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.
- 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
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite