Specialist - Foundation Partnerships
Remote / Annual / Full time
The Best Friend's Mission is to do nothing short of making history by bringing about a time when there are No More Homeless Pets. Our goal is that every animal shelter in every community in the country be no kill by the end of 2025.
The fact is, we have a great culture, populated by fun, dedicated and brilliant people. But we're always looking for talented people who can help us make history, and that's where you come in. If you want to be a part of history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025, apply today for one of our open job opportunities!

Location:  Remote

Hiring Range:  This position’s hiring range is anticipated to be $65,000 to $68,000 annually, depending on experience, plus great benefits!

Interviews will occur weekly until the position is filled.

Summary: The Foundation Partnerships Specialist will work with, and under the supervision of the Manager, Foundation Partnerships to help the team achieve an annual team revenue goal. This position will be instrumental in establishing, implementing, and promoting the goals of Best Friends Animal Society, securing grant funds, creating strong and solid relationships with foundation partners, and promoting the overall goals of Best Friends. Primary responsibilities include assisting with all aspects of foundation grant giving and management, including writing grant proposals and reports, prospect research, relationship cultivation, proposal development and submission, grant tracking, stewardship and reporting activities to foundations, and other grant-making organizations. Must be able to persuasively communicate Best Friends Animal Society’s mission and programs to potential funders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Help secure the Foundation Partnerships team’s multi-million revenue goal, annually.

• Develop and maintain a portfolio of foundation partners by executing on the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and new high-capacity foundation partners.

• Prepare letters of inquiry, formal proposals, program budgets, logic models, presentations, and grant reports for foundations.

• Maintain up-to-date CRM reports and project tracking log(s).

• Work with program managers and the finance office to ensure restricted grants are properly spent and to prepare expenditure reports for foundation partners.

• Ensure Manager is briefed on all aspects of team progress, needs, issues, and successes.

• Collaborate with organization and program leadership to identify funding needs, compile documents and budgets for grant requests, and organize in-person meetings as needed with foundation prospects that lead to more engaged partnerships.

• Treat people around you with Kindness and Compassion, build trust by demonstrating authenticity and following through on your commitments, prioritize your well-being like you do our mission, and work to build strong relationships with your colleagues by participating in communication loops to share and receive honest feedback. You are responsible and accountable for the culture you add to your team dynamic.


Skills and Experience:

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.

• A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant writing and relationship development with foundations or related experience in a business or sales role is required.

• Preference given to those with 5 years of demonstrated success in non-profit fundraising and cultivation of foundations.

• Must possess superior written skills including the ability to edit for quality, congruity, and style.

• Must be comfortable communicating directly to funders and making cold calls to new prospects.

• Must have excellent attention to detail and the ability to complete projects quickly.

• Experience managing multiple projects with completing deadlines.

• Must have the ability to assimilate information about programs from a variety of sources to make documents persuasive to potential funders.

 • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively across teams.

• Computer skills and knowledge of fundraising computer programs.

• Knowledge of and the ability to read, understand, and create program budgets.

• Have the ability to professionally and effectively communicate Best Friends’ mission, vision, and programmatic scope.

Physical Requirements:

• Work for an extended period at a computer with repetitive typing, arm, and hand motion.

• Ability to travel to meet with prospects and donors and attend meetings as required (up to 25% travel time).

• Travel via various forms of public transportation on behalf of organization business.

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society.  Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status.

Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

Culture Statement and Responsibility
We value attitude over aptitude, and we treat Kindness as a discipline because it is paramount in our culture along with our other Guiding Principles. Culture is how we talk to and treat ourselves and one another, it's how we generate and respond to change, it's how we plan and make decisions, it's how we do what we do.
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About Best Friends

Best Friends recently received a 2022 Top Workplaces USA award from Energage.

Visit the Best Friends Animal Society page on the Energage Top Workplaces award winners' site here to learn more. Not only do we take pride in cultivating a welcoming and supportive community and culture for our employees, but we also offer competitive benefits that make it easy to see why we were granted such an awesome award! We offer competitive pay including the opportunity to receive a discretionary bonus based on performance. We offer medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability, dependent care reimbursement, pet sitting reimbursement when traveling for work, flexible spending account, and health savings account. We offer generous paid time off up to 9 hours per month for full time employees, nine paid holidays annually, auto insurance discount, and legal and identity theft coverage.  For added well-being support, we offer Pawternity Leave for employees to have time to care for their personal pets, mental health support, and an employee assistance program. We also offer a generous 401k savings plan. Do you want to love where you work and make history and end the killing of shelter pets by 2025? Look no further and apply today!

Thank you for your interest in pursuing a career at Best Friends Animal Society. Best Friends Animal Society is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, or domestic partner status. Applicants for employment in the US must have valid work authorization that does not now and/or will not in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the US by Best Friends Animal Society.

 

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