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Title

Grants Manager 

Category Fundraising / Foundation  
Description

Under the direction of the VP of Philanthropy, the Grants Manager develops resources, researches funding sources, and writes compelling proposals to a variety of donors, foundations, corporate and government entities in order to achieve specific department revenue goals. The Grants Manager is responsible for writing proposals for a variety of projects and programs, as well as submitting timely and accurate reports.

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village's organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Grant Management & Composition: Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals. Write & assemble compelling applications for private foundations, corporations, and government entities in partnership with program team leads, the Resource Development team, and the VP of Philanthropy.
  2. Grant Reporting and Stewardship: comply with grant reporting requirements for private foundations, corporations, individuals, and government entities. Work with departments and program leads to ensure reporting needs are met. Create and implement strategies for stewardship of grant makers, including but not limited to appropriate gratitude for awarded and non-awarded grants.
  3. Internal & Database Organization: prepare and orchestrate inter-departmental monthly grants meetings with updated calendar.
    • Prepare reports for proposals submitted, funded, accounts of monies raised, and reporting needs. Keep physical copies of all grant application, reports, etc. Maintain digital copies of grants and donor correspondence in DPO.
    • Support entry and management of submissions, awards, and reports in DPO.
  4. Collaborate with Development staff and Programing staff in the production of fundraising materials, such as fundraising project summaries, funding proposals, stewardship reports, programmatic updates and other written materials for internal and external audiences.
  5. Serve as project manager, editor, and/or principal writer for a wide variety of print and electronic projects, including funding proposals for individuals, corporations, foundations, capital campaign-related promotional materials; annual stewardship reports for select foundation donors; and project summaries for a diverse array of fundraising goals.
    • Types of projects include formal proposals, letters of inquiry, brochures and flyers, direct mail pieces, invitations, etc.
  6. Prospect Research: identify new potential funding opportunities through publications, website subscriptions, internet, and other resources. Stay abreast on trends in fundraising, grants, and community needs.
  7. Position Development: attend necessary conferences and workshops, join appropriate membership organizations and research industry best practices.
  8. Management & Planning: design long-term strategies for consistent grant support.
  9. Fundraising Initiatives: assist in the discovery, cultivation and stewardship of new, existing, & major donors. Work with staff to ensure donation acknowledgement letters are sent to funders in a timely manner, and ensure donor follow-up. Provide regular written updates (newsletters, coffee table books, reports etc.) to donors.
  10. Support OV special events.
  11. Coordinate and manage relationships with funders, interact with and respond to questions from funder representatives.
  12. Quarterly Newsletter: work with program leads and departments to create quarterly newsletter.
  13. Additional Copy: write and edit additional Development-oriented copy as assigned, including letters, emails, e-blasts, notices, board reports, reviews, summaries, and bios.
  14. Opportunity Village Way: understanding of institutional history and programs. Periodically provides updated content for Development sections of OV web site. Represents Development office on committees.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Grant writing staff, interns and volunteers within the department.

 
Position Requirements

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, co-workers and supervisors (verbal and written).
  • Must possess social perceptiveness to assess and understand other’s reactions and behaviors.
  • Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
  • Strong editing skills; Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Possess active listening skills
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors.
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with research techniques, including fundraising prospect research.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of business correspondence, marketing materials and reports.
  • Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills. Ability to easily change writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
  • Strong project management and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated emotional intelligence
  • Ability to quickly and effectively gather information by means of interviews and database research.
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Ability to organize information for effective presentation in publications, web sites, and other media.
  • Ability to develop, package and produce editorial content for web sites.
  • Ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Ability to produce high-quality work on deadlines.
  • Commitment to the highest standards of customer service and professionalism.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and multitask.
  • Ability to monitor and meet income goals.
  • Knowledge of standard concepts, practices and procedures related to the position, (i.e. expertise in language skills and grammar.
  • Ability to conduct extensive research, understanding of branding and positioning strategies for special projects.
  • Ability to “ghost write” for various managers, staff and volunteers.
  • Ability to learn subject specific terminology for use in developing written materials with knowledge of when and how to use various channels of communication.
  • Computer literate (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point).

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in communications, research or another relevant field, two - five years’ work experience as a grant and proposal writer, business or technical writing, communications, media relations or related field.
  • Preferred: Previous work experience in Non-Profit fundraising.
  • Preferred: Previous experience managing people.
  • Preferred: Experience working with individuals with disabilities.

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment.
  • Ability to tolerate stress.
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number FUN-21-00004  
Open Date 8/19/2021  
Location Oakey Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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