Foundation Relations Manager
Job Details
Experienced
JoAnn Fogg - Dallas, TX
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$52,000.00 - $55,000.00 Salary/year
Other

Working closely with the Vice President of Fund Development, the Fund Development team, and the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, the Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for managing the grant process, writing proposals to generate revenue for general operating and program/project-based support, as well as for capital projects from foundations, corporations, governments, and United Ways. This person is also responsible for ensuring a smooth and successful proposal submission process, accurate recordkeeping and results-oriented reporting. This role serves as secondary fiscal and fiduciary contact for managing federal and other governmental grant compliance.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (This list may not include all of the duties assigned):

  • Formulate, implement, and recommend short-term and multi-year fundraising plans for foundation, government and United Way agencies in collaboration with appropriate staff with GSNETX priorities in mind.
  • Develop long-term relationships with grantors and potential grantors.
  • Conduct prospect research to produce sufficient numbers and quality of grant prospects; develop institutional donor profiles; determine areas of funder interest; target appropriate ask amounts; and prioritize and evaluate prospects for foundation, and government grants.
  • Produce compelling top-level funding proposals that link funder priorities with GSNETX goals and initiatives. Ensure that proposals meet funder criteria, are persuasive, accurate, well-targeted, and meet funder deadlines.
  • Direct the preparation of grant budgets and manage the process to ensure the timely submission of post-award grant reports in close coordination with the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer.
  • Set annual revenue goals for foundations, government and United Ways agencies in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer.
  • Track trends and developments within the grant-making community, including government agencies and private foundations.
  • Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact.
  • Represent GSNETX at special events in the community, as needed.
  • Maintain relevant online profiles and giving platforms including, but not limited to GuideStar, North Texas Giving Day and United Ways.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams on outcomes, outputs and data tracking required for grant reporting.
  • Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

OTHER

  • Must be able to travel within established geographic areas and council service centers, as necessary.
  • Must have reliable transportation, hold a valid drivers’ license and meet GSNETX driving record & automobile insurance requirements
  • Performs other duties, as assigned.

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or not-for profit management.
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience in grant writing and contract administration, including a comprehensive understanding of nonprofit grant writing, outcomes and financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals; strong editing skills and attention to details required.
  • Strong computer skills with high level of proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.). Knowledge of DonorPerfect, Raiser’s Edge and/or Sage MIP a plus.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with fundraising information sources and research techniques for fundraising prospect research.
  • Must be able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team environment, handle multiple assignments, and meet deadlines.
  • Able to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrate and promote a climate of courtesy, respect and professionalism to coworkers, the volunteers served by this council, and others with whom her/his job puts her/him in contact
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends.
  • Adheres to the GSNETX’s equal opportunity and non-discrimination policies, which ensure that there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender or age.
  • Must hold membership in the Girl Scout organization and subscribe to the tenets of the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
  • Attendance is an essential job requirement defined as having regular, consistent, reliable, punctual and predictable attendance including the ability to work regular hours and shifts, before and after hours, and on weekends, when required.
  • Must complete and pass a criminal background check.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, work in an office environment, work in a seated position, and work with computers.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  

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