Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 04-Oct-2021 to 03-Nov-2021
  • - Early Learning Indiana
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Full Time
  • Medical, prescription, dental, vision, health savings, flexible spending accounts, and an employee assistance program; Access to a generous retirement matching plan, life insurance coverage and short- and long-term disability insurance.


The Director of Donor Engagement and Grants is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic, multi-channel approach to donor engagement. A critical part of this work will include helping to identify, pursue and shepherd strategic and ongoing grant opportunities.  This role will gain an in-depth understanding of the organization, advancement priorities, and donors in order to create a compelling strategy for building and developing Early Learning Indiana's donor base.  


  • Spearhead the drafting, submission and stewardship of grant proposals for the organization, engaging other team members and contract grant writers as needed to support. 
  • Manage the organizational grants calendar and ensure the maintenance of current records, including contact management, grant tracking and reporting.
  • Develop a deep understanding of ELI's organizational strategy, advancement priorities and current constituent base. Leverage knowledge and insights to inform annual planning efforts. 
  • Lead the development of donor messaging and communications for key audiences including: individual donors, corporations and philanthropic foundations. Ensure messaging is consistent and compelling across mediums - stories, emails, appeals, grant proposals, event promotions, social media posts and more.
  • Create and execute high-impact annual plans that support the team in meeting key advancement goals, to include day of service and end of year campaign annually.
  • Build meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including auxiliary members.
  • Establish and implement a robust stewardship and communication plan to ensure donors stay up-to-date and engaged in key organizational happenings. Support donor segmentation and stewardship strategy.
  • Institute tools and metrics for evaluating and reporting on donor engagement and the efficacy of various efforts. Serve as donor management database superuser.
  • Remain up-to-date in industry best practice and leading efforts for engaging and communicating with donors of all types.
  • Manage all day-to-day operations of the grant process. Adhere to department budget. Identify opportunities to drive efficiencies and streamline processes. 
  • Lead organization events that focus on or include donors and/or potential donors.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Philanthropy or related field required
  • 5+ years of five (5) years of experience in fundraising, development, donor cultivation, grant solicitation or other related field.
  • Prior experience in education a plus


  • Experience developing and executing a comprehensive fundraising strategy
  • Excellent communication, storytelling and influencing skills
  • Familiarity with how nonprofits function, philanthropy and content marketing
  • Keen ability to dig into data and translate into actionable insights
  • Ability to be creative and think around problems
  • Adept at completing multiple tasks and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to foster strong collaborative relationships working in a highly-matrixed environment
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skill

Click the APPLY button to apply online now.

Charitable Advisors LLC
  • Apply Now

  • Share This Page

Charitable Advisors Subscribe Job Board Newsletter Resources Services