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Associate, Foundation Relations

Department: CED-Development-General
Location: Washington, DC

Since 1984, Share Our Strength has led the fight against hunger and poverty by inspiring an organizing individuals and businesses to share their strengths. Today, through the No Kid Hungry and Cooking Matters campaigns, Share Our Strength is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need. No child should go hungry in America—we’re on our way to making that a reality and we want you to join us. We’re bold, creative, always open to new ideas, and 100% dedicated to our mission. If that sounds like you, we’d like to consider becoming part of our team.

The Foundation Relations Associate collaborates with the Director of Foundation Relations to manage all aspects of the cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of private foundations in regional markets and nationally. The Associate deepens relationships across a defined foundations portfolio (through personal outreach and communications), to increase retention and long-term value of these donor segments, and to identify prospects for continued stewardship through the foundation pipeline. 

This position is preferably based in Washington, D.C. but could be fully remote for the right candidate. This position offers a range of $55,000-$58,000. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • With guidance from the Director, manages a small portfolio of approximately 20 foundation donors (varying from $5,000 to $75,000 in size) through all phases of the foundation relationship cycle, including identification of opportunities, discovery meetings with the Director of Foundation Relations, assists in cultivation meetings with foundation officers, proposal preparation/writing/editing, as well as report writing/editing.
  • Manages the Foundations benefits program/packages to ensure that foundation donors are receiving recognition.
  • Coordinates with Shared Support team to ensure we have the most up-to-date state- and project-specific language for proposals, reports, and other outreach.
  • Actively prospects and/or qualifies prospects (as they come to us) through research for giving potential and organizational alignment.
  • Ensures appropriate stewardship in connection with grants. Assists Director of Foundation Relations in distributing event invitations, articles, organizational, updates, etc.
  • Manages the grant calendar and ensures all deadlines are recorded.
  • Works with Finance team and shares support to get grant agreements signed and executed.
  • Work closely with the Director of Foundation Relations and Creative Enterprise and Development colleagues to develop meaningful engagement opportunities.
  • Coordinate communications, invitations, and track RSVPS, for all special events – virtual or live. 
  • Review the foundation team’s records in Raiser’s Edge, which includes updating information on gifts, contacts, and campaigns, as well as generating reports and contact lists. Track daily all market donations to support timely acknowledgements.
  • Assist team with any mailings (annual reports, etc).
  • Partner with colleagues to support Share Our Strength's work to be a diverse and inclusive organization, and ensuring those values are embedded in the organization and throughout our work.
  • Assist with other tasks as assigned.
  • 15% travel

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required, and 2-3 years of relevant work experience.
  • 2-3 years’ experience in development and/or membership fundraising preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to build sustainable relationships for the purposes of fundraising.
  • Sound knowledge of industry trends and best practices; both detail and big picture oriented.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain focus and detail orientation in a fluid environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills, including the ability to identify and work through challenges, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence.
  • Strong skills in MS Office suite, and experience with Raisers Edge or similar donor management software preferred, but not required.
  • Adept at coordinating and prioritizing individual workload and maintaining focus and communication with colleagues in a remote environment.
  • Proven ability to excel working independently and as part of a (virtual and live) team environment.
  • Credible skill in clear, persuasive, and dynamic communication with various stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated interest in anti-hunger and anti-poverty issues.

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safety, we have implemented a mandatory vaccination policy for all staff. This position is subject to the policy (on the website). If selected for the role you will be required to present proof of full vaccination prior to your start date.

DIVERSITY

At Share Our Strength, we value an individual’s diversity of backgrounds, experiences, ideas and perspectives. A hallmark of our history, culture and values has been the organization’s desire to bring together motivated, intelligent, and talented people to work together to find and implement solutions to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and abroad. We each come to Share Our Strength with a unique background, but together we form a team that yields amazing results. This shared value of encouraging and embracing diversity in our organization fosters a workplace and culture that is highlighted for its innovation, open expression of ideas, and collaboration. With a strong shared commitment to the organization’s mission, and a unique blend of individual strengths, we are all working toward ensuring that every individual can live a healthy and productive life.
 

 

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Share Our Strength does not extend offers of employment without application to positions on our careers website or without interviews. Share Our Strength posts all career opportunities (contract, full- and part-time roles, Youth Ambassadors, internships) on our careers page and on recognized industry-specific websites, including LinkedIn, Idealist, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Handshake, and a few others. Offers of employment from Share Our Strength (or No Kid Hungry, Cooking Matters, or Community Wealth Partners) never come from free or personal email domains (gmail.comlive.comyahoo.com, hotmail.com, etc.). Share Our Strength does not require individuals to release personal data—personal contacts, social security number, tax documents, or banking information—early in the interview process. Share Our Strength will never request financial information for an applicant to secure a job as an employee or a contractor. 

 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Purpose 

Share Our Strength is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff. In order to maintain this safe workplace, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our partners and visitors; and the community at large. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable. 

Scope 

Except as set forth below in the section titled “Exemptions,” all Employees (which, only for purposes of this policy, include full and part-time regular staff, AmeriCorps, temporary employees, and interns) must be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receipt of the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (e.g., Pfizer, Moderna) or two weeks after receipt of a one-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson & Johnson). Share Our Strength may also require that employees receive any booster shots ultimately recommended by health authorities. 

Procedures 

Employees will be notified by HR as to the timeframe(s) for having the vaccine(s) administered. Only vaccines that have received an Emergency Use Authorization or have been fully approved by the FDA or World Health Organization shall qualify. 

COVID-19 vaccinations are generally available free of charge, regardless of whether an individual has health insurance or not. Share Our Strength can provide informational resources where Employees without insurance may receive the vaccine at no charge. 

All Employees will be paid for time taken to receive vaccinations. Employees are to work with their managers to schedule appropriate time to comply with this policy. 

Before the stated deadlines to be vaccinated, Employees must provide proof of vaccination or have been approved for an exemption pursuant to the section below. For virtually all Employees, documentation will consist of the Employee's vaccination card. If other documentation is used, it should only include proof of vaccination and not other medical or genetic information (e.g., family medical history). 

If an Employee is unable to provide proof of vaccination or a reasonable accommodation cannot be provided, the Employee may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. 

Exemptions 

Employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, or as otherwise required by law, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to HR. 

Employees who plan to request an exemption as a reasonable accommodation should submit the Request for Accommodation form at least ten days before the stated deadline to be vaccinated in order to avoid becoming non-complaint with this policy. Share Our Strength will assess whether such Employees are eligible for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with the Organization’s policy as well as federal, state, and local law. Share Our Strength will also keep any medical information obtained in connection with a request for a reasonable accommodation confidential in accordance with, and to the extent required by, applicable law, regulations and guidance. 

Additional Information 

This policy is an essential component of Share Our Strength’s overall strategy and commitment to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is designed for use together with, and not as a substitute for, other measures to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. Additional information regarding the Organization’s COVID-19-related health and safety policies and procedures can be found on StrengthNet (an internal resource).

This policy will remain in effect until further notice. The Organization reserves the right to modify this policy at any time in its sole discretion. Please direct any questions regarding this policy to HR. 

Last revised October 15, 2021

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