Girl Scouts of Utah
  • 24-Jun-2020 to 23-Aug-2020 (MST)
  • Philanthropy
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Negotiable
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and 401(k) with 4% employer match with very generous time off policy including 12 paid holidays and PTO accrual.


Job Purpose:

The Grant Manager is an essential member of the Development team, implementing relationships within the donor community. Especially through the grant industry. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and project management skills. A thorough understanding of stewardship and donor cultivation is critical. As a member of the Development team, this position manages communication and solicitation with foundation donors, individual donors and prospects, provides outreach and stewardship of current and prospective foundation donors, and collaborates with ongoing development efforts to meet the Council's fundraising goals.

Job Accountabilities:

  • In coordination with the VP of Development, manages and implements the Council's giving strategy
  • Researches and evaluates corporate, foundation, government and other grant opportunities based on available resources, strategic alignment with Council goals, and potential for success
  • Solicits and writes all proposals and stewards current corporate and foundation donors, encouraging continued and increased giving as well as multi-year commitments
  • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors
  • Works with the Council staff teams to design and implement communication and solicitation strategies specifically directed to achieve and exceed fundraising goals
  • Utilize leads from board members, committees, staff and volunteers to inform, engage, connect and solicit donors
  • Monitor, report and analyze outcomes of solicitation on all corporate and foundation solicitations and grant-funded projects
  • Work with the Development team to ensure coordination of the Council's development efforts
  • Work with staff and volunteers on the corporate aspects of fundraising events
  • Coordinate corporate and foundation volunteer engagement activities
  • Collaborate with council and GSUSA staff to identify untapped markets of interest and to generate ideas, programs, and concepts to engage potential donors
  • Work with Council staff to ensure that all commitments to the donor and the council are being met
  • Establish a presence in the community to increase the Council's visibility as a non-profit to potential, current, and past corporate and foundation donors
  • Provide professional, high-quality customer service to funding agencies, donors, members, volunteers, staff, and other community contacts.
  • Record all contacts, contact details, etc. into fundraising database to ensure an accurate and detailed history of interactions and relationships with donors
  • Assist with the maintenance and enhancement of development record keeping system (both electronic and hard files) to ensure effective cultivation, solicitation, and donor recognition
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Minimum of 5 years' professional fundraising experience in nonprofit organizations
  • Fundraising experience, including personal solicitation of contributions, well as grant writing
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent listening skills
  • High level of computer proficiency and experience with electronic communication and social media applications, including Outlook, Word, Excel - Raiser's Edge experience strongly desired
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, values, and programs of the organization, and the ability to convey that information
  • Service-oriented team player able to work with others at all levels of the organization
  • Proven ability to exercise good and independent judgment, consistently follow-through, as well as plan and act strategically, tactfully, and creatively
  • Ability to work flexible and changing schedules, including evenings and weekends

 Physical Demands

  • 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 talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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