Title: Grant Writing and Engagement Manager
Reports To: Senior Director of Institutional Giving
Positions Reporting To This Position: None
Location: Washington, DC
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: D
Salary Range (depending on experience): $68,000 – $83,000
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund believes our earth is worth mobilizing because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. LCV Education Fund (LCVEF) works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice.
LCVEF is hiring a Grant Writing and Engagement Manager who will work with the institutional giving team to produce written content, coordinate stewardship and cultivation, and manage a portfolio of funders. The ideal candidate is a proven strategic thinker with excellent writing, relationship management, and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to racial justice and equity. The Grant Writing and Engagement Manager will develop content to engage funders on a range of issues including climate change, clean energy, conservation, community organizing, democracy, civic engagement and social justice.
- Produce written content including, but not limited to, grant proposals and reports to grant-making organizations, factsheets for programs and initiatives, as well as customized impact updates for existing and prospective funders, ensuring that our commitment to racial justice and equity are integrated throughout materials.
- Coordinate the stewardship and cultivation activities of the institutional giving team to ensure that existing funders and priority prospects are receiving frequent high quality opportunities to engage with and learn more about LCVEF programs.
- Maintain an annual engagement calendar, manage production of funder materials in coordination with the Development marketing team and coordinate with the events team on funder engagement through events.
- Directly manage a defined portfolio of existing funders and prospects with an emphasis on funders who support projects that push for racial justice and equity, in line with organizational priorities. Ensure all funders are cultivated, stewarded and solicited as appropriate. Funders’ priorities may include climate, clean energy, and conservation as well as other program areas of LCVEF.
- Support program staff as the primary point of contact on the institutional giving team for one to two program areas, such as conservation, clean water, judiciary, or state capacity building.
- Coordinate internal joint meetings between the Institutional Giving team and other internal teams, such as programs, marketing and events.
- Ongoing participation and contribution to institutional giving team systems and processes, including regular team meetings, record-keeping and other projects as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work Experience: 3 to 5 years of fundraising, professional writing, or other relevant work experience with strong preference for candidates with experience in fundraising management, coordinating meetings, and proven writing ability. Experience in environmental nonprofits and/or social justice organizations strongly preferred.
- Skills: Required – Strong writing abilities, excellent organization and project management skills. Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to track and maintain multiple critical priorities. Ability to understand complex program information and translate it into compelling prose for funders. Strong orientation toward collaboration and teamwork. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing the quality of the work. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency with Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Docs). Database management skills. Preferred – Strong grasp of environmental and civic engagement issues. Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs. Demonstrated ability to work across departments and effectively manage up and laterally. Proficient in Salesforce. Grant-writing experience and/or training.
- Cultural Competence: Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
- Conditions: This position is based in Washington, DC. Please note that all LCVEF staff are currently working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Grant Writing and Engagement Manager” in the subject line by February 16, 2021. No phone calls please.
LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace.