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Institutional Giving Manager

Institutional Giving Manager

At SCS Noonan Scholars, we believe there should be more high-achieving underrepresented students graduating from top colleges equipped to achieve their full potential in their chosen career. We support our students with college guidance while in high school, and through college with academic preparation, stipends, academic and social-emotional support, and career guidance and networking. Originally launched in 2001 in Los Angeles, and then expanding to Boston in 2014, SCS Noonan Scholars is in a new phase of national expansion, working to support the top low-income students of color across the country with a refined model of service that has come to define the organization’s success in L.A. and Boston.


As our Institutional Giving Manager, you will play a critical role in helping us grow our institutional fundraising efforts from grantmaking organizations (including foundations and corporations) to support our national expansion. You will be a key member of our dynamic and growing team of development professionals, and will have the opportunity to work with our passionate program and data evaluation staff to craft compelling stories about the successes of our Scholars. You will leverage your organizational capabilities to ensure that we track and meet our grant deadlines efficiently and effectively. You will use your exceptional research skills to unlock new sources of local and national funding. As a team player who contributes to our broader development goals, your collaborative nature, attention to detail, and experience managing complex projects will help us secure new revenue, while also stewarding our existing institutional funders.

You’ll love this position if you enjoy taking ownership in your work, getting things done efficiently, and operating with an entrepreneurial spirit. An ideal candidate will have prior experience writing grants, including for national education funders, and managing grant deadlines and reporting, as well as an understanding of development operations. This is a full-time position based out of our office in Boston or in Los Angeles. 

Knowing its importance to the success of our work, SCS Noonan Scholars is committed to diversity and inclusion, and we aspire to build a diverse staff team and community. We strongly encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate your time and will review and respond to all applications received.


Manage Existing Grant Portfolio:

  • Plan and execute a comprehensive institutional giving plan
  • Collaborate with Chief Advancement Officer and development team, Chief Program Officers, and CEO to steward institutional funders, including thorough preparation of presentations and communications to foundation program officers and directors
  • Manage grant writing and reporting calendar and deadlines

Generate Written Content for Grants:

  • Draft letters of intent, grant applications, and reports for foundations and corporate funders
  • Prepare budgets for grant applications and reports
  • Work with program and data evaluation staff to support grant applications and reports and ensure alignment between measurable outcomes and programmatic goals

Grow Institutional Fundraising Base:

  • Research new sources of institutional funding both locally and nationally
  • Recommend and prioritize outreach to potential new funders
  • Organize and participate in cultivation and presentations to new funders, site visits by existing funderss, and other external relationship building
  • Support regional expansion efforts through research and presentations for funders in new regions

Contribute to Development Team Efforts:

  • Assist in development operations initiatives, including Salesforce data review and analysis, gift processing, and donor acknowledgements
  • Collaborate on development annual planning
  • Support local fundraising events and individual donor cultivation


There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring the work. This said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • 3+ years of experience in institutional fundraising with proven success in securing grants
  • Experience in the education nonprofit sector is preferred
  • Experience writing grants applications to national funders preferred
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information into a simple and understandable form
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and able to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a timely manner
  • Excellent research skills and entrepreneurial nature
  • Ability to work independently while being an integral member of a larger team
  • Strong collaboration skills
  • High level of professionalism and excellent judgment in communication and in handling sensitive information
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint 
  • Experience using fundraising databases (knowledge of Salesforce preferred)
  • Commitment to SCS Noonan Scholars mission and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in all aspects of the work
  • Ability to thrive and learn in our fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment while bringing an enthusiastic, collaborative approach to your work


SCS Noonan Scholars offers a robust compensation and benefits package including high-quality health and dental insurance, three weeks of paid vacation, professional development funding, and access to an employer-matched retirement plan. This is a full-time exempt position with a salary range of $70,000-$85,000, depending on prior experience. 

For more information, visit scsnoonan.org.

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