Grants and Contracts Manager

Summary

The grants and contracts manager oversees government grants, manages relationships with private and public foundations, and works with the Executive Director and board members to create a development strategy. The grants and contracts manager also collaborates with program management on data oversight and related outcomes. As a key spokesperson, communicating the mission and needs of the organization is required. Participation in all agency events is also required.

Responsibilities

Management of Grants and Foundations (approximately 80% of the time)

  •  Oversee government grants, and submit accurate and timely reports as assigned.
  • Serve as a liaison with national and local governing bodies (HUD, DFSS, etc.).
  • Create and implement an annual development plan for private and public foundations.
  • Manage relationships with foundations. This includes initiating contact, overseeing communication, writing proposals and related reports and maintaining the donor database.
  • Maintain a schedule that ensures accurate and timely submission of proposals, reports, and letters of interest.
  • Identify and facilitate collaborations with current funders, such as volunteer days, Winter Walk teams, and corporate sponsorships.
  • Identify, research, and solicit potential sources of funding.

Program Evaluation (approximately 20% of the time)

  • Collaborate with staff, including the data manager, to ensure efficient and effective processes for data collection.
  • Assist program management with effective communication of data with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Work with program director to monitor outcomes and incorporate this information into program planning.

Competencies

  • Dependability: able to work independently, submit accurate documentation, and seek guidance when needed
  • Teamwork: establish collaborative relationships with staff and volunteers, provide leadership when appropriate
  • Receptive: accept feedback, take ownership of responsibilities, and identify areas of growth
  • Interpersonal Skills: communicate clearly, seek solutions, and demonstrate flexibility
  • Integrity: keep sensitive information confidential and adhere to personnel policies
  • Initiative: bring questions to supervisor and seek opportunities for further development
  • Maintain current knowledge base by participating in educational or training opportunities, reading relevant publications, and maintaining professional networks

Qualifications

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree in social service or related field desired, not mandatory.

Job Experience

  • At least 4 years of experience working within development, including grant writing and related government contracts management. Master’s degree may substitute for 2 years’ experience.

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of statistical relationships, and ability to articulate metrics verbally, in writing, and with charts and graphs.
  • Knowledge of the use of dashboards and balanced scorecards as a means of tracking annual outcomes to goals, as well as longer term strategic initiatives.
  • Knowledge of systemic, societal issues relating to women and homelessness, and the ability to articulate these issues and Sarah’s Circle programming.

Health and Safety Requirements

  • Ability to lift approximately 20lbs
  • Follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) through administrative updates compliant with federal law

Please send a cover letter and resume to apply@sarahs-circle.org . Please no phone calls.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee may perform other duties as appropriate.