Grants Manager

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Experience: At least five to seven years demonstrated success in writing proposals and reports to government agencies, foundations, and corporations. Record of achievement in securing program-specific and unrestricted funds from government agencies and foundations. Familiarity with government contracting process and various funding streams (federal, state, and city).

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the Grants Manager will be instrumental in all aspects of institutional fundraising including: identifying and researching prospective funders.  The Grants Manager will also manage the complete grant cycle process: write high quality grant applications and proposals including budgets and prepare other materials as needed: reports, letters of intent, program briefs, etc.; manage submission process and follow-up. The Grants Manager will also review government requests for proposals (RFPs) for possible application by BBBS of NYC.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enthusiastic, with an understanding of and commitment to the mission of BBBS of NYC.
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team to complete assignments.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize work and be attentive to detail in a fast-paced environment.
  • Reliable, flexible, with sound judgment and good teamwork skills.
  • Thorough and alert in order to meet high standards for accuracy.
  • Discriminating in exercising judgment with regard to confidential information.
  • Excellent organizational and research skills are essential. Must possess solid writing, editing, and proofreading skills to ensure the submission of professional, quality proposals and reports.
  • Ability to easily change writing styles to fit the audience and voice of the piece.
  • A professional self-starter with a ‘can do’ attitude, energetic, and hard-working.
  • Ability to handle multiple proposals simultaneously under tight deadlines and fast-paced environment.
  • Is an excellent writer and relationship builder and can identify and speak to funder interests.
  • Demonstrates strong project management skills and the capacity to both plan work in advance and respond to timely new opportunities that may arise.
  • Superior writing and prospect research skills, with a proven track record of success.
  • Strong time-management skills and ability to work efficiently and effectively in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of the New York City philanthropic community.
  • Excellent computer skills: proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required; experience with Raiser’s Edge database is preferred

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify and research new government grant opportunities and foundation prospects.
  • Retain and grow existing portfolio of foundation and government partnerships; steward and solicit prospects to secure new funding.
  • Stay informed of current issues in mentoring, youth services and funding.
  • Develop a good working understanding of various BBBS of NYC program areas and their goals.
  • Write, research, draft, edit, track, proposals as per their guidelines and deadlines.
  • Supervise the Grants Associate
  • Oversee preparation of supporting documents for grant applications and ensure team has compiled application packages to include documents such as budget forms, budget justifications, job descriptions, and other required forms.
  • Collaborate with team on government official, staff relations and City Council grant requests.
  • Oversee acknowledgement and recognition of gifts.
  • Tracking proposals and grant deadlines.
  • Maintain database records in addition to thorough and complete files.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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