ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Manage foundation and government fundraising for the organization.
- Research prospective institutional partners and cultivate new partnerships.
- Create and manage annual proposal submission and reporting schedules.
- Work with departmental leadership to identify and secure grants for new and existing programs and initiatives across all programmatic work.
- Manage all aspects of the proposal preparation and submission process including working with the CEO, Development Director, finance and program teams to develop and prepare proposals.
- Work with program directors and managers to identify and articulate specific funding needs.
- Write all foundation and government grant applications, proposals and reports, including preparing budgets, work plans and all required documentation.
- Work closely with finance and program staff to create project budgets, provide financial reports and ensure the financial and legal fulfillment of all awarded grants.
- Structure new requests, frame proposals for budgeting and program development in collaboration with program staff.
- Coordinate and monitor that all proposal and reporting components are being addressed by relevant staff in order to meet internal and final deadlines.
- Communicate regularly with staff about funded projects and participate in program discussion to develop ideas and strategies for developing new prospects and programs or activities.
- Track and manage the receipt and acknowledgment of foundation and government gifts.
- Coordinate and compile written reports of grant deliverables and expenditures.
- Steward institutional supporters throughout the year.
- Advise and assist with usage of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software as related to coding and recording grant funding in collaboration with the Development Associate.
- Identify and support other fundraising opportunities in partnership with Development staff.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Communications, Marketing, English, or related field or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Minimum 3 years experience as a grant writer or in a related field with demonstrated success.
- Experience and proficiency with fundraising research and submission strategies.
- Experience in writing successful government grants, including local, state, and federal grants preferred.
- Experience with corporate philanthropy, private foundations, and grant making preferred.
- Proven track record of working effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, deadline driven environment. Must be able to multitask with strong attention to detail and be adaptable to change with minimal oversight.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY:
- Requires a strategic thinker with the capacity to translate multidimensional initiatives and programs into targeted grant requests.
- Ability to conceive, plan, and execute a grants strategy that includes corporate and private foundations, institutional partners, and government funders.
- Ability to work independently and take initiative; persistence and excellent follow through.
- Superior writing skills with exceptional attention to detail.
- Ability to be innovative, creative and an independent thinker.
- Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare proposals, budgets and report outcomes for a wide variety of projects.
- Knowledge of grants research and application processes.
- Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects with limited time.
- Excellent problem solving and planning skills, with a focus on quality and accuracy.
- Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively work with senior management, board members, volunteers, donors, community partners and all staff levels.
- High level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues.
- Self-motivated with the ability to thrive under pressure and on deadline.
- Strong time management and organizational skills.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
- Employment background screening required.
- Normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, temperature and the like.
- Local travel required.
- Occasional need to work evenings/weekends.
- Temporarily remote, flexible schedule.
Reports to the Development Director