Foundation Manager

Giving Back Fund | Los Angeles, California

Background

The Giving Back Fund (GBF) is a national nonprofit organization that encourages and facilitates charitable giving by professional athletes, celebrities, high net worth individuals, existing nonprofit organizations, corporations and others who truly desire to give back. We provide philanthropic consulting, management and administrative services while operating as a flexible, convenient vehicle for establishing individual foundations and fiscally sponsored projects under a governance structure like that of a community foundation. By offering a straightforward and cost-effective approach to philanthropy, high-level expertise and professional services, and carefully targeted giving opportunities, GBF helps those who want to give back to society and to the communities that have nurtured them.

Job Summary

The Giving Back Fund, Inc. is currently seeking to add a new team member, a Foundation Manager, who would be an integral member of our growing Foundation team.  The Foundation Manager handles a portfolio of charitable clients and work on a cross-functional Foundation team.

Responsibilities

Program Administration

  • Manage day-to-day operations of select foundations
    • Respond to public requests for information regarding foundation programs
    • Coordinate volunteers, partner nonprofit organizations, and corporate sponsors
    • Arrange graphic design and printing needs
    • Research opportunities for expansion and partnerships
    • Critically evaluate growth opportunities and ways for clients to increase impact
    • Advise clients related to IRS rules and regulations
    • Develop and oversee of project budgets
    • Develop and implement new charitable programs to meet foundations’ donor advisors’ goals
    • Interact with high-profile clients on the phone, over email and in-person on a regular basis
    • Process payment requests from foundations
    • Distribute acknowledgment letters for his/her portfolio
    • Research social issues and existing programs working on the issue, and provide innovative solutions to these social issues
    • Oversee the planning and coordination of events and fundraisers
    • Manage grant and scholarship cycles of assigned foundations. Duties include:
      • Researching and contacting potential grant/scholarship recipients
      • Distributing RFPs and applications
      • Performing due diligence on potential recipients
      • Accepting applications, notifying grant recipients of award, notifying appropriate media sources
      • Create and manage database of applications, distribute for review and disseminate notification of results
      • Organize reporting and results from grants and scholarships

Development and Fundraising

  • Use Raiser’s Edge to manage donors for individual foundations
  • Research funding opportunities for foundations (sponsorships, grants, partnerships, etc.)
  • Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals to support GBF’s foundations

Other duties

  • Perform other duties as required
  • Some evening and weekend hours required

Limited amount of travel required

Qualifications

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree, work experience in the nonprofit or philanthropy sectors, and 5+ years working experience required.

  • Extremely attentive to details
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Works well with a variety of individuals
  • Communicates clearly and effectively
  • Works calmly and efficiently in a crisis
  • Excellent listening skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite – particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint, including mail merge
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and identify priority tasks
  • Skilled at working in high-paced environment, with high volume of emails/tasks
  • Quick learner to new and unfamiliar projects/tasks
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus

How to Apply

Please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

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