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Grants Manager, Institutional Donors (EU)

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Panthera


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Published 4 days ago

February 10, 2021

Panthera is seeking a Grants Manager with experience securing and managing six and seven figure gifts from government and institutional donors (e.g. foundations, public sector donors). Reporting to the Director of Business Development, this position will be a key member of the organization’s development team and will manage a growing portfolio of grants, as well as cultivate and secure new grants. The Business Development Department consists of a team of committed professionals responsible for growing significant individual gifts to $20 million annually in the next 3 to 5 years. The Grants Manager is expected to manage and grow gifts at the $100,000 and greater level, including identifying, cultivating, and soliciting a range of institutional donors in support of Panthera’s mission.

The Grants Manager will be an integral part of a small team focused on the strategic development and management of high-level government relationships. This person will partner with senior staff across the organization to successfully cultivate, solicit and steward a large and growing portfolio of institutional funders that increasingly provides significant support for Panthera to carry out its mission. A successful candidate will have a passion for our mission and a track record of managing and securing six-figure gifts. This position is located in Panthera’s Paris office and will report to the Director of Business Development, based in the US. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Manage a portfolio of government funders, serving as a liaison and informational contact between Panthera and granting agency staff.

• Identify and evaluate public funding opportunities, providing strategic guidance to programs on alignment/fit, eligibility, and competitiveness.

• Work with program staff to conceptualize, prepare, and submit responsive and competitive proposals, reports, and other communications materials.

• Prepare materials for funder meetings and participating in meetings as appropriate.

• Contribute to accurate donor and income/projections information in Salesforce database.

• Develop and maintain strong knowledge of Panthera’s program work to independently and effectively represent, through both written and oral communications, a wide array of regional, national, and global environmental programs.

• Maintain extensive internal communication with the Development Department, program, finance, and administration staff, and at times the Executive team.

• Actively contribute to the Development team as they seek to improve best practices and procedures and develop new cultivation strategies and tools.

• Develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to build out and grow Panthera’s government funding portfolio, focusing in particular on European and international opportunities.

• Represent Panthera in meetings and other engagement opportunities with government funding staff.

• Serve as Panthera’s lead government funding knowledge expert, keeping apprised of priorities, trends, changes and innovations in the government funding arena. 

• Partner with program, executive and finance staff to secure and skillfully manage six-to eight-figure gifts from government funders to support the work and mission of Panthera.

• Conduct a range of development activities including:

o Serving as the lead to cultivate and steward a portfolio of high-level government funders, while leading and coaching programs in their donor management efforts.

o Collaborating effectively with program staff, writers and others to prepare high quality proposals, reports and other communications to government funders.

o Leveraging the resources of department-wide research and donor engagement (communications/events) teams as appropriate.  

QUALIFICATIONS

• Minimum of six years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising, including securing and managing gifts from government entities such as the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID); Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD); the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU); Blue Action Fund; European Commission; UN agencies; foundations; etc.

• Deep knowledge of priorities, trends, and donor requirements in the government funding arena.

• Knowledge of environmental issues strongly preferred; ability to quickly grasp and translate complicated subject matter required.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and associated strategic and analytic skills.

• Strong computer literacy, including Word, Excel and donor management databases.

• High degree of proficiency working in a fast-paced, flexible, goal-oriented and entrepreneurial environment, with the highest level of personal and professional integrity.

• Superior planning and project management skills. Experience working in a non-profit institution of comparable complexity and scale, including the ability to work effectively with geographically dispersed colleagues, is preferred.

• Excellent organization and time management skills; experience working with a team to successfully manage multiple projects with competing timelines.

• Experience critically reviewing budgets and financial information.

• An understanding of, and commitment to, Panthera’s mission.

• Ability to travel as needed. 


Paris-based position, remote working arrangement negotiable throughout COVID-19

EOE/AA/M/F/V/D/SO

Panthera is seeking a Grants Manager with experience securing and managing six and seven figure gifts from government and institutional donors (e.g. foundations, public sector donors). Reporting to the Director of Business Development…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Other Education Requirement

Level of Language Proficiency

Spoken and written fluency in English and second language, preferably German, French, Spanish • Ability to t

Spoken and written fluency in English and second language, preferably German, French, Spanish • Ability to t

Location

Paris, IDF, FR

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to recruitment@panthera.org.  

Interested applicants should send a resume, cover letter, and writing samples to recruitment@panthera.org.  

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