To conduct the full range of activities required to research, prepare, submit and manage grant proposals to foundations on behalf of the Young Life ministry.
Assist staff in executing a plan to build relationships with appropriate staff and trustees of foundations prior to submission of a proposal.
Assist staff in developing a specific thanking and reporting strategy with the foundations that align with Development departments core donor care philosophy.
Assist staff in managing the funds received from foundations that align with excellent standards of stewardship.
Encourage and remind areas to re-submit proposals with established foundations according to their grant cycles.
Give leadership to the development and submission of high quality, appropriate and innovative proposals to foundations to benefit the field.
Develop, write and submit persuasive letters of inquiry, proposals and applications to select foundations.
Interpret grant proposal requirements.
Track results of grant proposals.
Maintain proposal records in database and in paper files.
Review, proof and edit communique going to foundations.
Improve the percentage rate of grants successfully funded through improved storytelling and increased proposal volume.
Assist with social media communication updates with relevant and educational posts.
Assist where needed in helping field staff write CASE statements.
Assist where needed in helping the Development department write copy for brochures, social media, blogs, etc. to aid in marketing specific initiatives.
Perform prospect research on foundations.
Analyze and determine whether a foundation is a viable prospect for various Young Life ministries/campaigns
Provide research on corporations as required.
Gather information and statistics relevant to the field need for which funding is sought.
Work in partnership with the director of Foundation and Corporate Relations to achieve department goals and report on progress of goals.
Work in partnership with Development Services staff, divisional and regional campaign directors to provide staff a consistent and seamless level of service.
Carry out other duties as assigned to support the major foundation work.
Experience Required for the Job:
Past proposal or professional writing required.
Excellent project management and organizational skills.
Proven experience in positive interpersonal interactions.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in persuasive writing.
Proficiency with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) preferred.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with this job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.