SAY is currently looking for a Grants Manager to join our team. This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
The Grants Manager plays a critical role in reaching development goals for the agency through government grants as well as private and corporate foundation opportunities. The Grants Manager has excellent written communication skills that include the ability to conceptualize, synthesize, organize, and persuade. A SAY Grants Manager has proven strengths in both grant and non-grant writing and continually seeks to learn and improve, has a passion for our mission, and effectively translates program data into convincing and cohesive narrative.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Function as primary manager, writer, editor, and proofreader of proposals and oversee team roles in any of those processes
Research and identify opportunities and evaluate appropriateness to agency goals and funding priorities, with an emphasis on government (federal, state, county) and larger private foundation grants.
Manage calendaring of prospective and active grant proposals, including RFP bidder conference, LOI, application, proposal and report deadlines
Respond to program design to create compelling proposals, gather and synthesize data from program and administrative staff, and produce submission-ready documents for senior management review
Manage reporting requirements of all grants and support the Compliance Specialist as needed on public grants and contracts reporting
Oversee packaging of grants for final submission and ensure accuracy and completeness of proposals and documents
QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications):
Bachelors Degree in Public Administration, English/writing, or related field
Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience in government and private grant writing and grant-related research as well as a successful track record of winning grants and contracts.
Experience with a non-profit team environment preferred
Excellence exhibited over time in both grant and non-grant writing and editing work
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Outstanding grammar and research skills
Competency in maintaining accurate and detailed records
Ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities
Capable of working independently and responsibly