Employment Type: Full-Time
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FPWA, a leading anti-poverty organization fighting for economic
equity for all New Yorkers, seeks an experienced and dynamic Grants
Officer. The Grants Officer is an essential member of a vital
institutional giving team that manages all foundation, corporate
foundation, and government support for FPWA. The ideal candidate
will have a clear and demonstrated passion for communicating FPWA's
work through their writing, participating in the program
development process, engaging and deepening the relationship with
FPWA's funders, and expanding the universe of our funders. They
will have a commitment to social justice and deep experience
communicating mission for the purpose of engendering investment and
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage a select portfolio of private foundation, corporate
foundation, and government funders, including writing letters of
inquiry and proposals for submission and responding to RFPs.
Oversee relationship management with this portfolio of funders,
seeking to keep them informed, and engaged, in FPWA and the
specific work they fund. Manage all interim and final reports for
this portfolio of funders. Set annual site visits or calls; develop
and send approved communications on funded work throughout the
Prepare and package complete proposal and report packages,
including all attachments and standard forms, for your portfolio of
funders, and for all private foundation and government RFP
applications. Be responsible for securing signatures, updated
documents, charts, budgets and financials, required forms,
Manage the proposal and report deadlines for all foundation,
corporate foundation, and government grant applications,
submissions, and reports, by managing the grants calendar through
Maintain accurate donor records and files for all institutional
funders in Salesforce; including actions, contact, submissions, and
outcomes. Provide requested reports to the Director and CDO.
Work with program colleagues to develop strategy for advancing
work to be pitched, at start of year and throughout the year. Keep
informed of developments, changes to plan, delays, new
opportunities. Be an active collaborator with Development and
Communications colleagues as well as program colleagues.
Participate with Director in annual income projection process
for institutional funders, preparing statistical reports,
evaluating trends, and making recommendations. Participate in
developing annual workplan with Director, helping to establish
benchmarks for the year. Monitor progress throughout the year,
including monthly cash flow spreadsheet.
Manage prospecting effort for institutional funders with
advisement from Director. Undertake ongoing, strategic efforts
throughout the year to identify new prospective funders for
identified body of work to be pitched. Provide high quality
feedback to Director on prospects, helping to develop a pipeline of
new funders. Develop tailored approaches to new potential funders
to be undertaken by Director, CDO, CEO or others. Stay on top of
giving trends in prioritized areas of FPWA's work, sharing findings
and suggesting new avenues for funding.
Develop systems, policies and processes to ensure efficient
operation of an effective institutional giving effort. Recommend
new tools and processes; be an active innovator to build further
FPWA's institutional giving capacity.
Assist with special events and complete other relevant tasks as
assigned by Director.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Requires a minimum of two (2) years of nonprofit grant writing
Superior writing and communications skills, with an emphasis on
proposal writing for funding and excellent donor relations
Demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of funders and
achieve financial results.
Knowledge of foundation and corporate giving. Experience
prospecting and securing new funders.
Demonstrated success helping to expand base of funders.
Excellent time management skills and ability to manage multiple
projects effectively at the same time.
Ability to project manage with program colleagues, including
establishing an approach plan and shepherding submission and
reporting process start to finish.
Excellent critical thinking skills, especially as relates to
creating logic models for proposals; working with colleagues on
program design and outcomes; and integrating funders' interests
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail.
Results oriented; meets or exceeds goals regularly and uses a
combination of analysis, fact-finding, experience, and judgment to
improve and problem solve.
Excellent writing, editing, and verbal skills. Ability to
recognize and tell a story.
A creative thinker, strategist and do-er who has a proven track
record of developing creative ideas .
Initiative to take on new projects and exhibit a positive,
proactive attitude towards all tasks and people.
Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel; experience
with online tools such as Foundation
Directory online and others; and with databases; knowledge of
An excellent team player; proven ability to develop effective
Salary commensurate with experience.
Excellent Benefit Package including medical, dental, vision,
life, 403(b) with match and more
Ample Vacation Time: Four weeks of paid vacation accumulated
during the year plus 12 company holidays
Work-Life Balance: Twelve telecommuting days provided a year,
one per month, to support work-life balance
Professional Development: Resources committed to bolster
professional and personal growth
Modern & Flexible Work Environment: Our staff work out of a
beautifully designed open workspace with flexible and tech-equipped
meeting spaces to support different workstyles, promote team
building and collaboration
FPWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
FPWA is committed to employing people who reflect the diversity
of our member agencies and the communities and people they serve.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are
Cover letter and resume required. Please indicate any salary
requirements you may have in your cover letter.
No phone calls or other inquiries please. Only applicants
selected for interviews will be contacted. The Chronicle of Philanthropy.Category: Finance, Keywords: Loan Closer
Associated topics: fund, funding, grant, grant administration, grant administrator, grant management, proposal
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