The Manager, Resource Mobilization will be a key member of the Resource Mobilization (RM) team, responsible for leading the organization’s grant proposal and report writing and ensuring appropriate stewardship of investment partners.
The ideal candidate for this position is someone who loves to write with vision and precision, has experience creating successful proposals and communications for a variety of funders, and is comfortable working in a fast-paced, innovative, start-up environment. This role will develop an in-depth understanding of Opportunity@Work’s strategic plan, product and initiatives in order to contribute to the organization’s success.
This position can be based in Washington, D.C, the San Francisco/Bay Area or remote and will report directly to the Senior Manager, Resource Mobilization, as well as collaborate with Senior Leaders and other Opportunity@Work teams on major proposals and reports.
Proposal/Grant Writing (50%)
Participate in prospect/donor meetings--assisting with meeting prep and taking notes to be incorporated in partnership proposals
Contribute to the development of streamlined, cross-functional processes for proposal and grant development and submission
Lead on the research, writing, and editing process for major grants and proposals, including working closely with senior leaders to identify and articulate partnership and funding opportunities
Contribute to the development of a variety of collateral (grant proposals, outreach emails, presentations, sales collateral, and reports) for existing and potential corporate and foundation partners
Maintain language bank of updated information and materials pertinent to proposals and reports
Grant Management (20%)
Create reporting templates for grant managers to use to keep them on track with their reporting and meeting goals and objectives
Draft grant reports and incorporate feedback from grant managers
Serve as the RM liaison to various internal teams to ensure strong collaboration and communication across the organization
Research/Landscape Analysis (15%)
Research prospective funders and partners; preparing detailed background materials to be used in meetings and proposals
Research, document, and log what comparable organizations are doing in terms of Future of Work (FOW) initiatives, (including size and source of major gifts)
Maintain a comprehensive inventory of corporations, workforce organizations (nonprofit and for-profit), foundations (corporate, social impact, private)
Salesforce Administration (15%)
Work with Resource Mobilization Associate to maintain RM records in Salesforce
Memorialize emails, documents, logs in Salesforce, and support team members across the org in doing so as well
Skills Knowledge and Expertise
3+ years of grant writing and reporting experience, preferably writing about a product or technical solution to a complex problem and/or for a social enterprise
Demonstrated ability to write successful grant proposals yielding six and seven-figure investments
Solid verbal and written communication; able to make complex topics clear and produce briefs, reports, and pitch decks equally well
Capable of managing multiple projects from start to finish
Sound organizational skills with excellent attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to build trust, develop strong relationships and effectively grow business with partners or customers
Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills
Energetic self-starter capable of identifying next steps and resolving problems proactively
Agile and comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Experience with Google Suite, Salesforce, Confluence, AirTable, or comparable tools preferred
Healthcare: We pay 100% of your medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% of the premium for your spouse and dependents.
Retirement: We match 4% of your salary (up to a maximum of $5,000) annually and will contribute an additional 1% of your paycheck, even if you don’t contribute.
Paid Time Off: We value work-life balance and encourage our team members to take time off as they see fit. In service of this, we offer unlimited paid time off.
Parental Leave: To help support new parents in the workplace, we offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedules: We are 100% remote through August 2021 and will continue to offer flexible schedules, including partial work-from-home options. Our policies and norms around work schedules are a recognition that we care about work outcomes over time spent at the office.
Professional Development: We believe that developing our team members’ skills is a pathway to accomplishing our mission. To this end, we offer you $2,000 annually for the professional development opportunities of your choice.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the applic...ation and employment process.
Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. We value and encourage the contributions of our employees and strive to create an environment where everyone can reach their full potential and drive outstanding results. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.
Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to increase career opportunities for the 71 million adults in the U.S. who do not have a four-year college degree but are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs).
For STARs, the American Dream has been fading due in part to an “opportunity gap,” in which access to the good jobs required for upward mobility often depends less on people’s skills and more on whether and where they went to college, who they know professionally and socially, or even how they look.
We envision a future in which employers hire people based on skills rather than their pedigree. We are uniting companies, workforce development organizations and philanthropists in a movement to restore the American Dream so that every STAR can work, learn and earn to their full potential.