Manager of Advancement and Philanthropic Innovation

Humboldt Area Foundation

Posted: Sept. 13, 2021

If you are enthusiastic about applying your project management skills to support HAF’s mission, our funders, and our grantees, we need you! In this position, you will be a highly valuable member of the Advancement & Philanthropic Innovation (API) team, supporting fundraising and philanthropic best practices to develop strong and shared relationships with local donors and advisors. Specifically, you will be responsible for project management, grant and contract management, fundraising, learning and evaluation, and some administrative support.

As the team member directly responsible for management of incoming grant funding, you will employ your organizational skills and attention to detail in tracking all timelines and paperwork for current and potential grants. You will be responsible for coordinating grant reporting and accountability, working with project leads and API colleagues to meet deadlines. This includes understanding and sharing information on reporting forms and platforms, providing report-writing support as needed, and submitting reports and corresponding with funders as appropriate. All of these activities involve keeping spreadsheets, files, and systems organized and up to date; sharing information with API staff and project leads; and coordinating with the Finance and Administration department on information and account balances, to track spending and overhead allotments as per budget.

As Manager of Advancement and Philanthropic Innovation, you will collaborate externally and internally to seek new sources of funding. Your ability to be self-directed is helpful as you use web searches, databases, newsletters, and report reviews to gather information on new and potential funders, then dig deeper with research on funders to determine HAF/WRCF fit. Your flexibility and capacity to give and receive feedback graciously dovetail nicely with this position as you partner with the Director API on potential strategy and next steps, and also with your support in grant proposal development through research, coordination of information and team members, document creation and preparation, scheduling, logistics, grant writing, and submitting proposals.

In your work related to fundraising and submitting grant reports, you will have the opportunity to support learning and impact evaluation efforts through data collection and analysis of grantmaking, programmatic, and regional information. Meanwhile, you will have responsibility for managing HAF’s membership in philanthropic networks, translating for internal colleagues the external information and learning gained from network webinars, meetings, and other communications. Similarly, you will support research to share philanthropic best practices and learnings in advancement, and program design and implementation.

Administrative support to the Director of API includes tracking conversations, meetings, and next steps related to funder and philanthropic networks. This involves various means, including updating systems and spreadsheets, filing, and communicating updates to all staff and the board of directors as necessary. You will also support the Director of API to create and edit outreach documents, summary documents, and presentations related to fundraising, as well as with scheduling, filing, notetaking, attending meetings, and other support as needed.

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announcement, including all desired qualifications. For questions, contact Haley Clark at Please submit your resume and cover letter to

Position is open until filled, but priority consideration will be given to those who apply

by 8am on Monday, September 27, 2021.

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