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BRAYN Development Contractor

February 22, 2023 2:00 PM | Kristian Beatty (Administrator)


Founded in Spring 2021, the Baton Rouge Area Youth Network (BRAYN) is a collaborative of greater Baton Rouge area youth organizations and agencies aiming to increase our collective impact on the area families. BRAYN’s network of 60+ youth serving organizations is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible, and equitable youth development opportunities. BRAYN was started by and for youth-serving agencies in 2021 with the purpose of bringing providers together to create a collective strategy, share and leverage resources together, and create opportunities so that youth, families, and our EBRPSS community may thrive. 

The BRAYN Development Contractor will coordinate initiatives to develop grant writing applications and assist with other development duties.

Contractor reports to BRAYN Steering Committee, and ultimately to Gaylynne Mack, Executive Director of the Big Buddy Program.

  1. Identify new funding sources and complete the grant application process that align with the BRAYN mission.  
  2. Develop and implement a fundraising plan that includes supervising the fundraising process, communicating with donors, creating fundraising activities, evaluating the process, and establishing strong relationships with donors.
  3. Assist with identifying, cultivating, and stewarding top donor prospects


  • Strong fundraising skills and experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Familiarity with e-systems and database management

  • Bachelor's degree preferred


  • $25,000

  • Six months

  • Part-time position 

Performance Measures

  • Increase in funds raised for BRAYN positions

  • Monthly log of applications submitted, grant announcements reviewed

  • Monthly task, progress, status report to BRAYN’s Steering Committee 

Monitoring Plan

This position will be monitored by the Steering Committee. The monitor shall:

  • Conduct task review on a monthly basis to determine if the contractor is completing the requirements of the Statement of Work. All documents listed under Performance Measures shall be reviewed for completion and accuracy.

  • Participate in conference calls and face-to-face meetings with the steering committee on a monthly basis.

  • Monitor quarterly to determine if all management and administrative procedures are followed 

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to

P.O. Box 1924
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

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