Foundation Giving Coordinator

The Salvation Army Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex Command
February 1, 2023
Dallas, TX
Job Type


Working Knowledge: Development, Fundraising, Private Grants, Philanthropy and Foundations

Job Summary:

Researches and identifies private and corporate foundation opportunities; assists in developing grant proposals and in managing the grants process to raise funds that will sustain and expand program and administrative needs; assembles all pertinent grant material packages for final submission; ensures overall accuracy and quality of all grant contract documents; keeps organized records of grant contracts and reports; works with the Grants Manager to coordinate the completion and submission of required follow-up reports; and helps update and maintain grants calendar.

Essential Functions:

This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbent may be requested to perform job related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Research Responsibilities (20%)

Works with the Grants Manager to identify private grant opportunities that align with TSA funding priorities and programming needs.

Research private and corporate foundation prospects for Salvation Army programs and initiatives. Helps match foundation prospects to Salvation Army programs, research giving history, and makes recommendations for asks, based upon funding interests and giving capacity. Stays abreast of philanthropic giving trends, especially regarding local (North Texas) foundations.

Grants Coordination Responsibilities (40%) 

Helps coordinate discussions with program staff to vet potential funding opportunities.

Prepares talking points based on previous research and recommendations for direction of asks.

Assists in developing, writing, and editing proposals and reports.

Works with the Grants Manager to build relationships with local private foundations on behalf of The Salvation Army.

Attends prospective or current grantee interest meetings, seminars, and external community gatherings as assigned.

Assists in additional fundraising projects as requested by the Grants Manager.

Grants Reporting Responsibilities (40%)

Assists the Grants Manager in maintaining and gathering required data to ensure compliance with grants reporting requirements.

Maintains current copies of grant application materials; helps maintain and update the grants master calendar.

Keeps foundation donor files and database records current.

Other Responsibilities:

Participates in continuing education opportunities, conferences, and seminars to enhance professional growth.

Travels locally, as needed, to other Salvation Army of North Texas locations and/or community events.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Materials and Equipment:

Personal Computer General Office Equipment

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of effective and efficient methods for organizing and maintaining records and ability to perform the same.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of fundraising. Strong writing and editing skills.

Ability to prepare and maintain reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner. Strong attention to detail, awareness of and adherence to deadlines, and ability to follow up on tasks when needed.

Ability to work independently while also being willing to seek input and guidance when needed.

Ability to present a positive and professional image of The Salvation Army.

Ability to maintain security of confidential records and information.

Ability to work, with competence, in all Microsoft Office programs. Experience with a CRM system, especially a donor database, preferred.

Must have strong interpersonal communication skills.

Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize workload.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in English, journalism, or an appropriate field,


One to three years of related work experience in fundraising (previous experiencing assisting with grant proposals preferred)


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


Valid State Driver’s License

Physical Requirements:

Ability to meet attendance requirements.

Ability to read, write and communicate the English language effectively.

Ability to work under the pressure of deadlines and time constraints.

Ability to conduct all duties in accordance with the ministry of the organization and its Christian principles; conduct all communications and job duties with the highest level of professionalism.

Ability to travel to various locations in order to participate in meetings at Corps/Social Service Centers, community meetings, conferences, etc.

Duties are usually performed seated. Sitting may be relieved by brief or occasional periods of standing or walking.

Limited amount of physical effort required associated with walking, standing, lifting, and carrying light objects (less than 25 lbs.) 5-10% of work time.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Application Instructions

To apply, please go to The Salvation Army career website and complete our on-line application using the below link:

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