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Grant Writer

Publicado por
Ocean Conservancy
Washington, DC
Publicado hace 22 días

Recruit Petra is proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy on their search for a dynamic Senior Portfolio Manager, Foundations & Government Support.

Salary: The salary minimum is $75,400; the salary midpoint is $110,800. Salary may be higher as appropriate for the selected candidate, with internal equity being considered.

Benefits: https://oceanconservancy.org/jobs/benefits/

Location: Washington, DC preferred, but willing to consider AK, WA, FL, OR, NC, TX, CA, MD, VA, MT, GA, ME

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Senior Director, Foundations & Government Support, Ocean Conservancy is adding a Senior Portfolio Manager for Foundations and Government Support to its growing team of six. The position advances Ocean Conservancy’s philanthropic partnerships with foundations and government agencies, playing a collaborative role in managing approximately $20 million annually in revenue.

The Senior Portfolio Manager will provide comprehensive management for a docket of U.S.-based and international foundation and government donors, including assembling and submitting grant proposals and reports, establishing and maintaining relationships with donors, conducting prospect research, and maintaining donor records. 

Essential Responsibilities:

Portfolio Management

  • Lead all aspects of portfolio management for a robust docket of foundation and government (including bilateral and multilateral) donors, including the adoption of effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies.
  • Work with the Director of Foundations and Government Support to develop comprehensive fundraising strategies to meet the annual revenue goal and expand and diversify the current donor base, including researching and identifying new U.S. and international foundation and government funding opportunities.
  • Provide support in overseeing grant agreements, contracts, and other revenue-generating arrangements.
  • Develop compelling cases for support in ways that convey the impact and imperative of Ocean Conservancy’s programmatic initiatives using a variety of writing styles, from the technical to the more personal. This includes but is not limited to preparing proposals, letters of inquiry, grant reports, email correspondence, presentations, and acknowledgment letters; responsibilities include drafting original copy, copyediting and proofreading, and formatting documents.
  • Manage the production calendar and the development and submission of customized documents to foundation and government funders, including document preparation and the assignment and tracking of document components to Ocean Conservancy staff.
  • Ensure continuity in and accountability for relationship management by tracking funder contacts, funder profiles, proposal and reporting deadlines, and philanthropic commitments, using both Raiser's Edge and hard-copy files.

Collaboration with Ocean Conservancy Staff

  • Plan and facilitate interdepartmental meetings with senior program staff to identify and prioritize project needs and key messages for funders.
  • Develop research briefs and talking points that prepare senior staff for meetings and phone calls with government officials and foundation representatives.
  • Work with finance staff and program staff to prepare project budgets and financial reports and ensure compliance with requirements for various government grants; includes working with financial staff to track and manage project budgets and monitor expenditures of grant funds.
  • Work with Ocean Conservancy staff to identify and establish relationships with additional prospects and to deepen their involvement in fundraising.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience writing for multiple concurrent projects on strict deadlines and according to specified guidelines.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field (degree in English a plus) or equivalent related experience.
  • Experience in a non-profit development department is preferred, especially in nonprofits that work domestically and internationally.
  • Prior experience within an organization conducting scientific research and/or public policy advocacy is helpful.
  • Exceptional written communication skills in all dimensions, from the capacity to compellingly articulate complex ideas to a variety of audiences to the ability to edit for fine questions of grammar; knowledge of AP style is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a complex production, editing, and submission process for proposals and reports that coordinates the contributions of multiple teams across an organization.
  • Experience working collaboratively with senior management and program staff to translate technical subject matter knowledge into readable and compelling messages for a general audience.
  • Experience preparing budgets, reviewing financial reports, and incorporating financial information into proposals and reports.
  • Strong computer skills; experience with prospect research tools and funder databases (including Raiser's Edge) is preferable.
  • Basic familiarity with environmental issues and policy is useful; international fundraising experience is a plus.

Recruit Petra is proud to partner with Ocean Conservancy on their search for a dynamic Senior Portfolio Manager, Foundations & Government Support.

Salary: The salary minimum is $75,400; the salary midpoint is $110,800. Salary may be higher…

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  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Educación
  • Nivel de Experiencia
    Mando intermedio
USD $75.400 - USD $110.800
/ año


A distancia
El trabajo se puede realizar en cualquier lugar en Estados Unidos
Ubicación Asociada
Washington, DC, USA

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