Open Position | Institutional Giving Manager

Institutional Giving Manager

PEER is a unique, dynamic and fast-paced organization whose employees and supporters are passionate about addressing critical environmental and public health issues. PEER’s mission is to support current and former public employees who seek a higher standard of environmental ethics and scientific integrity within their agencies. We do this by defending whistleblowers, shining the light on improper or illegal government actions, working to improve laws and regulations, and supporting the work of other organizations. Since the organization’s founding in 1992, thousands of scientists, law enforcement officers, land managers, attorneys, and other professionals have relied on PEER to help make the government accountable to the public and protect employees who protect the environment.

About this Position

PEER is seeking a dynamic and ambitious fundraising professional to conceive, design, and lead effective institutional grant fundraising strategies to expand and enhance our organization’s revenue stream and portfolio funders. This position holds a pivotal role in identifying and cultivating new funding opportunities and strategic partnerships that result in long-term funding relationships between the foundation and PEER. The ideal candidate is a compelling writer and clear communicator, a results-oriented strategic thinker, highly organized, and a relationship builder. This position reports directly to the Director of Development, works closely with the Executive Director and other staff, and requires considerable interaction with Foundation staff and donors.

TIME COMMITMENT: Full-time, exempt position. On occasion, the position may require evening and weekend work.
LOCATION: This position is fully remote within the United States.

Duties and Responsibilities

Foundation Relations

  • Identify and prospect for new institutional funding prospects and create cultivation and solicitation plans to secure funds.
  • Engage and support PEER’s leadership and program staff in the solicitation and cultivation of prospects as appropriate.
  • Work closely and manage relations with program staff and leadership and the development team to achieve program and fundraising goals.
  • Conduct ongoing stewardship calls and arrange meetings to maintain and build funder relationships.

Write Compelling Proposals and Reports

  • Create compelling proposals for new funders and key renewal funding.
  • Prepare and submit grant proposals to private funding sources including budgets and program/project design in collaboration with leadership and program staff.
  • Coordinate scheduling of leadership and other key staff as it relates to grant writing and input, grant application review, tracking, follow-up, and grant reporting to funders.
  • Maintain a grants calendar to ensure timely submission of LOIs, proposal deadlines and reports.
  • Ensure prompt acknowledgment of all grant awards.
  • Input and update all grant activity in Salsa CRM database. Maintain electronic grant files.

Serve as a Writing and Editing Expert

  • Write, review, and edit donor and external audience content.
  • Perform other writing related tasks for the development department, including the Annual Report and stewardship reports.
  • Contribute to PEEReview, PeerMail, and other donor materials.
  • Layout PeerReview, special appeals, and renewals.
  • Produce highly stylized proposals and other donor facing materials as needed using programs such as Adobe InDesign.

Other Occasional Responsibilities

  • Assist in mailing out press releases when needed
  • Provide occasional event support as needed.
  • Support the Director of Development as requested

Key qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree or higher preferred in journalism, English, or related field.
  • Non-profit development experience, with at least five years of successfully soliciting and stewarding grants from foundations.
  • Highly developed written, verbal, research, and editorial skills, with ability to synthesize information and compose clear and effective prose.
  • Experience with juggling multiple priorities in a fast-paced non-profit environment with strong organizational, project management and leadership skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent donor research on prospective institutional funders.
  • Interest and experience working with non-profits in the environment and/or advocacy sectors and ideally holds existing funder relationships.
  • Preferred experience working with a geographically dispersed organization across multiple time zones.
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and willingness to learn Adobe InDesign.
  • Experience with Salsa CRM or other donor database a plus.

Compensation

This is a full-time exempt position with full benefits and a salary range of $70,000-$80,000.

To Apply

Submit a Cover Letter, Resume, and successful grant sample as a PDF document and type “Institutional Giving Manager” in the subject line. Send to institutionalgiving@peer.org PEER is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.

We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.