IGNITE is a national, non-partisan 501c3 that is building a movement of young women who are ready and eager to become the next generation of political leaders. IGNITE offers civic education, exposure to elected women, hands on training and work opportunities, and a peer network of women who support each other’s aspirations.
IGNITE has a national office (located in Oakland, CA) that is responsible for:
Developing and codifying IGNITE
programs, packaging them and making them digitally available;
Developing a national communications
calendar (including social media) and writing all
Working in partnership with staff to
prepare individual, foundation and corporate proposals;
Working in partnership with staff to
raise individual contributions from supporters across the US;
Securing corporate sponsorships to
support national-scale work; and
Developing annual budgets and
managing all agency resources.
In addition, IGNITE has staff in Seattle, Washington DC, Northern California, New York City, Dallas and Houston, Texas as well as Fellows who implement IGNITE programming in the following regions: Atlanta, Birmingham, Boston, Denver, Fresno, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York City, San Antonio, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC.
This is a full-time, remote position. The hiring range for this position is approximately $50,000-70,000/annually.
About The Opportunity:
Under the direction of the Chief of Resource Development and Communications, IGNITE’s Grants Manager works alongside the Development team to increase institutional giving revenues which will allow IGNITE to meet its operations and program needs and objectives on an annual basis and beyond. This position is responsible for managing and growing institutional partnerships and carrying out all activities related to the organization’s institutional/foundation-focused fundraising.
Primary responsibilities of the Grants Manager include but are not limited to the following:
Conducting ongoing prospect research
and analysis of new grant opportunities; liaise with foundation and
institutional staff through phone calls, meetings, etc. and serve
as an ambassador for the organization;
Maintaining a work plan of planned
Serving as lead writer and editor for
all grants, and coordinating review of each grant by key
Developing and reworking narratives
about all aspects of the organizations work to align with a diverse
array of funding opportunities;
Working closely with development and
program staff to define outcomes and indicators for each new
Working closely with the Programs and
Operations teams to pull necessary program-related data to
inform/include in grant submissions;
Working closely with the Operations
team to craft accurate budgets and financial reports accompanying
grant proposals and reports, and to keep them updated on all grants
awarded and pending for cash projection purposes;
Managing the grants calendar and
monitoring the grant reporting schedule to ensure that upcoming
deadlines are met and that deliverables are completed on
Writing and editing program-specific
Working closely with the Programs
team to pull necessary program-related data needed for grant
reports and funder communications;
Interviewing current and past IGNITE
Fellows about their experience with our programs, and crafting
external-facing communications based on personal stories;
Work with the Communications team to
design fundraising materials, as appropriate;
Attending events and conferences to
liaise with institutional partners and prospective partners,
serving as a strong representative for the organization and its
Other duties, as assigned.
Candidate Profile & Qualifications:
BA/BS or equivalent amount of work
5+ years of experience in grant
writing at a similar, fast-paced, nonprofit
Proficiency in Microsoft Office
software as well as Google Suite (Gmail, Google Calendar, Google
Drive, Google Docs).
Proficiency with a CRM or similar
data management software.
Ability to distill complex political
concepts and projects into compelling narrative.
Creative, inspiring, and strong
writer, unafraid to bring new ideas and new ways of communicating
about our work to the world.
Ability to write for different
audiences and to adapt and change writing styles.
Strong project management,
delegation, and coordination skills.
Flexible, adaptable, and able to
prioritize multiple projects given organizational needs;
Team-based and collaborative approach
Passion for addressing racial,
gender, and economic injustices and systems change and a commitment
and dedication to dismantling unjust systems.
Enthusiastic, and willing to learn
and try new things.
Responsible and reliable, with a
strong work ethic.
Excellent time management and
Ability to protect the mission, goals
and values of IGNITE.
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Amanda Conlee, Chief Operating Officer, at email@example.com.
IGNITE is committed to making reasonable accommodations for all employees. Anyone with disability related barriers is encouraged to apply.
IGNITE is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences. We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.
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