Development - General, Donor Relations/Stewardship, Grants
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Diversity candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Title: Philanthropic and Donor Partnerships Associate
Department: Philanthropy Group
Reports To: Senior Philanthropic Partnerships Officer
FLSA Classification: Exempt FTE: 1
The Philanthropic and Donor Partnerships Associate will provide organizational, logistical and strategic support to the Senior Philanthropic Partnerships Officer and other members of the Development and Donor Services team. This role will have primary support responsibilities for Corporate and Foundation relations as well as for the Latino Legacy Fund, Equality Fund and other special grantmaking initiatives.
Serve as primary logistical point of contact for Field of Interest Advisory Committees and key stakeholders – including the Equality Fund and Latino Legacy Fund – with ability to facilitate group meetings, oversee grantmaking, and provide strategic focus for Committees;
Oversee scope, timeline and implementation of special grantmaking initiatives, prepare committee materials and coordinate grant review processes;
Operationalize local and national corporate and foundation research and development strategies in support of collaborative funding efforts;
Manage prospect tracking, event planning, and data reporting for a range of initiatives;
Support grant writing and reporting processes, primarily for corporate and national foundations;
Maintain files pertaining to institutional funders, including grant proposals and reports;
Support and assist Development and Donor Services in developing and managing Donor Co-Investment strategies and projects;
Coordinate meeting schedules and draft meeting notes/minutes;
Prepare Foundation staff for prospect meetings with in-state and out-of-state funders;
Maintain record of Philanthropic and Donor Partnerships performance metrics;
Coordinate newsletter production in support of Foundation initiatives;
Liaise with the President’s Office, the Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Program and Finance staff leadership of strategic priorities;
General Administrative Support:
Maintain calendars, schedules, and appointments; provide general administrative support to other department team members as requested;
Provide technical and administrative support for events for donors and prospects; including assisting with occasional events in the mornings (prior to 9:00 a.m.) and evenings (after 5:00 p.m.); and
Process and submit expense reports and department invoices on a semi-monthly basis.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
Individuals assigned to this position may perform other duties as assigned.
Preparation, Knowledge, Previous Experience:
College degree or equivalent;
Minimum 3-5 years work related experience;
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Strong organizational skills and impeccable attention to detail and accuracy;
Excellent writing/grammar, proofreading/editing, and research skills;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a strong customer service orientation;
Deep knowledge of Microsoft Office products - especially Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point;
Experience with SalesForce (preferred), or another CRM (customer relationship management) software;
Willingness and ability to learn new technologies such as Constant Contact, SalesForce, etc.;
Professional, mature interpersonal style, ability to interact with a diverse range of people;
Must be independent, proactive and able to work under the pressure of tight deadlines;
Strong goal orientation with flexibility to adapt to changing priorities;
Demonstrated ability to master grantmaking program content;
Ability to make decisions regarding organizing own workload and manage multiple tasks;
Participatory work style; team player and sense of humor; and
Willingness and ability to handle confidential information.
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with net assets of nearly $900 million. In 2013, the Foundation and its donors made $98 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of $130 million. The Foundation is a partner in philanthropy, with some 900 separate charitable funds established by... donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener and sponsor of special initiatives that address the region’s most pressing challenges.