Responsible To: Vice President of Development
Status: Full-time, Salaried Exempt
SAFEHOME is looking for an outstanding Grants Director to help provide the resources to break the cycle of domestic violence and partner abuse for victims and their children in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. This position provides the opportunity to not only write and administer grants from governmental and private funders, but also to serve as a key member of the agency’s leadership team, where the Grants Director helps provide guidance and advice in regard to grant and funding strategies. The complete job description follows:
- Direct all aspects of agency’s fund income from private and government grant sources, including building effective relationships with funders and staff, and serving as a member of the agency’s Leadership Team in guiding grant funding strategies.
Manage and direct the entire grants management process for the agency, including
- Oversee and research new grant funding prospects and cultivate potential and current grantors. Maintain and grow grant funding for the agency through innovation and initiative in a competitive grants environment.
- Develop and write grant proposals, research and maintain current statistics to support applications, coordinate relevant information from program staff, and create persuasive, grammatically correct, cohesive and clear grant proposals.
- Collaborate with relevant program staff to keep them apprised of current grant requirements, and to stay current on program changes and operations.
- Manage calendar that contains deadlines for all grant submissions, including proposals and reports.
- Oversee the collection and preparation of monthly and annual organization statistics reports.
- Research and write timely grant reports as required by governmental and private funders.
- Serve as an agency leader in comprehensive knowledge of national and agency statistics.
- Maintain current knowledge of donor trends and changing funder priorities.
Represent agency and maintain effective communication with funders and with staff
- Maintain effective interpersonal communication with grantors through consistent communication regarding funded programs, as well as cultivating their involvement in the agency and agency events.
- Cultivate and maintain effective communication with SAFEHOME program staff, and, when appropriate, SAFEHOME clients who are direct recipients of grant-funded agency programs.
- Work directly with the Finance Director to help develop proposal budgets and maintain information for required financial reports.
- Maintain appropriate confidentiality for agency clients and donors, as well as for overall agency finances, personnel, and operations.
As part of the agency’s Leadership Team, help effectively lead the agency in achieving its mission and implementing Board goals and directives.
- Attend weekly Leadership Team meetings.
- Provide guidance and advice to the Leadership Team in regard to grant and funding strategies.
- Provide information and updates in regard to program outcomes and effectiveness, as evidenced by agency monthly statistics and outcomes evaluations.
- Supervise part-time grant writer and/or volunteers working in a grant writing capacity.
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and the employee will also perform other job-related duties as assigned. This organization reserves the right to change job duties as the need arises. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must have experience and current knowledge of federal, state and local governmental grant programs and private foundations. Must have working knowledge of effective grant writing form and techniques; must have highly developed writing ability and solid organizational skills; should be familiar with funder research techniques; must possess working familiarity with MS Excel, Word, and Outlook; knowledge of domestic violence and sexual assault preferred. Must have demonstrated leadership abilities. Must be able to lift 40 pounds.
Successful track record of grant writing in field of not-for-profit social services agency(ies); ability to verbally communicate with community members and funders; excellent language skills, flexibility, and reliable transportation required. Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Communications, or related area.
Benefits: This position offers a competitive salary and full benefits, including health, dental, vision, life/ADD/LTD, 403b with match, an Employee Assistance Program and a generous time off policy.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and application to Dan Ryan, Vice President of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 913-432-9302. No calls, please.