The Development and Marketing Team of the Sonoran Institute is responsible for communicating the Sonoran Institute brand to
current and potential donors and key partners to include identification, cultivation, and stewardship of board of directors, individual donors, foundations, and corporations. Development staff is responsible for raising all revenues to cover institutional costs as well as supporting the funding needs of specific projects and programs. Marketing staff is responsible for communications of key organizational messaging across all media to promote the Sonoran Institute brand.
GENERAL ROLE OF POSITION
The Grants Manager will be responsible for managing the current restricted giving budget along with finding new sources of revenue for the organization from foundations and corporations.
Grants - 75%
Donors - 25%
Decision Making/Consequence of Error
The Grants Manager must exercise a great deal of independent judgement, particularly in the preparation of well written and thoughtful proposals, professional correspondences and conversations with program officers and involving staff to ensure clear roles and responsibilities. Failure to use sound judgement in making decisions could result in the organization losing funding or damaging relationships with funders of partners.
Nature of supervision received
The Grants Manager duties are performed independently. SDDM will be consulted on new questions or problems. Employee will prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic work plans.
Representation and Public Contact
The Grants Manager is one of the Marketing and Development Staff and may communicate with the public, Sonoran Institute partners, funders, and other staff. This involves outreach to funders, routing calls appropriately and answering questions and providing assistance.
Education and Experience
Physical demands/work environment of this position
Remote work: will consist of employee’s own remote environment. Office work: The employee typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. The noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office. Incumbent may encounter frequent interruptions throughout the workday. The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle, or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds.
Employees may be required to perform other related duties as assigned, to ensure workload coverage. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor. This job description does NOT constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STATEMENT
As an organization that values equity, Sonoran Institute strives to be a place where all feel safe, welcome and valued, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. We work to champion initiatives and advocate for our community, and to continue to grow as an organization and individuals. It is our team members’ diverse identities and communities that makes us who we are, and we stand against any and all discrimination, racism, and hatred.
Sonoran Institute is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits employment (be it as a volunteer or paid staff) discrimination based on race, color, sex, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, veteran status, national origin, ancestry or disability.