Manager, Institutional Writing and Strategy

Title: Manager, Institutional Writing and Strategy
Department: Development
Status: Exempt
Reports To: Senior Director of Institutional Fundraising
Positions Reporting To This Position: None
Location: Flexible (the employee may decide whether to work remotely or from an LCV office)
Travel Requirements: Up to 10%
Union Position: Yes
Job Classification Level: D
Salary Range (depending on experience): $72,328 – $88,283

General Description:
The League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (“LCVEF”) believes our earth is worth mobilizing because everyone has a right to clean air, water, and a safe, healthy community. LCVEF works to turn environmental values into national, state and local priorities. LCVEF’s work to protect and advocate for the environment is rooted in our commitment to racial, social and environmental justice.

LCVEF is hiring a Manager, Institutional Writing and Strategy who will work on the institutional giving team to produce written content, conduct stewardship and cultivation, and manage a portfolio of funders. The ideal candidate is a proven strategic thinker with excellent writing, relationship management, and organizational skills, as well as a commitment to racial justice and equity. The Manager, Institutional Writing and Strategy will develop content to engage funders on a range of issues including climate change, clean energy, conservation, community organizing, democracy, civic engagement and social justice.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce written content including, but not limited to, grant proposals and reports to grant-making organizations, as well as customized impact updates for existing and prospective funders, ensuring that our commitment to racial justice and equity is integrated throughout materials.
  • Directly manage a defined portfolio of existing funders and prospects with an emphasis on funders who provide general support. Ensure all funders are cultivated, stewarded and solicited as appropriate.
  • Support program staff as the primary point of contact on the institutional giving team for two to three program areas at LCV Education Fund.
    Perform prospect research on foundations and other entities using electronic research tools to evaluate prospects for grant funding.
  • Participate in and contribute to the institutional giving team’s systems and processes, including regular team meetings, record-keeping and other projects as needed.
  • Travel up to 10% for staff retreats, meetings, conferences and professional development opportunities, as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Work Experience: Required – 4 years of fundraising, professional writing, or other relevant work experience with at least one year of experience in institutional fundraising and grant writing. Strongly Preferred – Experience in environmental nonprofits and/or social justice organizations.
  • Skills: Required – Strong writing abilities, excellent organization, project management and research skills. Excellent follow-through and attention to detail, with the ability to track and maintain multiple critical priorities. Ability to collaborate with program staff and translate their work into compelling proposals and reports for funders. Strong orientation toward collaboration and teamwork. Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to multitask without sacrificing the quality of the work. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Proficiency with Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Docs). Database management skills. Preferred – Strong grasp of environmental and civic engagement issues. Familiarity with the IRS rules regarding 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), and PACs. Demonstrated ability to work across departments and effectively manage up and laterally. Proficient in Salesforce. Experience with online foundation research tools such as Foundation Search, Instrumentl, Candid, etc.
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated awareness of one’s own cultural identity, views about difference, and the ability to learn and build on varying cultural and community norms. Commitment to equity and inclusion as organizational practice and culture. Understands how environmental issues intersect with racism, economic and social inequality in the U.S. and has a passion for working to dismantle these systems.
  • Working Conditions: This job operates in a professional office environment, and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and audiovisual systems. This position is largely sedentary, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods. The person in this position frequently communicates with funders and must be able to exchange accurate information. Applicants need to be located in and legally authorized to work in the United States. LCVEF requires all employees working from our offices or participating in in-person meetings or events to be fully up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

To Apply: Send a cover letter and resume to hr@lcvef.org with “Manager, Institutional Writing and Strategy” in the subject line by October 30, 2022. No phone calls please.

 

LCVEF is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information, or any other protected status. LCVEF is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please contact hr@lcvef.org.