|Publication or Company
||Success Charter Network
||Non-profit, Other Publishing
||New York, NY
||We are seeking an ambitious Grants Manager to join our deadline-driven Development team. S/he should have the ability to hit the ground running of a forward driving, entrepreneurial, education reform organization seeking to obliterate the achievement gap in New York City.
Understand the mission of Success Academy Charter Schools and use that knowledge to determine which grants to pursue and how to draft the message
Prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals for public, foundation, and corporate grants
Research new government and private funding prospects including corporations and prepare executives for meetings with key stakeholders
Identify promising funding sources for specific projects, programs and other needs
Engage program officers at funding organizations in order to solicit invitations to submit proposals
Work closely with colleagues to learn about projects that could be funded through grants
Generate proposals and supporting documents in response to solicitations
Review and revise the budgets of projects seeking funding
Maintain close contact with organizations during their review of a submitted grant application
Maintain and implement funding calendar activities, including cultivation activities
Ensure compliance with all grant/contract reporting processes
Cultivate relationships with important stakeholders, foundation officers, and other prospects to visit Success Academy Charter Schools
Maintain current records in database and paper files, including grant tracking and reporting
Knowledge and Skills
Strong written communication skills; ability to write clear, structured, articulate, and persuasive proposals.
Strong editing skills
Attention to detail
Ability to meet deadlines
Knowledge of fundraising information sources
Experience with proposal writing and institutional donors
Understanding of basic fundraising techniques and strategies
Familiarity with research techniques for fundraising prospect research
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; confidence in communicating across a wide variety of platforms, including electronic, written, and in-person solicitations and presentations
Computer skills - Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Demonstrated track record in the following aspects of nonprofit fundraising: annual planning, major donor fundraising, donor services, foundation, and government grant writing, funding collaborative initiatives, corporate funding, planned giving, and special events management
Our ideal Grants Manager has experience with educational grants, a keen eye for detail and impeccable judgment. S/he has the capability of managing the grant writing process from start to finish.
|About Our Company
||Join our movement
Success Academy Charter Schools is a fast growing not-for-profit Charter Management Organization (CMO) that operates 14 public charter elementary and middle schools throughout New York City (with 6 additional school openings planned for August 2013). Over the next decade, our network will grow to 40 schools that provide a phenomenal K-8 public education to NYC school children. Our dual mission is to:
1. Offer children in New York City an exceptional public education that prepares them to succeed in college and life.
2. Forever alter the educational prospects for all public school children by creating a tipping point moving a nation where educational failure is the norm to a nation that expects high-quality public school options for all children.