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Logos School

Grant Manager

Position Summary

LOGOS is seeking a part-time grant professional to manage a portfolio of $350,000 in grant funding annually. As part of the Development Team, the Grant Manager will play a critical role in furthering the mission of LOGOS School to provide a lifeline to students through a transformative, personalized therapeutic, and academic program, fostering a path to hope and success.

The Organization: Founded in 1970, LOGOS (middle and high school) is a place of refuge for youth who face difficulties in traditional academic settings. Despite struggling with severe mental and emotional challenges, LOGOS students possess boundless potential. We provide personalized academic instruction and innovative therapy to help each student identify their strengths and find a path to success.

Scope and Responsibilities

Working under the supervision of the Director of Advancement, the Grants Manager (GM) is responsible for managing a portfolio of $350,000  in grants annually, researching Grantmakers, funders, and resources appropriate to the funding needs of the programs and services of LOGOS; initiating dialogue with and introducing the mission of LOGOS to potential funders; creating grant proposals, budgets, and reports; managing grant awards and outcomes internally among departments within LOGOS, as well as externally with funders’ expectations and deadlines.

     Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Director of Advancement to develop, implement, and manage annual grants plan, including strategic grants planning, timeline, grant calendar, and revenue projections

      Grant Writing

  • Develop and write competitive grant proposals, budgets, and reports to private, public, government, and corporate foundations in support of various funding needs
  • Participate in prospect strategy meetings, preparing tracking reports for team meetings and providing overall proposal and stewardship support
  • Be accessible to grant-making organizations during their review of a submitted grant application in order to be able to supply additional supportive material

       Grant Management/Reporting

  • Monitor grants once received and ensure compliance with donor intent, as well as programmatic, evaluation, budgetary and reporting requirements, taking responsibility for meeting high standards of effectiveness, timeliness, and completeness
  • Create, verify, and disseminate reports on grants/contract activity for internal use and/or funder requirements, and maintain up-to-date research on eligibility criteria and deadlines.

      Grant Prospecting

  • Conduct foundation outreach and engage with program officers at foundations to solicit invitations to submit proposals. This may include scheduling key staff visits and site tours when appropriate.
  • Actively seek and qualify new sources of private, corporate, state/federal, and foundation support
  • Collect and maintain up-to-date research on potential grant-making organizations and grant/contract opportunities; determine and assess eligibility criteria and deadlines; schedule implementation with pertinent program staff

         General/Other Support: 

  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with leaders and represent LOGOS to existing and potential partners
  • Develop and foster relationships with foundations and organizations that support LOGOS through grants and foundational support
  • Assist in developing presentations for various stakeholders
    Acquire and maintain sound knowledge of the organization, its programs, and impact
  • Provide vision, energy, and passion for LOGOS’s mission, values, and integrity in all aspects of the job

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

  • Three to five years’ experience in grant writing and management of grant portfolios
  • Knowledge of best practices for research and development of grant proposals, planning, management, reporting, and acknowledgment of funding and awards
  • Strong experience with project management and increasing funding through new grant and foundational opportunities
  • Ability to thrive in a team-oriented and mission-driven environment
  • Microsoft Office skills, and a high aptitude for learning new technologies
  • Experience with processes and tools to manage multiple projects and calendars
  • Experience in a deadline-driven environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality

     Education: 

  • BA/BS degree
  • Grant Professional Certification (GPC) – preferred
  • At least three to five years’ experience in grant writing and management of grant portfolios with demonstrable success in grant awards, management, and reports
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working with a constituent relationship management database, such as Network for Good or Raiser’s Edge

     Other Requirements: 

  • A valid driver’s license and proof of auto insurance (for visiting programs in schools)
  • Must pass a background check

Interested applicants should send your resume with cover letter to Alice Drobisch at adrobisch@logosschool.org.

Logos website is: www.logosschool.org

Logos School is an Equal Opportunity Employer, drug free workplace, and complies with ADA regulations as applicable.