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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Grants Manager, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence, San Jose, Cali USA

Grants Manager

Posted on: March 3, 2015

Job description

Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence is looking for a full time Grants Manager.
About Next Door Solutions:
Next Door Solutions of Domestic Violence is a nonprofit organization located in San Jose. Our mission is to end domestic violence in the moment and for all time. Since 1974, Next Door Solutions has been providing critical intervention and comprehensive services to domestic violence survivors and their children. Next Door Solutions is an equal opportunity employer committed to developing the leadership skills of people from diverse backgrounds.
About the Grants Manager position:
The Grants Manager is directly responsible for sustaining and growing grant revenue at Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence. This position will develop and execute strategies to cultivate, solicit, and steward both private and public (City, State and Federal) grants. The Grants Manager will foster cross-departmental collaboration to ensure that all grants align with Next Door Solutions goals and objectives. Next Door Solutions is looking for a candidate with an ability to create outstanding, compelling narratives and possess outstanding written communication skills, along with a proven track record of developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with both funders and staff. Strong project management skills, an ability to juggle multiple competing priorities, and careful attention to detail are essential. The Grant Manager must also have proven research capabilities to bring new funding sources to the agency.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage all aspects of the donor cycle for funders, including identification and qualification of prospective funders; strategizing and executing a plan for engagement and cultivation; soliciting each funder appropriately; and providing meaningful stewardship and follow-up.
  • Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with current and potential funders. Understand grantor's evolving goals and develop grant proposals that are responsive to these desired outcomes.
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally with appropriate staff to align with the current priorities of the organization and establish achievable grant outcomes.
  • Write, edit, and finalize grant proposals and reports. Ensure that all formatting and other funder guidelines are met, and all requested documents are included.
  • Research prospective funding sources and evaluate their alignment with Next Door Solutions' initiatives. Cultivate new prospects to help Next Door Solutions achieve its revenue goals.
  • Manage all aspects of submitting grant proposals and stewardship reports, including photocopying, collating, faxing, mailing, emailing, or hand-delivering documents.
  • Handle challenging relationships with professionalism, whether dealing with external or internal customers.
  • Facilitate regular grants management meetings with appropriate staff members to discuss requests for proposals; recommend programs and grant deliverables that align with funder priorities and parameters; constructively evaluate unsuccessful grant applications; and manage other cross-departmental, grant-related issues.
  • Maintain a grant tracking and calendar system to assure timely submission of all grant requests.
  • Manage the integrity of funder records in the Bloomerang database, including data entry of grant proposals, solicitations, reports, and other contacts (emails, phone calls, meetings, etc.) with funders.
  • Maintain electronic filing system for grant materials.
  • Provide timely advice and information on funding opportunities, requirements and procedures and collaborate in defining and implementing project funding strategies.
  • Coordinates site visits of potential funding sources.
  • Represent Next Door Solutions at informational grant meetings hosted by foundations, corporations, or governmental agencies.
  • Provide grant revenue projection recommendations to the Director of Development.
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Impeccable, persuasive oral and written communication skills. Must have the ability to persuasively convey the need and build support for the mission of Next Door Solutions.
  • Four or more years grants management experience.
  • Proven track record of building successful relationships with funders.
  • Proven ability to operate as a team player and establish professional relationships with people of various ages, educational and ethnic backgrounds, including clients, staff, board members and funders.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and carry out activities independently to meet specific timelines and revenue goals. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high-paced environment, determining how to juggle competing priorities and manage donors' expectations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to be flexible and composed and maintain efficiency when unpredictable agency or funder demands arise.
  • Significant level of computer (PC) proficiency, including MS Office, use of Internet, managing information systems, and databases (Bloomerang).
  • Exceptional organizational skills required.
  • Desire and ability to pay meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Next Door is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, or gender (which includes gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition (as defined under California law), veteran status, family care status, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law.

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