Job Description: The Associate Director of Institutional Giving will be responsible for building and sustaining a portfolio of private foundation, corporate foundation and government agency funders to support World Science Festival’s (WSF) near and long-term growth. This position reports to the Director of Development.
- Design, implement, and manage a fundraising portfolio focused on expanding and enhancing foundation, corporate foundation and government agency relationships and financial support. Responsibilities include identification of foundation, corporate foundation and government prospects, development of fundraising strategies, and preparation of proposals, applications, reports, budgets, correspondence, and other written and financial materials.
- Through active and ongoing research into institutional sources of funding, identify emerging philanthropic trends and areas of common interest between institutional donors/prospects and WSF.
- Represent WSF, along with the Director of Development, as the institutional contact for the organization.
Proposal writing & preparation:
- Identify, solicit and cultivate major philanthropic commitments from foundations, corporations and governmental agencies to support the mission and goals of WSF.
- Partner with the other Development staff, Finance, Education and Programming Departments on the writing of education and media proposals targeted for institutional sources of funding.
- Develop competitive proposals, including letters of inquiry and full grant applications for WSF programmatic goals and initiatives.
Reporting & Stewardship:
- Develop and maintain a high-quality stewardship process for active institutional prospects and donors.
- Work with the Chief Finance Officer to prepare required narrative and financial reports.
- Assure all grant requirements are fulfilled by the WSF Programming, Marketing, Media and Operations teams on the agreed upon schedule.
- Oversee maintenance of institutional donor and prospect histories and files (both physical and electronic in database)
- Manage and assure timely production and processing of all grant budgets, payments, and formal acknowledgements and correspondence.
- Oversee the maintenance and monitoring of a full calendar of institutional giving activity, including proposal deadlines, prospect meetings, interim and final reports and other donor communications.
Qualifications And Special Requirements:
- Minimum 5 years institutional giving experience.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- Demonstrated grant writing success.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong analytical skill, particularly with project budgets.
- Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and Internet), strong information management skills, particularly with Customer Relationship Management software like Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.
- Capacity to effectively prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines consistently.
- Ability to be self-directed and work independently in a fast-paced work environment.
- Must be able to handle sensitive, confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
- Collaborative, flexible, team-oriented and positive work ethic.
About World Science:
The World Science Festival (WSF) is an innovative multi-media organization that produces original live and digital content straddling the arenas of science, technology, the arts, media, performance and education. With the goal of radically transforming public perceptions of science, WSF creates world-class programming featuring inspired collaborations, outstanding talent and novel production techniques that bring scientific discovery, insight and perspective to a broad general audience.
Our flagship live event in New York City debuted in 2008 and is an unprecedented annual tribute to imagination, ingenuity and inventiveness. In 2016, WSF launched a sister festival in Australia – World Science Festival Brisbane. Our original musical and theatrical works tour nationally and internationally. The Festival has drawn over 3.4 million in-person visitors worldwide, and garnered more than 190 million views on our online video platforms. World Science U is the Festival’s online education arm where students and lifelong learners dive more deeply into cutting edge science through artfully produced digital education content presented by world-renowned scientists.
How to Apply:
Please email your resume, with a cover letter and salary requirements to email@example.com with “with “Associate Director of Institutional Giving” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
The World Science Foundation is an equal employment opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, religion/creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, conviction history, predisposing genetic characteristics, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status or other protected class in compliance with applicable law.