Manage and grow our portfolio of foundation, corporate, and family foundation partners in close collaboration with the Chief Officer. Build upon the current program that supports a 14.1M annual operating budget. Ensure timely and quality reporting as required. The position also develops and maintains positive relationships with funding institutions and key staff of potential funders, while cultivating and stewarding current partnerships. This position will maximize contributed institutional revenue by conducting prospect research that will help inform and guide the planning and organization of the grant and corporate funding calendars.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and manage the impact plan to reach the revenue goals for contributions (cash and in-kind) from corporate, foundation and civic organizations including:
Develop and manage an institutional giving program that fosters strong relationships, increases contributed revenue and engagement, and creates mutually beneficial partnerships.
Research, identify, and qualify opportunities for new institutional funding support, leading to quantifiable funding outcomes for gen op, programs, and community partner sites.
Maintains an institutional funding calendar that effectively tracks and monitors proposals and reports status including submissions, responses, renewals and reporting requirements.
Partner with the Mission Engagement Manager to develop and implement a corporate sponsorship strategy.
Manage and secure corporate sponsorship for fundraising events.
Ensuring all funding requirements and deliverables are anticipated and met, including reporting and correct internal coding of gifts.
Coordinate funding related site visits.
Prepare grants and funding proposals.
Provide assistance, as able, to programs who are preparing grants.
Develop, monitor and manage the institutional funding budget in partnership with the Chief Officer.
Manage the Seattle Times Fund For The Needy Project
Collaborates effectively with team, program, finance, and other staff to communicate the qualitative and quantitative stories of Sound Generations success, impact and needs to funders.
Attends meetings, forums, and trainings as appropriate for strengthened relationships with existing or potential funders.
Foster a culture of philanthropy among the organization’s staff and volunteers, breaking down barriers to communication about philanthropy and solicitation.
Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and inclusion.
Support all philanthropy events and other duties as necessary and assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Education & Experience:
BA/BS required. Five (5) additional years of directly related (or similar) experience may be substituted for the degree.
Five (5) years’ experience in Philanthropy, Communications, or Marketing required; Philanthropy preferred.
Experience building and maintaining long-term relationships with fundraising constituents preferred.
Experience in managing and tracking multiple prospects and donors preferred.
Experience, coursework, or other training in current trends in charitable giving preferred.
Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrated high proficiency in written communications, with experience in successful grant writing, RFP’s, event and solicitation materials preferred.
Proficiency with Microsoft office Suite, CRM databases: Salesforce experience a plus and other fundraising software.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and goals, problem-solve, and prioritize among assignments.
Ability to work as a team member, display tact and grace under pressure.
Ability to work independently and be self-motivated and goal/deadline oriented.
Must have valid Washington Driver’s License and access to an insured vehicle (Car2Go, for example).
Note: All employees are subject to complete a Criminal History Background Check and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.
At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.
Sound Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.