Posted on Mon 23rd May, 2022 - hotnigerianjobs.com --- (0 comments)
CDI is an emerging business development service provider and project management company that provides investment facilitation, value chain development, export development, and private sector development services to the agricultural sectors.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Grants and Sponsorship Manager
Employment Type: Full-time
The Grants and Sponsorships manager directs CDI's efforts to secure funding from all institutional sources for a broad range of projects, including but not limited to exhibitions, Agricultural initiatives, conservation activities, and capital projects.
The Grants and Sponsorship Manager collaborates with staff across the CDI’s partners, including the senior leadership team to develop and write competitive foundation and government proposals by conducting project and prospect research; collaborating on customized cultivation and solicitation strategies for corporate donors; convening cross-divisional grant project teams; writing reports; managing a grant production schedule; maintaining accurate electronic donor records and hard files; and managing the stewardship of institutional donors.
This position reports to the Project Director and Head of CDI
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Grant Writing and Reporting – Government, Foundations, and Corporate Foundations:
Develop competitive proposals for current and out-year fundraising priorities utilizing a diversified network of funding organization including government agencies, private foundations/donors, and corporate foundations
Take lead in assembling team, including project director and project staff, to outline grant components, production process, and deadlines
Write persuasive narratives, in collaboration with project directors
Prepare/coordinate accurate budgets and required support materials
Manage communications with prospects and donors before and after grant applications are submitted
Oversees both the pre-award and post-award activity including coordinating receipt of award documentation, maintaining proposal and funding records in database systems, and preparing scheduled and special reports, studies, and analyses
Sponsorships and Fulfillment:
Develop competitive sponsorship materials for current and out-year exhibitions and special projects for corporate donors
Manage communications with prospects and donors throughout the sponsorship
Oversee both the pre-award and post-award activity including contract negotiations for benefits and recognition levels, maintaining proposal and funding records in database systems, recognition approvals, and overseeing successful stewardship of sponsorship benefits.
Develop working knowledge of CDI fundraising history, as it relates to donors and projects
Stay informed on CDI programs, current and future, through on-going conversations with staff
Conduct research on continuous basis to identify potential funding sources
Make initial contact with potential funders to confirm eligibility and determine competitiveness of CDI project
Stay abreast of current trends in philanthropy and best practices in fundraising
Forge strong working relationships with staff throughout the Project to maximize fundraising opportunities
Support Director, Trustees, and Senior Director and Department Head of Advancement in development of presentations related to proposals
Develop network of contacts working in similar positions at local Agricultural and cultural organizations
Donor Records & Grants Management:
Manage a portfolio as assigned/primary solicitor of donors to ensure timely and effective development of institutional requests and award requirements
Feed timely information into grants planner, financial trackers, and shared reporting schedules with MX, Finance, and Education
Update and maintain institutional crediting in Airtable and Wrike, review exhibition, special project, etc. crediting for accuracy.
Work with Coordinator of Grants & Sponsorships and Advancement Services Coordinator to ensure accurate gift entry
Participate in reconciliation of Advancement and Finance report
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship:
4-year Undergraduate Degree in Agricultural Economics or Business Administration; Graduate Degree preferred or professional experience equivalent
5-7 years of development experience; 3-5 years of grant writing experience
2-3 years’ experience with federal grant writing and reporting
Proven record of successful fundraising through grants and donor solicitation
High level of professionalism, integrity, reliability, and good judgment
Extensive experience using web-based and traditional research tools
Proficiency with donor databases;
Excellent communication skills, written and oral
Solid experience managing and mentoring staff
Ability to work independently and in a collaboration with colleagues
Excellent project management and problem-solving skills
Expert knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
Passion for the Agriculture.
Application Closing Date
15th June, 2022.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Cover Letter and CV to: [email protected] using "Grants & Sponsorships Manager" Last Name and First Name as the subject of the email.
Note: CDI is committed to building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourage all qualified professionals to apply.