Senior Philanthropy Manager

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Building girls of courage, confidence and character

POSITION SUMMARY: The Senior Philanthropy Manager is responsible for grant management and donor stewardship. Duties include researching, identifying, and writing proposals for both public and private grant opportunities. Responsible for maintaining accurate donor information and analytics, ensuring timely stewardship with donors. Responsible for tracking and reporting grant progress to support the organization’s fundraising and program priorities.  Partners with program leaders to strategize and ensure targeted grant goals are met.

SKILLS: Superlative writing, listening, and oral communication skills; solid problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills; strong attention to detail and time management skills with the ability to proactively plan the grants schedule; ability to take initiative, and work independently; demonstrated ability to work on a team and create collaborative partnerships along with the ability to set expectations, and hold others accountable; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize work assignments and business needs in order to meet complex timelines; demonstrated experience and knowledge in research using online and other resources.

SOFTWARE SKILLS: Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office products, internet search engines, online grant research tools, and experience using Raiser’s Edge or other database applications.


Prepare and submit grant proposals and subsequent reports meeting all grant submission criteria including researching and synthesizing need and performance data such as census reports and other government and social service data.

Proactively and regularly research, review, analyze, and make recommendations regarding potential funding opportunities.

Collaborate with program leaders and other staff to develop strategies utilizing project concepts that best deliver the desired dollars for the program.

Maintain inventory of current grant proposals and awards, monitor solicitations; and develop internal progress and summary reports.

Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donors. Assist programs with reports and implementation connected to awarded grants as requested. Prepare other reports as necessary to support agency information and metric needs.

Work in conjunction with accounting department to assure grant budget accuracy, detail, and follow-through.

Establish and steward relationships with foundations, and United Ways.

Responsible for gift entry in Raiser’s Edge software: including gift entry, donor acknowledgement, record maintenance, and donor analysis.

Maintain updated policies and procedures for database standards.

Reconcile gift processing with council financial records.

Complete matching gift requests, Combined Federal Charitable campaign requests, and Passthroughs on an ongoing basis.

Demonstrate an understanding of institutional history and current programs.

Actively support the Council’s commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunity policy.

Understand and operate within Girl Scout policies, standards, and procedures. Utilize the Girl Scout Leadership Experience and Journeys pathways to provide an informal, value centered, educational experience to the membership while actively supporting the council’s Strategic Learning initiative.


Bachelor’s degree in communications, English, or related field is required.

3 or more years’ experience in philanthropy.

Experience writing grant proposals with demonstrated success.

Daily access to dependable transportation, valid driver’s license, and insurance required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

Knowledge of Raisers Edge or other donor software.

Bending, stretching, and kneeling.

Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs.

Must be able to withstand long periods of sitting and typing.



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