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.
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.
- 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
- Bachelor’s degree in related field, Master’s degree in social service or related field desired, not mandatory.
- 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 [email protected] . Please no phone calls.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all inclusive and employee may perform other duties as appropriate.
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