ACLU of Texas– The Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator reports to the Development Operations Manager and writes and creates grant reports and proposals for major funders, in addition to developing content and activities for informing, cultivating, stewarding, and soliciting current and potential donors. The role includes management and coordination of grant calendars and annual outreach initiatives.
The Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator is expected to participate in the Development team as a cooperative, positive team player; develop a solid understanding of ACLU’s structure, programs, office protocols, and equipment; and help maintain a respectful, welcoming, and professional office environment.
Writing and Content Development – 50%
Create and develop written content for use in grant proposals and reports, mailings, printed pieces, and digital media. Work closely with departments across the organization to ensure timely and accurate representation of the ACLU’s work in Texas and nationwide. Provide high-quality and proactive content for use by ACLU of Texas leadership and out-the-door fundraisers to communicate with donors and potential supporters. Identify and seek out opportunities for creating and sharing new content. Work with the Development Operations Manager to prepare progress reports for the Board of Directors.
Grant Management – 25%
With the Development Operations Manager, ensure timely management and submission of grant reports and proposals to foundations and other major funders, following guidelines and meeting deadlines. Prepare and submit grant reports and proposals to funders after establishing proper review and approval by relevant ACLU personnel. Collaborate with the Finance department to properly capture grant spending in selected reports. Coordinate and attend meetings with foundation program officers and foundation staff as needed. Document and record interactions with funders in the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Strategic Planning and Project Implementation – 25%
Identify, devise, and implement communications strategies for cultivation and stewardship of donors and prospective donors, including personalized outreach to selected donors. Work in collaboration with the Development and Communications teams to help design and implement donor stewardship and communications plans, pieces, and activities. In collaboration with the Development Director and Development Operations Manager, establish processes and strategies for effective internal communication, planning, and reporting for the grant-management process. Seek out and identify new Foundation prospects for submitting proposals to fund work in the ACLU of Texas strategic plan.
How To Apply
Electronic applications in MS Word preferred. Submit a letter of interest mentioning where you saw this posting, along with a résumé and the ACLU of Texas application to:
or mail: ACLU of Texas
Attn: Donor & Foundation Relations Coordinator
PO Box 8306, Houston, TX 77288-8306