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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $56,595
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition

Summary of Position
The Coalition is hiring a Development and Grants Manager to champion the proposal and report development process and to assist with general fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will work closely with the Development Operations Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director, and Chief Impact Officer to successfully write and submit proposals as well as report the Coalitions’ progress to grant making organizations. The Coalition is interested in hiring a Development and Grants Manager with relevant experience in these core competencies and will determine salary range, responsibilities, and title dependent upon the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities
•       Work with the Development Operations Manager to develop, expand and update grant calendar with proposal and report requirements.

•       Conducts grant kick off and status meetings with Finance, Evaluation and Learning and Development team members.

•       Tracks grant progress on development tracker or within Sales Force.

•       Stewards’ relationships with grant making organizations and provides periodic check-ins and updates.

•       Attends all external grant meetings.

•       Ensures that all submission deadlines are met on time and with accuracy.

•       Continually researches new opportunities and develops new funding prospects.

•       Creates compelling narrative for all proposals and reports to support the organization’s mission, programs, and outcomes.

•       Reviews all final narrative for typos before submitting.

•       Compiles all proposal narrative, attachments, and copies for final submission through online portals or direct mail.

•       Works with Development and Communications to obtain success stories to include with proposal narrative.

•       Provides the Development Operations Manager with all final proposals, award letters and supporting correspondence from funders.

•       Works with Finance and the Development Operations Manager to prepare for grant related audits.

•       Navigates and uses various software packages to obtain, collect, and track data in a timely manner as required. This includes but is not limited to Salesforce.

•       Assigns grant and proposal development related tasks to Development staff.

•       Supports other functions of the development department during high volume giving seasons.

Department Specific / Non-Essential Functions

•       Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.

•       Supports the Coalition’s mission – attends special events, training events, and other “all hands-on deck” activities.

Qualifications & Requirements
•       Bachelor’s degree is required preferably in the fields of social work, business administration, or communications.

Experience, Skills & Qualifications

•       3 years’ work experience in a nonprofit development department or within a grant making institution.

•       Project management experience is a plus.

•       Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, and Excel.

•       Experience using Client Relationship Management Software.  Salesforce experience a plus.

•       Must have strong time management skills, be highly organized and able to prioritize.

•       Excellent written and verbal communication skills need to lead grant kick off meetings, assign tasks and to write winning proposals.

To apply for this position please send resume and cover letter to Bridget Jones at