NOW HIRING: Institutional Giving Manager

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About Foundation for Louisiana

Foundation for Louisiana (FFL) is a social justice philanthropic intermediary founded in 2005 as the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation to invest in the immediate recovery of Louisiana’s communities after hurricane Katrina. While FFL was founded in the wake of hurricane Katrina, our founders recognized the need to address the longstanding inequities that have shaped life outcomes for the most marginalized of Louisianans. Our programs grew in response to these needs, and today FFL focuses on racial justice, climate justice, criminal justice reform, economic opportunity, LGBTQ organizing, and support for Louisiana's vibrant arts and culture via a three-pronged strategy:

  • Invest: We redistribute resources to on the ground projects, many of whom can't access traditional philanthropy. Each year, FFL redistributes approximately $2 million to support organizations and projects throughout Louisiana in our key program areas.
  • Build: We build the capacity of our partners and grantees to effect change in their communities. Our signature programs, LEAD and Together, convene emerging and experienced community leaders to provide them with training related to organizing, advocacy, policy change, leadership, public speaking, and group facilitation to tackle issues of climate change, police accountability, health disparities, housing access, and more.
  • Transform: We develop collaborative initiatives through leveraging public and private partners to transform Louisiana. Through this work we instigate change, support public policy initiatives, and provide critical fiscal sponsorship and management to external projects and special initiatives.

Since inception, FFL has invested $55 million in more than 250 mission-critical nonprofit organizations working across the state towards building a more just Louisiana. As a social justice philanthropic intermediary, FFL’s work unapologetically advances racial justice while moving Louisiana forward. The foundation engages communities in both program co-design as well as its grant-making process, in order to expand opportunities and move communities towards a more just future.

Position Overview

Foundation for Louisiana is looking for a dynamic and driven fundraising professional to join our team as Institutional Giving Manager. This dynamic individual will steward and expand FFL’s portfolio of foundation and corporate supporters. We are looking for a candidate who brings relevant skills and interest to the role, maturity and ownership of their work, and is looking for an opportunity to seize a career-enhancing opportunity in a fast-paced, growing organization working towards justice in Louisiana. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and working closely with programs and finance staff, the Institutional Giving Manager will work to cultivate, steward, and grow FFL’s portfolio of foundation and corporate supporters and play an important role in driving FFL towards its $6M goal this year and its ambitious growth ahead.

The position will be based in New Orleans. The position may require occasional travel, particularly between the Baton Rouge and New Orleans offices, as well as occasional meetings throughout the state. The Institutional Giving Manager is a full-time exempt position.

Duties and Responsibilities

The following is a summary of the duties required:

  • Lead the development of grant proposals and reports, including all coordination and planning required for preparing the narrative, budget, and all attachments; ensure that all internal and final deadlines are met and proposal components are being addressed by relevant personnel, including development, finance, and program staff.
  • Create proposal and reporting templates for each program and work with program staff to review and edit proposals and reports prior to submission.
  • Develop and maintain fundraising calendars and manage deadlines with relevant staff in the program and finance departments.
  • Maintain and ensure quality control with funder database so current and prospective institutional donor correspondence files are consistently updated and accurate.
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, and tactically about fundraising.
  • Provide research, resources, and connect with stakeholders and colleagues to identify opportunities for partnerships and  prospects with new potential donors that are a good fit for FFL.
  • Analyze RFPs and prepare summaries regarding RFPs that are up for consideration.

Required Competencies

The Institutional Giving Manager should possess the following qualifications, skills, and personal attributes:

  • 5+ years’ experience in producing successful grant proposals within philanthropic and/or non-profit organizations.
  • Must be a solutions oriented self-starter, with an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for revenue generation.
  • Exceptionally detail-oriented written and verbal communication skills that demonstrate the ability to write clear and compelling content for donor audiences.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and ability to involve and work collaboratively and effectively with peers in joint and shared efforts.
  • Competency in systems implementation and management; experience with CRM platforms (Salesforce preferred).
  • Ability to work effectively and flexibly to produce high quality work products in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; to practice strong organizational skills when faced with multiple time-sensitive priorities
  • Excellent research, analysis, synthesis, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to receive and integrate constructive critiques and feedback into work.
  • Experience that demonstrates a commitment to anti-oppression values.

Salary:  $65,000-$75,00 annually plus a generous benefits and PTO package, including:

  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, and vision premiums
  • Up to $50,000 employer-paid life insurance
  • and a 403(b) retirement employer match

To Apply: Please send your resume along with a cover letter via email to:

No phone calls please. Individuals fluent in Spanish and/or Vietnamese are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications begins on December 2, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Foundation for Louisiana follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, criminal justice background and marital status.

This policy also applies to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, outside vendors, members and customers, service clients, use of contractors and consultants, grantees, board members and dealings with the general public.