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Grants and Major Gifts Coordinator

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Ubuntu Pathways
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New York, NY
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Published 16 days ago

Ubuntu’s Grants and Giving Coordinator will lead the writing and editing process for all grant proposals and reports. She/he will also help lead the organization’s strategy for soliciting major gifts and maintaining current donors. The job requires a pro-active project manager capable of coordinating complex actions amongst a team as well as an extremely high level of organization. Very strong writing and editing skills are a must.


What We’re Looking For:

  • Someone who thrives in a fun, creative, and entrepreneurial environment—no day is the same at Ubuntu and you need to be able to think on your feet and find quick solutions to problems.
  •  Someone who is pro-active, who is always anticipating the needs of others and thinking about the next step.
  • Someone who can handle multiple responsibilities at once and has the ability to prioritize and accomplish tasks efficiently and under pressure.
  • Someone who sees the big picture, but also sees how the small details fit into that picture.
  • Someone who doesn’t think any task or duty is “below” them and is always willing to jump in first.
  • Someone who is eager to learn, engage with new people, and wants to grow as a person and as a professional. 


Responsibilities:

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as lead writer and editor for the majority of Ubuntu’s external written materials, including, but not limited to, grants, marketing collateral, and emails.
  • Lead grants process, including cross-departmental coordination (between finance, programs, etc.) to gather relevant information and complete grant deliverables
  • Support External Relations leadership in managing major donor relationships and making high-level solicitations
  • Lead preparation for Major Donor meetings (circulate agendas, prepare materials, etc.), capture next steps, and ensure follow up.
  • Develop internal reporting systems, keep historical records of all grants materials, and maintain current record of outcomes, deliverables, and associated documentation proposed to funders
  • Prospect new leads and coordinate approaches to potential institutional and individual funders
  • Maintain centralized writing library for the organization and codify org-wide writing and messaging
  • Oversee donation acknowledgement process
  • Manage and track all grants deadlines and ensure timely submissions
  • Maintain Salesforce database with latest donor and gift information
  • Support Chief External Relations Officer with administrative needs (maintaining calendar, booking travel, managing email, etc.)
  • Liaise with Ubuntu’s accountants to maintain organizational financial records
  • Support programmatic data record keeping


Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • At least 2-3 years work experience, preferably in an entrepreneurial/fast-paced environment
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, including excellent editing skills
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail, and follow-through, as well as strong research and analytical skills
  • Exceptional ability to handle confidential information and projects with professionalism and discretion
  •  Capacity to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to identify and take charge of tasks
  • Familiarity with Salesforce or similar fundraising database is a plus.


If interested, please email Sarah Baer at sarah@ubuntupathways.org with your resume/CV and cover letter.

 

Ubuntu’s Grants and Giving Coordinator will lead the writing and editing process for all grant proposals and reports. She/he will also help lead the organization’s strategy for soliciting major gifts and maintaining current donors. The job…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 7, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
32 Broadway, Ste. 414, New York, NY 10004, United States

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