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Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

Atlanta, GA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 29 Jul 2018

Expires on 29 Jul 2018

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Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships

The Director, Strategic Engagement and Partnerships is responsible for cultivating and engaging foundation and government partners in understanding and supporting our Child Well-Being cause and strategies. The results of this higher level of partner engaging will be an increase in the government and foundation grants portfolio.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop annual fundraising strategy that includes, local and national prospects, timelines, pivotal cultivation events/dates & strategy, quarterly fundraising committee meetings.
  • Represent and articulate United Way’s funding needs to government and foundation constituents.
  • Conduct on-going research to identify funding sources for United Way programming.
  • Increase the number of new funding partnerships aligned to the Child Well-Being agenda.
  • Support Fundraising Committee volunteers and appropriate senior leadership staff to present CWB funding opportunities.
  • Collaborate with the VP’s of Education and Homelessness to integrate programmatic opportunities for funding.
  • Write and submit fundraising proposals, in cooperation with key focus area staff, according to requirements and deadlines.
  • Develop in-depth working knowledge of RelSci and produce active strategies for fundraising volunteers to make connections to desired community leaders who can support United Way priorities.
  • Maintain updated annual database of donors for regular communication, at a minimum to share e-zine. Serve as the primary point of contact for Foundation donors to United Way.
  • Ensure programs integrate strategies in Education, Health, Income and Homelessness, where appropriate, to achieve planned outcomes.
  • Manage a grant portfolio of at least 50 active funders
  • Work closely with finance department to ensure grant agreements, acknowledgements, auditing, and payments in a time-efficient manner.
  • Maintain accurate weekly fundraising reports that reflect dollars in, pending and projected.


  • Well-qualified candidates should possess a Master’s degree in nonprofit management or public policy/ public health or business
  • Minimum of 7 years professional fundraising experience is required in a large nonprofit organization
  • Demonstrated success in development function (managing and forging relationships with multiple donor sources).
  • Tangible experience of having expanded and cultivated existing donor relationships over time
  • Superior communication, organizational, interpersonal, and strategic skills
  • Familiarity with National philanthropic community and high net worth individuals a plus
  • Persuasive writing, strong verbal communication and the ability to interact at the executive level are other key qualifications
  • Self-starter
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite