Job Description and Duties: This role has significant grant-writing responsibility and must have a strong working knowledge of the Workforce Development system. The Manager will supervise the Grants Development Specialist and Senior Grants Associate positions.
The Grants Manager will research, plan, write and submit grant applications for government, foundation and corporate funding in alignment with JVS SoCal priorities and long-range strategic goals. This position will track and manage awarded grants by developing and maintaining internal reporting systems, writing reports, maintaining excellent historical records, and working with program staff to ensure each program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
This position will track federal, state, and local government policy trends and developments relating to funding for employment, training and education. The Grants Manager will work closely with agency program managers to develop service models and appropriate collaborations and partnerships to be pursued through grants; attend bidders’ meetings; and evaluate grant applications for feasibility. The Grants Manager will develop relationships and meet with foundations and corporate funders and will work in partnership with the Associate Director of Grants and JVS SoCal Program Directors to develop strategies for grant submissions to Government, Foundation and Corporate entities. This position will develop grant budgets in partnership the Fiscal Department and Program Managers and must understand cost allocation plans. This position will work closely with the Associate Director of Grants to develop yearly budget projections for revenue as well as monitor and assess progress throughout the year. This position reports to the Associate Director of Grants with a dotted line to SVP Philanthropy and VP Programs.
Additional responsibilities include assisting with other projects as requested. This position may be required to make presentations to the JVS SoCal Board of Directors, relevant committees and external partners regarding grant projects and funding.
Qualifications and Position Requirements:
Qualified candidates will have: previous experience managing a grants team or combined experience in managing direct service programs and grant teams; minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in government and/or foundation grant research and writing in the employment, training, social services, and/or educational arenas; knowledge of private and public fundraising information sources and proven track record with institutional donors; knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies; and knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for fundraising and prospect research.
This position will be highly skilled and detail-oriented in preparing proposals/contracts for federal, state, and local government agencies. Will have excellent budget development and monitoring skills. Experience in program development is preferred.
Additional skills include excellent planning and time management skills; strong ability to work both independently and collaboratively; strong conceptual, computer and organizational skills; competency in Blackbaud Raisers Edge, and the ability to develop spreadsheets, graphs and flow charts highlighting critical data. The ability to develop working relationships and collaborate with internal and external partners, along with excellent oral and written communication skills, are critical.
- Minimum of five years’ success in securing and managing grants from various funding sources
- Proven track record raising money from foundation and government sources
- Program development experience preferred
- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising
Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
Able to operate standard office equipment and work from a blended home and office environment. Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
BA and/or MA in Public Policy, Education, Communications, English, Political Science, Non-Profit Management or related Social Sciences.