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Director of Grant Funding

Posted: 05/14/2023

Position Summary
The Director of Grant Funding is responsible for and oversees the management of all current grants.  This includes proper collection of data and timely reporting on results for grant funded programs, researching and soliciting new grant funding opportunities, and providing leadership to staff responsible for managing grant funded programs. 
This is a full-time position. The Director of Grant Funding will report to the Chief Development Officer. Preferred applicants are deadline-driven team players with high attention to detail, strong communicators, and possess the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
Principal Accountabilities
Grant Administration:

  • Oversee a portfolio of current grant funded programs.
  • Collect and organize relevant data to be used for necessary grant tracking and reporting.
  • Assisting with the execution of the development department's strategy.
  • Research and identify grant funding opportunities.
  • Writing, submitting, and managing grant proposals and reports in a timely manner.
  • Work in partnership with grantors to maintain current grant funding.
  • Build relationships with current or potential funders, as necessary.
  • Ensure grant rules and policies are being followed.
  • Furnishing prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Manage governmental audit process for grants received.
  • Maintaining records in hard copies and computer database (Neon).
  • Participating in monthly development team and supervisor meetings.
  • Manage grant writing staff.
Program Outcomes:
  • Mastery of Program Outcome Measurements.
  • Working with program staff, ensuring the implementation, and planning for administering grant programs, activities, and reporting of outcomes.
  • Working with program staff and creating outcome surveys relevant to program goals.
  • With program staff, create pre and post tests tracking client success.
  • Monitor and evaluate program achievement against target goals.
Additional Responsibilities:
  • This position is a member of the development team and will work with staff on special events as needed.
  • Assist with training, onboarding and recruitment as needed.
  • Complete any required or mandated training and/or professional development.
Work conditions
Physical requirements are those present in normal office environment conditions. Employee is required to sit at a desk and work at a computer for long periods of time. This position requires walking, sitting, standing, and climbing stairs. Operational flexibility is required to meet sudden and unpredictable needs.
The Contractor has flexibility in choosing to work from home with limited appearance at the shelter. Meetings may likely be in person and communicated as so in advance. The Contractor may set their weekly hours as needed to assure deadlines are met.

Educational Requirements
A bachelor’s degree earned from an accredited college or university in creative writing or related fields, or an extensive proven track record in grant writing.

Experience, Abilities + Qualifications
  • Experience in domestic violence preferred but not required.
  • Minimum 3+ years of grant writing experience.
  • Experienced with Government Grants.
  • Experienced in developing program budgets.
  • Strong research skills.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Knowledgeable in virtual meetings and document sharing platforms.
  • Adhere to national standards in fundraising ethics and confidentiality.
  • Ability to conduct prospect research with online research databases and public data.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Flexibility in solo versus group work hours.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Agency-owned technology device for remote office.
  • Six weeks of PTO for full-time employees.
  • Employees working over 30 hours are eligible for health and dental benefits. Newhouse pays 100% of employee-only health coverage and provides dental and vision benefits.
  • 401(K) with a 4% company match.
  • EAP Program
  • Homecooked meals on-site during kitchen hours.
  • Newly renovated workspace, with the ability to also work from home.
  • Two-week sabbatical for fulltime employees, who have been with Newhouse for more than one year.
At Will Employment
There is no minimum period of employment guaranteed or implied by acceptance of an employment offer. It is the policy of Newhouse that employment is at will, which means that employment is for no specific term and that employment may be terminated by the employee or Newhouse at any time without cause.

Equal Opportunity + Affirmative Action Employer
Newhouse is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and know that in serving a diverse population and employing a diverse team, we position our organization and community to thrive. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background and are committed to a work environment that gives voice to, supports, inspires and respects all individuals.
Employment at Newhouse is solely based on a person’s aptitude, qualifications and professional competence. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.

Job Type: Full Time