Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #550
Community Solutions works towards a future without homelessness, in which poverty never follows families beyond a single generation.
Strategic Partnerships Coordinator
At Community Solutions, long term partnerships fuel and support our work with and for communities. We aspire to build partnerships to support our work over time toward the end state of measurably ending homelessness. With this goal in mind, we seek someone able to develop and manage relationships based on rigorous, data driven mutual learning and the testing and refinement of entrepreneurial improvement concepts. At present, Community Solutions works with more than 80 cities and counties throughout the US that are part of our Built for Zero initiative. In those communities where limited housing supply or critical community facilities are a barrier to ending homelessness, our real estate team works with local partners to fill these gaps.
The Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships is responsible for coordinating key activity areas of the Strategic Partnership team including grant writing, prospect research, and database administration as well as supporting key areas of reporting, compliance, and database management to accomplish Community Solutions’ annual revenue goal.
About Community Solutions:
Community Solutions is a non-profit organization working towards a lasting end to homelessness that leaves no one behind. We envision a more equitable future where homelessness is never inevitable or a way of life, for anyone. Since 2015, we have led Built for Zero, a movement of more than 80 cities and counties using data to radically change how they work and the impact they can achieve — and proving that it is possible to make homelessness rare and brief. Nearly half of those communities have reduced homelessness in their communities, and 14 of those communities have ended veteran or chronic homelessness. To help communities equitably and sustainably end homelessness, we are also identifying solutions to address gaps in housing supply, disrupt inflow into homelessness, and produce more racially equitable housing systems.
Community Solutions seeks leaders at every level: extraordinary, mission-oriented people not satisfied with the status quo. We are a team of values driven innovators motivated by results. We eagerly seek and support diverse applicants. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for inspiring and transformational professional growth. We pride ourselves in developing an inclusive workplace culture that encourages staff to bring their whole selves to work every day.
Defining Success for this Position:
All required reports and proposals are submitted on time. Build and maintain relationships with existing funding partners and cultivate new relationships with potential funding partners. By year end the entire budget for the current fiscal year and 60% of the budget for the following year has been committed for each initiative.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Philanthropic and Corporate Fundraising and Management
Masterfully write grants and craft a cohesive externally facing narrative for our work.
Project manage the grant writing process including gathering information and input from multiple teams and external sources and ensuring deadlines are met.
Prospect research as applicable.
Coordinate site visits for potential donors.
Ensure the accurate tracking of all relevant deadlines, prepare required reports and ensure timely submission.
Assist with creating marketing and communication materials to support fundraising efforts including crafting messaging and writing copy.
Ensure the grant tracking system is always complete and up to date to allow for regular monitoring of the status of each grant proposal.
Assist with the upkeep of the report and deadline calendar to ensure timely proposals and grant reports.
Provide support as needed to the Principal and Director in fulfilling requests from the Board of Directors and management.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience or demonstrated ability in the administration of complex customer relationship management (CRM) and database software.
Experience with Salesforce a plus
Must have the ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced, dynamic team environment and demonstrate a willingness to shift easily between various responsibilities.
Ability to work independently and self-manage to achieve goals while being a strong team player.
Strong project management skills, particularly the ability to organize and meet deadlines.
Facility with computer-based software packages including experience utilizing fundraising software a plus.
Non-traditional candidates are welcome. Community Solutions strives for representation and authentic inclusion of applicants and employees who have direct, first-hand experience with poverty, homelessness, and their root causes (including marginalization, discrimination, and inequity).
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Grant management platforms
CS offers competitive salaries and benefits packages for every position. The salary range for this position is $53,000-60,000 and will be based upon experience.
This position can be located anywhere in the US.