This is a key position in the Development Department that is responsible for maintaining and increasing support from foundation and government sources. The Development Officer, Institutional Giving will manage all aspects of foundation and government funding, including maintaining and increasing grants from these sectors, developing proposals and reports, cultivating current relationships, as well as conducting prospect research and approaching new funders. This position requires a strategic thinker with excellent writing and editing skills. The successful candidate will be able to multi-task, meet deadlines, and have a collaboration work style.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Manage all reports, proposals and correspondence with foundation and government funders ensuring compliance with reporting requirements.
Develop detailed and compelling written proposals and project budgets.
Manage annual grants calendar for all proposals, acknowledgements, and reports. Maintain historical records.
Manage a calendar for institutional donors and engage development, program and finance staff in the process
Cultivate relationships with program officers to further engage them in Astraea's work.
Research, identify and cultivate new foundation prospects, including tracking of RFPs and other publicized funding opportunities, outreach by phone and email; submission of letters of inquiry and full proposals, as appropriate.
In collaboration with program staff, prepare and submit grant applications to foundations that meet predetermined Astraea income target goals.
Build relations with the philanthropic community, donors and peers through networking opportunities and monitor on-going US philanthropic trends.
Keep abreast of Astraea's programming through ongoing contact with other staff.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time.
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated track record of securing and managing foundation and government grants
Minimum of three-five years fundraising experience
Strong understanding of the US philanthropic sector; international experience a plus.
Proven ability to write clear and compelling proposals, reports and other communications with funders and prospects
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to manage a wide variety of internal and external relationships.
Ability to handle multiple and often competing deadlines.
Commitment to the work and values of Astraea Foundation.
Bachelor's degree in relevant area or equivalent work experience is required.