The Associate is a pivotal role supporting Ignite Philanthropy’s Non-Profit Services Division and, in partnership with a team, responsible for supporting fundraising strategy and planning engagements for a portfolio of leading non-profits primarily located in the Cincinnati region.
The Associate position is a unique opportunity to deepen your awareness and knowledge of the non-profit and philanthropic sectors while helping to make signature community projects happen. The Associate will work with non-profits of varying sizes and missions, along with some of our community’s top donors and leaders.
The Associate will have experience in supporting multiple projects simultaneously to meet project goals successfully. The ideal candidate will possess a desire to provide the highest quality service and have keen attention to detail to help clients make a positive impact in their community.
Specific areas of oversight and responsibilities include:
The Associate is part of a client-facing project team, responsible for executing tasks necessary to meet the needs of the assigned projects while delivering a high-quality client experience. Though specific responsibilities will vary for each project, the following areas of responsibility provide an overview of the type of work that this role will be responsible for delivering.
- Serve as a core member of the Non-Profit Services team to support fundraising strategy, planning and management projects.
- In partnership with the Non-Profit Services team, fundraising goals and timelines.
- Assist with client onboarding to gather information and documents from clients.
- In partnership with the Non-Profit Services team, prepare client/meeting materials such as agendas, presentations, reports, and project timelines.
- Perform donor research and analyze data to accomplish fundraising goals.
- Develop project communications and materials, such as pitch decks, one-pagers, donor correspondences, donor acknowledgments, proposals and grant request applications.
- Help coordinate, schedule and prepare for client, donor and stakeholder meetings.
- Participate in client and stakeholder meetings as needed, to document detailed notes and perform follow-up tasks.
- Manage/update project planning documents, fundraising pipelines and database gift entry.
- Help Non-Profit Services Team and clients meet timelines and stay on schedule.
- Provide general support to the Non-Profit Services team through meeting scheduling/calendar management and complete other duties as needed.
- Participates in and actively exemplifies Ignite Core Principles:
- Solutions Driven – Our work is rooted in our ability to develop solutions to help our clients achieve their philanthropic goals. We take the lead in co-creating the path to our clients’ success.
- Adaptive – Building the right strategy requires us to remain humble, so we may continually learn and adapt. We embrace listening, questioning, and experimentation as the foundation of our adaptive mindset.
- Team-Centered – Philanthropy is a team sport – no single individual has the knowledge and experience to successfully navigate all aspects of our work. We thrive by taking a team approach, ensuring that we bring diverse tools and talent to successfully tackle our clients’ complex challenges.
- Service Minded – Through the generosity of our clients, we serve our community by maximizing the power of giving. We lead by example, personifying the spirit of the sector we serve.
SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES
Ignite Philanthropy seeks an individual who is inspired by the impact of the non-profit sector and is driven to deliver highly professional work. The Associate will be working with a high-performing team in a fast-paced environment, and will ideally have the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to proactively manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal direction, and successfully meet project goals and deadlines
- Ability to understand and anticipate next steps in complex processes.
- Keen attention to detail and the ability to deliver work of the highest quality.
- Strong time management and organizational skills and ability to balance demands of multiple client projects at the same time, while still reaching internal and external deadlines and goals.
- A willingness to accept feedback and a desire to learn and improve continuously.
- Entrepreneurial spirit and interest in being part of a growing company.
- Knowledge of and experience in the non-profit sector, with an emphasis on experience in development or institutional advancement.
- Non-profit grant request writing experience preferred.
- Ability to earn trust, confidence and respect amongst internal team, clients, and external stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS and REQUIREMENTS
- 1-4+ years of relevant work experience, preferably non-profit fundraising/development experience or proven related project management/business experience.
- Exceptional writing and professional communication skills; ability to adapt writing style depending on audience needs.
- Desire to work in a team environment to achieve objectives and effectively anticipate client and donor expectations.
- Strong critical thinking, quantitative analysis and research skills.
- Strong presentation skills and display of professionalism.
- Keen attention to detail and commitment to deliver work of the highest quality.
- Computer proficiency, specifically Microsoft Office with a strong focus on PowerPoint and Excel.
SALARY and BENEFITS
Ignite Philanthropy offers a competitive comprehensive employee benefits package:
- The salary range for the Associate position is $35,000 - $50,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
- Ignite offers the following benefits to employees:
- Elective health, dental and vision insurance (75% of the employee’s premium is employer paid).
- Short- and Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance (100% of the premium is employer-paid).
- 401(k) retirement savings plan with a 4% employer contribution that employees may elect to participate in the quarter immediately following their hire date.
- Discretionary annual bonus and profit-sharing contribution.
- Thirteen (13) paid holidays, which includes six (6) business days at the end of the calendar year.
- 120 hours of paid leave (PTO) used for vacations and planned absences.
- Flexible Discretionary Leave used for short-term health-related or personal absences.
- Eight (8) hours of Volunteer Leave used for volunteering in the community.
- Twelve (12) weeks of partially paid Parental Leave.
- Ignite provides the following stipends to offset employee’s costs:
- Home Office/Technology Stipend - $400/one-time, upon hire
- Parking Stipend - $80/month
- Phone/Internet Stipend - $50/month
- Wellness Reimbursement - $200/annually
- Ignite is fully committed to employees’ growth and offers opportunities for continued professional development.
- Ignite supports a flexible work environment. However, Ignite’s business and client needs will need to be supported through attending in-person meetings, as well as completing office-based projects.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourage a diverse pool of candidates to apply. Ignite Philanthropy is fully committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their applications early. To apply, please complete the online application at https://ignitephilanthropy.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.