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Institutional Partnerships and Communication Coordinator

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Summer Search
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Seattle, WA
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Published 20 days ago

*Location flexible within WA: see location section below**

While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess unique strengths, resilience and tremendous potential. When provided with support and resources, these young people fulfill their potential and achieve success in school, work and life.  


Through a combination of mentoring and transformative experiences, Summer Search supports young people to successfully transition from adolescence into adulthood. We aim to unleash the potential of our young people while also building a toolkit for navigating and challenging systemic barriers to higher education and career opportunities. 


THE OPPORTUNITY  

Summer Search Seattle is seeking a systems-driven Institutional Partnerships and Communication Coordinator to play a critical role in achieving a $1.5 million+ annual regional fundraising goal. As part of a 3-member development team, the Coordinator will manage a small portfolio, write compelling materials, and collaborate with multiple stakeholders. They will report to the Director of Development and partner closely with the Executive Director, the Program team, and network-wide counterparts. This is a great opportunity for a development professional to join a collaborative team committed to Equity Diversity and Inclusion and Community Centered Fundraising and to play a role in growing Summer Search’s impact in King County and nationwide.

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Foundation & Corporate Partner Management, Research, and Strategy: hold a small portfolio of corporate and foundation funders

  • Lead outreach, cultivation, and stewardship of current corporate and foundation Seattle funders, holding a portfolio of primarily four and five-figure donors (~$10K and below)
  • Identify, research, and qualify new local institutional funding prospects that align with Summer Search’s growth plans and core values
  • Develop cultivation and stewardship strategies in partnership with the Development Director with a lens towards long-term, multi-year grant opportunities
  • In partnership with Development Director, Career Navigator, and Director of Post-Secondary Success, work to advance Career Exploration programming through strategic institutional partnerships
  • Lead the coordination and management of matching gift/employee giving programs relationships
  • Collaborate with a cohort of institutional fundraisers across the Summer Search network offering thought-partnership and take a leadership role in introducing and driving best practices across the organization

Grants Management & Grant-writing: lead the back-end management of grants and overseeing letter of interest, proposal, and report writing.

  • Develop and refine a tracking system for managing grant deliverables and deadlines
  • Maintain records of all corporate/foundation interactions and run reports to analyze trends on moves management strategies in the institutional portfolio
  • Lead the process for completion of letters of interest, proposals, and reports
  • Ensure that written, funder-facing materials are high quality and assist in crafting new, engaging content that inspires and effectively communicates Summer Search’s impact
  • Partner with Finance team to facilitate tracking of grant-funded project budgets and expenses for major grants across our network
  • Partner with the Seattle Program Team and the National Program Evaluation Team to ensure student data aligns with grant outcomes

Communication: Support the development of donor and executive communication to enhance Board of Directors engagement, steward current donors, and strategically expand our base of support.

  • Draft and coordinate communication to drive customized cultivation (e.g. mailings, supplemental thank-you letters, concept notes/proposals/reports, and other outreach.)
  • Liaise with Seattle development and program teams, as well as national marketing team to shape and assist with marketing and stewardship efforts locally, including drafting email updates, administering broad communication, and coordinating content for event materials
  • Collaborate with program team and national marketing team to publish and engage on social media.  
  • Collaborate with Development Director and Executive Director to draft communication to the Board of Directors

 

WHO YOU ARE

Strong candidates will bring:

  • EXPERIENCE: At least 3 years of professional experience in the nonprofit field, preferably with exposure to grant-writing and grants management. Demonstrated experience in building and implementing an institutional fundraising strategy. Knowledge of Seattle philanthropic landscape and educational communities is a plus.
  • FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES: Strategically cultivates and stewards key relationships with select portfolio of foundations, and corporation that result in significant contributions; leverages staff and Board partnerships opportunistically to advance fundraising goals
  • COMMUNICATION EFFECTIVENESS: Conveys information clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, so that others understand it; listens well and reflects evidence of understanding others; possesses the comfort and professionalism to engage with key internal and external stakeholders
  • CRITICAL CONCIOUSNESS: Recognition of sociopolitical barriers and understanding of the systems of oppression that operate in day-to-day lives of stakeholders e.g. students/participants, staff members, donors, alumni.
  • PROJECT MANAGMENT: Exceptional project management skills with the ability to remain organized and composed while juggling multiple workflows and logistics.
  • TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION: Works collaboratively and productively with others to achieve results, reaching out for support and guidance, participating in team meetings, and showing initiative to help others. Demonstrates an interest in learning from and contribution to the team.
  • TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Experience with a fund development moves management system, with attention to detail and accuracy in tracking donor information in Raiser’s Edge or comparable database

Additionally, all Summer Search staff bring a commitment to our mission of unleashing students' potential through mentoring and transformative experiences, as well as he ability to thrive in an environment that values excellence, gratitude, well-being, diversity, authenticity, and collaboration.

 

LOCATION

Option to work in-person once our Tukwila office reopens, hybrid, or fully remotely (reside in Washington by the first day of employment, preferably within reasonable distance to office).

*Location flexible within WA: see location section below**

While young people from low-income communities – who are disproportionately young people of color – face systemic inequities in school, in the workforce, and in life, they possess…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

At least USD 55,918

Benefits

We are committed to staff learning, growth and development. Our investment includes:

  • Competitive salaries. This is an exempt position with a starting salary of $55,918.
  • Medical insurance with up to 90% employer contribution
  • Dental, vision, FSA, life and disability insurance plans
  • 401 (K) and Employer Match up to $2,000 annually
  • Generous time off including 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, and 18 holidays (2 floating holidays of your choice, a birthday day-off, 10 company-wide holidays, and a 1-week December closure).
  • Individual, local, regional and national training
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization
  • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic self-care/community care
  • Ample opportunities to connect with the students and communities we serve

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUITY, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION 

With a staff that cares deeply about social justice and racial justice, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a rich work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission. We are committed to building an organization with raised consciousness in order to impact how we work with students, as well as how we work together as a team. We hope you will join us as we continue to build a justice-centered organization that fosters a work environment where people from all backgrounds are welcomed and valued. 

We are committed to staff learning, growth and development. Our investment includes:

  • Competitive salaries. This is an exempt position with a starting salary of $55,918.
  • Medical…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Seattle, WA
Associated Location
Seattle, WA, USA

How to Apply

Click here to submit a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed Sergey Smirnov, Seattle Director of Development that answers the question, “Why are you interested in the Institutional Partnerships Coordinator role at Summer Search?”

SUMMER SEARCH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. 

Click here to submit a resume and targeted cover letter, addressed Sergey Smirnov, Seattle Director of Development that answers the question, “Why are you interested in the…

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