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Grants Manager

Company: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB)
Date Posted: May 9, 2017

1029 Fletcher Ave, Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN  46203
www.kibi.org

Please submit resumes by May 31, 2017 to https://kibi.formstack.com/forms/grants_manager

 

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) is a dynamic nonprofit organization with smart, motivated employees who work hard to make an impact in our community.  KIB's vision is a vibrant city, with every neighborhood landscape thriving and well, and its people empowered, mobilized, and devoted toward that vision.

Job Title:                    Grants Manager
Full-/Part-Time:          Full-time
Regular/Temporary:   Regular
Salary:                        $40,000 - $45,000
Benefits:                     Health, dental & vision insurance (company pays 80-90% of employee coverage), life
                                    insurance, long-term disability insurance, 403b match of 3%, generous PTO and holiday
                                    schedule

Purpose:
Promotes and supports the mission and goals of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful through fund development efforts, specifically by responding to and managing grant opportunities.  Responsible for raising approximately $900,000 - $1 million annually.

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Grant Writing:

  • Responsible for writing, preparing and submitting high quality grant proposals for foundation and corporate consideration;   
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments and external partners to assemble and synthesize data and information into clear and concise proposal language;
  • Responsible for tracking, preparing and submitting all required foundation and corporate reports;
  • Work in partnership with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to provide periodic written stewardship updates for corporate and foundation supporters;
  • Track and monitor proposal submission and reporting deadlines;
  • Conduct prospect research to identify new foundation and corporate funding opportunities.

Organizational Roles

  • Reports directly to the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations;
  • Works side-by-side with Development team to support fundraising by assisting with donor communications and events;
  • Meets regularly with managers and program staff across all KIB departments to ensure consistent development support of programs and priority projects;
  • Directly supports President and SVP of Development and External Affairs as needed.

Planning and budgeting

  • Assist with developing and monitoring annual grants income budget;
  • Prepare/adapt individual program and/or proposal budgets using funders' preferred formats;
  • Create individual workplan in line with departmental goals and strategic plan.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in writing and administering grant proposals, with record of success in securing significant (six-figure) gifts from corporations and foundations;
  • Exceptional writing skills, including use of persuasive language and technical ability;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods, sources and practices for obtaining information about giving programs at corporations and foundations;
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, and organizational skills;
  • Experience developing and managing budgets;
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment, with self-motivation and discipline to regularly set and achieve measurable goals.

Education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Minimum of two years direct experience writing and securing grants;
  • Bachelor's degree required;
  • Knowledge of KIB programs is a plus.

Additional Attributes of Strong Candidates:

  • Exhibit KIB's Cultural Values of Teamwork, Responsibility, Excellence, Openness, Balance and Joy.
  • In addition to the salary and benefits described above, the Grants Manager should be interested in gaining professional fulfillment through this role.  Ample opportunity exists to participate in decision-making, leadership, professional development and more.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  KIB is committed to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.