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Grants Development Manager


If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of underserved Arlington, Virginia residents by joining our team of non-profit professionals, this position is for you!

Arlington Free Clinic is seeking a full-time Grants Development Manager to support the organization’s mission and ongoing sustainability. This individual works collaboratively with the other members of a four-person development team (Director of Development; Events Manager; Development Assistant) as well as program staff in furthering the financial resources of AFC in order to maximize the growth and impact of the organization. Ideal candidate is either an experienced grant writer OR a talented writer with excellent organizational skills and an interest in learning nonprofit grants management.

Major Areas of Responsibility

Develop/manage a comprehensive grants program to meet annually determined funding goals

  • Create an annual grants plan with measurable program goals; maintain calendar/dashboard to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports
  • Identify, develop, and write highly competitive foundation/corporate grant proposals, letters of inquiry, and reports
  • Work effectively with program staff to monitor progress of grant-funded projects to ensure successful implementation in accordance with grant contract terms
  • Contribute to the development of data management, collection, reporting, and program evaluation capacities within the organization
  • Research funding opportunities with an emphasis on new sources of revenue for both general operating support and priority projects
  • Lead staff teams to develop concepts for new and ongoing funding opportunities
  • Provide accurate and timely documentation of grants income; work with financial staff to provide reports for accounting/planning purposes and to develop/monitor both annual and grant-specific budgets
  • Develop/maintain individualized strategies of solicitation, cultivation, and stewardship for each foundation and grant-funding corporation
  • Accurately, realistically, and persuasively communicate AFC’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Engage in regular communication with foundation staff to stay on top of potential grant related issues and to share organization’s achievements
  • Meet regularly with president and leadership team to evaluate effectiveness of programs, engage in strategic decision making, and help AFC achieve its goals
  • Demonstrate leadership through participation in Clinic activities including staff meetings, strategic planning, and focus groups
  • Work collaboratively with development staff to meet fundraising goals for the organization
  • Advise Board and staff of trends in grant making and potential impact for short- and long-term grant funding
  • Passion for the mission of Arlington Free Clinic
  • Outstanding writing, analytical, and research skills
  • Proficient in working both independently and collaboratively with the development team and with program staff
  • Ability to initiate, build, and sustain relationships with current and prospective foundation and corporate donors
  • Skillful in seeking and synthesizing information and communicating in a compelling and succinct form
  • High level of computer literacy with demonstrated skill in data management and integration
  • Ability to write and submit clear, structured, persuasive grant proposals that are competitive at the regional, state, and national levels
  • Solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants
  • Highly organized with an ability to coordinate a variety of tasks simultaneously and manage stress in a positive manner
  • Successful foundation fundraising experience
  • Knowledge and/or experience in healthcare, health policy, or public health
  • Knowledge and/or experience in basic data management and program evaluation

To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org [1].


  1. http://www.arlingtonfreeclinic.org/

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