Foundation Relations Manager
Company: ShelterBox USA
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: March 16, 2020
Position Title: Foundation Relations Manager
ShelterBox is a leading global nonprofit organization whose mission
is to deliver humanitarian aid in the form of shelter and
lifesaving supplies when natural disaster or political conflict
devastates a region. From Syria, to Somaliland, the Philippines,
Indonesia, the Lake Chad Basin, and beyond, in 2019 ShelterBox
provided shelter to more than 145,000 people who were left homeless
from disaster and conflict situations. ShelterBox has a four-star
rating from Charity Navigator, a platinum status in GuideStar, was
nominated for the 2018 and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize and is the
official project partner of Rotary International in disaster
Our (Awesome) TeamWe are a fast-paced, high-performance team that
is ambitious in our pursuits, passionate about our mission, and
creative in our execution. We encourage professional development by
exposing team members to all aspects of our organization.
Think you want to join our team? We are actively seeking a
Foundation Relations Manager to join our team in our Santa Barbara,
CA office. Details on the specific responsibilities and minimum
qualifications are provided below, but before reading on please ask
yourself the following questions:
1. Am I a self-starter and do I thrive in an entrepreneurial
environment where I'm responsible for all aspects of my role, doing
my part to help run an efficient business, and assist in the
development of long-term goals and the strategies to reach them?2.
Do I have the ability to relate closely to colleagues as internal
customers and to help remove roadblocks so others can shine in
their roles?3. Am I passionate about contributing to continued
dynamic improvements in the global humanitarian aid arena?
If you've answered "yes" to each question, please read on!
The PositionShelterBox USA is looking for a dynamic and
strategy-minded Foundation Relations Manager who will partner with
SBUSA's Director of Foundation Relations. This position is
responsible for growing and sustaining funding from foundations to
support the global mission of providing emergency shelter and
essential supplies to communities devastated by disaster or
The Manager is responsible for facilitating the entire fundraising
cycle including identifying, soliciting, stewarding, growing and
renewing foundation gifts to support ShelterBox USA's mission. This
includes but is not limited to prospect, donor, grant, and report
research; foundation grant and report writing, foundation data
management and analysis, and strategic planning. Additional
critical tasks include
- Fundraising (30%): Work with Director of Foundation Relations
to establish short and long-range goals, objectives, and tactics
for the Foundation Relations Manager within the Foundation
- Grant and Report Writing: Write proposals and reports.
- Cultivate and Steward: Steward relationships with assigned
prospects and donors.
- Research (30%): Identifying and researching foundation
prospects, donors, and grant opportunities to inform foundation
relations fundraising tactics. Researching countries, humanitarian
crisis, and disasters to inform proposals and reports to
foundations, which will also be used to inform and educate the
broader ShelterBox USA team and assist other areas of fundraising
- Database and Records Management (30%):
- Maintenance: Maintain up-to-date foundation accounts and
correspondence within Raiser's Edge database and SharePoint/Teams
files. Utilize and leverage Raiser's Edge to ensure timeliness of
grant solicitations and reports.
- Track, Analyze, and Report: Maintain accurate accounting of all
foundation income and its sources. Interface with finance team to
fulfill information requests and maintain reporting accuracy.
Utilize and leverage Raiser's Edge as an analysis tool to track
donors, identify trends, and improve overall work of department
including generating queries, reports, exports and other collection
data as needed.
- Other Duties as Assigned (10%): The Foundation Relations
Manager will occasionally be asked to take on other projects or
partner with other members of the fundraising team to support
campaign appeals and events.Position Status and LocationThis
position is an exempt, full-time role and is located at ShelterBox
USA's fundraising headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. The
Person We're Looking ForThe person we are looking for is dynamic,
full of energy and focused on our goal of establishing and building
deeper relationship to secure foundation gifts. The Foundation
Relations Manager is responsible for supporting the foundation
fundraising activities of ShelterBox USA.
- Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent prior experience in
international development, global studies, nonprofit management,
global economics, disaster management, or a similar area.
- Qualified candidates should possess excellent writing and
computer skills (Microsoft Office Word, SharePoint, PowerPoint, and
Excel), and database management skills.
- High interest in global humanitarian work, familiarity with
global news, human rights, development issues, and crisis/disaster
- Excellent research, organizational, and communications skills
with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively.
- 2-4 years of experience in research, grant and report writing,
- Attention to detail with a high degree of initiative.
- Approaches mistakes and challenges with a lesson-learned,
- Proven track record of achieving goals.
- Exceptional team player with a proactive, "can-do" attitude,
and the ability to work flexibly and problem-solve within a team
- Experience working with a database, Raiser's Edge.
- Adobe InDesign experience a plus, but not required. We offer a
progressive benefits package including health insurance, paid time
off, and professional growth opportunities
Due to the nature of a disaster relief organization, employees may
be asked to work extended hours or on holidays without much advance
At ShelterBox, successful leaders are engaged, lifelong learners
who are excellent listeners and coaches, and value deep, authentic
collaboration in a cross-functional team. Most importantly, at
ShelterBox, success is measured in the "we" and not the "me." Our
leaders believe that their own success is measured not by personal
accomplishment, but by how their team is growing and contributing,
both as individuals and as a whole.
Instructions on How to ApplyTo apply for this position, submit your
resume and cover letter to . Resumes with accompanying cover
letters will be considered more carefully than those without.
Please include salary expectations. No phones calls please.
ShelterBox USA is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are
considered for employment without attention to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, veteran or disability status.
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