Title: Director of Institutional Giving
Organization: Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Summary of Position
The Director of Institutional Giving is a senior member of a nine -person development team and will lead a strategic and proactive institutional giving effort to secure support from national, regional, and local foundation and corporate funders, as well as from federal, state, and local government agencies— and will be key in the execution of PPLM’s five-year, $50 million campaign for health equity in sexual and reproductive health, launched in 2020. The individual in this position will identify and cultivate new sources of support and work collaboratively with members of the executive team to respond to RFPs and other funding opportunities. With the Chief Development Officer, the director will assess the fundability of PPLM programs and their likelihood of attracting institutional support. This position is responsible for managing relationships with funders and tracking all associated activity in PPLM’s fundraising database. The director will work closely with the Finance department and other key staff to prepare and provide the appropriate financial information and to ensure that systems are in place to monitor the use of funding. Together with the Chief Development Officer, the Director will develop a long-range and annual plan to secure public and private institutional support for PPLM.
Compensation: $82,500-$91,500 annually, based on experience.
- Demonstrate a clear commitment (to colleagues and supporters) to PPLM’s work toward becoming an anti-racist organization.
- Supervise staff (Development Coordinator for Institutional Giving) ensuring they are adequately trained and supported, meet their goals, etc.
- Develop and implement cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies designed to achieve those goals.
- Recognize emerging opportunities that support long-range goals and strategic priorities.
- Provide leadership and guidance to key PPLM stakeholders regarding fundability of their programs and their role in the solicitation and stewardship processes.
- Responsible for the research, preparation and writing required to create compelling proposals.
- Maintain a tracking system for prospects, projects in need of funding, and proposal requirements and deadlines. Maintain donor files including granting guidelines, interest areas, and levels of support.
- Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate staff at key foundations, corporations, and government agencies involving other PPLM staff as appropriate. Ensure that funders are kept informed about and engaged with our work.
- Responsible for acknowledgements and accurate tracking in Raisers’ Edge, and preparation of timely reports, consistent with funder requirements
- Coordinate with the Finance department to ensure that tracking systems are in place to monitor use of funding and coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure that grant requirements are met.
- Conduct ongoing research into funding opportunities and communicate emerging opportunities to PPLM stakeholders
- Other tasks as assigned
- Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required.
- Five to eight years experience as an institutional fundraiser, grant writer, or program developer at a non-profit institution or organization
- Commitment to PPLM’s mission and ability to communicate organizational priorities to the general public
- Demonstrated ability to work with people of different races, ethnicities, sexual and gender identities and expressions, ages, abilities and experiences
- Clear experience with DEI and Belonging work; ability to embrace PPLM’s Equity Action Plan and represent the work to donors and supporters
- Commitment to addressing the impact of racism and other oppressions on sexual health
- Outstanding ability to communicate in writing, specifically the ability to synthesize information into fully developed, persuasive proposals
- Excellent research and organizational skills
- Ability to work autonomously and be self-directed
- Management experience including excellent interpersonal skills and the capacity to deal with a wide range of relationships and situations.
- Ability to set and meet deadlines
- Ability to react nimbly to shifts in the external environment
- Ability to understand and interpret financial statements in order to write proposals and manage reporting
- Facility with fundraising databases (Raisers’ Edge preferred) and competency in Microsoft Office.
- A collaborative spirit and sense of humor
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