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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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: firstname.lastname@example.org