Washington, DC, USA
The Temporary Grants Administrative Coordinator (GAC) is responsible for managing the pipeline of inquiries and applications for KaBOOM! grant programs. The Temporary GAC is the single point of contact for community-based stakeholders and is responsible to responding to all incoming inquiries and the initial processing of all KaBOOM! applications. The Temporary GAC is an expert user and administrator of application databases and systems in Fluidreview and Salesforce and is responsible for maintaining, improving, and optimizing systems. The Temporary GAC will also provide outreach support targeted outreach efforts for Build it with KaBOOM!, Creative Play, and Play Everywhere grant programs through research and cold-calling. The Temporary GAC helps to build the pipeline of grant applications by developing and supporting social media outreach strategies and coordinating select outreach initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Application Pipeline Management:
Develop and maintain an excellent working understanding of all grants and resources available across the organization and of each program’s goals, strategies and funding criteria.
Respond to all grant inquiries in a timely and professional manner and assist grant applicants with navigating the application process
Review and analyze all grant applications to determine viability and alignment with funding opportunities.
Manage the flow and triaging of grant assignments to KaBOOM! staff across grant programs
Create and update monthly, quarterly, and annual department reports on inquiry and application metrics. Identify external trends and opportunities as they arise
Use Salesforce CRM to manage customer account information, ensuring accurate status of relationship and strength of the client relationship; maintain accurate activity records
Be an expert user and administrator for application databases and systems in FluidReview and Salesforce
Identify opportunities for improved efficiency and customer ease. Use expertise to train internal staff on application system. Create an update procedures and processes
Maintain the integrity of grantee records by systematically updating records and documenting notes in Salesforce (internal database)
Analyze the pipeline of grant applications to identify opportunities to leverage grant applications for new funding opportunities in coordination with the Community Partnerships Manager
Conduct Outreach Market Work:
Pursue community organizations for KaBOOM! grants that meet KaBOOM! and Funding Partner criteria, through internet research and networking; promote KaBOOM! grant opportunities through referrals of established relationships, cold calls and cold outreach emails.
Develop and support social media and email marketing outreach strategies in coordination with the External Affairs team. Manage the KaBOOM! Grants Twitter account.
Garner applications from community organizations for KaBOOM! grant opportunities through follow-up with applications initiated in FluidReview, internet research, email and phone communication.
Coordinate select outreach initiatives including the annual Kick Off with KaBOOM! program.
Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences, and take an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Bachelor’s Degree along with one (1) year of professional experience with administrative support or grants management
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
Exceptional organizational skills and ability to take initiative and problem-solve
Ability to manage responsibilities and meet rigid deadlines
Strong communication skills (verbal, written, listening)
Ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse individuals, both within KaBOOM! and externally
Exhibit excellent computer skills and strength at word processing, excel and database management
Preferred candidate will have experience using and maintaining internal systems – preference for candidates who have used Salesforce and FluidReview in a professional setting
Other Skills, Abilities and Attributes
To ensure successful job performance, candidate must:
Possess the skills necessary to prioritize, multi-task and thrive in a culture of rapid change (learn quickly from multiple sources; possess well-developed analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills; model strategic planning ability).
Exemplify the behaviors that demonstrate commitment to the KaBOOM! vision, mission, culture and values.
Demonstrate the ability to make a favorable first and lasting impression to the public and represent the KaBOOM! brand
Washington, DC, USA
The Associate Director, Corporate Partnerships, under the direction and direct supervision of the Director, Corporate Partnerships, is responsible for building relationships with high-level corporate partners to secure six and seven figure multi-year gifts, and identifying and securing funding for our programs, initiatives and operations. New business development is the primary responsibility, which will include identifying brand alignment and promoting KaBOOM! programs to corporations and corporate foundations as a business solution.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Secure new restricted and unrestricted partnership revenue in excess of $2.5M across multiple business lines in support of the organization-wide revenue target of $30M.
Cultivate a portfolio of prospective partners in your assigned geographic region and/or industry.
Clearly articulate the KaBOOM! value proposition taking prospects through all phases of the business development cycle, including sales calls and meetings, proposal development, presentations, appropriate follow up, letters of agreement, budgets and contract negotiations and relationship management.
Create written weekly/monthly reports and updates to Director regarding goals, pipeline development and revenue projections.
Collaborate with colleagues in other departments to implement programs in alignment with the organization's strategic goals and to meet all contractual obligations.
Maintain a solid understanding of the KaBOOM! mission, strategic plan, culture, values, history, programs and initiatives, and stay abreast of trends in corporate philanthropy.
Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and takes an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of experience in new business revenue generation, fundraising programs and/or direct sales and securing six and seven figure multi-year gifts.
Proven strategic prospecting and pipeline management skills with direct experience managing against overall revenue goals.
Cause marketing and/or experience in both non-profit and corporate environments a plus.
Exceptional and persuasive written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively interface with staff, community leaders and senior level executives.
Ability to travel to assigned territory, build events and conferences.
Demonstrated ability to represent the KaBOOM! brand and our values professionally.
Demonstrated ability to be a creative and resourceful problem solver; able to balance tension between partner expectations and organizational capabilities, strategies and results.
Advanced CRM skills (Salesforce preferred) and expertise in Microsoft Office (Word; Excel; PowerPoint; Outlook).
Passion for the vision and mission of KaBOOM!. Strong interest in the importance of play in the well-being of children, particularly the 16 million American children in underserved areas.
