Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 05-Jun-2017 to 04-Jul-2017
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Low $50’s
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package Available

United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Grants and Public Policy Specialist will play a key role in the growth and development of public and private foundation revenue, while also supporting the work of United Way's public policy efforts. UWCI is a nonpartisan, non-ideological organization.

Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. 

Provide support to the team leadership for United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) grants and public policy/governmental affairs work at the federal, state and local levels. This is in support of identified priorities and in conjunction with the efforts of Indiana United Ways and United Way Worldwide. Support the development and engagement of our community partners in support of UWCI priorities.

Grants
Under the direction of Director of Grants and Foundations, the position will:
• Support proposal/reporting writing needs for the Grants Team
• Utilize prospect research skills to identify prospective public and private foundation supporters
• Draft acknowledgements for foundation donors
• Orchestrate logistics for donor meetings, including the annual Foundation Breakfast
• Assisting with drafting and developing funding agreements for United Way's grantmaking, ensuring that all contracts are property uploaded and tracked in the database
• Provide administrative support (as needed) to Director, Grants and Foundations

Public Policy
Under the direction of the Vice President, Public Policy, the position will:
• Support the identification, research, monitoring, and organizational advocacy efforts related to key local and /or regional public policy issues.
• Facilitates the development of policy reports, issue papers, op-eds and outreach materials.
• Draft communications for newsletters, email action "alerts" and social media.
• Support development and execution of the annual Public Policy agenda for UWCI and the Legislative Breakfast/Reception.
• Develop presentations as appropriate to support fundraising, agency and community engagement.
• Supports UWCI Public Policy Committee
• Provide administrative support (as needed) to Vice President of Public Policy

Other Duties and Responsibilities
• Work effectively with a diverse group of external callers, visitors and internal team members
• Prioritize and organize diversified workload and assignments while exercising sound judgement; may recommend changes in current office practices and procedures
• Create, proofread and edit letters and documents for grammatical accuracy, clarity and conciseness
• Perform special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives.  The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in nonprofit management, public administration, law, government, social work or related field required, with approximately three years of experience in proposal development and/or public policy, preferably related to human services and/or education issues. Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis. Excellent writing, communication, project management skills are required. Good organizational and administrative skills needed. Must possess strong computer skills including database management. Familiarity with a variety of research techniques, internet and sources is necessary.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.
Core Competencies
United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
• Courage
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• Thinking Strategically
• Stakeholder Experience
• Effective Communication

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