Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager, KIPP Austin Public Schools

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager is responsible for developing and implementing an annual grants strategy that aligns with our organization’s financial goals during a period of rapid expansion. The Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager will work closely with the Senior Director of Institutional Advancement to collectively secure and steward major gifts. In addition, the Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager will collaborate with several internal program managers (school leaders, program directors and department heads) and our finance department to write and submit grant proposals and reports for a broad range of projects. KIPP Austin continues to build a strong base of institutional support from private foundations, corporations and public sources. The Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager will work to renew gifts from our generous annual funders as well as secure funding from new sources.


  • Acquire and maintain sound knowledge and understanding of KIPP Austin Public Schools in order to effectively articulate our mission, vision and impact to current and prospective corporate and foundation donors
  • Manage a portfolio of corporate and foundation donors and prospects using a moves management system to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors and prospects
  • Develop and implement prospect strategies which will establish and strengthen relationships with corporate and foundation donors 
  • Prepare proposals, project budgets, case statements, stewardship reports and other written materials to support departmental development priorities and goals
  • Work with KIPP Austin board members, internal stakeholders and other volunteer leaders to identify and steward relationships with existing as well as new corporate and foundation donors
  • Conduct a minimum target number of personal visits or significant interactions annually (metrics TBD in collaboration with Sr. Director of Institutional Advancement, based on portfolio)
  • Conduct research and collaborate with program managers and other internal stakeholders to ensure that grant proposals accurately reflect the project or program for which funding is sought
  • Manage fiscal compliance; work closely with finance team and school budget managers regarding grant restrictions and documentation
  • Manage the a calendar of grants fulfillment/progress reports as outlined in each grant agreement
  • Manage grants calendar and keep all relevant parties aware of upcoming deadlines and their responsibilities for specific grant applications and reports, recognizing that each will need lead time and context
  • Use writing skills to work with Advancement team and Communications Manager on the development of seasonal newsletters and other collateral materials


  • The Corporate and Foundation Giving Manager candidates will have the following:
  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree and three to four years of professional fundraising or marketing communications
  • experience within a nonprofit environment
  • Exemplary writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized; ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills required to work with a broad group of internal stakeholders; ability to work as part of a team
  • Highly-motivated and self-directed learner with a “whatever it takes” attitude
  • High degree of professionalism and discretion
  • Working knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar prospect databases
  • All KIPP Austin staff members demonstrate the following:
  • Unquestioned integrity and commitment to the KIPP Austin mission and KIPP Austin community
  • A clear, authentic and transparent sense of your strengths and weaknesses as a professional; an ability to easily adjust tone
  • Demonstrate a commitment to continue professional development individually
  • Ability to break down complex information into comprehensive parts, ask questions, synthesize and analyze
  • Willingness to be flexible and to go above and beyond to meet the needs of KIPP Austin students

ABOUT KIPP AUSTIN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: KIPP Austin Public Schools is a network of free, public, open enrollment schools for low‐income and historically underserved students in Austin, Texas. Since 2002, KIPP Austin has empowered underserved students to strengthen the academic skills, intellectual habits, and character traits necessary to thrive in, and graduate from, four‐year colleges and universities, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities. There are currently nine schools in the KIPP Austin network: four elementary schools, four middle schools and one high school. By fall 2016, we will expand our network to include ten schools serving students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. When fully enrolled, KIPP Austin will serve over 5,000 students – more than doubling the number of college-ready low-income, minority students in Austin. KIPP Austin Public Schools is part of the national network of charter schools, KIPP, the Knowledge is Power Program (

Salary is based on years of experience, degree of education, and level expertise. A competitive benefits package is also offered, as well as a performance bonus program.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

To apply, visit KIPP Austin Public Schools


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