Grant Portfolio Associate

September 13, 2023
3000 Pegasus Pwky, Dallas, TX 75247, Texas
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The Philanthropic Investment team plays an integral role in supporting the mission, vision, and impact of the Commit Partnership by cultivating, securing, and stewarding investors in the organization’s work.

The Grant Portfolio Associate is an entry level role into fundraising and grant management and has the opportunity to work alongside senior grant managers and learn and grow in the role and on the team.

Critical to the success of the Philanthropic Investment Team, the Grant Portfolio Associate provides project management support to the full institutional grant portfolio. To meet this goal, the Associate will utilize existing systems and processes and develop new ones where appropriate to proactively coordinate grant deliverables and timelines. The Associate is also responsible for creating written collateral and sourcing relevant grant content and attachments to ensure efficiency in the cultivation and stewardship process.

This position will report to the Director of Institutional Philanthropic Investments and will work in close collaboration with the other Institutional Grant Managers and other Philanthropy team members to meet team and individual goals.

This is a Dallas-based position. The Commit Partnership has a hybrid work policy, with three days in-office and two optional remote workdays each week.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the project manager for the entire institutional grants portfolio
  • Ability to manage up and across team members to ensure execution of projects and deliverables
  • Manage grant deliverables and deadlines using
  • Ensure submission of complete and accurate applications within grant deadline
  • Collect and/or create where necessary content for reports and grant attachments
  • Understand upcoming deadlines and deliverables and coordinate what will be needed based on the goals/proposal
  • Conduct prospect research to identify, cultivate and solicit new grants and investments, provide recommendations on eligibility and alignment of opportunities with the rest of the team
  • Update and maintains the grants and contracts calendar
  • Work collaboratively with the team on all fundraising activities including stewardship events
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and other events for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Candidate Requirements

Required Education/Professional Experience:

  • Associate’s Degree in English, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, or other related field.
  • Administrative experience (e.g. office assistant, customer service rep, etc.), proven track record of preparing documents, filing, and gathering/reporting information
  • Strong project and time management skills
  • Experience and comfortability working within project management systems
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Office, Adobe Acrobat
  • Experience in fundraising preferred.
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred.

Who you are:

  • Relationships drive your work, and you continuously focus on starting, building, and strengthening relationships both internally with team members and across the organization, and externally with investors and partners.
  • You are driven by finding ways to communicate and collaborate with investors and other team members about challenges, solutions, insights, outcomes and impact on students and systems.
  • You operate with a customer service mindset to investors and team members.
  • You are solutions-focused, proactive in addressing challenges, and constantly thinking one-step- ahead.
  • You are constantly learning, sharing, asking questions, and keeping up with your field.
  • You are meticulous about systems, processes, data, and numbers, and how those pieces connect to a big picture goal or idea.
  • You lead with your individual strengths and skills and see success as a team effort.

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