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Grant Manager

Company: Girl Scouts of Connecticut
Location: North Haven
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY: The Grants Manager reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for planning and executing the grantmaking process by writing grant proposals; preparing and submitting timely and accurate reports for grant funded projects; and researching and identifying potential new funders. This position works closely with the finance team to work within the annual budget, supports program staff in researching funding opportunities, manages documents and deadlines, track grantee results, and stewards' funders. MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • In collaboration with the Director of Development & Institutional Giving, responsible for conducting the full range of activities necessary to prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals and reports, to foundations, government and corporate sources.
    • Perform prospect research on foundations and corporations and evaluate for program match with funder priorities.
    • Provide stewardship to current donors, including work with Director of Development to provide regular written updates to corporate and foundation donors.
    • Maintain current records, including grant tracking and reporting.
    • Maintains an active portfolio of 50 funders and prospects.
    • Comply with all grant reporting as required by foundation/corporate donor. - -REQURED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of training and experience required.
      • Minimum three years' experience of grant writing and management with a proven track record of raising funds from money foundation, corporate, and government sources.
      • Strong written communication skills: ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals and reports.
      • Strong editing skills.
      • Attention to detail.
      • Ability to meet deadlines.
      • Knowledge of fundraising information sources. (Experience with Connecticut based funding source a plus.)
      • Competency with donor stewardship.
      • Ability to work independently while also being a strong contributing team player.
      • Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare reports and correspondence.
      • Excellent computer skills with all Microsoft Office programs and internet-based research
        • Experience with Blackbaud Raisers Edge/NXT a plus
        • Ability to monitor and meet fundraising goals.
        • Experience with Results Based Accountability, outcomes development and measurement systems a plus. Additional job requirements:
          • Become a registered member and maintain membership in GSUSA.
          • Attend GSOFCT events as assigned and be a positive and inspiring spokesperson for the organization in the community.
          • Strategically participate on behalf of GSOFCT in community organizations and activities to identify and cultivate donor relationships.
          • Adhere to the highest ethical standards; demonstrate emphatic disposition, and perseverance; demonstrate optimism and positivity in all encounters with constituents and staff.
          • Possess the ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism with all donors and demonstrate the ability to navigate complex conversations related to donor's finances and personal circumstances.
          • Embrace and enhance a culture that values diversity and ensures that staff, girl and volunteer efforts reflect the council's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
          • Ensure business continuity or recovery measures are in place for her/his area.
          • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Girl Scouts of Connecticut, New England , Grant Manager, Executive , North Haven, Northeast

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