Grant and Fundraising Director

Oct 23 2018
Job Description

Job purpose


We are seeking a creative and organized grant writing and fundraising director to maintain and grow our organization’s resources. Your role will be to provide assistance to the organization in identifying donor resources, raising funds, and writing proposals for long-term organizational sustainability. You should have excellent communication skills, interest in and knowledge of technology and social media, and be able to communicate the organization’s views and mission in a positive and professional manner.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Raise funds for our cause and regularly meet or surpass fundraising targets.
  • Write, assist in writing, and help manage grants.
  • Research potential donors to gain insight into needs, beliefs and donation habits to understand how to position our organization to them.
  • Assist in brainstorming and creating new methods to raise funds for our organization.
  • Leverage technology and social media where possible to improve fundraising activities.
  • Assist in planning and coordinating events meant to raise funds and coordinate activities of volunteers and interns related to event planning and execution.
  • Create marketing materials, like flyers and brochures, to be used for the promotion of events and other fundraising pushes.
  • Analyze the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas where money can be saved.
  • Maintain complete and orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications.
  • Build upon existing donor relationships and form new donor relationships on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate with other organizations and groups within the community to build partnerships and enhance fundraising activities.
  • Mostly work and communicate remotely.


Minimum Qualifications


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, marketing, public relations or related field.
  • Experience using digital media for business/organization purposes, or a strong understanding of how social media is used in a business setting.
  • At least one year of fundraising experience.


Skills and Competencies

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Ability to conduct internet based research.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team or group setting, as well as individually.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks.
  • Problem assessment and problem solving skills.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency.
  • Flexibility.


Basic understanding of environmental issues, especially those related to pollution, litter (e.g. marine debris), waste management, and community engagement is preferred.


Working conditions


Working and communicating remotely is preferred at this time. Existing administrative spaces are cramped and the nature of the work does not require regular office hours. Until additional space is acquired, remote access to all currently utilized social media platforms is available and the selected candidate will be encouraged, and sometimes expected, to work remotely, as appropriate and feasible. Communication can/will occur via phone call/text, email, and in person.


About KHIB


Keep the Hawaiian Islands Beautiful (KHIB) is a Hawaii 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 and serves communities statewide. The mission of KHIB is to engage individuals to take greater responsibility in improving the community environment and preserving the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands. It is KHIB’s commitment as a charitable nonprofit to support Hawaii organizations and local communities working toward improving all facets of our environment, with specific objectives including environmental stewardship, community beautification, and litter prevention/removal.


Building off the Community Work Day Program started on Maui, KHIB is the Hawaii State Affiliate in the Keep America Beautiful national system, and coordinates the state’s involvement in all Keep America Beautiful nationwide recycling, beautification, and litter control programs. In providing administrative, technical, and grassroots support for its local affiliates and partners, KHIB often functions as an umbrella organization.