TITLE: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR - Institutional Giving
STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI) is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the education, health, and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization. We do this by building capacity for individuals and communities to advocate for their needs, train and build leaders, educate and empower youth and community members to identify and rectify injustice, and deliver effective programs, resources and support that help advance our mission.
As the Development Coordinator of Institutional Giving, you will work closely with the Director of Development and Associate Director of Programs and Development in meeting the revenue needs of SJLI through institutional fundraising, researching and writing compelling proposals, and overseeing data and knowledge management systems. This position plays a key role in supporting and growing SJLI’s budget of more than $2.5 million dollars, including an upcoming capital campaign.
The ideal candidate will be an active listener and engaging storyteller, a quick learner and problem solver, has extreme attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, and an understanding of a social justice mindset.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Grants Management (70%):
· Develop and build a giving portfolio of foundations and corporations by conducting research to identify prospective donors and preparing compelling letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports
· Creates budgets for proposals and conducts fund allocation for reports
· Develop strategies for new or increased support from current and prospective funders
· Lead all grant reporting activities including the preparation of narrative and financial reports, invoices, program documentation, and media coverage.
· Maintain and update dashboards; create and maintain reports that monitor progress against goals, fundraising targets, and upcoming deadlines
· Ensure organizational compliance with all active grant contracts, including crediting, deliverables and reporting
· Cultivates and stewards program officer relationships in partnership with the Director of Development and the Associate Director of Programs and Development.
· Represents SJLI at RFP meetings and other meetings with funders.
· Prepare internal teams for foundation site visits and corporate engagement.
· Acknowledges institutional donations, including thank you letters, grant agreements, and other needed documents.
Corporate Giving (30%)
· Conducts targeted research to identify new corporate prospects and provide cultivation and stewardship.
· Writes corporate grant proposals and reports.
· Facilitates site visits with corporate partners.
· Works in partnership with the Director of Development to implement corporate engagement strategies for SJLI events.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
The Development Coordinator will be a highly motivated self-starter with 3-5 years of work experience, preferably in grant writing for nonprofit organizations, and a Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, or a related field.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following qualities and attributes:
· Culture- and mission-driven – extremely passionate about SJLI and increasing opportunities for the populations we serve;
· A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in service of our mission;
· An unwavering commitment to executing with excellence;
· Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills
· Excellent writing, editing, and organizational skills
· The ability to craft proposals and reports that are clear, compelling, and persuasive;
· The ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of staff members and program partners;
· The capacity to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments, often with competing deadlines;
· Experience using Blackbaud and other development software and/or other CRM (customer relationship management) systems; and
· Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
· Strong passion for SJLI’s vision for social justice and equity; mission to improve the education, health, and well-being of youth and communities of color by empowering them to enact social change through research, training and community mobilization.
· Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with 3-5 years of fundraising experience in a nonprofit development/fundraising support capacity with demonstrated experience successfully receiving grant funding
· Development software experience
· Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
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