The Manager of Institutional Giving contributes to the success of One Hope United by reporting to, and working with, the Chief Development & Marketing Officer to significantly increase giving from government, corporate, foundation and organization sources. The Manager will be responsible for drafting thoughtful, compelling grant proposals, and working collaboratively with program staff to obtain data and monitor the impact of programs. S/he will also be responsible for tracking deadlines, entering data, and reporting results for all institutional giving. The Manager of Institutional Giving will supervise the work of a Prospect Research Analyst responsible for identifying and researching new prospective funders.
Oversee a portfolio of local, regional and national institutional donors while conducting stewardship and cultivation activities that build, maintain, and strengthen relationships focusing on growth toward significant support from six and seven figure grants
Manage all aspects of the organization’s program for institutional giving including authoring letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and reports
Supervise Prospect Research Analyst that results in the identification of prospective funders.
Ensure compliance with all funder requirements.
Collaborate with program, marketing and communications staff to inform proposals and reports.
Work with the finance department to develop budgets and other financial reporting.
Maintain necessary database records, files, reports, and source materials pertinent to institutional funder activities in
Maintain a grants calendar that ensures all institutional funding deadlines are met with sufficient time for input, develop quarterly internal reports, and facilitate regular outreach to funders.
Other duties as required.
This position includes the following requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in English, Liberal Arts, Communications, Public Administration, or other relevant field or equivalent combination of training and experience.
4 or more years of relevant experience including supervision
Exceptional writing, proofreading, and verbal communications skills.
Demonstrated comfort and experience with identifying, cultivating, stewarding, and closing gifts from institutions
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint, and databases
Creative individual with the ability to think strategically and deal with changing priorities, emergent issues, multiple projects, and diverse staff simultaneously; possesses excellent time management skills and handle multiple projects with high attention to detail and work under pressure to meet critical deadlines.
Self-starter with ability to get up to speed quickly and work effectively with little direction or supervision
Ability to maintain confidentiality of privileged information.
Cultural competency; experience and/or ability to work and interact effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.
Flexibility to work evenings, nights and weekends as needed to support OHU Fund Development programs or events
About One Hope United
One Hope United began as a home for children over 120 years ago and has been investing in children and families ever since. Our team of nearly 800 talented professionals provides early education, counseling, foster care, and other support services to over 10,000 children and families each year in Illinois, Florida, Wisconsin, and Missouri