QUALIFIED CANDIDATES SHOULD INCLUDE A COVER LETTER OUTLINING YOUR MINIMUM THREE YEARS RELATED GRANTS OR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE AND YOUR REQUIRED SALARY RANGE. OPTIONAL TO INCLUDE A SNAPSHOT OF GRANT AWARD HISTORY***
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Manager of Grants and Proposals is responsible for the strategic leadership and tactical execution of all grant and proposal initiatives for Goodwill Industries of Denver (GID). This position will have the responsibility to maintain and develop funding sources for existing and projected programs through grant and proposal initiatives directed to private foundations, corporations, government agencies, and community organizations. The Manager sources for program funding primarily in the areas of workforce development, and other GID divisions as needed. This position works closely with the Director of Partner Engagement to identify corporate foundation prospects. This position will report to the Vice President of Workforce Development and is responsible for assisting GID stakeholders in analyzing grant opportunities, writing competitive proposals, preparing and assembling grant proposals/contracts in compliance with proposal and federal guidelines by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: Analytical, Technical Writing for grants, Project Management, Customer Service, Team Work, Strategic Thinking, and Innovation.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in directly related field is required; minimum three (3) years related grants or business development experience in areas such as Non-Profit, Fundraising, or Programs; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Grant writing experience required, with track record of awarded grants. Experience with grant prospecting to identify a variety of funding sources utilizing grant prospecting tools and databases.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENT
Responsible for the design and execution of the organization’s proposal and grant budgets with direction from the Vice President Workforce Development. Responsible for all funds, property, and equipment assigned to the grants business area and their maintenance in accordance to GID policy.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to listen and get clarification and responds appropriately to questions. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on complex topics to top management.
Ability to write clearly and informatively. Ability to revise and edit work for spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to write in various styles to meet needs. Ability to present numerical data effectively. Ability to read and interpret written information.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and apply necessary mathematical skills to address grant proposal technical issues. Ability to apply mathematical concepts to manage appropriate budgeting practices.
CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Must be able to interpret construction specifications and diagrams accurately.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have intermediate knowledge of MS Word processing software; MS Excel spreadsheet software; project management software -Quickbase and/or MS Project and Contact Management systems such as SalesForce. Knowledge of PowerPoint and the ability to create presentations for an executive audience is mandatory.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES
Ability to pass a criminal background search, education verification, and E-verify. Must have a clear Colorado driver’s license in order to drive on Goodwill business.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Employee will work a majority of the time in a general office environment. However, as business needs dictate, employee will travel to various locations where environmental conditions may vary. Employee may travel approximately 10% of the time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell.