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Divisional Grants and Research Manager

Company: The Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters
Date Posted: November 16, 2017

Reports to:  Executive Director of Development

Dept:  Development

FLSA:  Non Exempt

The Salvation Army Mission:

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Job Objective:  The Divisional Grants and Research Manager is responsible for conducting research on grant opportunities and donor prospects; writing, editing and submitting grant proposals and reports; communicating applicable grant opportunities to Corps and Service Extension Units within the Indiana Division; advising program staff about proper grant management; providing grant-related support within the divison; ensuring all Indiana grant resources are utilized to their fullest extent to address current and future organizational needs; and collaborating with the development staff on holistic, unified fundraising and awareness strategies and approaches for funding support.

Essential Functions:
This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of the position.  Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

List functions here:

  • Collaborates with program staff to identify priorities for support
  • Conducts grant and individual donor related research in support of Engagement/Development team and local priorities
  • Interacts and represents TSA with representatives of funding sources with initial funding inquiries
  • Reviews RFP for funds available through grants from private foundations to determine compatibility with current and future organizational needs.
  • Writes grant applications, according to formats required, and submits applications to funding agencies or foundations.
  • Communicates grant related information to affiliated units throughout the state.
  • Provides grant related support, includes reviewing grant proposals and providing research assistance, to affiliated units throughout the state.
  • Assists in managing relationships with the United Way agencies and Community Foundations located in TSA Service Extension counties.
  • Discusses program requirements and sources of funds available with administrative personnel.
  • Serves as coordinator for the state to ensure duplications of grant requests do not occur.
  • Confers with personnel affected by proposed program to develop program goals and objectives, outline how funds are to be used, and explain procedures necessary to obtain funding.
  • Works with fiscal officer/program administrative personnel in preparing narrative justification for purchase of new equipment and other budgetary expenditures.
  • Meets with representatives of funding sources to work final details of proposal.
  • Directs and coordinates evaluation and monitoring of grant-funded programs, or writes specifications for evaluation or monitoring of program by outside agency.
  • Assists program administrative personnel with writing and writes periodic reports to comply with grant requirements.
  • Maintains master files on grants.
  • Monitors paperwork connected with grant-funded programs.
  • Works closely with executive director on major gift prospect research strategies.

Minimum Qualifications:  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position.

Education:  Minimum of a bachelor's degree in related field from an accredited college or equivalent work experience in grant writing.

Background Checks:  Position requires a background check to be completed.  Findings may disqualify an individual for this position.

Experience:  Minimum three years grant writing experience

Certifications:  CFRE designation a plus


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of ethical fundraising is required
  • Knowledge about basic accounting principles and practices is desirable
  • Knowledge about local/regional foundations is preferred
  • Knowledge about conducting grant research and evaluating statistics is required
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills; ability to multitask, work independently, prioritize projects according to time-sensitive deadlines, gather and analyze information skillfully, maintain confidentiality, and manage multiple projects
  • Exceptional written communication skills with the ability to edit work for spelling and grammar, present numerical data effectively, and to read and interpret written information
  • Exceptional oral communication skills with the ability to speak clearly in positive or negative situations
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, applied while achieving results in partnership with others with the desire and ability to work effectively in a team atmosphere
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, e-mail, and Internet application

Mental and Physical abilities:

  • Must be extremely detail oriented
  • Must be able to relate well to others to explain grant requirements, collect information for grant reports/proposals, and manage relationships with grant funders
  • Must be self-motivated, and be able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Must be deadline focused
  • Must be consistent in attendance and performance

Supervisory Responsibility:  No supervisory responsibility for this position.

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job.

Physical Requirements Include:

Travel:  Minimal travel to Foundations and funding sources

Working Conditions:  Usual office working conditions with the majority of time spent on a computer.

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to