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Director of Foundation Relations
The Rescue Mission Alliance (RMA) is a Christian non-profit organization that has been serving the less fortunate in Southern California through emergency and long-term rehabilitation services since 1972. RMA partners with local churches to meet the spiritual needs of the people we serve. (Summary of the role of the location in RMA
The Director of Foundation Relations, at the direction of the Chief Development Officer, leads the overall grant solicitation and management needs of Rescue Mission Alliance. The position will work in concert with with Rescue Mission Alliance's (RMA) staff to identify, apply to and manage a diverse audience of foundation funders. He/she shall be responsible for understanding the mission and trajectory of RMA and assisting the organization in achieving its overall revenue goals in part through a successful grant solicitation program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Assist the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in implementation of grant funding program and achievement of grant funding goals.
Work with other Rescue Mission Alliance staff to develop and implement strategic grant funding plans.
Research and identify prospective foundation funders.
Write a sufficient number of grant requests to meet yearly fundraising goals as set by Chief Development Officer (CDO) in accordance with budget and capital needs.
Complete funding reports/updates required by funders.
Provide regular internal reports to the CDO and other staff as required.
Represent Rescue Mission Alliance to potential funders as needed.
Utilize and maintain RMA information systems to manage the list of current and prospective funders and pipeline management activities.Assist staff in developing relationships with potential foundation funders.
Initiation, cultivate and maintain relationships with foundations.
Provide regular internal reports on the progress of the program.
Manage funder identification through GrantStation, pipeline management in GrantHub and relationship management data in Raisers Edge or other systems as the organization may require.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Be willing to, as needed, engage in hands-on ministry within Rescue Mission Alliance.
Participate in major donor events as requested by Director of Development.
Participates in creating a positive organizational culture.
Able to assist with other development team functions as needs require.
Include direct reports by title and basic supervisory responsibilities.
Must have a personal and consistent relationship with Jesus Christ and be active in a local Christian church.
Must have compatible theology on major issues of Rescue Mission Alliance Statement of Faith.
Must be committed to serving God and the body of Christ.
A humble team player who can assist, coach and come alongside a wide array of colleagues involved in the foundation relations process.
A strategic thinker who is proactive, positive and able to consider and constructively communication potential solutions to complex issues.
An excellent writer who can turn program data and disorganized information into inspiring stories.
Organized with the ability to manage multiple, often competing, deadlines and can tactfully help others do the same.
Strong, healthy interpersonal communication skills.
Proven track record of at least 5 years of successful grant solicitation.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and grants management systems.
A consistent learner who values professional development, industry relevance and organizational health and improvement.
BA in writing, non-profit management or related field.
Training in emotional intelligence
Experience working in Non-Profits with distributed model
Experience soliciting grants for national or international charities.
Raisers Edge CRM
Microsoft Office Suite
This position may be remote work or located at RMA headquarters at 315 N A Street in Oxnard, California
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