Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience
American Philanthropic is a growing, national philanthropic consulting and services firm with offices nationwide. American Philanthropic works with donors and nonprofits to strengthen civil society—those nongovernmental, non-market-based associations and organizations which are vital to the health of our democracy. To do this, we offer strategic planning and assessment services, as well as a variety of services related to grantmaking and fundraising including development training, messaging and branding assistance, creation of donor-oriented materials and solicitations, donor prospect research, and direct mail program management, among others. More information is available at www.americanphilanthropic.com.
A consultant within American Philanthropic’s donor services group is responsible for creating client deliverables and providing project management support for multiple clients and engagements served by that consulting group. This position will work closely with other members of the American Philanthropic staff and with contractors to ensure that the firm continues to meet a high standard of excellence in serving its clients and fulfilling its obligations. Primary activities and responsibilities include the following.
Client Support and Project Management
Reviewing, editing, and/or writing grant summaries, reports, assessment documents, and other documents to ensure quality and fit with client objectives;
Editing, proof-reading, and other communications-related tasks;
Researching qualified grantee prospects and/or donor prospects and creating formal profiles on these prospects;
Assisting with the creation of client messaging and collateral materials, including drafting content and coordinating design and printing, as necessary;
Assisting with the creation of strategic organizational, development, and giving audits and plans;
Scheduling client meetings and calls;
Drafting and sending call agendas, taking call and meeting notes, and tracking action items;
Managing tracking sheets, grant calendars, moves management, and other planning tools for both internal and external use to monitor status of client deliverables and ensure their timely delivery;
Responding in a prompt and professional manner to client communications and needs and/or managing up to others involved with the client when their input is needed;
Coordinating and following up with internal and external parties such as other consultants, researchers, designers, writers, mail-houses, printers, etc. as needed to execute client deliverables;
Preparing client and board reports as needed.
Administrative and Other Tasks
Assisting with office-related duties and events, as requested;
Assisting senior staff with administrative tasks as needed;
Inputting data into Salesforce and other databases and helping maintain contact records and other information as needed;
Representing the firm at client meetings, conferences, seminars, and other events;
Acquiring an awareness of the business development process at American Philanthropic and supporting the company’s growth efforts as requested;
Assisting with the performance of other company-related tasks as needed.
The position reports directly to the donor services group leader and may require some local and national travel (2-3 days/month on average) for meetings, events, and trainings.
The ideal candidate will have 3+ years of professional experience, including some time spent in nonprofit organizations. Liberal arts background preferred. An exceptional candidate will demonstrate:
Strong personal interest and commitment to American Philanthropic’s mission of strengthening society’s “little platoons”—the independent mediating institutions and voluntary associations that constitute civil society and are vital to human flourishing;
Personal interest in and alignment with the client base served by American Philanthropic, as well as facility with contemporary American political, cultural, sociological, and economic discourse, especially as those realms of thinking impinge upon civil society;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a capacity to build personal relationships of trust and respect both with clients and colleagues;
An exceptional ability to multi-task, organize, and manage multiple projects and deadlines with a high degree of prudence and conscientiousness;
Strong writing, analytical, and research skills;
Capacity to take personal ownership of projects, accomplish tasks, manage up to others, and make consistent progress on projects with minimal supervision;
A strong work ethic, humble manner, and willingness to go above and beyond when necessary in order to help our clients and the company succeed and grow; and
Enthusiasm about the opportunity to help build a fast-growing consulting and services firm into a major force in American philanthropy; and
The desire and ability to make a positive contribution to a company culture that values practical wisdom, excellence, integrity, hard work, and conviviality.
Cover letter that outlines 1) your interest in the position 2) how your values align with our mission 3) a highlight of your professional and/or personal achievements that have particular relevance to your ability to perform the role’s duties with excellence
Writing sample, preferably from professional experience
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