Manager, Instititonal Giving for LGBTQ Scholarship Fund
Point Foundation empowers promising lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential – despite the obstacles often put before them – to make a significant impact on society.
The Corporate and Foundation Relations Manager oversees the management, support, and advancement of Point Foundation’s institutional giving program which includes grants from a range of private foundations, corporations, and corporate foundations. They will be responsible for prospect research, pipeline management, proposal preparation and submission, and coordinating Development & Program Department staff and resources to ensure goals, deadlines, and financial objectives are accomplished. They will also work closely with peer staff to develop robust ERG engagement programs.
Reports To: Chief Development Officer
Works With: Development, Program, and Finance staff
Status: Full-Time Administrative Exempt
Location: New York, NY (currently via remote)
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Researches and cultivates prospective corporations, private foundations, and corporate and/or socially responsibility foundations through letters of inquiry, phone calls, and in person meetings
- Works with Development and Program staff to tie grant opportunities with the program needs of Point Foundation
- Seeks opportunities to engage with corporate ERGs to advocate for Point within companies and collaborate with individual giving team to cultivate new donors
- Diligently tracks the cultivation, progress, solicitations, and stewardship activities of Corporate and Foundation grants and giving
- Manages the process of applying for funding, including writing, and editing RFP’s, grant proposals, case statements and reports, and assembling necessary documents of support
- Analyzes grant award letters for terms and conditions and translates them into deliverable deadlines
- Analyzes grant cycles and prepares appropriate staff members for pitch presentations
- Performs quarterly reviews of each staff member’s corporate and foundation portfolio
- Regularly communicates with Finance staff to assure timely notification of grant decisions, non-renewals, and pledged contributions
- Directs the timely distribution of mandated reports and materials to funders
- Assists in the internal planning and deadline management around corporate and foundation communications
- Ensures a timely acknowledgment process to funders
- Conducts application research to prepare targeted approaches and estimate time allocation; follows up on leads
- Works effectively with the CDO to achieve fundraising goals
- Participates in the successful completion of special projects and other duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university is preferred (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
- Minimum of three to five years’ experience related to development, corporate philanthropy, foundation relations and/or grant writing in the nonprofit sector
- Computer proficiency in Windows and Office 365 operating system and all related MS Office applications.
- Proficiency with donor database programs (ex: Raiser’s Edge) including invoicing, tracking and updating prospect assignments
- Proficiency with research websites, i.e. Candid, for prospecting
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS
- Experience working with prominent national corporations and foundations
- Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques
- Excellent time, resource, and project management skills
- Advanced verbal and professional written communication abilities, including presentation skills
- Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential donors and diverse groups
- Excellent organizational, administrative, and problem-solving skills
- Enjoy group work and collaboration but also possess the ability to work independently
- Demonstrate integrity and strive for excellence
- Able to manage multiple projects and remain focused in the face of pressure, and deliver against timelines
- Strong emotional intelligence and an ability to partner with diverse leadership teams
- Able to maintain strict confidentiality
- Passionate about Point’s mission and able to promote and communicate the organization’s philosophy, mission and values
- Strong knowledge of, or connection to, the LGBTQ community and related social issues
- Flexibility of work schedule, as many events and opportunities to meet current and prospective donors take place in the evening or on weekends
*The purpose of this job description is to provide an overview of the scope of the position. This is not a comprehensive list of duties/responsibilities.
To apply: submit a cover letter and a resume. Your cover letter should include a statement as to why you would like to join our team at Point Foundation.
*Failure to follow these directions may impact consideration of your application.
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