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Strategic Partnerships Manager

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DigDeep
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Los Angeles, CA
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Published 10 days ago

Simply Put:

There are 2.2 million Americans who do not have running water or basic plumbing, while at least 44 million more do not have clean water that is safe to drink. Founded in 2012, DigDeep is a human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that every American has equitable access to clean, running water and sanitation forever. DigDeep seeks to close America's Water Gap in our lifetimes through a four-pronged Impact Model incorporating community-led solutions, innovative research, public engagement, and sector-building.

DigDeep is growing fast. The organization won the 2018 US Water Prize for its Navajo Water Project, which has brought clean, running water to hundreds of Native families across New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. Now we're expanding that work across the country. Our operating budget has more than doubled to north of $6M; we've built new relationships with major foundations, trade groups, and companies who are passionate about our work, and we have a grassroots donor base of more than 40,000 Americans behind us.


The Role:

DigDeep is seeking a highly motivated Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) to join an energetic and collaborative development team during an exciting time of growth. Reporting to the Chief Relationship Officer, the Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for taking the lead on DigDeep’s relationship management, engagement, and communication strategies with our partners, including corporate, foundation, public funders. The SPM is responsible for writing compelling proposals, reports and other materials that inspire investment and deepen engagement from current and prospective funders securing six- and seven-figure gifts.

Collaborating closely with other development team members, communications staff, contractors, and program team members the SPM will create short- and long-term plans for partner retention, diversification of revenue streams, and identification of new partnership opportunities. The ideal candidate will be an active listener, engaging storyteller, a quick learner and problem solver, and will demonstrate extreme attention to details, ability to manage multiple tasks, and a deep commitment to water as a human right.


Key Responsibilities        

This is what you’ll do once you join the team:

  • Design and implement a high-impact program to bolster strategic partnerships, institutional giving, and engagement strategy. This program encompasses the cultivation of corporations, private and community foundations
  • Identify, write, and submit compelling proposals and budgets, in collaboration with the organization’s program staff and other departments as necessary focusing on priority projects and unfunded program needs
  • Serve as a thought partner and contributor on transformational institutional grant proposals, report submissions, and grant solicitations, in order to position the organization for on-going and new support from institutional funders
  • Develop a comprehensive grant management system and track all deliverable due dates and progress toward milestones
  • Communicate in a timely and effective manner externally with partners and internally with Program, Operations, and Finance on upcoming deadlines
  • Manage and support external grant writing contractors ensuring they are updated on all program and project activities to support their success
  • Arrange meetings with corporations and foundations for the purpose of pitching proposals, cultivating relationships, and stewarding long-term partnerships
  • Maintain ongoing communication with program teams on projects, activities and statistics for use in grant language and partner pitches
  • Manage all necessary records, files, reports, databases and resource materials pertinent to grant activities and partnerships remain up to date and accurate
  • Build first-hand knowledge of the DigDeep model and impact by getting to know program staff, participating in relevant program team discussions and activities, and traveling to visit project sites

As the organization continues to evolve, duties or tasks may change without impacting the overall Job Description.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • You can work both independently and as a collaborative team member
  • You excel in interpersonal relationships and have a proven ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences
  • Your career shows you have strong problem-solving skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to details.
  • You have an ability to balance “dreaming big” with strategic alignment and funding successes
  • You’re a creative thinker with the ability to innovate and comfort in a rapidly evolving organization.
  • You have proven experience with managing complex timelines for multiple project proposals at once and the management skills to hold collaborating team members to these timelines
  • You have a curiosity, coupled with strong research/analytical skills.
  • You’re culturally sensitive and have experience supporting the development of diverse, inclusive and equitable work environments, including an openness for learning.
  • You believe anything is figure-out-able.
  • You are innovative and adaptive, devoted to professional growth based on lessons learned and constructive feedback.
  • You're driven by a desire to make our country (and our world) a better place to live.


Skills and Competencies                                    

We want to hear from you if you have:

  • 4-5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising or grant management which may include (but is not limited to) funder cultivation and solicitation, stewardship, events, communications, and/or corporate giving
  • Superb writing skills required; grant-writing experience preferred
  • High degree of attention to detail
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with and solid understanding of donor CRM systems
  • Proficiency in Google Doc/Suite, Zoom, MS Office

Simply Put:

There are 2.2 million Americans who do not have running water or basic plumbing, while at least 44 million more do not have clean water that is safe to drink. Founded in 2012, DigDeep is a human rights non-profit organization working…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 19, 2021

Salary

$60,000 - $75,000

Benefits

Compensation and Benefits                                                                 

At DigDeep, we believe that great work requires a great job. We pride ourselves on creating industry-leading employment opportunities for our team across the United States. We’re a supportive environment that values creativity, diversity and quick-thinking. Here’s how we’ll support you in your work:

  •  60,000 - $75,000 DOE
  • Generous paid vacation and sick leave
  • 23 weeks paid parental leave
  • Medical insurance, 100% employer paid
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • One Medical and TalkSpace memberships       
  • Life insurance, 100% employer paid
  • Monthly cell phone allowance
  • 401k retirement plan, with company matching

Compensation and Benefits                                                                 

At DigDeep, we believe that great work requires a great job. We pride ourselves on creating industry-leading employment opportunities for our team…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Los Angeles, CA

How to Apply

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to barbara@digdeep.org and include Strategic Partnership Manager in the subject line. No calls please.

To apply please submit your resume and cover letter to barbara@digdeep.org and include Strategic Partnership Manager in the subject line. No calls please.

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