institutional giving program manager
Department: Development and Communications
Status: Non-exempt, Full Time Employee (40 hours a week)
Reports to: Chief Development and Communications Officer
Trinity Boston Connects (TBC) is a respected social justice nonprofit committed to working with youth of color in healing from the traumatic impact of systemic racism. TBC is seeking an Institutional Giving Program Manager to join this dynamic and fast-growing community change organization. TBC connects people, practices, and processes that unlock opportunities and change the odds for youth of color in Boston. We are looking for an individual who believes passionately in the mission of Trinity Boston Connects and understands the necessity to address systemic racism both personally and professionally.
If you are interested in working on a values-driven team that “walks-the-talk” and are looking for a challenging position with growth opportunities, then please consider the following detailed description and apply!
The Institutional Giving Program Manager is an experienced professional working to support and expand the development efforts of Trinity Boston Connects. The Institutional Giving Program Manager is responsible for developing and growing a strategic corporate and foundation giving and partnership program. This will involve grant and final report writing, forecasting and budget management, and project management of event fundraising initiatives to achieve multi-year goals. With an institutional giving program goal of securing approximately $1M+ of TBC’s annual budget of $3.0M+, the candidate will create and execute strategies to identify, research, cultivate, solicit and steward current and potential corporate and foundation donors and event sponsors.
The Institutional Giving Program Manager reports directly to the Chief Development and Communications Officer and works in tandem with the Associate Director of Development, Finance Manager, Program Directors, staff, and members of TBC’s Board of Directors. The candidate will build collaborative relationships with program staff to create consistent and up-to-date messaging. This is a full-time exempt position.
In accordance with social distancing protocol, this role will allow for remote/virtual interviewing as well as having the ability to begin remotely.
1. Grant Writing and Strategic Partnerships
• Write concise, impactful grant proposals and final reports on a timely basis, with high quality.
• Maintain a transparent grant pipeline reporting and forecasting mechanism.
• Actively embrace TBC’s mission and articulate its value to a diverse community in an authentic and meaningful way in grant proposals, news stories, and funder conversations.
• Build and implement effective institutional program fundraising strategies to engage, renew and acquire funders at all levels through partnership cultivation, customized engagement, and strategic relationship building.
• Help develop inclusive, equitable, anti-racist institutional giving fundraising practices that can serve as a model for other nonprofit organizations.
• Working with the Communications team, develop and implement a strategic communications plan for institutional giving, including identifying press opportunities and providing collateral, materials, and multi-media updates to maximize visibility for fundraising initiatives and campaigns, and for strategic institutional partnerships.
• Work closely with the BOD and Host Committee of the annual Bostonians for Youth gala to secure corporate sponsors.
2. Grant Management and Operations
• Continually strengthen the efficiency and quality of grant proposal and final report writing processes and systems; effectively include strategic input from internal program teams.
• Collaborate with multiple internal and external stakeholders to develop, refine, implement, and evaluate institutional partnership operational plans and processes.
• Strategically manage the Raiser’s Edge system to support effective, efficient, and continually improving grant and campaign management operations and reporting.
• Ensure timely, meaningful correspondence for all institutional gifts/ prospects and robust use of TBC’s Raiser’s Edge database while ensuring IRS compliance.
• Thoughtfully manage grant acknowledgements
• Promote a positive multicultural work environment by demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity and racial equity.
• Maintain compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
3. Program Management
• Develop a multi-year institutional giving program with a well-balanced funder portfolio that undergirds the financial sustainability of the organization and each of its programs
• Develop and manage a mission- and value-driven strategy for building mutually beneficial partnerships with corporate and other institutional giving organizations.
• Implement and track specialized program initiatives and campaigns.
• Manage institutional giving and campaign budgets working closely with the Finance Manager.
• Effectively communicate goals, outcomes, and successes to all stakeholders.
• Actively engage and energize staff, volunteers, and BOD members in achieving the grant fundraising goals.
• Work collaboratively with, and within, a diverse, high-performing development team.
• 3+ years of development grant writing and corporate partnership experience.
• Professional experience in managing an institutional giving program and fundraising campaigns.
• Bachelors or Master’s in social work a plus.
• Highly organized with strong project management skills.
• Excellent written and oral communications skills (writing/editing, professional phone manner)
• Strong research and analytical skills
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge as a management system.
• Ability to develop strong relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds.
• Ability to maintain composure under pressure, to prioritize among competing needs.
• Demonstrated commitment to social justice with the ability to talk about systemic racism and oppression especially within the context of TBC’s mission.
• Knowledge of social emotional learning skills and community practices of racial equity, restorative justice, and trauma-informed care.
• Comfortable with communication and social media platforms, including Constant Contact, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Mail Chimp, Twitter, WordPress.
• Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
• Self-directed, professional, and resourceful style, the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects.
Please send cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org (please use position title in subject line). Applications missing a resume or cover letter may not be considered.
TBC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse team, and strongly encourages applications from a wide range of backgrounds.
TBC’s mission is to unlock opportunity and change the odds for Youth of Color (YOC) in Boston. Our vision is to build a more equitable Boston through helping young people of color (YOC), and the adults who work with them, heal from the traumatic impact of systemic racism. We believe that Boston’s future cannot be changed without programmatic interventions that promote healing through the integration of three Community Practices deemed essential for effective youth programming and organizational development: Trauma Inclusion, Restorative Justice, and Racial Equity. The integration of these practices forms the basis for both our direct service and systems change programming.
Our youth development programs: Trinity Education for Excellence Program, Sole Train: Boston Runs Together, and Trinity@McCormack middle school program serve 1000 young people, most of whom are YOC. To truly change the odds, the communities in which our youth live, learn, and develop must also change. It is not enough to help young people navigate oppressive environments, we strive to help change the schools, institutions, and organizations within which our programs operate so that they can be more supportive and nurturing.
As a learning and teaching organization, we develop and share best practices centered on these three Community Practices with other youth-serving organizations through our Organizational Equity Practice and Trinity Boston Counseling Center. Through these two programs we provide clinical services to youth workers, training, coaching, and consulting offerings to Boston’s youth-serving organizations to promote the development of racially equitable organizations. By further promoting community-building and collaboration, we amplify our voice and effect enduring change in the systems and organizations that impact an additional 15,000 young people, particularly YOC.
TBC has a staff of 30 who are committed to their personal, and the organization’s collective, racial equity journey. We hold ourselves accountable through intentional racial equity awareness learning and practical implementation in all that we do. TBC has an annual budget of $3 million+ comprising grants from foundations and corporations (35%); charitable contributions from individuals and events (35%); and other sources of revenue and earned income (30%). TBC is governed by a diverse 24-member Board of Directors who are also committed to their racial equity journeys. Generous volunteers give their time as mentors and ambassadors in the community.
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