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Grants Manager
Company: America Needs You
Location: New York, NY
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 05/17/2021
Expire Date: 07/17/2021
Job Categories: Development and Fund Raising
Job Description
Grants Manager
America Needs You (ANY) fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development. ANY operates in New York, New Jersey, Illinois and California. Visit www.americaneedsyou.org to learn more.

We care deeply about creating a diverse and inclusive space for our Fellows, volunteers, stakeholders and staff, and strongly encourage first-generation college graduates and talented individuals of all backgrounds to apply. We actively seek to learn from a variety of perspectives and are an equal opportunity employer in accordance with state and federal law. Read more about our Core Values and commitment to Diversity and Belonging at https://www.americaneedsyou.org/about/core-values/

ANY is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic Grants Manager with a passion for building partnerships. The Grants Manager will work with the Chief External Affairs Officer to achieve our fundraising goals by enhancing existing strategies, contributing to a long-term fund development plan, and securing a strong support base for our organization. The Grants Manager will be responsible for ANY’s national grants calendar and crafting compelling proposals and reports. The Grants Manager reports directly to the Chief External Affairs Officer and works closely with other senior staff to increase the impact of our work.

Key Responsibilities:

• Manage national grants calendar, ensuring proposals and reports are submitted in advance of deadlines
• Create and manage standardized templates for proposal development, donor reporting, etc.
• Write compelling proposals and reports, communicating program data persuasively
• Develop and maintain a monthly tracking report of new contacts and prospects, significantly increasing ANY’s funder pipeline
• Identify and solicit new gifts to support general operating, program, and pilot related expenses
• Work with Chief External Affairs Officer to create and execute a plan for sustained partnership
• Prepare supporting documents and attachments for grant applications; work closely with Chief Financial Officer to build program budgets and fund use reports
• Maintain database records in addition to thorough and complete electronic files

Other Responsibilities:

• Maintain correspondence with current and prospective donors to ensure they receive ongoing updates on programs and ANY’s growth
• Support special events or major donor program logistics as needed
• Attend quarterly Saturday workshops to facilitate workshop sessions and engage with Fellows, volunteer Mentor Coaches, and invited guests
• Additional projects as determined by the Chief External Affairs Officer
Qualifications & Requirements
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in grant writing
• Demonstrated success in cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding corporate and foundation gifts
• Strong project management with an ownership mentality (manages up well, manages sideways, knows how to get answers, etc.)
• Entrepreneurial with fast project execution
• Comfort with ambiguity and flexibility
• Comfort with data and data analysis
• Detail-oriented and organized
• Bachelor’s degree required
Contact Information
Contact Name: Richard Lopez
Company Name: America Needs You
Contact Email: jobs@americaneedsyou.org
Website: https://www.americaneedsyou.org/abo...
Company Description:
America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.
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