Partnership Director at The GreenHouse
Sacramento, CA 95833
About the job
MISSION OF THE GREENHOUSE: Our mission is to cultivate a thriving community by nurturing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of our youth, inspiring them to grow to their full potential.
OVERVIEW OF POSITION: The Partnership Director supports the mission of The GreenHouse by developing strategies to engage partners to financially support our mission. In close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Partnership Director will play an integral role in writing fundraising appeals and grants, reporting progress to partners, securing meetings with new prospects, and seeking new ways to raise financial support for GreenHouse programs.
FOCUS & SCOPE OF POSITION:
- Create fundraising proposals and reports that articulate the impact of individual, foundation, and corporate donors’ financial investments in the mission of The GreenHouse.
- Write fundraising communication that stewards donors, utilizing key communications channels available to The GreenHouse.
- Work with the Executive Director to identify prospective donors, build cultivation and engagement strategies, and submit partnership proposals.
- Support the Executive Director in stewarding donors, identifying opportunities to increase giving.
- Design and execute a church partnership program, growing the number of churches making monthly and annual contributions to the mission of The GreenHouse.
- Lead the Bedrock Donor program, increasing the number of donors who make monthly contributions to support The GreenHouse.
- Write and apply for grants that support the core mission of The GreenHouse.
- Work with the Executive Director to integrate program evaluation mechanisms that comply with grant reporting standards
- Write and execute annual giving campaigns, including the year-end campaign.
- Build new and maintain existing church and seminary partnerships.
- Meet regularly with new and existing church partners to develop partnerships.
- Speak regularly in partner churches to raise involvement with and support for The GreenHouse’s mission.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Reports to: Executive Director
- External Audience: Partners, Donors, Churches, Community Partners
- Internal Audience: Staff members, program participants, families
- Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience and Industry Expertise:
- Three years of fundraising for a nonprofit organization or comparable organization preferred.
- Must pass a pre-employment reference and background screen, including fingerprinting.
- Requires proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
- The physical demands and work environment characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical: The employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; bend; stoop; kneel; climb; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work Environment: The employee is regularly in an office environment with adequate light and low noise levels.
- Effective communication, leadership, and management skills
- Relationship building with people and teams
- Self-motivation and initiative
- Sound judgement
- Spiritual maturity
- Excellent writing skills
- Knowledge of fundraising strategies and tactics
- Strong organizational and project management skills
- Capacity to speak persuasively to diverse audiences
- Impressive attention to detail
- Comfort with utilizing emerging technology
- 20 hours per week
- Paid Time Off accrued
As a K-12 organization, The GreenHouse follows all safety regulations for schools and the education sector. Staff wear masks when in contact with each other and when working with youth. While some in-person meetings would be required, this particular role lends itself to significant flexibility, including working from home.