovative ideas. Diversity at our agency means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, respected and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person's talent and strengths.  
Position Development Specialist  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Medford, NY  
Salary $60-80k  
Days/Hours Monday-Friday; 9am-5pm  

Serves as the primary point person in applying for and developing a wide array of housing programs and other development projects. Actively seeks out funding opportunities to develop and plan for securing funds. In addition, this position completes Agency Projects not defined within other agency job descriptions and as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Senior Associate Executive Director.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Housing Grant Writing: Assist in administrative areas of project development, including but not limited to: the writing and coordination of government grants and proposals for new housing projects, including assisting in the coordination of the development of initial applications, secondary and tertiary phases, as needed and applicable (compile due diligence, drawdown grant funds, order third party reports, etc); assisting in securing/completing/submitting documentation as needed for developing or developed sites and/or projects (insurance, environmental reports, surveys, title, etc).
  • Monitor funders’ websites (OMH, OASAS, HCR, OTDA, DOH) for funding opportunities and Requests for Proposals.
  • Foundation Grant Writing: Writing and coordination of grants and proposals to various private foundations, banks and other corporations for funding to develop, expand or enhance programs. Submission of post-award documentation and reports as applicable.
  • Grant/Contract Maintenance: Coordinate, write and submit post-award documentation and records as necessary, including HHAP Annual Project Reports, FHLB AHP Annual Certifications, etc.
  • Coordinate, write and submit contract renewals, including OTDA NYSSHP, and United Way Long Island Agreements. Continuum of care funding.
  • Maintain contract and grant schedules.
  • Typing documents, letters, etc. as needed by Executive Director and Senior Associate Executive Director.
  • Coordinate calls and meetings for Executive Director and Senior Associate Executive Director, as assigned.
  • Attend weekly Development Meetings with the Executive Director and the Senior Associate Executive Director.
  • Remain current with all Agency required compliance documents and trainings.
  • Assist/fill-in for Development Coordinator, as needed.
  • Any additional work as assigned.

Salary Range: $60-$80k

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree and at least 2 years experience performing similar tasks in a similar setting.

Concern Housing offers a generous benefit package which includes; Medical Insurance (Agency pays 80% of the premium), Affordable Voluntary Dental and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Agency Sponsored Retirement Plan, Employee Sponsored 403(b) Retirement Plan, Agency Sponsored Life Insurance Coverage and an Excellent Paid Time Off Package. Concern encourages employee growth, offering Educational Assistance and Scholarship Programs, Licensure Reimbursement and Possible Internship/Clinical Supervision. Referral Bonuses are also available!

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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