Manager, Community Engagement and Granting, ELCA World Hunger

    • Job Tracking ID: 512830-598558
    • Job Location: Chicago, IL
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 16, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Closing date: 12/20/2017

Job Context Information

The Mission Advancement unit is responsible for communicating with constituents and donors, handling marketing and public relations, and directing our current, deferred and major fund appeals in order to most effectively communicate around a clear identity and mission, while also motivating donors to respond with financial gifts. The work of the Mission Funding team includes: ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeals; ELCA World Hunger; ELCA Disaster Response; ELCA Malaria Campaign; Fund for Leaders; Global Mission Support and Mission Support.

ELCA World Hunger is a ministry of this church working toward a just world where all are fed. Through a cross-unit approach, this position works most closely with the units of Mission Advancement and Domestic Mission.

Job Purpose

ELCA World Hunger exists as a networked movement of the whole church. This employee serves as a key collaborator for ELCA World Hunger’s domestic engagement activities, including community- and congregationally-based network cultivation through granting, training and emerging partnerships. In collaboration with director and team, this person manages and executes the ELCA World Hunger domestic hunger grants and related engagement activities (i.e., trainings, request for proposal and memorandum of understanding proposal work). This position also holds responsibility for program learning, monitoring and evaluation.

Job Responsibilities

1. Manage and lead domestic community-engagement strategy implementation to empower local congregations and their partners in local hunger ministry, including the facilitation of the ELCA World Hunger domestic hunger grants, related training and partnership cultivation.

2. Manage and lead program learning, monitoring and evaluation for improved impact reporting, fundraising and interpretation, and financial compliance through electronic grant software (ELCA grant maker system) and data management.

3. Assist director in overall program interpretation, including strategic speaking and presentation engagements.

4. Supervise coordinator for granting and community development, participate in position-specific working groups (i.e., interunit work on granting, monitoring and evaluation).

5. Perform other duties as required.

Travel. Nature, means and frequency of travel required to perform this job.

25% travel. Some travel by plane, car, train and other forms of transportation required.

Physical Effort.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear, use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone. This position requires sitting for long periods of time. Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Experience and Skills:

1. Appropriate education and 2-3 years direct experience in anti-hunger, anti-poverty-related granting, monitoring and evaluation required.

2. Track record of establishing innovative partnerships and turnaround strategy implementation a plus. Experience with diverse constituents and communities preferred.

3. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, define work plans and processes, manage and lead people and projects in a team-based, multi-tiered environment

4. Exemplary interpersonal communication skills; ability to effectively present both verbal and written information in a clear manner.

5. Expertise with use of granting and constituent databases for reporting and evaluation, word processor and Excel, required.

6. Exceptional commitment to timeliness; excellent organizational skills; ability to manage multiple, diverse projects simultaneously and under time pressures; ability to prioritize projects