Program Manager – External Affairs
Seedco - New York, NY

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With the VP of External Affairs, the Program Manager develops and executes the overall fundraising strategy for Seedco programming. The responsibilities of this position are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities. Qualified candidates must be task oriented leaders with big picture thinking and the ability to produce and monitor quality work in a fast paced environment.

Primary Job Functions:
  • Work with program teams to conceptualize and develop new programs, concept papers, and proposals, using knowledge of existing opportunities, interest from funders, and current policy trends.\
  • Identify, research, and cultivate new opportunities for funding from a wide variety of sources, including foundations, corporations, individuals, and government to expand Seedco’s donor base and sustain and increase annual revenues.
  • Develop, draft, and submit new funding requests.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to existing funders.
  • Oversee the activities of the Program Associate and Program Assistant, managing workflow, editing written materials, and providing general guidance on proposal development.
Supervisory Reports :

Total staff: 2+ [Program Associate(s) and Program Assistant(s)]

Interacts with:

VP of External Affairs, senior management, and all Seedco employees

Qualifications –

Education and Related Work Experience:
  • Applicants should possess a Bachelor’s degree. Masters is a plus
  • Must have 5 years of related experience researching and developing grant proposals.
Knowledge, skills and abilities
  • Must possess excellent organizational, writing, communication (verbal and nonverbal), and computer skills.
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a high performance environment.
  • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is a must.
Other Special Considerations:

This job is performed under general office conditions, and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.

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