Organization: Special Olympics ColoradoTitle: Grants Manager
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Location: Denver Metro Area
Organization Type: 501(c)(3)
Responsible for all aspects of raising support from foundations, corporations, and government sources requiring proposals for both unrestricted operating revenue and restricted projects.
Reports To: Vice President of Development
- Work with Prospect Research Analyst and Communication Manager to produce sufficient number and quality of prospects; to produce extensive institutional donor profiles; target appropriate ask amounts; and prioritize and evaluate prospects for corporate, foundation, and government grants.
- Develop and prioritize projects and proposals: meet and work with staff to elicit projects and programs that need support; manage monthly meetings to vet projects and programs and set priorities for funding.
- Develop and foster relationships with institutional funders: find personal connections with staff, board, trustees, volunteers, donors that will ensure the attention of institutional funders.
- Provide stewardship for existing and new donors.
- Write and/or prepare proposals, budgets, reports, and other ancillary materials.
- Manage existing grants by: tracking grants; developing internal reporting systems; writing reports; maintaining excellent historical records; working with staff to ensure each project or program is meeting proposal conditions and expectations.
- Monitor and manage grants income goal.
- Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Experience with proposal writing for foundations and institutional donors
- Proven track record with foundations and state/federal agencies.
- Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
- Excellent communication skills both oral and written
- Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs, Lotus notes, Blackbaud Raisers Edge 7 database.
- Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques for grantors.
- Experience with budget development and monitoring.
- Minimum of five years’ experience with grant writing and management.
- Proven track record on raising money from foundation and government sources.
- Program development experience preferred.
- Previous experience with non-profit fundraising.
- High energy and passion for SOCO’s mission is essential.
- A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and project at a time.
- A sense of humor is required.
- Ability to work evenings and weekends when required.
- Position requires working both standing and sitting. Must be able to lift and carry light loads (5-30 pounds) for short distances (approximately one block).
- Ability to travel independently throughout the state.
We value our employees’ time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package. We work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees where people can learn and grow. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning and culture.
Please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than JULY 15, 2014.
This is a posting on Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Career Center.