Fundraising and Grants Manager


The role of the Fundraising and Grants Manager at the SAB Center is crucial for sustaining our mission of fostering innovation, sustainability, and social responsibility within the realms of architecture and community development. The ideal candidate possesses a unique blend of skills, experience, and passion for making a positive impact. Key attributes include:

  1. Strategic Vision:
    • A strategic thinker who can envision long-term fundraising and grant acquisition strategies aligned with the goals and values of the SAB Center.
  2. Communication Skills:
    • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills to articulate the organization’s mission, impact, and fundraising needs compellingly.
    • Ability to craft persuasive grant proposals, compelling donation campaigns, and impactful fundraising appeals.
  3. Relationship Building:
    • Strong interpersonal skills to cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, foundations, and grant-giving entities.
    • Experience in networking and engaging with individuals and organizations that share our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility.
  4. Financial Acumen:
    • Sound financial understanding to manage donation funds, track expenditures, and ensure transparent financial reporting to donors and stakeholders.
  5. Grant Management:
    • Proficient in identifying grant opportunities, preparing grant applications, and managing the grant application process from inception to reporting.
    • Familiarity with grant compliance and reporting requirements.
  6. Innovative Thinking:
    • Creative thinking to develop innovative and effective fundraising campaigns that resonate with our target audience.
    • Openness to exploring diverse fundraising channels, including digital campaigns, events, and partnerships.
  7. Results-Driven:
    • Proven track record of achieving fundraising targets and securing grants in a non-profit or similar setting.
    • Ability to analyze fundraising metrics and adapt strategies for continuous improvement.
  8. Team Collaboration:
    • Collaborative spirit to work closely with the executive team, marketing and communications professionals, and other stakeholders to align fundraising efforts with organizational objectives.
  9. Passion for Sustainability:
    • A genuine passion for sustainability, architecture, and social responsibility, with an understanding of how these elements intersect in the mission of the SAB Center.
  10. Adaptability:
    • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, seize new opportunities, and navigate challenges in the dynamic landscape of fundraising.

The Fundraising and Grants Manager at the SAB Center plays a pivotal role in driving our initiatives forward by securing the financial resources needed to support research, development, community projects, and the overall mission of the organization. This position requires dedication, creativity, and a commitment to making a positive impact on the architectural and community development landscape.