The Institutional Giving Officer is responsible for managing robust portfolio of current funders and identifying specific grant opportunities for all programs of Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland. Populates aggressive pipeline that includes potential funder, corresponding capital, program, research need, anticipated solicitation amount and deadline. Writes LOIs, proposals, cover letters, etc. Implements cultivation strategies for private, family, corporate, and community foundations. This position works closely with Children's Hospital Foundation's major gift team in articulating the case for support to grant making constituents.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Comply with established Hospital and Foundation customer service standards.
1. Manages a portfolio of local, regional, and national foundation and corporate prospects; researches, identifies, evaluates, and writes LOIs and proposals.
2. Manages existing grants to ensure that each project or program meets proposal conditions and expectations.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Tracks and updates existing grants database; tracks grants, opens new proposals and facilitates the diversification of the private foundation portfolio.
- Works with Administrative Assistant in maintaining the grants activity calendar and The Raiser's Edge database. Prepares appropriate reports to support recognition of Foundation & Corporate donors for annual report recognition, events, etc.
- Cultivates relationships, as well as communicates and coordinates effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Creates and maintains a library of templates for developing future grant proposals.
3. Writes and generates all required reports on time; works with appropriate departments to ensure compliance with all terms and conditions of grants.
4. Tracks metrics and provides department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
5. Contacts funders for grant status when there has been no response and notifies progam personnel with status update, including but not limited to reasons for grants denied.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Outstanding organizational and time management skills and strong research abilities; deadline-driven, with a commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to independently drive projects with multiple stakeholders;
Excellent grant writing skills; ability to write grammatically correct, clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive LOIs, proposals and cover letters;
Ability to build effective, collaborative relationships internally with medical center staff, physicians and externally with foundation program officers
Ability to assess programs and identify those with a strong potential for funding
Ability to synthesize appropriate levels of information about a broad range of health disciplines and interdisciplinary areas and clearly, concisely and persuasively articulate information to funders;
Ability to think strategically;
Ability to maintain confidentiality on behalf of Foundation donors and colleagues;
Understanding of major issues and trends in philanthropy.
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge database and spreadsheet systems, grant fundraising, monitoring and reporting
Minimum of three years experience in position(s) with Foundation and Corporate Funders prospect research, analysis and writing responsibilities required.
Minimum of two years experience in development department of non-profit institution preferred
No license required
No certification required
No registration required
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: 3-6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 3 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 8 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 15 lbs
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.