Mission Capital’s Grants Manager serves as the primary grant writer, engages in compliance reporting, research and manages funder relationships with guidance from the Director of Strategic Partnerships and Chief Programs Officer. This position requires strong writing, data analysis, program budgeting, project management skills, with an emphasis on grant compliance and outcome measurement.
This is a 28-hour a week position with the ability to work a flexible schedule within reason. A partial remote/home office schedule is negotiable. Schedule will be determined prior to hire date with the Director of Strategic Partnerships
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Grants Manager works under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Partnerships and closely with the Chief Programs Officer to secure and steward corporate and foundation grant relationships through the following primary tasks and responsibilities.
PRIMARY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising & Grant Development (30%)
• Lead grant proposal development/submission—preparing and organizing materials for proposals, and submitting and monitoring grant applications.
• Draft proposals and grant application narratives, and collaborate with the relevant program staff and Finance Department to finalize grant.
• Submit grant applications and maintain MC’s list of passwords, logins, links.
• Execute thank you letters and grant contracts/agreements
• Coordinate with Marketing/Communications department to ensure acknowledgment of funders/investors via MC’s website, e-newsletter, and social media.
• Research new funding opportunities on a local, state, and federal level
Grants Compliance & Reporting (60%)
• Track and manage grant compliance and reporting - including comprehensive and timely delivery of progress and final reports.
• Taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness on gathering outcome measurement and grant budgets from key staff, required for progress and final grant reports.
• Track progress toward organizational and programmatic outcomes and goals well in advance of deadlines.
• Collaborate with program staff to draft compelling progress reports to funders that fully capture programmatic success.
• Monitor and maintain the funder and investor reporting schedules and requirements, keeping all relevant staff aware of upcoming deadlines.
• Maintain MC’s library of grant support documents including resumes, bios, IRS forms, Board/staff diversity lists, etc.
• Assemble all necessary supporting materials and documents including budget reports, outcome measurements, success stories, etc.; submit reports to funders and investors in a timely manner.
• Research statistics, trends and data for grant proposals for both programmatic and operating grants.
Development/Membership Team Support (10%)
• Collaborate with Development Membership Associate and/or Development Intern for assistance in pulling data reports in SalesForce.
• Other duties as assigned
INDICATORS OF SUCCESS
• Well-managed workload and demonstration of sector best practices.
• Timely execution of grant application and reporting.
• Up-to-date and accessible documentation and tracking of all grant documents, reporting requirements, deliverables in CRM (Salesforce) and on shared server (Sharepoint).
• Peer feedback reflects that Grants Manager is working collaboratively with key staff in the delivery of high quality grant applications and reporting deadlines.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND COMPETENCIES
• Bachelor’s degree or 5-7 years work experience with nonprofit administration, grant writing, or fundraising
• 2-4 years experience in fundraising, grant writing or grants management preferred
• Demonstrated analytical and persuasive writing skills experience as well as superior editing skills, including ability to convey complex information in a clear manner to a diverse audience
• Strong administrative skills and self motivated with the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks under minimal supervision in effective and efficient manner
• Experience with case record management systems (e.g. Salesforce)
• Proven ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines without sacrificing quality
• Strong attention to detail with a positive, problem-solving approach to work.
• Ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial, team-oriented, and mission driven environment.
• A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.
• Ability to provide exceptional service excellence in all interactions representing Mission Capital.
• Team player who demonstrates Mission Capital’s Core Values of Collaboration, Service Excellence, Trust, Learning, Innovation and Connectedness.
This is a 28 hour per week position with a competitive pay rate (based upon relevant experience).
Mission Capital is located in UFCU Plaza at the intersection of Steck Boulevard and Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas. Building amenities include free gym and locker room access (recently remodeled), a grab-and-go café, free, covered garage parking, fob access, and onsite security and maintenance staff.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity to apply.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, and requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time. Occasional work required outside of normal business hours. Access to a mobile phone (with email access) is required periodically. Personal transportation is required.
The work conditions and physical demands 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 these essential functions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
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