Grants & Corporate Giving Coordinator
Job Title: Grants & Corporate Giving Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: 20-25 hours per week. Primarily Monday – Friday during business hours but with flexibility. Position can be worked in a hybrid fashion between home and RORRI office in Providence. Some evenings and weekends may be required for special events.
Job Overview: This role is responsible for managing all aspects of securing funds from foundations, corporations, and governments for programmatic and general operations support.
Responsibilities and Duties Include:
- Write and submit letters of inquiry, applications and proposals, and mid-year and final reports.
- Create a suite of tools to engage and request funding from corporate supporters, including email inquiries, in-person asks, on-line applications, and more.
- Prepare acknowledgement letters to foundation, corporate, and government funders.
- Communicate with funders to provide requested information; schedule site visits and meetings as needed.
- Engage the board of directors in prospecting, cultivating, and soliciting new funders, while supporting and guiding them in creating a culture of philanthropy.
- Maintain a calendar of funder deadlines for all letters of intent, proposals, and reports.
- Organize relevant information from staff and national ROR, including current research, to assure proposals are updated and applicable to donor interests.
- Gather and analyze relevant internal and external data to support proposals and reports.
- Maintain and update donor database and electronic files for foundation, corporate, and government funders.
- Craft corporate sponsorships that creatively and distinctly communicate unique opportunities to targeted corporate prospects and negotiate and finalize site sponsorships.
- Work closely with the Executive Director to design and implement a fundraising plan for identifying, researching, and cultivating foundation, corporate, and government support.
- Manage donor stewardship: develop, maintain, and grow meaningful and ongoing relationships/ partnerships with current and prospective funders.
- Participate in Board of Director’s meetings and support the Executive Director in preparing and executing board and committee meetings
- Stay informed about new literacy development research and share relevant information with the team.
- Assist with special events and fundraisers.
- Contribute to annual report data collection and writing.
- Represent the organization at designated community activities, and other state and local coalitions.
- This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities. Additional functions and responsibilities may change or may be assigned.
- Four or more years of grant writing and fundraising experience.
- Thorough understanding of local, state, and federal funding sources and the ability to locate potential sources for funding.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and thorough understanding of effective grant writing techniques.
- Extremely organized, meticulous with details, and ability to meet deadlines.
- Excellent project management skills and ability to prioritize work and resources.
- Ability to be discreet with personal information that may be needed for some grants such as employee salaries or upcoming projects.
- Proven success in establishing relationships with individuals and organizations including funders, partner agencies and volunteers.
- History of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving financial results.
- Experience and skill in working with a Board of Directors is preferred.
- Knowledgeable and proficient in use of personal computers (database management, spreadsheets, word processing, presentation, and MS Office); experience with Salesforce preferred
Pay and benefits
- Four weeks paid vacation (including last week in December while office is closed)
- Paid holidays
- Mileage reimbursement
Equal Opportunity Employer
Reach Out and Read Rhode Island is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best-qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to Aimee Falso at email@example.com.