Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 21-Feb-2018 to 22-Mar-2018
  • - United Way of Central Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Mid to Upper $70’s
  • Full Time
  • Complete Benefits Package Available

Lead United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) strategies and activities primarily, but not exclusively, to grow the giving and engagement of public and private foundations. Responsible for renewing, increasing and securing new grant support, submitting grant reports and engagement of grant making organizations and foundations.  Coordinates the application, reporting and recording of grants and foundation gifts organization-wide. Tracks and maintains calendar of submission and other deadlines.

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. 

• Fundraising: In conjunction with internal partners, develop and implement strategies to grow the revenue generated from grant-making organizations and foundations. Responsible for planning, identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of current and prospective organizations.

• Relationships:  Work with UWCI's Community Impact team to identify, develop and implement opportunities to communicate community impact work, UWCI goals and priorities to constituents with a focus on grantmaking organizations and foundations.  Be knowledgeable about UWCI's work in Central Indiana and an effective and compelling communicator of the same to advance engagement and brand value. Coordinate tracking and receipt of gifts with accounting; ensure thank you, application and reporting communication is sent in timely manner.  Ensure activity is recorded in CRM database in a timely manner.

• Relationships: Develop and maintain regular contact with existing and prospective grant-making organizations. Identify and communicate with appropriate UWCI team members regarding opportunities to leverage these relationships more broadly. 

• Annual Goals: Develop and achieve established goals for organizational grant and foundation giving as well as personal portfolio goals for annual fundraising and engagement. Work with other members of the UWCI team to ensure goals reflect and align and contribute to the broader goals of the organization. Ensure all grants are applied for and reports are submitted on time.

• Leadership: Provide primary oversight of the Senior Manager, Grants and Special Projects and the Grants and Public Policy Coordinator, assuring team coordination to achieve goals.

• Flexibility:  As with any successful organization, UWCI is evolving with our changing external environment.  Flexibility is a key attribute for this position.  A willingness to take on additional duties to ensure the success of the team is essential.

• Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis.

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.

Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong reputation for integrity and professionalism, ability to resolve conflict constructively, strong performance management and evaluation capabilities including the willingness and ability to ensure accountability, ability to build strong relationship both inside and outside UWCI, ability to think strategically, commitment to fostering an inclusive environment consistent with UWCI's commitment to diversity and inclusion.  Must have the ability to prepare, explain, and monitor performance, manage a diverse group of donors and volunteers, manage projects and workload, and engage constructively with the other members of the UWCI team.

Education and/or Experience
Demonstrated history of writing successful grant proposals and reports is required. Bachelor's degree required.  Focus in philanthropic studies, public administration, business, marketing or other related field with at least four years business, social services or nonprofit administrative experience preferred.  Knowledge of the central Indiana community and the human service sector is preferred.   Proven successful sales or fundraising experience required. 1-2 years of supervisory experience preferred.

*Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis. (this sentence needs included after educational requirements).

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 an employee 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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