Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Work at Rappahannock United Way

At Rappahannock United Way, our mission is to improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Employees in our organization work together with donors, volunteers, board of directors, corporate partners and area non-profit organizations to bring our mission to life.

Rappahannock United Way is committed to integrating diversity and inclusion into all systems, policies, practices and behaviors of the organization. We are intentional in our efforts to have our staff, boards, committees, and councils represent the diversity of the communities we serve.  We mobilize and partner with community groups working to help individuals emerge from poverty and achieve greater financial stability. By promoting an inclusive environment where everyone respects and values the contributions of individuals of different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, we enrich and strengthen the quality of our work and help to ensure the success of our community.


GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: The Grants Manager is responsible for grant-related activities on behalf of the organization. This position has two major responsibilities. This includes securing and managing grant funding from multiple sources to support Rappahannock United Way (RUW) initiatives and services, along with managing RUW’s grant making process. Success in this position entails attention to detail, ability to create and follow systems and policies for compliance with grants, and to collaborate with others to find creative and appealing impact solutions that change lives in alignment with RUW focus areas. FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT (F/T) WORK SCHEDULE: Core Office Hours of Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must be able to work a flexible schedule with the possibility of early evening, and weekend work. REPORTS TO: Chief Impact Officer PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Community Impact Grant Making: manages the investment and evaluation of RUW’s grant making process to ensure lasting impact strategies are achieved through community programs. Implements and manages a grant management portal (eCImpact) to facilitate successful grant applications, review, and reporting. Provides technical assistance to grantees in making successful grant applications and reports. • Grant Management: leads and supports grant and proposal writing to bring state and federal grant resources to RUW programs, initiatives and general operations. Collaborates with CI, RD and Finance team members to research, identify, request, manage and report on grant revenues year-round. • Outcome Measurement: has overall responsibility for measurement and evaluation of activities, outputs and outcomes for all RUW and Community programs receiving grant funding, in alignment with RUW strategic plan. • Focus Area Councils: provides staff leadership to RUW Focus Area Councils to ensure an effective RUW grant making process to RUW Member Agencies and other community partners year-round. Identifies, recruits, trains and manages community leaders and experts to serve on Councils. Organizes and leads meetings to guide and evaluate RUW investment process. • Agency Membership: manages RUW Membership process for agencies seeking annual membership. Ensures full eligibility and application process for membership, including membership process for all associated federated campaigns (Local Government Campaign, Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign and Combine Federal Campaign). • General program support: Provides support, as needed, to CI programs and initiatives. Assists with special projects as assigned and other tasks deemed necessary to achieve overall goals and to operate a successful CI department. • Policy and Guidelines: Adheres to all guidelines related to confidentiality. EDUCATIONAL PREREQUISITES: • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required • Grant writing and management experience and expertise: The applicant should have a background in researching, writing and managing nonprofit grants. QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS: • Highly motivated self-starter • Ability to present information and data in written, electronic and oral forms • Excellent communication and organizational skills • Ability to work on multiple projects to meet deadlines • Demonstrated meeting facilitation skills • Ability to work with little supervision • Flexible, adaptive and positive in a constantly changing environment • Detail-oriented, with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques to promote quality, efficiency and successful customer outcomes • Dedication to engage/motivate/encourage volunteers and help them accomplish grant investment goals • Creative, practical and strategic problem-solving skills • Proficient with Microsoft Office and web-based applications • Must have the equipment and ability to post on company social media sites • Must have the use of a reliable vehicle for transportation to outside meetings SKILL AND EXPERIENCE PREREQUISITES: • Between 1 to 3 years of prior relevant work experience. • Experience working with grantors, nonprofits and / or academic institutions • Experience working with databases • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. • Organizational skills, with the ability to handle multi-tasking. PHYSICAL & MENTAL DEMANDS: Requires sitting for long periods of time at a computer and keyboarding for up to 7 hours a day. Requires the ability to multi-task between program duties and various volunteer site locations throughout PD16. Typically lifts program files, supplies, computer equipment and storage boxes of 25-50 lbs. PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS: • Maintains confidentiality of agency, donor, client and volunteer records • Work as a team member with staff and volunteers • Complies fully with the corporation’s Code of Ethics • Completes all assigned responsibilities in a timely manner To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Director of Finance and Human Resources, Ann Myers: amyers@rappahannockunitedway.org
Employment Opportunities for Member Agencies

As a free service RUW provides all nonprofits with the opportunity to post job openings and volunteer needs on our Volunteer Center portal. Visit RUWVolunteer.org to see employment listings at local nonprofit agencies.