Grant Manager

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER HOUSTON INC. Houston, TX $60000.00 per year

Position Summary:

Responsible for writing compelling letters of intent and grant proposals to private foundations and corporations as well as understanding the key components of public fundraising and government grants. Additionally responsible for management of grant database (GrantHub), including organization, data entry and pulling reports. The ideal candidate should be able to identify and research foundations, government entities, and corporate funding prospects; develop and write grant proposals; manage government funding application process; track and acknowledge grants; gather data and write stewardship and metrics reports for donors; engage BGCGH board in the process and provide direct support to the Development Team as needed.  Must be a self-starter, mission driven development professional.


Essential Responsibilities:

·         Generate a minimum of $1 million in revenue for general operations from institutional sources on an annual basis.

·         Manage a portfolio of institutional prospects while building your pipeline through research and vetting new potential funding sources, both local and national; present new prospects and suggest next steps.

·         Assist with cultivation of prospective institutional donors, serve as prospect manager for portfolio of donors; Work closely with BGCGH Board of Directors to utilize connections when writing letters of support and making introductions to new prospects.

·         Write, submit, and track grant proposals and reports in Grant Hub, managing deadlines for the Corporate and Foundations Team. Manage restricted and unrestricted grant proposals. Assist with compiling information for and writing LOIs and proposals for larger grants as needed.

·         Become content expert on BGCGH programs and expected outcomes. Continuously maintain updated, accurate, high-quality boilerplate proposal language and general information bank for use by Team and others.

·         Work closely with Programs /Operations team to develop meaningful grant proposals, track outcomes, and report on grant results. Communicate reporting requirements to Development, Operations, Finance and Club staff in a timely manner.

·         Work closely with Finance team to develop budgets for proposals, anticipating reporting requirements throughout the grant period.

·         Oversee the government funding application process including research, assessment of opportunities, writing, and reporting.

·         Provide exceptional stewardship to institutional donors, beyond required reporting, including the development and implementation of regular stewardship mailings, site visits and other stewardship activities.

·         Update fundraising database (Grant Hub) with relevant donor information and track proposals and actions.

·         Manage communication with Finance and Operations staff to ensure fulfillment of grant expectations and reporting requirements.

·         Maintain ongoing communication with Clubs, actively support staff in local grant writing efforts, identify new funding opportunities, and tracking in Raiser’s Edge.

·         Maintain up-to-date knowledge of Club activities, programs and outcomes.

·         Assist with events managed by Development team, and other events as needed.

·         Other duties as required.


Position Requirements:

·         BA/BS required

·         Minimum <4-6 years> years of grant writing experience, including proposal, report, and budget development

·         Proven track record of raising $1M+ annually

·         Knowledge of and experience with greater Houston area foundations, public funding and government resources, and institutional donor cultivation/stewardship

·         Excellent written communication skills and strong verbal communication skills

·         Willingness to accept constructive feedback during draft phase of proposal

·         Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects, and pay attention to detail is critical

·         Strong interpersonal skills and ability to connect with staff across diverse functions, including Finance, Operations, and direct service

·         Capacity to work well independently and take initiative as well as to collaborate with colleagues and work as a team

·         Flexibility – candidate should be willing and able to adapt to new and evolving organizational and funding priorities and to work occasional evenings as events and project deadlines dictate

·         Commitment to mission

·         Eagerness to join a quick-paced energetic development team

·         Willingness to travel between Main Office and local Clubs

·         Proficiency with Microsoft OS; Raiser’s Edge experience preferred

·         Other duties as required


I have read, understand and voluntarily commit myself to the general guidelines contained in this document.  I also understand that this is only a basic description of my job, and that it does not, nor is it intended to, outline all of the specifics of the responsibilities which I will be expected to perform.

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER HOUSTON INC. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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