Vice President for Planning and Resource Development

Roanoke, VA

  • Department: Planning
  • Posting Date: 02/06/2024
  • Closing Date: Open until filled
  • Salary: $60,000-$75,000/yr
  • Code: VPPRD-PL

CLASSIFICATION:                        Exempt/Executive

Every TAP employee shares in TAP’s responsibility to mobilize community resources in support of TAP’s anti-poverty efforts.

Nonprofit seeks an individual with experience in directing the activities of a planning department.  Must have a minimum of seven years successful grant writing and supervisory experience. Thorough knowledge of state and federal anti-poverty programs; ability to understand and interpret RFPs, regulations and guidelines. Preferred knowledge of Human Service, Economic Development, Community Development programs at the local, Commonwealth, and federal levels.




Performs complex professional and administrative work in directing the activities of the planning department, providing strategic planning, resource development and program development for the anti-poverty programs, economic development, community development and partnership activities of the agency. Assists in gathering and collating pertinent data and program outcomes; identifies and qualifies resources; writes clear and compelling narratives, effective and accurate budgets; and prepares grant applications in response to request for proposals. Leads and trains a team of planners who support the agency’s programs. Directs the communications and marketing efforts of the agency. Coordinates with contractors, as necessary. Develops new initiatives in response to critical needs; collaborates with program directors and staff on required reports to funders, CEO, and TAP Board of Directors, as necessary.



Supervised by:            TAP President and CEO

Supervises:                  Senior Planners, Planner/Grant Writers, Creative Services & Communications Manager, and Whole Family Intake & Follow Up Manager

Coordinates with:       Directors, Vice Presidents, CFO, CEO, and other TAP staff, as necessary




  • Disseminates information to program components, CEO, Board of Directors, and other management staff on issues affecting the work of agency.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises, and evaluates planning staff, marketing & communications staff, and Whole Family Intake staff; organizes department responsibilities and workflow.
  • Coordinates the preparation of grant applications and proposal writing for all new and renewing agency program initiatives. Responsible for quality and effectiveness of all proposals.
  • Writes proposals for funding of specific projects as assigned.
  • Provides grant and strategic support to program directors to improve program performance, compliance, and impact.
  • Participates in the design and implementation of new agency initiatives.
  • Oversees the preparation and submission of program reports to various funding sources, including Community Service Block Grant application and quarterly reports.
  • As required by the CSBG, oversees the preparation of a triennial community needs assessment.
  • Supervises, edits and/or authors agency publications – to include Annual Reports, Economic Impact Statements, United Way, state, federal and local refunding documents.
  • Prepares research and evaluation reports and position papers; assists in crafting digital and printed letters-to-the-editor, essays, opinion pieces, etc.
  • Works to improve the agency’s digital media, including website and social media outlets.
  • Develops and monitors annual department and project budgets, and resources awarded.
  • Oversees tracking of departmental income/expenditures.
  • Facilitates training as necessary for agency staff, board, volunteers.
  • Provides effective, contributory participation in TAP work groups, committees, and teams, including Marketing & Fundraising, Real Estate Development, Business & Economic Development, and Finance.
  • Represents the agency at public hearings, on boards and task forces, at government and inter-agency meetings as necessary.
  • Serves as the agency’s E-Biz Point of Contact (POC) for and is responsible renewing the agency’s registration annually.
  • Serves as the agency’s Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) for all federal grants
  • Serves as the administrator for local, state, and federal online grant systems (e.g.,, JustGrants, GrantSolutions, and CAMS, among others) and is responsible for upkeep of the agency’s profile and adding and deleting users
  • In conjunction with other directors, works with and supports the CEO in matters related to Information Technology (IT)




Thorough knowledge of state and federal anti-poverty programs; ability to understand and interpret RFPs, regulations and guidelines. Preferred knowledge of Human Service, Economic Development, Community Development programs at the local, Commonwealth, and federal levels.

Understanding of and concern for the needs of low-income individuals and families.

Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to prepare complex reports, proposals and financial documents; ability to compile and analyze statistical data; ability to present the agency and its programs to diverse groups of people. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with people of all socio-economic levels. Ability to work with diverse state and federal agencies and private funding sources.

Understanding and experience in project management, and the ability to juggle multiple complex projects at once.

Mastery of MS Suite of applications, especially word processing, Power Point, and spreadsheets.




Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with major work in planning, public administration, journalism or a related field and extensive experience in community, economic development planning. Seven years successful grant writing and supervisory experience at an agency of similar size and complexity as TAP.

At TAP, we focus on a trauma informed Whole Family Approach.  The trauma informed Whole Family Approach involves an unbiased family led strategy to achieve set goals. As an employee, you may be required to attend Whole Family and trauma informed training and subject to data entry into the agency’s software as part of the Whole Family approach and serving clients.



  • Must have a valid Virginia Operator’s license with a good driving record and reliable transportation.
  • TAP participates in the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program. Employees who operate a TAP vehicle or their personal vehicle to conduct TAP business may be subject to driver record monitoring through the Virginia DMV Driver Alert Program.
  • This position is eligible for remote work upon supervisor’s approval.
  • Must pass drug screening.
  • This position requires the individual to be in the field and must have contact with the office staff and supervisor therefore an agency issued cell phone is necessary.
  • Bilingual/bicultural ability is a plus.
  • Physical activity of this position – use of fingers for – picking, pinching and typing; talking; hearing; repetitive motion of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Physical requirements of this position – Sedentary work; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amounts of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects; involves sitting most of the time.
  • Visual Acuity requirements – visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.



This description provides information regarding the core functions of the designated position, and general nature and level of work associated with the job.  It should not be interpreted to describe all the duties whose performance may be required of such employees or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such an individual may be given.

We only hire individuals legally eligible for employment in the United States.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace

Bilingual ability is a plus




VP for Planning and Resource Development                                                                                                                                                                       2/4/2024