Organization: DSST Public SchoolsTitle: Grants Manager
Categories: Nonprofit Jobs
Region: Denver Metro Area
Org Type: 501(c)(3)
DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a Grants Manager to join one of the leading charter school organizations in Colorado. DSST Public Schools mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century. DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combine deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it. The six DSST core values are:
Appreciating the value of a person or an object through your words, actions and attitude – treating people appropriately with common courtesy.
Able to be trusted and or depended upon to complete tasks, follow directions and own up to your actions.
Being truthful, fair and trustworthy in your words and actions – doing as you say and saying as you do.
Possessing confidence and resolve to take risks and make right decisions in the face of pressure and adverse or unfamiliar circumstances.
Eager to learn, explore and question things to gain a deeper understanding.
Doing Your Best
Putting your best effort into everything you do.
DSST Public Schools Overview:
DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment STEM charter schools. All DSST Public schools are part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) district and students are admitted through DPS’ School Choice program. The student population across the DSST network is 70 percent minority and 60 percent low income. This year, DSST will serve approximately 3,500 students at seven schools on five campuses: Byers, Cole, College View, Conservatory Green, Green Valley Ranch and Stapleton. DSST has been approved to open five additional schools on three campuses by 2022. At full enrollment, DSST Public Schools will serve over 6,500 students, and will help double the number of four year college-ready DPS graduates. 2014 marked the seventh consecutive year the senior class has earned 100% acceptance to a four-year college. The continued success of the DSST network has gained local and national attention. DSST is proud to operate the #1 middle school and the #1 high school in DPS for the last 4 years; DSST was also named a Top Workplace in 2013 and 2014 by The Denver Post.
Qualified Candidates Will Possess:
- Passionate belief in the mission of DSST Public Schools and a commitment to professional excellence.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and persuasively.
- Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituents and comfortable presenting to a wide range of audiences.
- Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work independently.
- Ability to constantly evaluate grants and data management systems and recommend ways to best modify existing systems to meet changing needs of the organization
- Excellent communication skills, particularly as related to grant proposals and reports, donor and prospect communications and grant-focused newsletter articles.
- Basic familiarity with general accounting terminology and financial statements.
- Ability to work independently and manage grant application process from end to end.
- A desire to work as a part of a team
Responsibilities: Demonstrated track record of the following experience and skills:
- Draft grant proposals to local and national foundations and corporations to support both the growth of the DSST Public Schools network and general operating support for DSST schools
- Work with finance department to develop and track grant spending plans and financial reports.
- Work with finance department and grant owners in schools and in DSST Home Office to spend grant funds according to grant perimeters.
- Write federal start-up grants and manage all compliance and communication with the Colorado Department of Education.
- Interview DSST school directors, teachers, Home Office staff and other stakeholders as needed to develop effective project-based proposals and budgets
- Draft and submit all interim and final grant reports
- Manage grants calendar, including report deadlines and all measurable outcomes for grants (surveys, data collection, etc.)
- Track grants metrics and milestones to facilitate accurate and efficient reporting
- Coordinate acknowledgment letters, database entry and relationship with Development Coordinator for grants received
- Research new grant opportunities, including funding priorities, proposal requirements, deadlines, etc.
- Attend internal and external meetings as needed
- Help prepare fundraising reports for the Board, CEO, Director of Development and chairs of committees related to the Development office
- Take a leadership role in supporting the school’s mission and vision at a level appropriate to being a member of the administrative team
- Help with other administrative responsibilities where needed
- Support other activities of the Development Office such as event support, donor cultivation activities, goal setting and school based fundraising initiatives
- Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience Required: Successful candidates for the Grants Manager position will have a proven track record of writing successful grants. Candidates should also be experienced in budget development and tracking. Candidates should have a minimum of 2 years of experience in grants management. Experience in the education sector is a plus. Please submit a prior successful grant application as part of your application materials.
Compensation and Benefits: DSST Public Schools offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a commitment to continuing professional learning.
To apply: Please go to https://denverst.schoolrecruiter.net/
In your cover letter please address the following topics: your interest in working at DSST Public Schools and prior experience that make you a uniquely qualified candidate (measurable results in prior role and/or experience working with/for low-income students)
DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Denver School of Science and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources.
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