Director of Institutional Giving
Location: Seattle or Remote
Toxic-Free Future (TFF), a 40-year-old, Seattle-based national non-profit organization that is growing, dynamic, and full of dedicated, smart individuals fighting for the health of people and our planet is looking for a Director of Institutional Giving to join our team.
The Director of Institutional Giving holds a critical role in the organization, developing and implementing a successful program to secure funding from new and existing institutional sources to support our growth.
A successful Director of Institutional Giving will be passionate about TFF’s mission, bring motivation and a willingness try new approaches, work collaboratively with TFF’s program directors, and have strong writing, marketing, relationship-building, and communication skills. The role also requires self-discipline, flexibility, creativity, and the ability to learn and translate our strategies and activities into compelling narratives to attract support.
The position reports to the Executive Director and works with program directors to identify targeted funding for each program and for the organization as a whole.
ABOUT TOXIC-FREE FUTURE
Toxic-Free Future is a national leader using the power of research, education, and advocacy to drive strong laws and corporate responsibility that protect the health of all people and the planet.
TFF believes everyone has a right to be healthy and live and work in toxic-free environments, especially disproportionately impacted Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities, low-income communities, women, and workers most impacted by toxic pollution. TFF takes on reforming flawed regulatory systems, winning government policy changes and transforming the marketplace through corporate policy change to protect everyone including the most vulnerable from the harmful effects of toxic chemicals. We are a growing organization made up of a team of passionate, collaborative, strategic, and dedicated individuals with decades of experience and a winning track record.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Direct program for all sources of foundation, donor advised funds, and government grants for a roughly $2 million budget.
- Develop relationships with foundation and other institutional contacts, communicating on a regular basis for check-ins and providing timely updates on TFF’s activities and achievements.
- Research, identify, and analyze foundation, donor advised funds, and government funding opportunities and develop and implement a strategy for meeting goals.
- Manage grants database, calendar, and staff responsible for contributing to proposal and reports ensuring deadlines are met.
- Coordinate, write, and submit grant applications, track grant completion and compliance, and complete necessary reporting.
- Identify and research new foundation and government grant prospects.
- Work collaboratively with program directors to understand the work and needs of the programs and develop compelling pitches for funding.
- Work closely with the Director of Finance and Administration to ensure preparation of complete and accurate financial information required for each proposal and report.
- A demonstrated passion for protecting health and the environment from toxic pollution and advancing safer solutions.
- Two to four years’ experience in nonprofit fund development, fundraising management, and grant writing or related field that included a strong communications or marketing component.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of nonprofit fund development, and proficiency in grant administration, proposal management, and foundation stewardship.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of policy campaigning, organizing, advocacy, and organizational evaluation and project metrics.
- Demonstrated comfort with technology and familiarity with computer databases and MS Office software. Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus.
- Strong written, presentation, project management and organization skills.
- Ability to understand and distill complex science and government and corporate policies into compelling content that engages funders.
- Ability to take initiative and work with limited supervision.
- Results-oriented, flexible, creative thinker able to work on a range of projects and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work independently but also collaboratively and flexibly with all colleagues.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
TFF is committed to providing an inclusive environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, political affiliation, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran, in accordance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws. TFF believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an advocacy organization working to protect the health of all people from harmful chemicals. TFF seeks to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool and foster an inclusive environment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
This is a full time, exempt position. Starting salary is $80,000-85,000 annually. We also offer a generous benefits package including employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance; monthly wellness benefit; flexible spending account; paid vacation; paid holidays; and a SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with an annual employer contribution.
- Please email a resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected].
- Please put Director of Institutional Giving in the subject line of the email and address the cover letter to Marlyn Twitchell, Deputy Director.
- Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. The position is open until filled.