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Grants Manager

Job Description
Organization: 
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Organization Type: 
501(c)(3)
Job Location: 
Denver Metro
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Communications | Development | Programs/Services | Other
Job Description: 

The Grants Manager plays a critical role as part of VOA Colorado’s Advancement team. The Grants Manager is responsible for producing proposals to and managing relationships with a large portfolio of institutional funders, Reporting to the Senior Director of Advancement, the Grants Manager is primarily responsible for developing and implementing grant seeking strategies that increase foundation grants revenue and ensure efficient and effective grant-funded programming across the organization. Essential functions include proactively coordinating grants opportunities with program leaders by researching funding opportunities, writing proposals, managing a portfolio of grant funders, ensuring compliance with grant agreements and reporting requirements.

Areas of Responsibility

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

• Prepares annual grant applications and grant reports including compiling and analyzing program impact data

• Researches foundations, corporations, government programs, etc. for new grant opportunities

• Directly manages and oversees annual grants pipeline development and sets funding targets, utilizing donor and funder database

• Responsibility for $1M+ in annual grants funding with expectation to lead in building and growing a pipeline for long-term sustainability 

• Assists with program development and evaluation to maximize funding

• Partners with gift officers in major donor proposal development & cases for support

• Performs all other duties as assigned

 

COMPETENCIES

• Strategic thinker with the ability to translate concepts, stories, and ideas into accurate, practical, and tactical actions

• Exceptional writing, grammar, and proofreading skills

• Ability to write persuasively and creatively capture highly technical information

• Ability to produce original content

• Demonstrates compassion for helping those that are the most vulnerable in our community.   Demonstrates knowledge of or a strong willingness to learn about poverty, human service government programs, VOAC solutions and services, homelessness, aging, veterans, at-risk youth and helping those most vulnerable in our society

• Models core culture attributes of VOAC that include “AIRS” (accountability, Integrity, Respect and Service).  Also, models and pursues with vigor VOAC’s three strategical critical virtues of HHS (Hungry, Humble, People Smart)

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

• There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position

Requirements

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

• Bachelor’s Degree in related field

• Minimum 5 years of experience in grant writing and reporting or administration

• Demonstrated track record of successful five-and six-figure grant proposals

• Experience with effective grant seeking tasks, funder cultivation and relationship management, program development, proposal development, grant management and reporting, and funder stewardship

• Own transportation with valid driver’s license and state-mandated insurance

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS OF POSITION

• Experience communicating complex social issues and evaluation methods used to measure impact of organization’s programs

• Producing original content for proposal writing, as well as the ability to synthesize content from multiple sources and subject matter expertise, such as scholarly works, government reports, articles, and periodicals, combined with strong editing skills.

• Previous creative or technical writing experience

 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

• Intermediate to advanced understanding of donor management software or CRM systems

• Experience in data management software, including Microsoft Office with emphasis on Excel

• Presentation and public speaking skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

• Mainly office environment with some event days

• Bending, Climbing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Crouching, Squatting, Lifting (30 to 50 pounds), Balancing, Standing, Sitting, Hand/Foot motions, Walking, Seeing (Close and distant vision, Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Assess, Estimate), Depth Perception, Hearing/Listening, Speaking/Shouting (Communicate, Discern, Convey, Express, Exchange),  Use of Hands/Fingers (Grasping, Holding, Touching), Thinking, Calculating, Memory/Recall, Exposure to Indoor and Outdoor environments

 

POSITION TYPE AND EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

• Full-time, 40 hours/week

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Qualifications listed above
Compensation/Benefits
Compensation: 

Salary: $46,000 - $69,000; Commensurate with experience

 

Benefits: 

Benefit eligibility is based on job type/status

 

Paid Holidays

Paid Time Off

Volunteer/Wellness Day

Tuition Assistance

Pension and 403b Retirement Plan

Health, Dental, Vision, Pet Insurances

Life Insurance (Including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)

Accident Insurance

Short Term & Long Term Disability

Employee Assistance/Work Life Balance Program

Employee Discount Program

LifeLock with Norton

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