Grant Writer and Manager
2Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), is a non-profit 501 (c)(3), and the largest provider of emergency shelter and housing solutions to adults and families experiencing homelessness in Arizona. The mission of CASS is to empower men, women, and children with diverse needs to end their homelessness by helping them establish and maintain permanent housing. For more information about CASS, please visit our website at www.cassaz.org.
The Grants Manager serves as a key member of the Development team and is responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive grant application and management strategy. This entails working with Development, Programs, and Finance peers to understand CASS funding needs, researching public and private funding sources that match the needs, preparing and submitting proposals and grant applications, maintaining grant application schedules and tracking, and keeping CASS management informed of grant application status and progress. Developing and maintaining cordial working relationships with funding source contacts is essential for the role. The work is expected to be done primarily in an office setting but may entail occasional off-site meetings and working remotely.
- In collaboration with Development team peers, develop grant application and management strategy to meet the funding needs defined by CASS Programs management.
- Research and qualify new government and private funding prospects.
- Maintain current common support documents and information needed for proposals. Develop case statements and support materials in cooperation with senior leadership and Programs personnel.
- Ensure timely submission of well-researched, well-written and well-documented fundraising proposals to both government and private sector funding sources.
- Develop and manage the grant tracking system for the timely submission of proposals and reports.
- Keep management apprised of grant submission status, projections, and areas needing management attention.
In cooperation with the CEO and COO, initiate and maintain contact with a pool of current and potential grantors and foundations.
- Work with the Finance department to ensure correct coding of funds for new and renewed contracts.
- Work with Development department to ensure donor tracking and communication databases are updated with funder information.
- Ensure grantors are recognized and thanked in an appropriate and timely manner.Manage grant reporting with assistance from Finance and the Data Quality Manager:
- Funds secured, quarterly pipeline projections.
- Funder report schedules, requirements, and submissions.
- Be an active and engaged member of the Development team by offering inputs and ideas, participating in discussions on Development strategy and management, and helping peers to be successful in their roles.
- Perform other duties as required.
Skills / Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Non-Profit Management, Public Relations or other course of study that requires strong writing ability.
- Demonstrated ability and success in grant writing in the government and private sectors.
- Advanced proficiency in MS Word; functionally proficient in Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
- Superior organizational skills and attention to detail; proven ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines.
- State of Arizona Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card or the ability to obtain one.
- Bi lingual in English and Spanish a plus.
Additional Positive Attributes
- Three years of experience in a non-profit organization’s Development team or equivalent.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills and the ability to engage and effectively communicate with a broad range of individuals:
- Adaptable, curious and articulate.
- Commitment to a positive, solution-focused work environment and the clear intention to meet agency expectations.
- Ability to maintain an optimistic and positive working attitude in the face of funder rejection of submitted proposals.
Physical Activities and Working Conditions
- Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, moving from building to building.
- Sitting at a desk for extended periods of time to accomplish tasks.
- Ability to lift, carry, push or pull objects up to 15 pounds unassisted.
- Manual dexterity in order to use keyboard and mouse.
- Close visual acuity to prepare and analyze reports and data.
- Visual acuity to operate a motor vehicle.
We value diversity. EOE
APPLICANTS: SUBMIT A COVER LETTER AND AT LEAST ONE WRITING SAMPLE THAT IS A GRANT YOU HAVE WRITTEN (IDENTIFYING INFORMATION MAY BE REMOVED) TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. CASS offers a generous employee benefit package including 403(b) with employer match.
Pay: $50,000 to $65,000/year
Job Status: Full Time