The Sanneh Foundation
May 4, 2022
1276 University Ave W, St. Paul, MN 55104, Minnesota
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  1. The Sanneh Foundation The Sanneh Foundation (Sanneh) is a Saint Paul, Minnesota-based 501(c)(3) created to serve the holistic youth development needs of the increasingly diverse Twin Cities metro. Sanneh is a youth-oriented organization with a dual-track model focusing on participants (clients) and providers (organizational staff) to support both entities and to launch their careers.
  2. Sanneh empowers youth by supporting and promoting educational attainment through in-school and after-school support, improves lives by providing programs that strengthen physical health and social and emotional development, and unites communities by advancing diversity, equity, and community well-being of both. Mission: The mission of The Sanneh Foundation is to Empower youth, Improve lives, and Unite communities. Vision: Sanneh’s nationally recognized programs are designed to address the range of social factors that empower youth and improve community well-being through culturally responsive and equitable access to programs, opportunities and environments. Values:
  3. ● Building Community ● Education ● Innovation & Leadership ● Caring & Compassion ● Integrity ● Fun ● Diversity & Inclusion ● Inspiring Excellence ● Character Building OVERALL DESCRIPTION Reporting to the Director of Communication, the Grants Officer is responsible for supporting Sanneh’s institutional fundraising and advancement operation efforts/initiatives.
  4. The Grants Officer is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and prospective institutional donors to meet or exceed department fundraising goals. This position will engage with internal and external stakeholders to communicate Sanneh’s story and impact in the community.
  5. The Grants Officer will be a key cross-functional partner in executing strategy to engage donors and external stakeholders in support of Sanneh’s mission. ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES ● Institutional Giving o Writes, submits, and manages grant proposals and reports to funders and partners. o Maintains accurate records, including proposals, reports, and other supportive documents in electronic formats. o Ensures Sanneh is accurately described on 3rd-party sites (i.e., Charities Review Council and Guidestar) Maintain the grants application and reporting calendar. o Identifies and prospects for ongoing or new private, public, and corporate grant funding opportunities. o Develops relationships and collaborates with key internal and external stakeholders to secure philanthropic support for general operations, capital campaigns, and programs. o Maintains proficient knowledge of the organization’s history, programs, and service delivery. o Responsible for the project management for foundation and corporate funding through donor lifecycles. ● Administration and Operations o Assists with maintaining information in Bloomerang (CRM) and supports data health, integrity, and accurate reporting. o Collaborates with internal staff to compile data and express impact to support grant, funder, and supporter impact reporting. o Provide administrative support as needed for organizational initiatives. o Support annual Advancement initiatives as required and/or requested. ● Other Duties as Assigned
  6. QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS ● Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or English and minimum of three (3) years of relevant fundraising experience. ● Experience working with diverse populations. ● Excellent written and oral communication skills (especially grant writing and making presentations to internal and external constituencies). ● Results-driven, solution-focused, and creative. ● Strong organizational, accuracy, and attention to detail skills. ● Ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment. ● Must be a problem solver who is also willing to take responsibility for facility tasks. ● Emotional maturity and adaptability to workload demand and requests are required. ● Ability to utilize complete discretion while handling confidential and sensitive information. ● Ability to work a flexible schedule including early morning to the late evening, holidays, weekends, etc. ● Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite, Google, and knowledge of Bloomerang or other CRM databases.
  7. ● Experience with program review/evaluation and measurement are highly desirable but not a requirement. How to Apply: When writing your cover letter please consider the following questions: 1. Why do you want to work at The Sanneh Foundation? 2. How can you advance the Diversity/Equity/Inclusion and Social agenda at Sanneh? 3. What opportunities have you had working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings? send cover letter to
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