Manager of National Corporate and Foundation Giving

Reports to: Elizabeth Schonhorst, Senior Director of National Development
Start date: January 2022
Location: This is a remote position; preferred within a OneGoal region: Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; Boston, MA; New York City, NY; Bay Area, CA, but flexible within the following states: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., Wisconsin

Salary Range: $54,000-$58,000 is the hiring salary range (i.e. the range a candidate could be offered to start) for this role.

About OneGoal

Despite decades of work and millions of  dollars invested, the degree divide continues to be one of our nation’s most complex and critical injustices, with deep roots in systems of oppression and racism.  Only 22% of students from low-income communities earn a college degree, compared to 67% of their peers from high-income areas. 

COVID-19 further exposed and exacerbated inequity, with communities of color and those in low-income areas impacted at disproportionately high rates. We are looking for individuals to join us in our fight for equity during this extremely critical time.

  • OneGoal has grown from a small afterschool program serving just 32 students in Chicago to a nationwide movement that is serving some 12,500 students in six communities.
  • Our model, honed over 14 years, has three core differentiators: A rigorous, culturally relevant content and experience, cohorts of students who can support each other over the course of three years, and a teacher who supports our most vulnerable students’ long-term ambitions.
  • 88% of OneGoal high school graduates enroll in a postsecondary institution and 79% of those who enroll persist one year after high school.

 

The Person

 

As the Manager of National Corporate and Foundation Giving, you are responsible for providing key support to the corporate and foundation giving portfolio through grant reporting, pipeline management, prospect research, cultivation, and stewardship. You are deeply invested in telling our programmatic story to our funders and collaborating with the National Development team to reach our annual revenue goals. You are an exceptional communicator, strong project manager, embody our core values, and believe deeply in the potential of all OneGoal Fellows.

 

You will do this by:

  • Project-managing and writing grant reports for all foundation donors in the national portfolio, including gathering information from National Program team members, submitting data requests, and creating review processes and timelines for each report
  • Engaging in thought partnership and collaboration with the Senior Director of National Development, including:
    • Planning thoughtful engagement touchpoints for Foundation officers; 
    • Collaborating on idea generation and drafting support for grant proposals, concepts, or letters of inquiry; 
    • Engaging in prospect research to grow the national corp/found portfolio
  • Managing finance and gift processing needs for the national corp/found portfolio, including maintaining accurate data and information within Salesforce
  • Providing general support to the External Affairs team as needed and participating in team-wide projects

 

Though the Manager of National Corporate and Foundation Giving is likely to see himself/herself/themselves in the following examples, these are not requirements. These examples are designed to help you determine if this opportunity aligns with your own passion and purpose.   

 

You are a compelling and effective communicator.  

  • You truly enjoy and get energy from interpreting internal programmatic language and translating it for an external audience 
  • You are naturally curious about the work OneGoal does and passionate about writing about it compellingly
  • You are a relentless seeker of information, driven by what motivates people to give of their time, talent, and treasure
  • You understand the importance of accurate, specific data and the complexities of interpreting data: both an art and a science

 

You love a project plan and project management. 

  • You have the ability to break down and sequence large projects into manageable pieces for yourself and others. You see the big picture, but you enjoy the details.
  • You effectively communicate vision and direction for a multitude of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You are proactively thorough and often follow-up with collaborators to ensure that any missing information or clarifications are resolved and that the message has been received as intended by your various audiences.
  • You are adept at planning backward from a hard deadline, including your own actions and those of internal team members

 

You are a coalition builder.  

  • You cultivate relationships with the understanding that our students are best served when we collaborate to meet all of their needs.
  • You believe that context matters and in the importance of listening first.
  • You understand the critical role strong relationships play in getting your work done

 

You believe deeply in our Fellows and their ability to graduate from college.

  • You believe that our Fellows face real systemic barriers to college graduation and that empowering their families, their teachers, and themselves to own their unique path will help them to overcome those barriers.

 

You are passionate about gaining a heightened awareness.  

  • You act on the belief that there are multiple perspectives on the world and understand that a person’s worldview reflects her/his/their own location in the social order relative to such factors as race/ ethnicity, class, and gender.  
  • You continuously build our understanding of privilege and oppression especially within the context of our country, education system, and college divide.

 

Qualifications:

  • Lived experience of the Fellows we serve (Preferred)
  • 2-4 years of experience in a non-profit organization and/or development role (Preferred)
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills (Required)
  • Strong project management and planning skills (Required)
  • Ability to navigate uncertainty and change and thrive  in an environment of continuous learning and innovation (Required)
  • Ability to travel, once COVID-related restrictions are lifted.
  • Will likely travel 3-4 times per year for team-centered retreats. Trips typically last 2-3 days.

 

This position requires that the employee be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 on or before the start date.  Consistent with applicable laws, OneGoal will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified employees and prospective employees with a disability (as defined by applicable law) or sincerely-held religious beliefs, provided that such accommodation would not result in an undue hardship on OneGoal.

Our Team 

 

Guided by a clear set of core values and beliefs, you will join an impressive group of more than 150 OneGoal staff across the country who believe in the untapped potential within students. The OneGoal team challenges themselves and others to regularly ask, “Is there a better way?” 

 

The Tangible Good 

 

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package* which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, including 20 paid vacation days, holidays and 6 wellness days (flexible sick time). 

*OneGoal reserves the right to change benefits at anytime according to business need.  

 

You believe in people and the promise of humanity and are committed to equity and inclusion 

 

You believe in an inclusive and culturally competent society and the essence of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that in order to create the change we seek, each person we hire brings a remarkable and diverse set of experiences, skills and characteristics that individually and collectively, will contribute to the radical change needed to move us towards a more equitable and just nation.

 

Throw Your Hat in the Ring

 

Please use the “Apply For This Job Now” link at the bottom of this page to complete an application, which includes attaching an updated resume and cover letter explaining your passion and alignment to this position.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to submit an application or to participate in the application or interview process, please reach out to our Human Assets Team to request an accommodation. Our Human Assets Team can be contacted at 773-321-2630 or HumanAssets@onegoalgraduation.org

 

OneGoal is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of actual or perceived sex, race, color, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, disability (mental or physical), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, breastfeeding or related medical condition, parenthood, genetic characteristic or information, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local law.