Development Manager - Unite Oregon

Unite Oregon is seeking an experienced Development Manager who will support the Grant Director on securing foundation grants, government contracts, partnerships with coalitions or alliances, and other joint organizational proposals.  This position will ensure its funders support Unite Oregon’s organizational goals, with community organizing at the foundation of all programming.  Other core responsibilities are to continually update the working organizational budget, ensure accurate, timely reporting and invoicing on grants and government contracts, create an annual fundraising calendar, including proposal deadlines, as well as tracking and reporting deadlines, duration of active grants and known dates of  accounts receivable payments from existing grants.  The Development Manager will work with the Grant Director, Finance department, Development Director, Field Director, Executive Director and Board members, and some Unite Oregon members to effectively support and adapt the organization’s overall fundraising efforts. 

Position Title: Development Manager

Duration: Full Time, Ongoing
Compensation: $55,000-60,000 per year depending on experience; generous and progressive benefits including medical and dental care 100% of premiums paid by Unite Oregon, paid wellness leave, vacation, flex time, phone stipend and personal days off.

About Unite Oregon: Unite Oregon is a 501c3 grassroots community organization with three chapters, in Portland, Beaverton, and Medford. We believe that all people can become leaders and agents of change in the areas of racial justice, immigrant and refugee rights, affordable housing, and living wages. Unite Oregon is building a unified intercultural movement for justice in our state.

Position Description

Unite Oregon is seeking an experienced Development Manager who will support the Grant Director on securing foundation grants, government contracts, partnerships with coalitions or alliances, and other joint organizational proposals.  This position will ensure its funders support Unite Oregon’s organizational goals, with community organizing at the foundation of all programming.  Other core responsibilities are to continually update the working organizational budget, ensure accurate, timely reporting and invoicing on grants and government contracts, create an annual fundraising calendar, including proposal deadlines, as well as tracking and reporting deadlines, duration of active grants and known dates of  accounts receivable payments from existing grants.  The Development Manager will work with the Grant Director, Finance department, Development Director, Field Director, Executive Director and Board members, and some Unite Oregon members to effectively support and adapt the organization’s overall fundraising efforts. 

This position reports to the Executive Director and Grant Director.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Grant Writing

  • Collaborate with program and development staff to create compelling grant proposals and funding requests, taking lead on our larger grant opportunities;
  • Write and assemble most or all sections of each grant proposal, with key input from program directors and other staff
  • Coordinate with relevant staff in order to solicit timely and appropriate input/review of grant proposals prior to submission deadlines
  • Review guidelines for all foundation proposals and reports to make sure all submissions are accurately formatted and include all required information, including budgets and materials

Grants Management

  • In partnership with the Grants Director, manage the grant proposal calendar. Maintain current pipeline to reflect all grant activity
  • Work with the Grants Director and Development Director to track reporting needs, deadlines, and action items
  • Complete impact reports to our major foundations
  • Track current grant cycles and renewal processes and ensure stewardship to guarantee continued funding
  • Work with Finance Department to track grant and contract expenditures and create invoices

Prospect Research

  • Conduct targeted research to identify new institutional funders and help grow the existing portfolio of funders to ensure that Unite Oregon and Unite Oregon Action maintain a diverse portfolio of funders

Data Integrity

  • Work with the Grant and Development Director to maintain records of all corporate/foundation interactions e.g. grant agreements, report requirements or documentation of calls and meetings
  • Design and manage ongoing development of the system to meet the needs of the Development department

Development 

  • Support general fundraising activities
  • Work with the Development Director to manage and track donor cultivation and solicitation
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 years of grant writing and/or development experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with budgeting and budget development. Basic financial management skills
  • Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter, motivated, and able to take initiative in all situations; ability to function effectively in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and inclusive environment
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team; work well with diverse styles and personalities
  • Strong commitment to s advancing racial and social justice

Application Deadline: Open until filled

TO APPLY:  Please send cover letter, resume and references (references are not contacted until you have had a successful interview) to: [email protected]

UO/A is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, disability, or any other classification considered discriminatory under applicable law.