The ideal candidate will be a team player, self-motivated and have the ability to manage multiple tasks and goals with high ethical standards, tact and diplomacy.
Washington, DC, USA
Community Outreach Coordinators (COCs) are responsible for researching and prospecting a high volume and high quality applicant pipeline of child-serving organizations for KaBOOM! grant opportunities across North America. COCs help develop partnerships that align KaBOOM! Funding Partners’ interests with KaBOOM! grant program goals and community needs. The COC provides support through the screening and selection process. COCs also act as a liaison between community groups and KaBOOM! by helping introduce and publicize KaBOOM! programs while representing and advocating for Community Partners to internal departments.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Managing a portfolio
Pursue community organizations for over 50 KaBOOM! grants annually that meet KaBOOM! and Funding Partner criteria, through internet research and networking; promote KaBOOM! grant opportunities through referrals of established relationships, cold calls and cold outreach emails
Garner over 100 grant applications annually; analyze submitted applications to determine viability and alignment with funding opportunities; assess application pipeline capacity to integrate new programs or funding opportunities
Become a strategic expert in assigned markets; understand the geography of assigned market and garner knowledge of potential Community Partners
Work closely with Community Outreach Managers in a given geographic market to ensure that the most qualified groups are being identified, taken through the application process, and ultimately confirmed for a grant in a timely manner; identify and address grantee flags and concerns as appropriate
Use Salesforce CRM to manage customer account information, ensuring accurate status of relationship and strength of the client relationship; maintain accurate activity records and provide weekly activity summaries as outlined by Outreach team
Developing partnerships and advocating for groups
Communicate benefits and obligations of KaBOOM! programs to community organizations to build interest in applying for a grant opportunity
Cultivate and manage ongoing relationships with non-profit child-serving organizations and municipalities; lead organizations through the application and screening process while maintaining excellent customer service
Communicate with internal departments regarding the specifications of potential Community Partner applications and collaborate regarding application tracking strategy
Facilitate conference calls with key decision makers and community leaders to set appropriate expectations for KaBOOM! playground builds, educating community groups on the community build model or creative play products and entering into a contractual agreement with KaBOOM!, while deciphering strengths and weaknesses of a particular group for a project
Present all applicable information about a potential Community Partner to an internal review panel to determine final viability and alignment to a funding opportunity
Prepare written recommendations to funding partners for potential Community Partners
For Creative Play grants, identify necessary contract approval process for potential Community Partners
Ensure that contracts are signed and processed in a timely manner. Communicate contract issues internally to support a resolution
Confirm and award Creative Play grants; facilitate transition of confirmed Community Partners to the Grants Implementation team for grant execution
Strategically integrate new programs into Outreach when applicable
Develop talking points and materials to educate potential Community Partners of new grant offerings
Participate in KaBOOM! promotional activities to promote programs and products of the organization.
Actively participate in the KaBOOM! staff development program.
Actively contribute to our inclusive work environment by valuing other people regardless of differences and taking an active role in promoting practices that support diversity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Occasional travel may be required.
BA/BS degree is required along with at least 1-2 years of relevant experience in community outreach, client services, research, and/or community development
Possess demonstrated skills in building coalitions among people, organizations and institutions; experience gained in a nonprofit or community organization is a plus
Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time; absorb information quickly but thoroughly; creatively problem solve
Strong interpersonal and listening skills, as well as a strong sense of personal responsibility for one’s work are valued
Candidate should be self-motivated, a team player, flexible, persistent and able to communicate assertively
Precise attention to detail and organizational skills are critical to success in this position
Excellent writing and oral skills are required; comfortable with heavy telephone communication (i.e. cold calling)
Intermediate level MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Outlook skills
Fluency in Spanish is highly desired
Washington, DC, USA
Are you passionate about the well-being of kids? Do you enjoy working in a team-oriented and collaborative environment? Do people frequently describe you as a “strong communicator,” “people person” or “problem solver?”
Come play with us!
The KaBOOM! Summer Internship Program offers a wide variety of Internships that are guaranteed to excite and intrigue you. Though the internships are housed in different teams across the organization, there are many opportunities throughout the summer to work and play together as an Intern Cohort, and to explore other areas of interest to you during your time with us. This comprehensive program ensures that you not only hone the skills you seek to develop, but helps you make connections with your fellow Interns and colleagues that can last a lifetime.
Internships will start on or before June 3, 2019 and each intern will receive a $1,000 stipend to be paid out over the 8-week program.
Please see kaboom.org/careers for a full list of internship offerings.
We are a lively, committed and hard-working bunch. When we set our minds to it, it gets done. You should have the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at the same time, and be able to complete them in a timely manner.
We follow through on our commitments and are always willing to go the extra mile. You should excel at exceeding expectations and always be willing to help out, no matter the task.
The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, a team player, flexible and able to bring a high level of energy to everything they do. It’s a priority to remain conscientious and gracious, even under pressure.
Life at KaBOOM! is fast-paced. You will need to think on your feet, react quickly, learn from mistakes, and be proactive. If you love a challenge and consider yourself to be flexible and adaptable, you’ll fit right in.
Boomers are the best and brightest. We listen, we learn, we’re prepared, and we’re constantly striving for greatness. We’re looking for matriculating college students who have earned enough credits for a sophomore status, or students who have graduated from college within the past six months.
Please make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter with your application. The internships will be based in our Washington, DC office.