Title: Director of Grants
Reports To: Vice President of Resource Development & Programs
The Director of Grants will work with the VP of Resource Development & Programs to execute a grant strategy that guides the submission of proposals to private and corporate foundations and government funders in support of BGCPBC programs and operations.
Key Roles (Essential Responsibilities):
• Partner with VP of Resource Development & Programs and Director of Programming to strategize the expansion of existing programs and development of new programs to inform grant search.
• Manage the accuracy and effect use of the grant tracking system by the Executive Assistant/ Resource Development Coordinator to ensure timely submission of LOIs, proposals, and reports, including funding reports for Board of Directors.
• Develop and manage a system to research new private and public funders, oversee a portfolio of grant making prospects, and help to develop strategies for cultivation and solicitation.
• Assume the lead role in developing proposals to national funders.
• Oversee the development, composition, and submission of compelling letters of intent and grant proposals, managing the grant development process from conception through submission.
- Work in association with VP of Administration HR & Finance/CFO in budget formulation.
- Construct outcome measurement framework.
• Manage the activities of Grant Writer.
• Assist with preparing and writing reports.
• Assist with keeping President & CEO, VP of Philanthropy, and Director of Marketing informed of programmatic highlights and needs to support fundraising efforts, particularly those connected to corporations, foundations, and government
• Ensure the VP of Administration, HR & Finance/CFO is kept apprised of all grant LOI’s/Submissions and Approvals/Declinations.
• Stay apprised of current advances in youth development field, including evidence-based programs, new strategies in local, regional, and national efforts, and academic research.
• Represent BGCPBC within the community, including interfacing with existing or prospective funders, participating in collective impact initiatives, and brokering new partnerships with other agencies for the purpose of program evolution.
• Internal: Maintain close, daily contact with staff and supervisor to receive/provide information, discuss issues, explain guidelines/instructions; instruct; and advise/counsel. Work with internal staff, recruit and supervise interns, as needed.
• External: Represent BGCPBC effectively at individual, group and community meetings, developing and maintaining strong relationships with current and prospective funders. Maintain contact and build relationships with community organizations and external staff to assist in mission advancement and to identify potential program partners.
• Assist with managing existing foundation and public funder relationships by attending foundation forums/bidder conferences to stay abreast of funding priorities and opportunities.
Skills & Knowledge Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job.
• Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in grant writing, communications, English, business, non-profit management, or equivalent, plus three years in nonprofit development field.
• Proven ability to set and achieve short and long term goals.
• Strategic thinker with excellent analytic abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to develop programmatic budgets and outcome measurement frameworks.
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with various constituents.
• Highly organized, accurate and detail oriented.
• Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines; must be able to analyze and prioritize tasks.
• Excellent and persuasive communication skills, both written and verbal.
• Ability to use Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other electronic support systems.
• Possess a complete understanding of contracts and grants.
• Knowledge of and strong relationships with current and prospective funders.
• Strong commitment to BGCPBC’s mission.