Project Manager, Fairmount Ventures

Posted by Fairmount Ventures on May 19, 2014

Fairmount Ventures, Inc. (Fairmount) is a leading Philadelphia-based consulting firm that offers expert, hands-on counsel to help nonprofit organizations address key strategic issues in the areas of resource development, strategic planning, capacity building and program and Board development. Fairmount’s clients range in size and sophistication from relatively small, community-focused organizations to some of the largest nonprofit institutions and projects in the region and beyond. Fairmount serves nonprofits spanning fields that include arts and culture, human services, education, health care, housing, economic development, sustainability, and community building.

Position Overview
This mid-level position plays a key role in helping meet the planning and resource development needs of Fairmount’s nonprofit clients. Project Managers are responsible for a range of writing-intensive project management activities focused on both planning and execution, spanning Fairmount’s full range of services (strategic and business planning, board development, fundraising and capital campaigns, mergers and affiliations, program design and assessment).

The Project Manager position is an ideal opportunity for an experienced and intellectually curious individual committed to lifelong learning. S/he is energized by complex questions and being part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team capable of providing unparalleled insights and access to funding to nonprofit and public sector organizations in order to strengthen and accelerate their transformational impact in communities.

Core responsibilities include:

WRITE – Develop concept papers and case statements; draft original proposals and collateral materials; oversee full proposal submission packages; draft findings, plan documents and other client deliverables.

RESEARCH & ANALYZE – Perform key informant interviews; identify best practices & trends; analyze client program, budget & resource development data; conduct market and competitor analysis; research and evaluate funding, donor and board prospects.

COMMUNICATE – Represent Fairmount to clients and serve as day-to-day contact; engage in and help facilitate client meetings; work independently and collaborate on teams with Fairmount senior and junior staff.

DESIGN & STRATEGIZE – Support program and strategy design related to the development of strong plans and grant proposals; create and manage client work plans against key deliverables and deadlines.

MANAGE – Balance a diverse portfolio of work with an average of 6-8 clients; oversee junior supporting staff on client teams; manage research and plan/proposal drafting processes; track work activities and proactively report to senior client leads.

• 3-5 years’ direct experience in writing, research, design and strategy
• Deep understanding of the nonprofit and/or public and philanthropic sectors
• Superior writing skills
• Excellent research, analytical and organizational skills
• Facility and comfort with quantitative data and information a plus
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
• Experience managing broad-scale projects & processes
• Experience overseeing and mentoring junior staff
• Ability to translate abstract concepts into cogent written products
• Portfolio of formal written materials (grant proposals, plans, other written and electronic documents)

Compensation: Starting salary range $40,000-$42,000, commensurate with experience. Health benefits. 401(k) plan.

Start Date: June-July 2014

Please email: cover letter; resume; 2 independently-composed writing samples; and 3 references to: Application deadline: June 15, 2014.

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