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Community Impact Manager
The Community Impact Manager leads new connections and fosters existing donor relationships, participates in development and solicitation strategies specific to their goals, and builds financial resources and visibility in the community by focusing on the assets and needs of people and communities most impacted by violence. This position would expand corporate, impact fund, individual, and government donations.
Organizational Overview and Mission
Founded in 2018, KC Common Good, a 501(c)3 organization, is addressing the root causes of violence to instill hope and ensure a successful future for every individual in the greater Kansas City region. Our mission is to create an environment where all citizens can live safely and have access to real opportunities. We are conveners and connectors, bringing together the business community, engaged citizens, community resources, and key stakeholders to make an investment in societal change for our common good. Utilizing a collective impact strategy, KC Common Good is a backbone organization working across diverse stakeholders throughout Kansas City with a $1.5 million operating budget.
KC Common Good Culture and Environment
We are committed to addressing social justice and positively impacting marginalized communities. Our work environment is casual, but the work itself is intense. We support one another as full humans and work toward life balance. We are passionate about what we do, mission-driven, and drawn towards innovative solutions. We seek to continually learn and improve through reflection and inquiry. We desire to maintain a positive, respectful work environment while also allowing for a full range of emotions and experiences. We lead with empathy and seek to proactively address conflict. We enjoy being a team and value collaboration among KC Common Good staff.
Research current and prospective foundation, government, and corporate funders
- Keep abreast of industry trends, strategize funding and program opportunities that help grow the organization, and implement the fundraising strategy.
- Research prospective foundations, government agencies, and corporations to determine grant opportunities, giving interests, and donor viability, becoming familiar with key decision-makers
- Share research and communicate opportunities with colleagues
- Identify new funding sources through research tools, websites, social media, and search engines
Cultivate, develop relationships with and write grants for current and potential funders
- Apply for grant funding from corporate, foundation, individual, and government sources to meet short- and long-term financial goals.
- Ensure all documentation is accurate and completed, and on time, as required by funders
- Work with staff to acquire information needed for reports and ensure staff are updated on the progress
- Work with the management team to coordinate activities and responsibilities for grants, structured time management to ensure the ability to meet deadlines
- Responsible for creating cultivation and solicitation communications (letters, proposals, and reports) as well as managing all aspects of donor recognition
- Oversee execution and planning of fundraising events in coordination with an events team and supervise other fundraising priorities, serving as staff lead for the fundraising and fundraising event committees
- Fundraise for a multimillion-dollar fund to support evidence-based violence reduction strategies
- Leverage the fund to align the corporate, government, and foundation communities
- Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including KC Common Good's donor database and wealth screening tools.
- Track grant proposals and maintain an organizational calendar of grant cycles
- Update constituent records in the database, craft grant reports to funders, maintain accurate and organized paper and electronic files, prepare annual giving and contribution reports
- Function as a spokesperson for the organization, effectively sharing the vision of KC Common Good.
- Lead in building trust, mutuality, creativity, integrity, and dignity.
- Understand the roles and contributions of all sectors of the community.
- Create anti-violence public policy recommendations and write opinion pieces.
- Embody KC Common Good within the community, effectively communicating our "why" in how we collectively can reduce violence.
- Provide the Board of Directors education and guidance regarding their fundraising role at quarterly board, development committee and annual planning meetings
- Facilitate cross-sector alignment, identifying opportunities that effectively serve a focused population to address community-based violence reduction holistically
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in fund development, social services, project management, social impact design, communications, public policy, marketing or related field.
- More than five years of experience in a similar role.
- A solid track record in developing relationships and meeting fundraising goals
- Well-developed understanding of how to enable group decision-making and problem-solving.
- Technology abilities with Microsoft Office, utilizing shared documents and spreadsheets; willingness to learn new applications and identify innovative ways for technology to support the organization.
- Familiarity with asset-based and/or social impact design approaches to community development.
- Basic knowledge of and commitment to learning about social impact, social determinants of health, social justice, and other focuses of KC Common Good programming.
- Strong organizational, grant writing and time-management skills, with the ability to set priorities and limits to accomplish tasks, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities.
Work conditions may include:
- Working at a computer for long periods of time.
- Making and receiving numerous emails, video and voice calls, and texts.
- Working from home with in-person meetings. Ability to drive yourself to in-person meetings, events, and other professional obligations across the Kansas City metropolitan area.
- Appearing publicly and speaking on behalf of the organization.
KC Common Good (KCCG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. KCCG is committed to equal employment opportunities for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at KC Common Good are based on organizational needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, place of birth, credit history, or serious medical condition or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. KCCG encourages applicants of all ages.
Salary is commensurate with experience in the $75,000-$95,000 range.
- Paid Time Off
- Paid Holidays
- Flex Time/Hybrid work environment
- Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
- Cover letter that states your interest and experience in fund development for violence reduction
- A sample of work that illustrates your experience for the role ( grant example or position paper)
- List of references 3-5
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Range: $75,000 - 99,999