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Senior Grants Manager

The Phoenix - Sober Active Community Denver, CO
  • Expired: December 21, 2020. Applications are no longer accepted.

You're a detail-oriented, experienced team leader with several years' experience prospecting, writing, and reporting on grants, as well as overseeing a team of grant writers. You have a successful track record with a diverse grant portfolio, including private foundations, academic institutions, and complex government grants. You value a collaborative, team-oriented approach, but aren't afraid to roll up your sleeves and do the work. You're also passionate about recovery from substance use disorder and believe in the power of community. You've seen the challenges that stigma creates and want to help us fight them. If this sounds like you, keep reading.

The Phoenix is looking to scale our national impact and has a goal of reaching over one million people by 2025. As our Senior Grants Manager, you'll join a rapidly-growing organization end help is grow and expand our programs across the country. This role will require a multidimensional, creative approach.

The Senior Grants Manager will work with our National Development Team to develop a strategy, and work with a small grants team and national program staff to pursue funding from diverse funding streams. If you are excited about working in a dynamic, creative, and fast-paced environment where you are expected to continually pursue personal and professional growth, we want to talk to you!


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes foundation, corporate, and government grants to ensure sustainability and targeted growth both within specific regions and nationally
  • Oversee national grants team
  • Work collaboratively with development teams and program staff to ensure we are diversifying our funds nationally
  • Develop an annual calendar of grant submission opportunities and reports
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with local foundation representatives
  • Perform prospect research to identify new funders
  • Develop, write, and submit grant applications
  • Oversee all aspects of grant writing, tracking, timelines, and reports
  • Manage grantmaker relations, including maintaining accurate donation data and acknowledging awards
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Must be able to travel for meetings as necessary


  • 5 years' experience with non-profit development, fundraising and/or grant writing
  • Possess excellent organizational and communication skills, professionalism, and the ability to quickly adapt to change
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment, and proficient with software including word processing, spreadsheet applications and email
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, humility, and integrity
  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery preferred


  • Lived experience as a peer in recovery
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Bi-lingual/multilingual
  • Familiarity with disciplines offered by Phoenix

About us:

The Phoenix's mission is to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. We take a new approach to recovery by fostering healing through fitness and personal connection. We offer activities for everyone from weightlifting and boxing to running, hiking, and yoga. All to help people grow stronger together, overcome the stigma of addiction, and rise to their full potential. Since 2006, the Phoenix has helped over 38,000 people across America rise above addiction and harness the power of self-transformation. By participating in our physical, social and education programs, participants build confidence, self-respect, and community. The Phoenix currently operates in 45 communities across 24 states in addition to offering virtual fitness classes, available anywhere. Activities offered include group fitness, climbing, hiking, boxing, running, yoga, socials, road & mountain biking, and strength training. Through traditional fundraising strategies and revenue ventures, Phoenix is able to provide free programs for anyone with 48 hours of sobriety.

At Phoenix, we welcome people from all backgrounds, and strive to create a healing-centered environment that allows everyone to bring their authentic selves to the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

The Phoenix - Sober Active Community


Denver, CO
80285 USA