The Grants Manager is responsible for securing corporate, association, foundation and government grants for Food Bank of the Rockies for an annual revenue goal of over $2.5 million. This position works in a high volume, fast-paced environment. The grants manage works cross-departmentally to ensure alignment and funding of key initiatives for the organization.
- Research, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward foundation, corporate and association funders through proposal and report writing
- Oversee and manage all grants including writing, editing and proofing grant proposals; compile all required pieces for submission and ensure timely submission in compliance with stated time, format, and guidelines
- Provide leadership and oversight to ensure the seamless, integrated coordination among departments for the lifecycle of grants, from project development through award, implementation, and reporting
- Develop and implement annual plan for growing the grants program; identify and pursue new funding opportunities
- Serves as a liaison with corporations, associations, foundations and government grant entities and works collaboratively with colleagues and leadership to ensure ongoing stewardship of these relationships
- Develop methods for ensuring compliance with grant requirements and evaluation of program outcomes
- Create and update program descriptions that can be used across the development function
- Represent Food Bank of the Rockies at site visits, speaking engagements, events, United Way activities, and other community events
- Work with the CFO and program staff to formulate budgets for proposals and clearly communicate deadlines and deliverables to colleagues
- Monitor paperwork and maintain records for grant restrictions and deliverables in both hard copy and in Raiser’s Edge
- Sitting for long periods, standing and walking intermittently
- Using office equipment such as computer, mouse, keyboard, and printer
- Indoor office environment, temperature controlled
- Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell.
- Occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds
- Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus
- Excellent project management and organizational skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
- Strong writing, editing, and proof-reading ability and the ability to write both technically and persuasively
- Commitment to fulfilling the mission of FBR; represent the FBR brand in a positive manner internally and externally
- Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
- Demonstrated track-record of successful fund raising in the Denver metro area
- Ability to manage relationships with employees and other leaders of the organization to impart that expertise and serve as a subject matter expert
- Ability to effectively communicate with, influence and get work done through others
- Maintain a professional demeanor and respond with urgency
- Self-directed, accountable for results and proactive; independent problem solver
Education and Experience:
- High School Diploma required; Bachelors’ Degree in related field preferred
- Minimum of four (4) years of experience as a grant writer for a non-profit organization
- Prior experience with constituent management software
- Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language fluently, and communicate verbally and in writing at a professional level
Expected Hours of Work:
This role is considered full-time working approximately 40 hours per week and as needed/requested. Daily schedules may vary and should maintain FBR’s core hours between 9am-3pm.
We value diversity and inclusivity and are thus always looking to diversify our staff with an eye toward race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and age, among other areas. Candidates who bring such diversity are encouraged to apply.
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