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Grants Manager

Work Experience / Qualifications
  • 2+ years experience of successful grant writing or related technical or creative writing/research experience
  • Outstanding writing and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment
  • Demonstrated experience creating work plans, budgets projections and grant management reporting 
  • Experience writing or creating presentations for varied audiences
  • Demonstrated understanding of, and interest in, child abuse issues and child advocacy efforts
 
Education
  • Bachelor’s degree (required) in Liberal Arts, Journalism, English, History or Communications (preferred)
 
Essential Skills
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently utilize word processing, spreadsheets and database applications; specifically, MS Office; Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge
  • Solid organizational and planning skills with attention to detail and ability to create a logical plan for challenges
  • Ability to work independently and manage workload and strict deadlines with minimal guidance
  • Demonstrated command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and spelling
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, credibility and work as a highly cooperative team member
 
Essential Job Functions
  • Development of foundations, granting entities and general fund development (past, present and potential donors) through grant writing, phone calls, letters/correspondence, personal meetings, follow-up, thank you and reports. Coordinate all activities with the overall agency development plan. 
    • Coordinate with Finance and Program Departments regarding funding requests and reports.
    • Make donor contacts, in-person calls, and attend donor meetings and presentations as needed.
    • Plan, manage, and track interactions via RE Database and keep all electronic files accurate and up to date.
    • Prepare status reports including analysis of pending proposals, grants in-process, relationship management needs, and reporting requirements in order to determine growth strategy, planning, and status.
    • Communicate with board and committee members for support with development activities.
  • Identify the latest research and recent material on child abuse and neglect.  Incorporate information into grants, newsletters, brochures, and other requests.  Write on a regular basis, ensuring all agency related supporting materials are accurate. Perform general writing tasks that may include composing letters, direct mail pieces, ad copy and other materials as needed.
    • Assist with all aspects of newsletter publication, including story selection, content generation and editing.
  • Coordinate Child Advocates’ legislative advocacy efforts at the city, county, state and federal levels.
  • Provide Development Director and Team with research on trends and best practices in fundraising on an ongoing basis to improve fund development efforts.
  • Make public appearances and speaking engagements on behalf of the agency.
  • Actively assist in special events, annual development planning, and implementation.
 
Other Job Functions
  • Attend appropriate board and committee meetings; represent the Development Director as necessary in both internal and external meetings.  Be prepared to represent agency position and speak on issues important to child advocacy and/or agency policies.
  • Actively assist in the management of the intern program, inclusive of recruitment, curriculum design, scheduling and performance assessment.
  • Participate in training of new staff, board, advisory board and committee members when necessary.
  • Meet weekly with the Development team to plan and review development activities.  Report to the team about projects, contacts, etc.  Attend monthly staff meetings and report activities as necessary.
  • Attend volunteer orientation and training, and maintain consistent interaction with the program team and other teams to maintain connectivity to the agency’s work and overall mission.
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