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Organizational Giving Manager

Posted: 06/23/2020

Organizational Giving Manager

Position Summary
United Inner City Services (UICS) is a regional leader in early childhood education and family development,
through its operation of two Kansas City-area schools: Metro Child and Family Development Center and St.
Mark Child and Family Development Center. The Organizational Giving Manager leads the Development
team’s grantsmanship and organizational donor management functions, specifically writing, research,
solicitation, and coordinating submissions. Reporting to the Chief Engagement Officer, the position works in
coordination with the Executive staff and the Grant Specialist to execute grant opportunities to support the
organization, including the diversification of our organizational giving base. The position will also work as an
UICS ambassador at mission-focused organizational and partner events.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
Responsible for managing all aspects of UICS grant program to include (but not limited to):
? Manage annual grant calendar and requests with the Chief Engagement Officer and Grant Specialist.
? Maintain a strong relationship with the Chief Program and Innovation Officer in supporting the
programs that the grant process represents including program needs and tracking outcomes.
? Lead scheduling with the Grant Specialist for grant proposals, applications, and reporting.
? Manage and submit proposals, applications, and reports on a timely basis.
? Lead internal Grant Pursuits/Planning meetings with the Director of Finance and Operations and
Development team.
? Maintain a monthly status report of grant activity and provide historical giving information.
? Thoroughly research local, regional, and national grant and corporate giving opportunities as assigned/
discovered with internal management staff, including new pursuits and existing relationship expansion.
? Day-to-day management of select funder and corporate relationships, including presentation support.
? Assist in the on-time tracking and preparation of all funder reports, with input from the Executive staff.
? Support donor data management by using Bloomerang donor management software for proofing and
content updates.
? Participate in cultivation discussions with outside partners as requested, including campus tours.
? Prepare annual plan-of-action for review with the Chief Engagement Officer that supports the larger
Development plan.
? Create accurate reports for fundraising and donor analysis, in cooperation with the Director of Finance
and Operations.
? Analyze raw data, draw conclusions and develop actionable recommendations for enhancing the
development process.
? Other Development departmental duties, as assigned, including event assistance, annual gratitude
reports, annual audit preparation, and outreach materials.

Qualifications
? Bachelor’s degree required (English, Communications, or Nonprofit Management) with 5 – 7 years of
experience; comparable years of experience will be considered.
? Understanding of the role of grant writing, development, and research within fundraising, in providing
program support, growth and advocacy.
? High level of interpersonal communication and writing skills are preferred, including the ability to draft
cover letters, prepare applications, and interact with funders, donors, and others.
? Ability to meet deadlines and display project management proficiency.
? Ability to exercise initiative, work independently, and collaborate with others.
? Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
? Ability to analyze relevant internal and external data for inclusion in proposals and reports.
? Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups in a culturally competent manner.
? Ability to articulate the vision, goals, and activities of the organization to inspire external engagement.
? Proficient with modern, relevant software programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Keynote.
Experience with Bloomerang or another similar donor management software is preferred.
? Available to work a flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends when required, primarily
to support UICS fundraising and community events.

Physical Requirements:
? Be able to lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
? Frequent bending, walking, squatting, lifting, standing, and/or sitting.
? Exposure to children’s illnesses and diseases.

Writing samples will be requested, specifically in the area of grant/technical writing. For more information,
please visit UICSKC.org and/or contact Gene Willis, UICS Chief Engagement Officer (gene.willis@uicskc.org).


United Inner City Services provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
 

Job Type: Full Time