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Manager of Community Relations and Support

Manager of Community Relations and Support

The Manager of Community Relations and Support (the manager) is key to JAWNY’s efforts to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Along with the President, the manager builds relationships with individuals, businesses, foundations, and community organizations, translating their goodwill into financial and volunteer support. The manager implements a fundraising program that includes corporate and foundation grants and sponsorships and individual gifts.

Title: Manager of Community Relations and Support
Area: Junior Achievement of Western New York
Reports to: President
Status: Full-Time, Hourly

Primary Responsibilities:

• Collaborates with the President to identify prospective donors with an emphasis on foundations and corporations that provide grant funding.
• Conducts prospect research and helps to prioritize gift opportunities.
• Develops sponsorship and grant proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains grant proposal templates, and ensures timely reports to funders.
• Manages the information systems which tracks prospects, solicitors, and funding history.
• Organizes and maintains an annual calendar of grant and gift process steps.
• Assists President in preparation for other proposals to funders as needed.
• Manages the ongoing components of a cultivation and stewardship program.
• Assists with the preparation of the income and expense budget and cash flow projections.
• Maintain relationships with the Board of Directors, corporations, foundations and other constituents.

Qualifications (required)

• Passion for making a difference in young people’s lives.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus minimum 3 years of progressive work experience in fund development, stewardship, business administration, customer service, or other closely related area.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent project management skills.
• Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and within functional and cross-functional groups.
• Valid divers license and dependable transportation.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and database applications.
• PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift light weights up to 25 pounds, and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

• Hybrid office/remote work options
• 401(k)
• 401(k) matching
• Health insurance
• Dental insurance
• Vision insurance
• Life insurance
• Health savings account
• Pay for performance plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• Paid time off

• Monday to Friday

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to by June 14, 2024.

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