Director of Development

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse

Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) accelerates impact by providing inclusive support and networks for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to positive societal and economic change. SEG fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable, and resilient economy. SEG is based in Providence Rhode Island and operates statewide, virtually, and from sites in Providence, Newport, and Pawtucket/Central Falls. 

About the Position

Reports to: CEO

This is an exciting opportunity to lead resource development for a business support organization that creates a more just, equitable and resilient economy through social impact business. This position will identify, secure and manage development/fundraising opportunities and grant funding that will accelerate impact for entrepreneurs and businesses committed to positive societal and economic change.

This position will be responsible for meeting the following goals:

  • Meet SEG’s annual development/fundraising goals
  • Maintain and strengthen existing funding relationships and agreements
  • Secure new sources of funding for both existing and new programs
  • Lead corporate partnership strategy as well as individual donor campaigns
  • Build new strategic relationships and partnerships with funders
  • Strengthen and align SEG’s messaging strategy across development and communications and improve our ability to communicate impact
Specific Responsibilities

Resource Development

  • Research and assess new funding opportunities including foundations, government, corporate, and individual donors
  • Develop process to evaluate new opportunities to ensure that SEG is targeting those that are most mission-aligned
  • Understand and be able to tell SEG’s story in a compelling way to multiple stakeholders
  • Build relationships with new funding partners and media with ability to explore areas of mutual interest 
  • Develop and strengthen strategies and systems for engaging new and existing individual donors and corporate sponsors
  • Develop and write proposals, presentations, and other content as needed for new funding and ongoing opportunities
  • Lead writing on grant proposals and reports
  • Lead the process to track, prepare and submit grant proposals, collaborating with other team members as needed
  • Secure new unrestricted funding, as well as funding for existing programs and new strategic opportunities

    Grant Reporting

    • Manage the development and timely submission of reports to grantors to meet all requirements regarding grant activity 
    • Serve as a point of contact for grantor and for subrecipients to ensure reporting and compliance requirements are met
    • Review assigned contracts and support grant compliance for government awards
    • Identify potential areas of compliance risk and work with team to resolve them
    • Track and maintain data related to funding goals and communicate goals to key internal team members (programs, management, etc.)
    Core Skills and Capacities 
    • Experience: At least 8 years of professional experience with at least 3+ years of demonstrated success in resource development, including government, foundations, corporate and individual donor, and relevant grants and contract experience including federal grant management
    • Knowledge: Ability to understand regulatory compliance in relation to federal funding
    • Execution: Passionate about and excellent aptitude for getting things done. Able to step in proactively and make progress where others are not.
    • Organization and Planning: Plans and organizes in an efficient, productive manner;
    • Problem-solver: Easily assesses complex challenges and takes timely action to resolve;
    • Detail-Orientation: Sweats the small stuff. Does not let important details fall through the cracks;
    • Systems: Strong computer systems skills.
    • Commitment to Addressing Issues of Race & Equity: Demonstrates an active commitment to viewing our work through an equity lens.

    Strongly Preferred, but not required: Fluency in Spanish

    This position is full-time starting as soon as possible.

    Starting Salary Range: $70,000 - $75,000 based on experience.

    Benefits: Healthcare, SIMPLE IRA matching, long-term disability, paid vacation and sick time, professional development and training opportunities, and remote work options

    How to apply:

    Please use the link below to complete the application including the submission of a resume and 1-page cover letter as .pdf attachments. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

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