Grants & Philanthropy Manager
The Grants & Philanthropy Manager (GPM) is responsible for grantwriting, reporting, and administration of institutional funding (foundation, corporate, and government) and for helping to diversify and increase other philanthropic revenue as time allows; the GPM also has a role in the effective management of fundraising and communication data through the DonorPerfect platform.
GPM position requires an individual with demonstrated professional success in the nonprofit fundraising arena, particularly grants. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, a skilled and confident writer, and someone with excellent task/time management and prioritization skills. They are an optimist and enthusiastic team-player, detail-oriented and precise. In addition, they are courteous, helpful, and service-oriented; actively seek to understand new concepts and expand skills; have a good sense of humor; and the flexibility and independence to work for a statewide operation “without walls.” CA CASA staff members operate remotely from home offices in locations around the state; the mailing address is in San Diego. California CASA adheres to all AFP ethical guidelines and the Donor Bill of Rights.
- Minimum of B.A. degree (relevant areas could include Communications, Nonprofit Management, Public Administration). Related certificate or completion of relevant workshops in grantwriting or grants management a plus.
- Minimum 5 years’ work experience in a nonprofit organization, preferably in a development office and with progressive job responsibilities.
- Excellent problem-solving and computational skills; ability to generate, understand, use, and analyze quantitative data.
- Outstanding organizational, budget, time management, project management, and planning skills applicable to fundraising and grant writing/grant administration.
- Experience with writing and administering government grants, particularly funding through federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) funds administered through the CA Office of Emergency Services.
- Proficiency with the most current Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), knowledge of CRM databases (CA CASA uses DonorPerfect), and an overall comfort level with technology and office equipment.
- CFRE certification and/or membership or involvement with the Association of Fundraising
- Professionals (AFP) a plus.
- A California driver’s license and proof of automobile insurance. The successful candidate must meet all screening requirements as set forth in the CA Rules of Court, Rule 5.655.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Research, prepare for, write, submit, and manage institutional grants to foundation, corporate, and government sources (including VOCA grants through CalOES).
- Build and nurture relationships with funders, government representatives, and others among the state’s stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of California CASA; meet with funders as appropriate.
- Conduct ongoing research to identify and develop new foundation and corporate sources, as well as community and individual prospects.
- Maintain ongoing grant tracking sheet, with benchmarks and deadlines, keeping senior leadership apprised on a regular basis. Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities (e.g., grant solicitation, grant reporting, grant stewardship) to ensure fundraising is being carried out in a timely manner, including tracking and meeting submission and reporting deadlines.
- Contribute to the administration, systemization, and accuracy of the CRM database DonorPerfect (working with the CPO and the Database Assistant who enters donor data); enter grants-related research/data as appropriate.
- Work closely with Chief Finance & Operations Officer, Chief Program Director, and Marketing & Communications Director as needed on relevant projects.
- Serve as a grants and philanthropy resource to the network of 44 local CASA programs (advise on their grants programs, conduct webinars, and otherwise support their work).
- As time allows, contribute to communications projects (e.g., annual Impact Report) that promote philanthropy within and beyond the California CASA network.
- Support the CEO and Chief Philanthropy Officer on other duties as assigned.
Qualifications – Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Proven success in grant writing, grants management and administration, fundraising, and nonprofit writing.
- Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communication skills including effective use of Microsoft Office suite, Webinar platforms, DonorPerfect or CRMs, and additional relevant software applications.
- Strong math skills, ability to develop accurate project budgets, and development-related financial and other database-driven reports; ability to work with the CFOO on finance-related matters.
- Knowledge of and experience with government grants, particularly VOCA funding.
- Ability to engage, inspire, and communicate effectively and harmoniously with a variety of individuals and constituents, including Board members, foundation representatives, corporate executives, government officials, CASA program staff, other CA CASA network partners, and key stakeholders.
- Knowledge of child welfare, the foster care system, children/youth/family programs, domestic violence, positive youth development, policy development, or related fields would be a plus.
THIS POSITION IS A REMOTE, BUT CANDIDATE MUST BE LOCATED IN THE CALIFORNIA AREA.