Council seeks a dynamic Senior Manager, Principal Gifts Writing to support the Resource Development (RD) team with the creation of high-impact, compelling concept papers and proposals to strengthen 4-H’s fundraising initiatives across our corporate and foundation prospects and donors at the $500K+ level. The Senior Manager will work closely with internal and external clients to understand 4-H’s complex system, external landscape and industry trends, programmatic areas, and the donor’s interests. Additionally, the Senior Manager will be responsible for stewarding donors at the $500K+ level by developing mid-term and final reports and other documents as needed. On a broader scale, the Senior Manager may also write organization-wide documents, such as strategic plans and case statements for support.
In response to COVID-19, all positions are currently temporarily remote.
Proposal Writing & Reporting
Responsible for writing compelling concepts and proposals in support of 4-H’s aggressive fundraising efforts.
Write proposals, letters of inquiry, and concept papers for corporate and foundation partners and prospects consistent with 4-H’s values and goals.
Develop mid-term and final reports to synthesize large volumes of content into compelling partnership impact reports.
Project manage the proposal development process across multiple stakeholders and teams within Council.
Edit and re-write portions of technical documents, case statements, and other strategic papers with content support from other team members.
Maintain electronic library for proposals and template language to ensure the information is organized and current.
Edit various written documents to ensure grammar and structure conforms to 4-H’s style guidelines.
Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, business, marketing, related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
Seven+ years of non-profit experience crafting proposals for corporate, foundation, and major gift prospects.
Demonstrated knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of non-profit proposal development writing.
Advanced proficiency in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook), specifically with style, formatting, and professional presentation of written material; and creative technical writing and marketing.
Proficiency with Stratus Live, or similar CRM software, preferred.
Must be able to perform in a team-oriented environment, have strong organizational skills and operate in a fast-paced environment.
Must have the ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple project deadlines and deliverables.
Position typically has the following Career Ladder:
Director, Principal Gifts Writing
About National 4-H Council
4?H is a Community for all Kids
In 4?H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.
What is 4?H? 4?H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4?H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.
Through life-changing 4?H programs, nearly six million kids and teens have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.