Website The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, Inc. (OFIC), is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public foundation headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with a membership of 33 private, independent Ohio colleges and universities. OFIC is seeking an experienced Grants Manager with a primary focus on grant writing. This position reports to the OFIC president and the successful candidate will work closely with the president and two regional vice presidents of development and be a member of the fundraising team to accomplish annual and long-range fund-raising goals. The primary responsibility is grant management which includes writing, collaborating on solicitation and stewardship with VPs of development, and overall grant lifecycle monitoring and reporting back to the funders. The position focuses on creating a case for support to secure grants from corporations and foundations, along with some limited proposal writing for individuals. The position is responsible for coordinating gift and pledge acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and making regular bank deposits via check-scanning. This work will focus on donor prospects in Ohio but will also include potential regional and national funders.
The person will work from OFIC’s downtown Columbus office with the possibility for remote work on selected days of the week. We are looking for a self-starter with ability to work independently and in coordination with OFIC staff, especially with the two OFIC regional vice presidents of development. The person selected will build positive, effective working relationships with all OFIC staff in a team environment.
Requirements include: Bachelor’s degree and two years of prior grant writing, preferably in an educational or non-profit environment, but may be substituted by relevant experience; proficiency in Microsoft Office; experience in using a relational CRM database such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge NXT; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects; both embracing and having the ability to work independently as well as on a team; and, excellent interpersonal skills.
OFIC is an equal opportunity employer, women and candidates of color are encouraged to apply. We provide a generous comprehensive group benefits program including, at no cost to our employees and at 50% cost for added dependents, health, dental, and vision coverage. Group Life and LTD insurance are also provided. All of these insurance coverages begin on the first day of employment. If the OFIC health insurance is elected, we provide a HRA amount of $4,000 (individual) or $5,000 (with dependents) to offset approved plan expenses such as deductibles. In addition, a 403(b) retirement plan, with an annual 7% of salary contribution by OFIC. Last, we offer 12 annual paid holidays, summer hours are reduced by ½ day weekly (July & August) at full pay, four weeks paid vacation prorated monthly, three days of additional paid PTO and eight sick days. In addition to these benefits, the salary range for this position is $45,000 to $53,000, based on level of applicable experience.
Application review will begin immediately, candidates are encouraged to apply by November 30, 2022. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and a writing example of an original grant proposal and send to OFIC at [email protected]
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