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Grants and Proposals Manager

Grants and Proposals Manager

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Job ID 
2017-3247
Posted Date 
12/1/2017
Category 
Workforce Development
Location 
US-CO-Denver

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Overview

***ATTENTION APPLICANT***

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

  • Writes competitive grant proposals, and manages grant proposals and special initiatives organization-wide.
  • Develops, implements, and manages annual grants plan, including strategic grants planning, timeline, grant calendar, and grant budget and revenue projections.
  • Conducts community data and statistical research to support grant applications and reports.
  • Reviews grant and contract opportunities, Requests for Proposals (RFPs), and Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs), determines alignment, and facilitates next steps.
  • Conducts ongoing funder communication and cultivation, including, but not limited to quarterly outreach, site visits, in-person meetings, correspondence, and customized recognition.
  • Builds and maintains effective and strong relationships with internal stakeholders.
  • Manages the Grants Coordinator in gathering of information about programs, budgets, and evaluation data for grant proposals and reports.
  • Performs ongoing prospect research through various government, foundation, corporate, and community organizations.
  • Acts as primary contact for a variety of granting agencies including federal, state, local, and private foundations.
  • Works with accounting staff to gather financial information for proposals and reports. Provides staff with all necessary information for accounting and auditing purposes with regards to Grants and Proposals.
  • Actively participates in the development stage of any grant proposal and will oversee pre-award processing and submission to the agency.
  • Works closely with the Grants Coordinator to oversee duties during the post-award phase. This includes, but is not limited to, managing functions associated with charging personnel to the grant account, setting up subcontracts, supporting stakeholders with submitting progress reports, and requesting extensions.
  • Meets or exceeds the pre-determined grants revenue goal.
  • Ensures that the budgets account correctly during the lifetime of the grant.
  • Partners with staff to discuss programs, new projects, proposals, and reports before submission.
  • Works with the Grants Coordinator to schedule meetings and site visits with funders, program managers, directors, and applicable staff.
  • Works with the Grants Coordinator to maintain proposal and reporting calendar. Adheres to all grant, proposal, and reporting deadlines. Ensures that progress reports and associated compliance information is submitted on time.
  • Maintains current database and all files upon completion of grant and proposals submission, notification/acknowledgement, tracking, and reporting requirements.
  • Writes timely donor acknowledgement and thank you letters to foundations, corporate, and government funders.
  • Works closely with the Business Development and Marketing Departments to ensure appropriate recognition, stewardships, communications, and engagement with foundation and government funders and prospects.
  • Contributes to department and agency planning and budget process. Assists the VP of Workforce Development with foundation, government, and corporate budget projections.
  • Continuously reviews and familiarizes self with current funding policies and changing application process.
  • Builds and maintains effective quality working relationships with internal and external community Uses effective written and verbal communication. Uses good interpersonal skills treating everyone with dignity and respect. Immediately advises supervisor of significant and unexpected problems. Promotes and demonstrates teamwork and cooperation.
  • Makes quality strategic/tactical decisions utilizing analysis, experience, judgment and input from others; then acts
  • Completes assignments, projects, reports, and paperwork accurately and timely.
  • Safeguards all Goodwill property including donated goods. Reports any incidents of theft or unauthorized possession/removal of Goodwill property.
  • Follows all Goodwill policies and procedures. Follows and enforces safety rules and regulations. Acts safely at all times.
  • Supports the best elements of our corporate culture while making culture change. Open to and supportive of new ideas and process improvement of systems and procedures.
  • Works flexible schedules, overtime, weekends, evenings and holidays if required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES

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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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. 

 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

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.

 

WRITING SKILLS

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.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

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.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

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.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.