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Grant Manager

Company: Interfaith Community Services
Date Posted: September 1, 2016

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Job Title: Grant Manager

Classification:  Exempt / Full-Time

Reports to: Chief Development Officer



Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, supervising the Grant Writer, and working closely with the Development Team, Program Team and Executive Team, the Grants Manager will be instrumental in helping provide vital services to struggling individuals and families in North County by securing funding from foundations, corporations, government agencies, and other grant-making organizations to support the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

Qualified candidates should possess superb writing skills as well as experience in program design and evaluation.  The candidate must also have experience creating and managing new databases. The candidate must be highly organized and flexible to work non-traditional hours to meet grant deadlines.

All duties will be in support of the overall mission of Interfaith Community Services.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


The following duties and responsibilities are those considered to be essential but do not represent all job functions that may be required to be performed by this position.  Other comparable duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.


  • Manage grant writing for all letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and funder reports
  • Define goals, objectives, and quantitative program evaluation measures for ICS programs to prepare high quality and competitive proposals
  • Work closely with the Executive Team to develop new programs, create evaluation measures, and coordinate grant applications from various departments
  • Represent Interfaith in the community by creating and maintaining local agency partnerships, as well as private foundation relationships
  • Engage with program officers at funding organizations to solicit invitations to submit proposals and serves as a liaison to funding organizations as needed
  • Manage joint funding applications with local nonprofits and government agencies
  • Effectively develop, manage and maintain database systems to accurately track foundation history and grant proposal status as well as grant reporting deadlines, stewardship activities, and renewal applications
  • Research and identify new and renewal funding opportunities to support ICS programs and services
  • Develop budgets for proposals as needed in partnership with finance and program leadership
  • Oversee the writing and editing of all grant-related materials
  • Maintain impeccable file records and work with directors and managers to fulfill grant reporting requirements to foundations, agencies, and other funders
  • Create and/or proof stewardship letters, donation requests, thank you letters, and communication pieces to private donors
  • Provide event planning and management support as needed to the Development Team, as well as with other fundraising projects as requested by the Chief Development Officer
  • Perform additional duties as assigned



Should embody and embrace the following core values:

  • Dedication to the mission of Interfaith
  • Collaboration
  • Empowerment
  • Respect for all people
  • Efficiency
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Diversity
  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Willingness to take calculated risks
  • Humor
  • Compassion



This position works closely with ICS Finance and Program Leadership, Executive Team, and Development Team. This position also works closely with various foundation and government funders, donors, and community partners, including strong collaboration with program officers at local partner agencies.  


This position will supervise the Grant Writer


A Bachelor Degree is required and Master Degree preferred in public policy, social work, communications or related field with at least three years or more progressive experience in private and government grants ranging from $20,000 to $2 million. Previous experience will demonstrate a proven track record in securing new funding opportunities, comprehensive knowledge of research, and the ability to identify and align funding opportunities with complex programs.



  • Must have superior written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear, logical, and persuasive proposals; must have superior editing skills
  • Must have experience with grant management software, databases, and research tools
  • Must be highly organized and demonstrate strong attention to detail
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to accommodate to flexible working schedule
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret quantitative information
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment with the ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce quality work within tight time constraints
    • Strong passion for and dedication to the mission of Interfaith Community Services
    • Demonstrated experience managing multiple deadlines and working effectively under pressure, using independent judgment to produce quality work under time constraints
    • Demonstrated experience working with a collaborative team
      • Ability to communicate effectively among a diverse workforce population and maintain sound working relations with all levels within the organization
      • Work with spirit of enthusiasm, teamwork, cooperation and a sense of urgency
      • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality over all matters in the course of business operations including client and employee information
      • Ability to multi-task in an efficient, thorough, and prioritized manner
      • Ability to work quickly, accurately and independently
      • Ability to anticipate needs, prioritize work and solve problems
  • Absolutely solid values: honest, loyal, hard working, and sincere
  • Fosters a “can do” attitude that combines initiative, sense of urgency and commitment to results
  • Is goal and results oriented and motivated; enjoys innovation and challenge
  • Knowledge of Windows operating systems as well as Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)



Must have reliable transportation and possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license including proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage and insurability under the Company’s insurance carrier standards.



Must successfully pass a criminal background and exclusion/disbarment check, as well as successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and drug screen.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:


  • Must be able to perform work in a climate controlled office setting
  • Must have the physical ability to sit for long periods of time, stand, walk, bend, kneel and uses hands, arms and legs for dexterity and balance on a frequent basis
  • Occasionally lifts, carries and balances objects weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Pulls and pushes such objects as file drawers, computers and similar office equipment and supplies
  • Prioritizes and multi-tasks work and projects requiring good memory , concentration and analytical thinking
  • Occasionally is required to perform the safe operation of a vehicle, office equipment and machines, and recognize and abate safety hazards within the workplace
  • Must be able to hear, see including distinction of colors, read and communicate verbally and in writing frequently with a wide range of people from divergent socio-economic backgrounds and origins


The noise level in the work environment is usually low.

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