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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Director of Grants and Stewardship

  7/9/2020   Serving Seniors
 Job Description        

The Director of Grants and Stewardship is responsible for leading the organization’s efforts related to institutional giving, grants, and stewardship. The Director of Grants and Stewardship also serves as the organization’s principal development writer. S/he will manage a portfolio of current and new institutional funders – businesses, corporations, foundations, community or civic organizations, and government entities. S/he will be expected to meet annual fundraising goals. Responsibilities include identifying and cultivating institutional funders, writing grant proposals and letters of intent, and ensuring the submission of reports for all institutional funders. The Director of Grants and Stewardship will also work closely and partner with the Director of Philanthropy to secure sponsorship for Serving Seniors’ annual gala and other special events. Further, the Director of Grants and Stewardship is responsible for managing the donor stewardship program for Serving Seniors, and actively participate in the creation and writing of marketing and communications materials for the agency. The Director of Grants and Stewardship must have flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as necessary to meet department goals.



Education/Experience • Bachelor’s Degree in English, marketing/communications, business, or a related field required. Master’s degree preferred. • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of fundraising experience required including extensive corporate, foundation, and government grant writing experience. • Track record of successfully obtaining grants and sponsorship from corporations, foundations, and government entities. Skills • Superb written communication skills • Advanced knowledge of MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) • Experience with complex fundraising software (DonorPerfect preferred) • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills • Ability to use good judgment and maintain confidentiality • Ability to work independently, multitask, and set priorities to meet deadlines • Strong organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail • Ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with various constituencies: clients, volunteers, staff, board members, and prospective and current donors • Team player who can work cooperatively with all staff toward common goals • Ease with public speaking


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