Institutional and Corporate Giving Manager

The National LGBTQ Task Force advances full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people. We are building a future where everyone can be free to be their entire selves in every aspect of their lives. Today, despite all the progress we’ve made to end discrimination, millions of LGBTQ people face barriers in every aspect of their lives: in housing, employment, healthcare, retirement, and basic human rights. These barriers must go. That’s why the Task Force is training and mobilizing millions of activists across our nation to deliver a world where you can be you. The Task Force has offices in Washington, D.C., New York, and Miami. More information at www.thetaskforce.org

Location:                Washington, DC, New York or Miami, FL

Reports to:             Chief Development Officer

Supervises:             Sr. Field Organizer, Field Organizer

Travel:                      Up to 25%

Position Summary:

The primary focus of this position is to manage the organization’s efforts to cultivate and secure financial support from corporations and foundations. As part of the Development department, the responsibilities of the position include cultivating, stewarding and ensuring deliverables are reported on for these funders. The position will also assist in garnering and fulfilling institutional sponsorships for the organization’s two Miami-based events: Winter Party Festival and the National LGBTQ Task Force Gala – Miami as well as for our annual conference, Creating Change. As a confidential employee, this position is exempt from the bargaining unit.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Creates a robust plan for prospecting new funders and soliciting and cultivating the organization’s current portfolio of institutional funders, including corporations, foundations and other non-profit organizations.
  • For foundation funders, researches and identifies prospects based on organization’s programmatic work, ensures proposals and reports are of high quality and are submitted on time.
  • Create compelling pitch materials, including letters of intent and full proposals and brochures where indicated, working closely with program staff and the CDO ensure alignment with organizational and project budgets and priorities.
  • Manage an active grants and deliverables calendar. Work closely with staff across departments to submit timely reports and proposals.
  • Prospect for new sources regularly through a variety of methods, such as online searches, meetings with current funders, networking through Board and staff, as well as key events.
  • Evaluate all grant and corporate funding reports to make sure we are telling the story of our work and impact.
  • Secure meetings with prospective and, when needed, existing funders and prepare the CDO, Executive Director, Deputy Executive Director and other key staff or board members for these presentations.
  • Keep abreast of latest trends and developments in institutional fundraising. 
  • Develops materials to support the marketing and fundraising efforts of event volunteer committees.
  • Develops and implements annual institutional grants funding plan.
  • Ensure appropriate acknowledgment of institutional gifts.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Passion for the Task Force mission and impact.
  • History of creating excellent pitches, proposals and reports.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to lead work in a collaborative way among departments.
  • Flexibility, professionalism, strong judgment and decision-making skills, tenacity, high-quality work, resourcefulness, teamwork, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent writing skills, ability to present both virtually and in person.
  • Results-oriented team player dedicated to getting the job done.
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural and multi-racial environment where commitment to diversity based on race, ethnic origin, gender, age, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity and expression is an important institutional value. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and Excel a plus.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Four to six years of related experience with demonstrated success in cultivating, closing and reporting on gifts from foundations, corporations and government funders.
  • Experience in non-profit/LGBTQ or related social justice movement a plus.
  • Experience in marketing and communications a plus.

Compensation and Benefits:

This a full-time, exempt position. Salary commensurate with experience. Provides excellent benefits — health, dental and vision insurance; annual and sick leave; 403(b) plan.

How to Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume addressing your experience relevant to these responsibilities and qualifications and describing your interest in being a member of the Task Force staff. If possible, please submit the names, affiliations and contact information for three references. Applications submitted via e-mail for this position should be directed to hr@theTaskForce.org; please write “Institutional and Corporate Giving Manager ” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The Task Force is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Posted 04/16/2021