Overview

This position will report to the Director of Institutional Giving and work closely with that position and the Development team to meet ambitious multi-million dollar foundation fundraising targets by cultivating and renewing grants from institutional donors, as well as securing gifts from new prospective funders. The Foundations Manager will lead on grants and knowledge management and reporting, develop compelling funder-facing proposals and materials, support events and in-person meetings, and ensure effective stewardship of our portfolio of institutional donors.

We are hiring for this position immediately. This position is full-time, with a salary range starting at $65,650 per year, commensurate with experience. To uphold organizational parity and pay equity, we use a non-negotiable salary system that takes into consideration the entire breadth of a candidate’s experience, employment, and education to arrive at their final starting base salary. In addition, Indivisible provides a robust benefits package including full medical/dental/vision/life coverage, a professional development stipend, and an employer matched 401(k) plan.

Responsibilities

Grants Management & Donor Stewardship (60%)
-Steward and grow a portfolio of five figure grants, as well as support the Director of Institutional Giving’s portfolio of six and seven figure grants from new and existing institutional donors, including private and family foundations
-Lead on grants management, including working closely with Finance staff to ensure compliance for 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) arms of the organization
-Track all deadlines for grant reports and ensure timely completion of deliverables, including coordinating cross-team approvals for report finalization
-Manage grant processing, including tracking checks, wires, and online contributions; drafting and working with the team to send acknowledgements; and working closely with Finance staff to ensure compliance
-Work across departments to draft and prepare targeted proposals, narrative reports, and timely updates tailored to donors’ interests, requirements, and type of support
-Lead on first drafts of stewardship for campaign-specific updates, briefs, renewal asks, grant reports, the annual report, and follow-up messages tailored to donors’ interests and type of support, working across teams to manage stories from Indivisible groups to include in materials to funders
-Arrange calls, webinars, and other stewardship opportunities for funders and advisors
-Lead knowledge and data management for the Foundations team, developing and managing the day-to-day processes and systems to accurately record key information on grants, as well as both past and future outreach

Prospect Research & Cultivation (25%)
-Expand our network of potential funders through prospect research; support Director of Institutional Giving in developing and implementing cultivation strategies
-Lead on developing first drafts of briefs and research for funder meetings.
-Help coordinate fundraising trips, including by assisting with data management, prospecting, outreach, and prepping travel briefs and materials for trips and donor meetings for co-executive directors and other leadership team members.

Other Development Team Responsibilities (15%)
-Coordinate quarterly internal fundraising newsletter, alongside Sr. Foundations Manager, and contribute to cultivating a culture of philanthropy at the organization.
-Lead with monthly credit card reconciliation and other administrative tasks for the development team.
-Lead on project management for Indivisible’s annual report.
-Collaborate effectively across departments within the organization.
-Other responsibilities as assigned

Required Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities):
-Three to five years of experience in development/fundraising, including at least two years in foundation fundraising, including grants management
-At least two years experience managing donor databases, tracking, and reporting (Salesforce preferred)
-Superior writing skills, including the ability to quickly and collaboratively draft development materials and tailor documents for different donors, including successful grant proposals and reports
-Demonstrated experience managing numerous grants at one time, with familiarity and understanding of private and family foundation grant requirements, working with internal and foundation staff to manage the different processes to ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met
-Budgeting skills and familiarity with financial grants management
-Excellent research, communication, and interpersonal skills
-Alignment on the core values and strategies of the Indivisible Project

Desired Qualifications (including education, experience, and knowledge/skills/abilities) :
-Experience working with organizations that have both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) entities strongly preferred
-Experience with institutional donors interested in democracy reform issues preferred but not required
-Experience using Salesforce preferred but not required

About Indivisible Project

We’re building something new. We’re a progressive grassroots organization that began in the aftermath of Trump’s election. We’re working to build a democracy that reflects a broad, multiracial “we the people,” one that works for all of us and is sustained by all of us. To support this movement, we’ve built an incredible team at the national level. We dream big, we support each other, and we have fun doing it.

We’re changing what’s politically possible. Indivisible is part of the powerful progressive movement reaction to Trump, fighting the racist, misogynistic, plutocratic, and authoritarian agenda trumpeted by Trump and the GOP congress. Don’t take our word for it; Indivisible has been featured on the Rachel Maddow Show multiple times, as well as in the New York Times and in pretty much every other major news outlet in the country.

We’re building together. We’re building a new organization every day - a rare opportunity to model what we want to see in the world. We’re deeply committed to equity and building a diverse and inclusive organization.

We’re looking for you. If you want to fight for the soul of American democracy, there’s no better place to be than Indivisible. We’re looking for more team members who are passionate about building an inclusive democracy and committed to getting results. It’s an exciting, fulfilling place if you’re someone who wants to fight fiercely for the progressive world we want to have.

Every one of us on the national team is here because we believe this movement is the best way to retake and build progressive power in this country. Does that ring true for you? If so, great - throw your hat in the ring to join our team. Let’s start #winning together.

Indivisible Project is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of support needs at the time of application.