Advancement & Grants Project Manager

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Job location: Chicago, IL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-02
Req: R0005501
Job Description:

TCS Education System is hiring an Advancement & Grants Project Manager to join the Finance team. This role reports to the CFO and works closely with the Sr. Director of Treasury & Risk. The role supports advancement personnel and grant activity at six TCS Education System affiliates institutions with the Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator as a direct report to the role. Qualified candidates for this role have worked in organizations with extensive fundraising and grant activity. The Advancement role is a full-time role based out of the headquarters in Chicago.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work collaboratively with senior leaders and advancement staff across TCS Education System and its partner colleges
  • Coordinate documentation and compliance for key projects
  • Implement enhancements to advancement and grant processes for TCS and each institution based on their stage or program development
  • Establish best practices and standardization of key activities
  • Coordinate training and sharing of thought leadership content to key leadership and staff across TCS
  • Author updates to advancement and grant policies and procedures necessary for successful operations in compliance with regulations
  • Champion the use of Blackbaud services and opportunities to maximize the use of services available within our subscription
  • Support the Raiser’s Edge Database Administrator in maintaining the integrity of the data in Raiser’s Edge and prioritize ongoing data cleanup
  • Support gifts processing efforts where needed
  • Provide donor communications support (including drafting external website and intranet content, appeal letters, donor acknowledgment letters, etc.)
  • Liaise with Marketing to audit giving forms and website content
  • Prepare clear and comprehensible reporting
  • Adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Position Requirements:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and capable of management multiple assignments from multiple sources
  • Accurate data entry skills
  • Professional demeanor
  • Results-oriented with a collaborative, proactive style
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading
  • Financial acumen

Position Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or other advancement databases
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three or more years of progressively responsible experience in advancement or grant administration, preferably in a higher education environment

TCS Education System offers a generous compensation and benefits package, as well as the opportunity to work for a leader in the field of education. Some of our key benefits include: generous paid time-off, medical and dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance, retirement plan with employer contribution, multiple flexible spending accounts (FSA), tuition reimbursement, professional development, and regular employee appreciation events.

TCS Education System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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Posted: 10/4/2020
Application Due: 1/2/2021
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