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Institutional Giving Officer

Rethos | Saint Paul, MN
Salary Range: $59,000 - $61,000

This full-time manager level position will work within our Development and Communications Department and reports to the Director of Development. The IGO will research potential institutional funders (grantors), establish relationships with representatives of current and future institutional funders, write coherent, organized, and compelling proposals, and create detailed reports to demonstrate to funders that their contributions were used appropriately and with the intended impact.

You will apply your knowledge of fundraising methods and plans to reach mutually agreed-upon goals and objectives throughout the year. You will collaborate with team members in the organization to identify fundable opportunities and monitor how grant funding is being used. You will assist with other fundraising projects and develop relationships with key benefactors and others.

To ensure success you need to write well, have proficient knowledge of corporate and foundation fundraising methods, and be committed to the mission and vision of Rethos. A strong knowledge of the institutional philanthropy community in Minnesota is highly desired.

We are looking for a…
Project Management Leader. Ability to meet deadlines, manage annual grant submission and reporting schedules, improve systems and procedures for grant management

Fundraising Leader. Excellent knowledge of fundraising information and research sources. Ability to identify opportunities and make connections in order to advance fundraising objectives

People Leader. Guides, inspires, communicates, and problem solves effectively with other team members and staff to foster effectiveness, belonging and growth. Joins in carrying out the mission of Rethos and organizational partnerships.

Fiscal Leader. Demonstrates ability to forecast, measure, and reach revenue and other performance goals.

  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals
  • Developing relationships and collaborating with key internal and external constituents
  • Displaying understanding and adherence to the organization’s mission
  • Maintaining proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs
  • Creating and maintaining an annual grant activities calendar
  • Participating in the formulation and execution of the development department's annual strategy
  • Identifying grant funding opportunities
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents
  • Collaborating with Executive Director and Director of Development to establish and strengthen relationships with institutional prospects and funders through meetings, site visits, website content, social media content, written reports, and other necessary interactions with institutional partners
  • Collaborating with Director of Development to compile an annual report, bi-monthly Board and Committee reports, and occasional donor impact reports
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer databases (Rethos uses NEON1 as its constituent management software)

Below are some of the typical requirements for an Institutional Giving Officer. We recognize that skill sets can be a complex combination of experiences. Even if your background does not exactly match these requirements but you have a passion for our work, we would love to hear from you and we recognize the value of transferable skills.

  • Undergraduate degree (preferred) in creative writing, journalism, English, or a related field
  • **Three to four years paid or volunteer experience working jointly in two or more of the above fields may be substituted for undergraduate degree
  • Two years direct working experience (paid or volunteer) with grant writing, institutional fundraising, corporate and foundation relations, alumni relations, annual fund development, or similar
  • Familiarity with the funding environment in Minnesota preferred
  • Ability to build and maintain working relationships with a wide variety of people and organizations, including within communities that have historically been underrepresented in historic preservation
  • Experience, knowledge or passion in one or more relevant fields: architecture, history, or historic preservation
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal communication, and technical writing skills
  • Excellent organization and file management skills
  • Experience using fundraising software, like Neon1 CRM, Salesforce, Raisers Edge, Bloomerang, or similar
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint)

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, and salary expectations no later than 9:00pm on Monday, October 31st, 2022. Please apply at
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