Organization: A higher education non-profit committed to equitable access to postsecondary education for low-income students. We are a rapidly growing organization with a very rewarding mission. The office is filled with enthusiastic and goal-oriented students and mission-driven staff members. The innovative model is attracting partners and supporters locally and nationally and the organization’s vision is to make this model available for other communities nationwide.
Position Description: The Grants Manager will report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for identifying, developing, and securing funding to support existing and planned program activities. The Manager will oversee relationships with Foundations and Corporate sponsors, as well as expand our growing individual donor base. The Manager will be responsible for writing grant proposals and reports, as well as donor briefings. In carrying out these duties, the Manager works closely with staff and our Board of Directors.
- Conduct full range of activities required to prepare, write and submit grant proposals in accordance with the fundraising budgetary goals
- Follow-up on grant approvals and denials
- Responsible for reports to funders as needed outlining use of funds and outcomes of programs funded in a timely fashion
- Manage the annual development cycle to achieve financial and strategic goals in support of the organization’s mission.
- Follow-up on information requests from funders
- Maintain ongoing communication with foundations and government agencies
- Ensure a timely acknowledgment process and distribution of materials to funders
- Determine and guide development-related communications and marketing online and in print
- Identify prospective foundation, corporate, and government funders
- Maintain current grant and contract records in database, including grant tracking reporting
- Coordinate research on potential grant funders to determine where potential donor interests align with needs and opportunities of our organization
- Other duties as assigned
· Attend staff meetings
· Participate in cross-departmental teams and assumes the agreed-upon responsibilities
· Occasional travel to collaboration sites
· Assumes duties as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred)
- 3+ years of fundraising experience required including: grant writing, grants administration, development administration, development strategy, and prospect research
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, ability to work easily and effectively with a wide range of people including major donors, board members, staff members, corporate, foundation and other nonprofit representatives.
- Passion and commitment to equitable access to higher education.
- Strong editing/attention to detail skills
- Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals
- Ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, self-motivate, think creatively, and be adaptable
- Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
- Highly organized and detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy.
- Understanding and working knowledge of philanthropy within the Inland Empire and the greater Los Angeles area.
Salary: $65,000-$70,000/ year, based on experience. Bright Prospect provides a comprehensive full benefits package (100% paid health insurance).