The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) is a leading national organization focusing on mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, which affect over 21 million Americans, account for over 50% of the nation’s suicides every year, and cost $23 billion in lost workdays and other workplace losses.
DBSA offers peer-based, wellness-oriented support and empowering services and resources available when people need them, where they need them, and how they need to receive them—online 24/7, in local support groups, in audio and video casts, or in printed materials distributed by DBSA, our chapters, and mental health care facilities across America.
Through our extensive online and print resources and our nearly 600 support groups and more than 200 chapters, DBSA reaches millions of people each year with in-person and online peer support; current, readily understandable information about depression and bipolar disorder; and empowering tools focused on an integrated approach to wellness.
OUR TEAM VALUES
Perform at the highest standards. We strive for best in class.
Be honest in our interactions and develop trusting relationships.
Take personal, and where appropriate, team responsibility for results.
Acknowledge what we don’t know.
Demonstrate willingness to continuously learn, grow, and change.
Celebrate our differences.
Be present, curious and receptive to new and different ideas and situations.
Ask for help and reciprocate help when needed.
Respect each other’s perspectives, experiences, and sensitivities.
Be mindful of our individual impact on the work environment.
Speak with thoughtfulness. We think before we speak.
Show a willingness to give up personal ownership for the greater good/outcome.
Work together to foster individual and organizational growth.
Create an environment where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Have a wholistic view of the work of the organization.
Remain flexible to achieve optimal outcomes.
SCOPE OF ROLE
DBSA is seeking candidates for a Foundations and Corporate Relationship Manager with proven success in writing and securing foundation and corporate grants and sponsorships. Reporting to the Development Vice President, the Manager initiates, cultivates, and sustains relationships in an effort to secure $500K in funding from a diverse portfolio including foundation grants and corporate sponsorships. Success will be measured using metrics such as the number of 1) prospect visits 2) LOIs and proposals submitted, 3) grants and sponsorships secured, 4) revenue secured, and 5) reports submitted on time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identifies and qualifies funding opportunities provided by public, private, and corporate foundations.
Independently initiates cultivation and solicitation strategies for new and previously identified foundation and corporate prospects that result in new and renewed revenue.
Conceptualizes and launches a new corporate sponsorship program with the support of the VP of Development.
Writes letters of inquiry and full grant and sponsorship proposals including budgets, program work plans, outputs and outcomes in partnerships with other departments, to ensure that the proposals align with the mission of DBSA.
Creates and maintains a timeline of submission windows for institutional investors to ensure maximum opportunity for acceptance.
Works with Finance to ensure timely and complete release of restricted funds.
Assumes all reporting responsibilities as required by the funder.
Monitors progress toward revenue goals and provides statistical reports on an ongoing basis.
As a representative of DBSA, independently travels to meet prospects for the purpose of effective, coordinated, and efficient cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship on a regular basis up to 20% of the time.
As a member of the Development Team, maintains a small portfolio of individual investors and executes development activities including qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship efforts, preparation of proposals, arranging for visits with prospective donors, etc.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Minimum of three years of successful fundraising experience, specifically working with foundations and corporation
Familiarity with donor tracking software such as Raiser’s Edge
Demonstrated experience in securing grants and sponsorships ($100,000 or more preferred)
Ability to work in teams in a fast-paced environment
Ability to multi-task and provide support to team members with diverse work styles
How To Apply
Please direct resumes and cover letter for consideration
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time position with benefits including health, dental, vision, disability, 401K and life insurance. Position will primarily work standard hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, flexible start/end times possible.
DBSA envisions wellness for people who live with depression and bipolar disorder. Because DBSA was created for and is led by individuals living with mood disorders, our vision, mission, and programming are always informed by the personal, lived experience of peers.