Focus on the Family Foundation Relations Manager in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job Description

*Manager of Foundations Relations *

Ministry Background:Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Focus on the Family has nearly 600 employees who work to achieve the mission of enriching the lives of parents, children, and families. The work is meaningful, the culture is rewarding, and the purpose is eternal.

*Job Overview: *As the Manager of Foundation Relations you will be charged with planning, directing, and implementing Focus on the Family’s strategy to build and strengthen relationships with institutional foundations. You will be responsible for raising or exceeding the target income from institutional donors, as well as developing a new prospect pool of donors through strategic cultivation and solicitation strategies. Collaborating with others across the ministry, you are responsible for the conceptualization and creation of grant proposals.

Day-to-Day Tasks:

  • ­ Cultivates and deepens existing foundation relationships as well as develops new relationships through personal visits, phone calls, and correspondence with foundation boards, designated trustees, and directors. Serves as their liaison and advocate at Focus
  • Identifies priorities and interest areas of foundations and matches them with Focus programs consistent with these priorities and interest areas
  • Oversees and participates in the development of the grant proposal/letter of inquiry writing process per guidelines of each institutional donor
  • Manages the development of quarterly, semi-annual, and annual updates required by institutional donors that have funded grants to Focus on the Family
  • Contacts foundations on a regular basis regarding new projects and timelines for submitting grant proposals as well as necessary follow-up on pending proposals
  • Maintains up-to-date records on each foundation, including grant submission due dates, types of programs the foundation funds, board/trustee member names and biographical information, and other necessary data
  • Recruits for and participates in "insider" events for donors
  • Generates and maintains up-to-date trip summaries, expense reports and constituent profile updates
  • Performs monthly management reporting on all institutional donor impact and activity versus plan
Required Skills

*Required Character: *

Exemplifies Ephesians 5:1-2, “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children and walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us...”

Pursues the Great Commission given by Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Focus; adheres to the Standard of Moral Conduct and Statement of Faith; upholds Focus on the Family's ministry in prayer

Key Qualifications:

  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to understand what others are communicating
  • Highly polished verbal and social skills; clarity of expression, good organization of thoughts, and effective articulation
  • Convincing, persuasive and credible; able to impress favorably and win long-term confidence and trust
  • Enthusiasm regarding working with people
  • Skill at creating and implementing the tactical level elements of foundation fundraising
  • Attitude of high service to Focus donors
  • Ability to deal judiciously with sensitive and confidential information
  • Capable of handling pressure and rejection without inappropriate disappointment

Travel Requirements:

  • Up to 60 days per year of US travel

Managerial Requirements:

  • Supervises the following position: Foundation Programs Coordinator
Required Experience

Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • 5-7 years of experience in foundations/corporate fundraising
  • 5-7 years of experience in fund-raising and donor development, with emphasis on relationship building* *

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Application Instructions:

Please complete the linked Statement of Faith online form

This job posting serves as an overview. A complete job description will be provided prior to an interview.

Focus is a Christian Non-Profit 501c3 dedicated to Helping Families Thrive.

Tracking Code: 833-450

Job Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular