The Annual Fund & Grant Manager reports to the Foundation Executive Director and is responsible for leading a comprehensive annual fund campaign and grant writing efforts for competitive corporate and foundation grants.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Plan and implement the Foundation’s annual fund campaign; establish and meet campaign goals
- Develop new strategies for solicitation of donors including use of direct mail and online research and tools
Organize the Annual Fund committee of 30+ volunteers while continually recruiting new solicitors
- Maintain contact with donors and solicitors sending weekly reports and gift acknowledgements
- Coordinate volunteers to assist with campaign mailings
- Develop the annual letter, end of year appeal and related campaign materials
- Work with solicitors to customize materials
- Give tours of the Center to prospective donors and solicitors
- Steward and solicit donors and prospective donors for gifts as needed
- Prepare customized grant proposals and reports according to each foundation’s guidelines, including: program budgets, timelines, goals, objectives, outcomes, and evaluation
- Work to maintain a strong and positive relationship with current funders
- Research, identify and develop private funders that have potential to support new and ongoing program initiatives
- Develop relationships with funders through letters, email, phone correspondence, speaking engagements and tours of the Center
- Research local and national foundations and gather and analyze related data
- Work with the Center staff to produce reports in a timely and effective fashion
- Serve as United Way contact for agency tours
- Assist with fundraising events and attend events as needed
- Assist with other projects as needed
The ideal candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. The ideal candidate will exemplify a professional demeanor; a positive attitude; and the knowledge and ability to keep confidences when necessary.
- Strong ability in planning and organization
- Strong ability to adapt to changing demands and priorities and meet deadlines
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Proofreading and excellent writing skills are essential
- Strong attention to detail
- Flexible and strong work ethic
- Raisers Edge Database experience is preferred
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three years of grant writing experience and work with foundations is preferred
- Knowledge of non-profit funding sources, family foundations and corporate giving
- Knowledge of and/or experience with fundraising for a non-profit organization
- Ability to plan/manage work flow on multiple projects simultaneously, and work with limited supervision
Other Employment Information
- 90-day initial probation period for employee with review at the end of that period.
- Drug screening, fingerprinting and background check.
- Confidentiality agreements to protect donors, children and families must be signed.
To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to Lroman@accffoundation.org
Achievement Centers for Children & Families Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time.