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Senior Manager of Foundations & Development Communications

Reproductive Freedom for All

Reproductive Freedom for All

62,000 – 85,000 USD per year
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2024

About Reproductive Freedom for All (Formerly NARAL Pro-Choice America)

For more than 50 years, Reproductive Freedom for All and its chapters have fought to protect and expand reproductive freedom —including access to abortion and contraception — for everybody. We are powered by our more than 4 million members from every state and congressional district in the country, representing the 8 in 10 Americans who believe every person should have the freedom to make the best decision for themselves about if, when, and how to raise a family.

Reproductive Freedom for All centers diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our organization and our work. Continuously learning from our history, we hold ourselves accountable to achieve reproductive freedom with equitable access for everybody. As the oldest and largest national membership organization primarily focused on advocating for abortion access, we organize and mobilize, galvanizing millions of people to take action to defend reproductive freedom, and shining a spotlight of accountability on bad actors who work to impose their ideological agenda on others. We also work to elect champions for reproductive freedom and advance state and federal legislation to safeguard it. For more information on Reproductive Freedom for All, please visit our website.

About the role:

Reproductive Freedom for All is looking for a Senior Manager, Foundations & Development Communications, who will put their writing and fundraising talents to use alongside a team of passionate advocates fighting on the front lines for reproductive freedom.

Location: Remote—will need to work CST or EST hours and be able to travel within the U.S.

Reports to: Director of Foundations & Development Communications

This position is: Full-time, Non-Exempt, Union, Level: IV

Salary range: $62,000-$85,000

As part of our Development team, you will work directly with the Director of Foundations & Development Communications to manage and grow a portfolio of 30-45 foundation donors under $149,999; draft grant proposals and reports; lead the development and production of development collateral (e.g., annual report and donor newsletters); research, identify, and draft memos on potential foundation donors; and manage deadlines, donor records, acknowledgments, and other operational needs.

We need someone ready to hit the ground running—we’re looking for someone with at least 4-6 years of experience writing grant proposals and reports, and who is skilled at adapting their prose to a variety of audiences and styles. The ideal candidate has experience researching, cultivating, and engaging with foundation funders; possesses strong communication skills and works well across teams to achieve mutual goals; has strong attention to detail; and understands how to manage projects from start to finish.

In this role, you will:

  • Directly manage a portfolio of 30-45 foundation donors under $149,999, including research, cultivation, communications, proposal/report writing, and updates, with the goal of consistently securing new funders and growing the portfolio;
  • Staff donor calls and meetings, including drafting memos, prepping program staff, and working in collaboration with program staff to cultivate and steward donor relationships;
  • Lead the development collateral program (e.g., annual report and donor newsletters),  ensuring that Reproductive Freedom for All’s brand is used consistently and includes a racial justice and equality lens. This includes drafting copy, pulling art, liaising with staff and affiliates, communicating with outside design vendors, and leading the production schedule;
  • Work with the Director of Foundations & Development Communications to expand the donor collateral program and create additional materials for Foundations and Major Gifts to use year-round for donor cultivation and stewardship;
  • Assist the Director of Foundations & Development Communications with larger, complex grant proposals and reports outside of your portfolio, including: developing outlines and writing proposal content that is compelling and also reflects a commitment to diversity and inclusion; working with other departments and program staff to develop proposal material; developing project budgets; and copy editing materials for submission;
  • Manage the prospect pipeline process for Foundations, including  working with the team intern and researcher on the research process; vetting and identifying prospects to bring to the Director of Foundations; when appropriate, drafting proposed cultivation plans and executing those plans; and identifying and implementing areas for process improvement, with a continuous aim toward excellence;
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements throughout the Foundations team, including deadline tracking/calendar/schedule management, collateral development and production, file and document management, etc.;
  • Manage a grants monitoring system to track proposal and project metrics/objectives as well as budgets and expenses, to ensure consistent and accurate grant reporting that meets funder requirements; and,
  • Manage day-to-day grant operations, including proposal and report deadline tracking; foundation acknowledgments; contribution coding; donor memos; grant records maintenance for audit compliance; mail/email list pulls; donor record updates, and other tasks as required.

Qualifications (What You Bring):

  • Ability to synthesize complex information and turn it into a compelling story that motivates foundations—from smaller family foundations to major, established organizations—to support our work;
  • Ability to adapt writing style to different mediums and audiences; copy edit thoroughly and meticulously; and be open to feedback and direction;
  • Clear interest in and understanding of how to lead and grow a portfolio, with a willingness to delve deep into donor research—using tools such as Foundation Directory Online, 990s, or Chronicle of Philanthropy to mine through documents, identify potential funders, and pull together memos;
  • Project management skills and the ability to juggle deadlines, manage details to ensure smooth day-to-day operations, and be flexible in an environment where priorities can shift quickly;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of Reproductive Freedom for All and enthusiasm for reproductive health and freedom advocacy;
  • At least 4-6 years of experience in grant writing, preferably in a social justice-related nonprofit, or similar work in the public or private sectors;
  • Bachelor’s degree OR equivalent work experience accepted;
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office and Google programs, development research tools, and development CRMs is required;
  • Knowledge of diverse groups, desire to work with a multicultural workforce, and demonstrated sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences;
  • Commitment to ensuring anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, which are at the heart of our work and our organization; and,
  • Willingness to travel (10-15%).

Reproductive Freedom for All does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or political affiliation.

Candidates with backgrounds, identities, and experiences that are historically underrepresented in reproductive freedom non-profits are encouraged to apply.

Reproductive Freedom for All is an equal opportunity employer.