Glymph Consulting

Manager of Institutional Giving
Location: Remote
Reports to: M4BL Director of Resource Development
Salary: $100,000 - $110,000 with full health benefits for employee and dependents,
employer-funded retirement plan, remote work stipend, and 28 days of vacation


Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014 and was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. M4BL is an ecosystem of more than 150 Black led organizations representing thousands of Black people from across the country that have come together with renewed energy, strategy and purpose to articulate a common vision and agenda. Our ecosystem is united by core values and politics that seek to build an anti-capitalist, abolitionist and Black queer feminist future. The Movement for Black Lives’ budget has grown significantly to meet the needs of the ecosystem and the urgency of this political and cultural moment. M4BL’s donor base now consists of multi-year commitments from diverse funding streams across major individual donors, corporations, private, public and family foundations, trusts, and other assets. In this phase of our growth, M4BL is looking for new staff members to join an expanding finance and operations team.

Position Summary

As a lead member of the Resource Development team, the Manager of Institutional Giving, works with the Resource Development Director to develop and implement a cohesive strategy for M4BL that is focused on developing funding partnerships with institutional funders and foundations. The Manager will be expected to bring a versatile and varied skill set to steward existing partnerships and be responsible for grants management. In this highly collaborative role, the Manager will report into the Resource Development Director and will contribute up, down, and cross-functionally to align programmatic opportunities and funding support in service to the greater M4BL ecosystem. A candidate will have a strong fit by adapting seamlessly into the Resource and Development team that is growing and evolving and will bring an entrepreneurial mindset to identify new funding relationships with institutions, funding collaboratives and foundations. The ideal candidate will have proven experience managing all phases of the grant cycle, including researching funding opportunities, managing budgets and deadlines, and tracking and reporting on impact and results.

Essential Areas of Work

  • Support resource generation efforts to form funding partnerships with institutional supporters and foundations;
  • Oversee and implement all aspects of a successful grants program, including grant proposals, requests, communication, deadlines, deliverables, stewardship, and reporting;
  • Manage a sophisticated portfolio of institutional partnerships and funders;
  • Systematize the constant infusion of new prospects and funding partners;
  • Work across the organization to identify emerging issues to leverage institutional funding requests, LOI’s, and proposals;
  • Draft and write all grant applications and stewardship reports, document, track and file
  • Monitor grant budgets and expenditures on an ongoing basis to ensure that goals are on target;
  • Oversee and implement all data inputs to track each partnership within the CRM
  • Review funding agreements to identify key terms and restrictions and work with the Finance Team to ensure restrictions are communicated and grant money is tracked in accordance to grant agreements.
  • Collaborate with M4BL teams to gather information related to projects with restricted funding and facilitate the smooth flow of information regarding the projects and related spending
  • Ensure funding reporting requirements are identified, tracked, and communicated. Work collaboratively with M4BL teams to manage reporting deadlines and ensure reports are completed and requirements are met.
  • Work together with the Finance team to ensure any donor/grant deposit follow-up items are resolved.
  • Develop a rich understanding of M4BL’s mission, programs, history, relationships with key stakeholders, and strategic goals.

Key Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5-7 years of nonprofit or movement building experience that is centered on resource generation;
  • Proven track record of establishing and overseeing a comprehensive grants program;
  • History of grant writing, including but not limited to funding requests, grant proposals, and stewardship reports;
  • Proven track record personally identifying and soliciting sophisticated foundation grants through identification, cultivation, and stewardship;
  • Ability to manage several projects concurrently with varying timelines and adapt to changes in project requirements and/or the work environment; and
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and G Suite and experience with fundraising CRMs, preferably EveryAction.

Note: The Movement for Black Lives is committed to responding flexibly to changing circumstances and priorities which means that the expectations of every position are dynamic. This description reflects the assignment of essential functions, but does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Desired Core Competencies

  • Passion for M4BL’s mission in support of Black liberation and joyful Black life;
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills across diverse populations and partnerships;
  • An entrepreneurial work ethic with a ‘no problem too big, no question too small’ attitude;
  • The ability to thrive in a collaborative, dynamic, fast paced work environment where priorities are often evolving to adapt to the movement’s needs and emergent opportunities;
  • A team leader and a team player who can drive impact at the operational and tactical levels; and
  • Unimpeachable ethical standards, confidentiality, and personal integrity, demonstrating self-awareness and dependability at all times.

Equal Opportunity Workplace

The Movement for Black Lives in partnership with its fiscal sponsor the Common Counsel Foundation is proud to be an equal employment workplace. We welcome and encourage job applicants who are motivated to work with us in addressing social injustice and those who have personal experience with injustice. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on any of the follow factors; race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), age, sex/gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/ or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (genetic characteristics, cancer or a record or history of cancer), military or veteran status, national origin, ancestry, disability (mental and physical including HIV/AIDS, cancer, and genetic characteristics), and genetic information.