Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission is currently looking for a Senior Foundations Officer to join the Development team in Seattle, WA.
Seattle's Union Gospel Mission is a private faith-based organization that helps the community to reach out with compassion to those who have lost hope. And as a community, we empower one another to build, lead and give back.
As the flagship Christian organization working with our homeless neighbors in Seattle, we are in a unique place to make a difference. We are looking for a leader that will take a relational approach to engaging our grant funders.
We are seeking a Senior Foundations Officer to lead Seattle's Union Gospel Missions foundations and granting program. This highly qualified individual will identify, define and develop funding sources to support existing and planned programs and projects for the Mission, primarily through development, writing and submission of grant proposals to foundation funders.
This is a full time position that reports to the Director of Principal Giving, and works closely with all development and program staff, the CDO and President. He/she also serves as an enthusiastic and articulate spokesperson for the Mission in the community.
Prior work history will demonstrate a strong track record in securing new funding opportunities as well as large scale donations of $1,000,000.
Our Development team is looking for its newest member and we think that could be you!
Essential Job Duties
- Manage from start to finish all aspects of the Missions grants program. This includes pipeline management, discovery, writing of concise, clear and compelling grant proposals, and the long-term report expectations.
- Maintain and implement detailed calendar of pending requests, future proposals and report deadlines; Ensure necessary data is available for requests and reports to funders.
- Regularly conduct ongoing research and identification of new funding resources at $100,000 level.
- Establish and maintain personal contact and relationships with foundation contacts and program officers.
- Project manage from start to finish effectively with program staff, finance staff, board leaders and other non-profits and government agencies to answer grantors questions. Teamwork is paramount.
- Prioritize projects to keep multiple projects moving forward in timely fashion, meet deadlines, manage supplemental materials required for proposals and communications.
- Conduct effective stewardship of Mission foundation and corporate grantors, keeping them informed through follow-up reports, invitations, acknowledgment, communication and personal one on one contact.
- Attend and participate in all Mission, Division and Department meetings and training, as required.
- Any other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor. These duties are not exclusive, and within consideration of the job requirements and the employees skills, the job description can be added to or taken away from at the discretion of the employees immediate supervisor.