As an integral member of the Major Gifts and Foundations team, the Grants Specialist plays a lead role in crafting the narratives that tell the story of the work Greenpeace is doing domestically and abroad. This individual will work closely with Foundations and Program staff to collect and analyze data on the performance of program activities and will use that information to produce highly engaging written reports for Greenpeace supporters, the Board of Directors and third-party funders. In addition, the Grants Specialist, in collaboration with the Foundations Relations Manager, is responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures for tracking deadlines and organizing programmatic information.
Furthermore, a key responsibility of the Grants Specialist will require working in collaboration with the Finance team - in particular the Grants Analyst - to ensure restricted funds management procedures are followed to facilitate compliance with donor intent and to promote practices that result in the greatest flexibility in long-term financial planning for the organization.
The Grants Specialist is a member of the Major Gifts and Foundations Team which is responsible for raising significant funds on an annual basis for the organization through securing five, six and seven figure gifts and grants from individuals and institutional foundations. The position reports directly the Foundations Relations Manager.
Specifically, the Grants Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Successful applicants will be resourceful and independent, and comfortable working within the framework of an integrated development program and team-oriented environment.
Ideal applicants will have the skill to gather, analyze, present and organize key programmatic information, and knowledge of institutional foundation best practices and philanthropic trends. They will also display strategic thinking, an ability to build systems, perform on tight timelines and take constructive feedback well and incorporate it.
Other required skills and abilities include: