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Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

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KABOOM!
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Washington, DC
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Published 11 days ago

Position Name:

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Department:

Foundations & Strategic Partnerships Department – Partnership Development

Reports to:

Director, Strategic Partnerships

 

Job Summary

 

KABOOM! is looking for a passionate, goal-oriented fundraiser to join the Foundations and Strategic Partnerships Team. An integral member of the team, the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships will diversify our funding base by securing support from new regional and state-focused private foundations. This position provides great opportunity for growth and professional development for someone who has a natural talent and intuition sensing and growing opportunities. As a front-line fundraiser, the Senior Manager will have a strong sense of direction, steering partner conversations towards multi-year opportunities, strategic initiatives, and other sustainable growth strategies. This position plays a vital role in expanding the funding base of KABOOM! and will work across departments to develop and secure strategic philanthropic partnerships that will advance our mission of ending playspace inequity for good.

 

Racial equity and community responsiveness is at the center of our work and the ideal candidate will have a shared passion for joining the racial justice movement to address inequitable access to playspaces in communities impacted by structural racism. Interested candidates are encouraged to highlight their experience working to advance social impact issues that intersect or directly impact the lives of children, such as education, public health, housing, early learning, disaster recovery, neighborhood revitalization, and park access. Candidates with experience working alongside Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), with a proven ability to lead and co-create partnerships with key stakeholders serving these communities, are strongly encouraged to apply.


What you will do:

  • Identify and pursue philanthropic partnerships that will help advance our mission to close the playspace equity gap and reach our annual revenue goal of $30M+
  • Secure five- and six-figure grant opportunities with new funders that allow KABOOM! to scale its work and meet communities’ needs
  • Develop trusted relationships with foundation officers leading to multi-year grants aligned with core program areas, cultivating relationships through the cultivation cycle
  • Write and deliver compelling grant proposals, concept notes, and presentations to funders and prospects
  • Collaborate with KABOOM! colleagues to develop program/project concepts that can secure new foundation funding to advance strategic goals and innovation priorities
  • Stay abreast of philanthropic trends and proactively identify funding opportunities in the private sectors
  • Develop a deep understanding of KABOOM!’s community-build and community engagement models, process and partnership guidelines, and overall due diligence procedures
  • Actively contribute to our equity-informed and inclusive work environment by taking an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Fully embrace our organizational values of partnership, humility, equity, play and accountability


What you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of six (6) years of experience in grant writing, prospect research, general fundraising
  • Proven experience in building new funder relationships and growing a portfolio of +$1.5M
  • Strong writing skills, with an exceptional ability to develop compelling proposals and cases for support that align with funder priorities
  • Strong and persuasive oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting with aggressive deadlines, management of multiple priorities and projects at once, while balancing long-term goals with daily demands
  • A sharp mind, top-notch critical thinking and organizational capabilities, adept at quickly absorbing information from various angles, always keeping an eye on the big picture while maintaining superior attention to detail
  • High level of integrity, trust and accountability along with excellent judgment and common sense as well as the right blend of professional confidence with a keen sense of diplomacy
  • Collaborative, team-oriented work style with self-motivation and drive to get the job done with little supervision
  • Enthusiastically contributes to “big picture” thinking
  • Good sense of humor, positive attitude, collaborative, team player
  • Salesforce platform experience highly desired
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint a plus
  • Bilingual Spanish-English candidates strongly preferred, but not required
  • Covid-19 Vaccination required

KABOOM! is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that is dedicated to ending playspace inequity for good. We prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion as an integral part of our culture. We strongly encourage people of color (including bilingual and bicultural), all genders and gender identities, people of all abilities, LGBTQ individuals, veterans and national service alumni to apply.

Position Name:

Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships

Department:

Foundations & Strategic Partnerships Department – Partnership Development

Reports to:

Director, Strategic Partnerships

 

Job Summary

 

KABOOM! is looking for a…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 16, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Commensurate with experience

Benefits

What we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off + federal holidays
  • Student loan reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employer-paid life + disability insurance
  • Parental leave policy
  • WMATA/commuting benefits
  • Health club discount
  • Wellness program


What we offer:

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Generous paid time off + federal holidays
  • Student loan reimbursement program
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employer-paid life…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
4301 Connecticut, NW, Washington, DC 20008, United States
ML-1

How to Apply

To submit an application for this position, please visit our website at www.kaboom.org/careers

To submit an application for this position, please visit our website at www.kaboom.org/careers

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