Character Lab is looking for a Grants and Revenue Manager. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, this individual will be on the leading edge of Character Lab’s growth by managing the organization’s diverse grant portfolio and supporting new revenue opportunities.
We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this position. This is an exciting role for a results-driven, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by driving fundraising processes to achieve revenue goals and operational objectives.
Grants and Revenue Manager will be responsible for all aspects of grant management, including crafting compelling, well-researched grant proposals, reports, and materials. They will help build new earned revenue strategies, oversee fundraising operations, monitor revenue and performance, and analyze revenue patterns. They will support donor relations and manage acknowledgments. The ideal candidate is an accomplished project manager and fundraising professional with experience managing complex grants and supporting revenue strategy for nonprofit organizations.
About Character Lab
Founded in 2013 by two educators (Dave Levin and Dominic Randolph) and one scientist (Angela Duckworth), Character Lab is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country. To learn more, go to www.characterlab.org.
Our culture is both challenging (we’re never done improving) and supportive (one of our core values is excessive generosity). To learn more, read our Culture Book.
Conduct full range of activities required to develop, submit, and manage grant proposals
Serve as the lead project manager for grant proposal and reporting deliverables, including liaising with other departments on grant-funded work
Advance and support high-level philanthropic and earned revenue strategies, including researching grant opportunities and providing resources to partner researchers
Utilize data to analyze revenue performance critically, forecast future performance, and inform strategy
Oversee gift processing and acknowledgment, donation tracking and projections
Oversee earned revenue accounts receivable, process payments, and reconcile records
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
4+ years of experience writing for external audiences and project management
Prior experience in nonprofit fundraising required, including managing complex restricted grants
Excellent communication skills
Excellent organizational and project management skills
Strong attention to detail
Strong organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills
Ability to think strategically and identify new opportunities
Interest in exploring and supporting a full range of revenue strategies, from traditional philanthropy to earned revenue
Fierce work ethic and sense of purpose, with the ability to work collectively as part of a dynamic start-up
Prolonged and irregular hours of duty, as necessary.
Some light-to-medium level of manual labor (e.g., preparing mailings, moving boxes of materials).
Occasional travel for work-related responsibilities and needs (once safe travel can resume)
Character Lab has a Remote-First policy, which means that we fully support employees working remotely from any US location. Employees decide whether to work remotely or on-site at our office headquarters in Philadelphia.
Character Lab strives to ensure our culture and operations support all staff equitably. We support effective office environments for all staff, whether in our headquarters, a local coworking space, or a home office.
Character Lab is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse pool of candidates to apply. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Please submit a compelling cover letter with your resume.
Competitive salary is commensurate with an individual’s experience and skills. All full-time employees receive a comprehensive benefits package.
We share your concern about COVID-19 and its impact on our greater community. This is an evolving public health situation that Character Lab is actively monitoring. We are following the guidance of the CDC and local public health departments. As such, our team has shifted to working from home and we are conducting all of our interviews virtually. We are committed to working with all candidates throughout the interview process who may need reasonable accommodations, including those who may need support with virtual technology.
Character Lab advances scientific insights that help kids thrive. By connecting researchers with educators, Character Lab seeks to create greater knowledge about the conditions that lead to social, emotional, academic, and physical well-being for young people throughout the country.
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