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Manager Institutional Giving, Room to Grow Boston
Coordinator, In-Kind & Volunteer Program, Room to Grow New York
Development, Communications and Inventory Internships, Room to Grow Boston
Manager Institutional Giving
Room to Grow Boston
The Manager, Institutional Giving is a full-time position responsible for Room to Grow's fundraising success through corporate and foundation philanthropy, effectively representing the organization in the presentation of compelling written work, identifying grant opportunities that match the goals and objectives of the organization, and advising informed relationship development. As a key member of the development team, this position reports to the Director of Development.
Room to Grow was founded in New York in 1998 and has been serving families in Boston since 2005. As an entrepreneurial and growth-oriented organization, Room to Grow is in an exciting period of development as it continues to expand its reach in both cities. Room to Grow is currently 100% privately funded, predominantly through local resources.
- Grant Writing: develop and manage calendar of grant opportunities and prepare and submit highly competitive grant submissions, reports, and attachments.
- Institutional Relations:
- Research, identify and solicit new sources of institutional support.
- Develop and cultivate relationships with corporate donors and foundations.
- Coordinate efforts with NY site on joint proposals and partnerships as appropriate.
Strategy, Reporting, and Data Management
- Collaborate with Director of Development to develop and successfully execute the organization's annual fundraising goals, strategies, and calendar of activities to support corporate and foundation fundraising efforts.
- Plan and execute strategy for multi-faceted engagement, creating opportunities to transition corporate volunteers into financial supporters.
- Manage Salesforce database and other records for corporate and foundation supporters and prospects.
- The candidate will have a Bachelor's degree and at least three years' of successful experience in a nonprofit environment.
- Must have minimum of two years of grant writing experience; researching foundations and compiling grant proposals.
- Must have a personal passion for working in the nonprofit sector and a belief in the mission, principles and values of Room to Grow.
- Exceptional written communication and presentation skills are essential; capable of presenting complex mission and impact succinctly to expert and non-expert audiences.
- Superlative organizational and research skills; ability to work both independently and cross-functionally within a small team.
- Comfortable prioritizing competing tasks and deadlines and operating with a spirit of flexibility.
- A friendly and collaborative approach along with a team-oriented style is necessary.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce or comparable database, and Google Drive is essential.
The ideal candidate will have an appreciation for the potential offered by a small non-profit environment with an organizational growth plan in place.
Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Compensation and Benefits:
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Room to Grow seeks a candidate to fill a newly expanded position which will be responsible for generating in-kind donations of baby goods (e.g. collection drives, corporate donations) and managing the many volunteers who keep our family center in top notch condition. The right candidate is vibrant, customer service-oriented, and a collaborative leader, who will develop new relationships and strengthen existing corporate and institutional partnerships across New York City. The Coordinator will also collaborate with the External Relations team on elements of marketing and communications, and will look to identify opportunities for expanded engagement and leverage the broad base of volunteers who already support the organization (e.g. major gift donors, corporate grants).
This is an exciting opportunity for a mid-level professional with a demonstrated commitment to civic engagement and communications to contribute to the continued success and growth of Room to Grow's in-kind and volunteer programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Develop and manage in-kind corporate, nonprofit, and business partnerships, collaborating with respective colleagues across departments and sites, expanding partnerships to include:
- Significant donation of new baby essentials
- Ongoing collection drives and volunteer groups
- Financial support (e.g. proceeds from sales, volunteer grants)
- Cause marketing campaigns
- Other organization-wide support
- Facilitate the activities of Room to Grow Champions - a cross-regional group of dedicated supporters focused on securing in-kind donations
- Participate and manage network membership relationships with nonprofit organizations to strategically meet our goals for inventory acquisitions, visibility, and support, both locally and regionally
In-Kind Inventory Acquisition
- Create, maintain, and regularly review a data-informed in-kind inventory acquisition plan
- Develop and maintain relationships with corporations, individuals, groups, and stakeholders to strategically meet the organization's need for inventory acquisition
- Together with colleagues in Boston, create, plan, and execute strategic acquisition of baby essentials that are most needed through annual collection drives
- Develop and manage strategic purchasing arrangements for items that are rarely donated
- Research prospects and submit proposals for grant opportunities focused on on in-kind acquisition and distributions
Volunteer Program Management
- Develop and maintain relationships with local groups such as schools, corporations, nonprofit partners, and community groups who host collection drives for baby goods and send regular volunteer groups
- Ensure a high level of customer service during all stages of the volunteer experience
- Collect and analyze volunteer data to maximize volunteer participation and breadth of opportunities
- Work closely with the Development team on strategies to recruit volunteers, strengthen existing partnerships, and identify follow-up prospect opportunities emanating from group visits
- Collaborate with respective colleagues across departments and across sites on comprehensive communications strategy and brand stewardship, designed to increase awareness and convey organization's mission, outcomes, and needs
- Support creation and use of organization's marketing materials (e.g. developing content for email news blasts and social media posts)
- B.A. and 3-5 years relevant experience in customer service/retail, volunteer engagement, development, and/or a related field
- A passion for the mission, vision, and core values of Room to Grow
- Demonstrated track record in independently managing external partnerships
- Experience working with CRM databases (Salesforce preferred)
- Marketing and design experience a plus
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills – articulate and persuasive, with the ability to craft resonant messaging and diligent follow up
- An exceptionally high level of integrity, accountability, and superior judgment
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to work
- Ability to adjust course as needed and thrive in a nimble, fast-paced, and flexible organizational culture
- Proactive attitude coupled with an upbeat personality and a good sense of humor
Compensation and Benefits
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Room to Grow is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
No phone inquiries, please.
Room to Grow seeks fall interns interested in nonprofit management, programmatic operations, development, and communications. We will provide interns with a meaningful experience and hands-on training. We are looking for hard workers with a positive attitude and good organizational skills who are excited about helping families in need. Data analysis, social media, and/or graphic design skills a plus. Our goal is to provide a varied and broad-based experience across all functions of the organization.
Responsibilities and activities include:
Support the inventory and volunteer program by working with volunteers, processing in-kind donations, stocking inventory, and helping to keep our space looking like a children's boutique.
Provide Fundraising/Development support by researching funding opportunities and assisting with grants and donor management.
Assist with social media, graphic design and overall communications.
Provide database management support
Provide event planning support
Opportunities available during the fall and spring semesters. A schedule of 2-3 days a week, 8 – 12 hours a week is preferred.
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