Named one of the best groups to support in 2017 by “Outside” magazine, American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more than 250,000 members, supporters and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.
The Grants Associate collaborates with the Corporate and Foundation teams and conservation staff to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals and helps to foster a culture of philanthropy within the organization. The Grants Associate is responsible for a variety of fundraising projects and activities in a fast-paced and collaborative environment with talented and fun colleagues. Primary responsibilities include managing a portfolio of donors and prospects; coordinating gift acknowledgements and maintaining donor records; identifying, researching, evaluating, and cultivating prospective supporters; submitting grant proposals and reports; and providing administrative support to ensure smooth functioning of the Development Department. In addition, the Grants Associate will be exposed to professional development opportunities and have the opportunity to learn from experienced mentors who are passionate about development and conservation.
Provide broad support to the Foundation and Corporate teams, including tracking deadlines, conducting prospect research, copyediting documents, creating proposal and report templates, processing contracts, managing annual mailings, and completing other projects as assigned.
Manage a portfolio of foundation donors from cultivation through solicitation and stewardship.
Process foundation and corporation contributions, generating timely award acknowledgements, and ensuring accurate donor records in the development database (ROI Solutions).
Serve as a liaison for assigned conservation programs, working with program and development colleagues to create and monitor fundraising plans and progress, identify prospective funders, and provide fundraising guidance.
Develop and execute annual fundraising plan for corporate River Ambassador program.
Lead development of Inside Advancement, a quarterly internal newsletter, by coordinating production with Advancement staff.
Applications will be considered immediately. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to: email@example.com with “Grants Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
American Rivers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year of work experience, or a minimum of two years of relevant experience, preferably in nonprofit fundraising.
Strong written and verbal communications skills; experience with proposal writing and grant management preferred.
Highly organized with incredible follow-through, able to meet multiple and overlapping immediate, short-term, and long-term deadlines.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation, with the ability to work with staff and external constituents.
Demonstrated attention to detail, with prior experience in drafting, copyediting, and proofreading documents.
Ability to synthesize information to produce concise yet thorough prospect research.
Proactive and self-motivated, can independently manage assignments, as well as take the initiative in making suggestions and assisting others with projects.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Prefer a candidate with some knowledge of and interest in conservation issues.
Personal commitment to American Rivers’ mission.
Additional Salary Information: COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary is commensurate with experience. Full-time and full-time equivalent employee benefits include health, dental and life insurance, a retirement plan, and generous leave time.
American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers, and conserves clean water for people and nature. Since 1973, American Rivers has protected and restored more than 150,000 miles of rivers through advocacy efforts, on-the-ground projects, and an annual America’s Most Endangered Rivers® campaign. Headquartered in Washington, DC, American Rivers has offices across the country and more th...an 200,000 members, supporters, and volunteers. American Rivers maintains a positive work environment with a culture of learning, support and balance. For more information please visit www.americanrivers.org.