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Associate Director of Foundation Relations and Grant Writer

Company: Planned Parenthood Great Plains
Date Posted: February 15, 2017


The Associate Director of Foundation Relations and Grant Writer must be fully committed to Planned Parenthood’s mission to support the rights of women regarding family planning and reproductive health care. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage all aspects of grant research and writing for PPGP.
  • Strategize and develop program ideas that match the needs of the organization with the priorities of the funder.
  • Work to secure a minimum of $1 million in foundation and institutional support for the affiliate that includes grants from national, regional, and local foundations as well as grants from PPFA.
  • Manage grants calendar and submit timely proposals and stewardship reports.
  • Create and manage grant teams for each project that include staff from relevant departments across the organization.
  • Identify, cultivate, and manage foundation and corporate relationships in order to maximize funding potential.
  • Work with Board members, committee members, and other volunteers who can make key connections with foundations and corporations.
  • Assist and support all development programs and projects.
  • Work with the External Affairs team on other programs and projects for the organization.



  • Commitment to PPGP’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • A smart, intellectually curious, strategic and creative professional with Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university, three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Established relationships with foundation and corporate funders.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office/Word, Raisers Edge, and social media to help enhance development work.
  • Ability to travel across the affiliate geography for development events and projects.
  • Must be a motivated, self-starter and able to function productively and effectively with a degree of autonomy.
  • A multi-disciplinary thinker with excellent analytical skills and the ability to understand new concepts and complex subjects, to translate PPGP’s mission and work to diverse constituencies, to solve problems and to exercise good judgment in a fast-paced environment. 
  • A highly sophisticated approach as well as the intellectual depth and maturity to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Commitment to exceptional work quality and standards.
  • Principled, ethical, and professional.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate and manage foundation work.
  • A high level of enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and drive.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • A sense of humor, perspective, and grace.
  • Superb organizational skills.
  • Superb research and storytelling skills.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous projects at once and ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Professional appearance and attitude.



Submit your cover letter, resume and current salary or salary requirements to:

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA