Job Posting
Foundations Manager
November 25, 2021

Bridges to Prosperity (B2P) envisions a world where poverty caused by rural isolation no longer exists.

Rural isolation is a root cause of poverty, and we believe that connection is the foundation for opportunity. Incorporated in 2001, B2P builds cost-effective, scalable infrastructure that connects communities that face extreme isolation. The organization has supported or constructed footbridges in 21 countries that serve more than 1.2 million people providing them with vital access to schools, clinics and hospitals, markets, jobs, and government services.

B2P is a purpose-driven organization, focused on rapidly scaling our solution globally. To support our ambitious growth strategy, we are on the hunt for a high-performing Foundations Manager, who will be responsible for working with the B2P Development Team to steward existing foundation partners and identify, cultivate, and secure new funding opportunities. The ideal candidate is an effective storyteller who can capture the challenge of rural isolation, the impact of connection, and the beauty of rural communities in communications, presentations, and grant proposals. They have the personal management skills to work on several diverse projects at once, all with varied deadlines, and are committed to continually building a deep knowledge of all of the organization’s programs, objectives, and audiences, as well as the priorities and preferences of our target donors, to inform the development of customized engagement strategies.

 

Responsibilities

Foundation Relations

Work with the Director of Business Development to inform and support Bridges to Prosperity’s foundation fundraising strategy, with a focus on submission of top quality, winning grant proposals, due diligence materials, and reports.

  • Conduct research to identify, cultivate, and solicit foundation funding opportunities in alignment with B2P’s programs and objectives.
  • Steward existing and new foundation funding partnerships in alignment with a customized strategy.
  • Manage the proposal submission and reporting process for all grant opportunities assigned to ensure timely application of all required materials.
  • Craft high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, supporting documentation, and reports.
  • Work with B2P’s finance team to prepare complete and accurate financial data for funders.

Corporate Foundation Proposal and Report Drafting

Work with the Corporate Partnerships team to craft grant proposals, due diligence materials, and reports for corporate foundation opportunities in alignment with relationship principal strategies for funder cultivation.

  • Manage the proposal submission and reporting process, collaboratively with the Corporate Partnerships team, for corporate foundation grant opportunities, to ensure timely application of all required materials.
  • Craft high-quality grant proposal narratives, applications, supporting documentation, and reports in alignment with B2P’s programs and Corporate Partnerships objectives.
  • Work with B2P’s finance team to prepare complete and accurate financial data for corporate foundation funders.

Content Writing

Work with the B2P Development Team to deliver engaging copy for content needs across the Development Team and, more broadly, the organization.

  • Collaborate across departments to create innovative content ideas.
  • Compose blog post, press release, newsletter, web, and printed material copy built on data-driven insights and appropriately targeted to the intended audience.
  • Edit copy produced by other members of the team.

Development Operations

Work in partnership with the Development Operations team to ensure timely and accurate pipeline and revenue records in Salesforce.

  • Maintain opportunity pipeline records for all partners and opportunities assigned.
  • Regularly monitor payment information to ensure timely collection of gifts.
  • Ensure partners are added to appropriate communications in alignment with cultivation strategy.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required (preferred in English, Journalism, Communications, or a related field). Relevant, post-graduate degree is beneficial.
  • Minimum two years of experience in grant or content writing (nonprofit experience a plus), with a demonstrated ability to write successful proposals.
  • Minimum two years of experience in fundraising, sales, or other relationship management.
  • Outstanding research skills.
  • Clear, precise, and compelling writing skills with excellent grammar and punctuation
  • Ability to manage rejection and move past common proposal objections.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Exceptional ability to adapt to changing priorities with equanimity.
  • Personal initiative that allows you to excel in an unstructured workplace.
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

 

Location

The job is remote, but applicant must be based out of the United States.

 

Salary Range

$55,000 – $65,000

 

Sound like you? Tell us a bit more about yourself below by January 15, 2022.

 

Compensation and benefits: $55,000 – $65,000 annual salary based on experience. Full time benefits include 20 days PTO, 6 days sick time, 6 paid holidays, 10 business days office closure for in December/January, paid parental leave, professional development and tuition reimbursement, 403b with employer contribution, health/vision/dental insurance benefits, flexible hybrid work model and more.

 

We have seen firsthand the benefits of a diverse team, and the strength that comes with diversity in experience, background, and perspective. We strongly encourage applications from individuals that would bring a unique or underrepresented perspective to our organization.