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The Grants Manager facilitates and administers Housing Hope and HopeWorks’ extensive grant portfolio of both public and private funding sources in collaboration with the Grants and Data Specialist, who reports to the Grants Manager. This role builds and stewards effective partnerships with government, corporate, and private grant making entities. Reporting to the Director of Donor Impact, the Grants Manager also works directly with the CEO, Housing Hope and HopeWorks COOs, and the Director of Social Services. Together with the Grants and Data Specialist, Grants Accountant, and other staff, the Grants Manager successfully maintains funder relationships and completes all administrative tasks necessary to manage grant funding, including data collection, budgeting, and reporting. This position also expands the agency’s grant portfolio by seeking out new funding sources. At the intersection of program staff and senior-level staff, the Grants Manager is uniquely positioned to make a positive impact on Housing Hope, HopeWorks, and the families we serve.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Works in close partnership with the Grants and Data Specialist to create and submit an annual work plan for approval that meets or exceeds fundraising goals for both public and private sources.
- Leads and is ultimately responsible for implementation, monitoring, and adjustments to the work plan as needed. Provides weekly reports on the annual work plan to key staff.
- Builds and maintains positive relationships with public and private funding entities, including private foundations, corporations, and federal, state, county, and municipal governments.
- Works closely with program and finance staff to understand and correctly administer grant funding.
- In partnership with the Grants and Data Specialist, identifies, qualifies, and implements strategies for adding new grant-making organizations into Housing Hope’s and HopeWorks’ grant-seeking portfolio.
- Researches and obtains data from external and internal sources that will contribute to effective grant proposals and reporting.
- Ensures that all Housing Hope and HopeWorks proposals submitted are error-free, written in clear and compelling language, and are submitted on or ahead of schedule.
- Supports other staff, including the Executive Leadership Team, Department Directors, and the Strategic Initiatives Manager, in managing their grant-making source portfolios, providing pertinent information, recommendations for timely contact, and assistance in maintaining accurate and useful contact records.
- Manages other projects and duties as assigned.
- Assists with other agency requirements and events as directed.
Required Experience Skills/Abilities
- Three to five years high-achievement experience managing a non-profit grant-seeking program, including capital campaigns, or working within a fund development department as a successful grant-writer. Experience submitting 4-5 applications monthly, along with corresponding reports.
- Experience leading, cultivating, and advocating for a collaborative team
- Familiarity with Community Centric Fundraising principles
- Experience building complex budgets in partnership with a finance department; ability to understand and explain non-profit budgets to others.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills.
- Excellent computer skills; experience with non-profit fund-development databases.
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, meet deadlines and enjoy a fast work pace.
- Enthusiastic team player, collegial, respectful of others, eager to meet collective goals and to help others succeed.
- Eagerness to learn and grow.
- Passion for Housing Hope and HopeWorks’ missions.
$60,000 – $75,000 annually
Housing Hope and HopeWorks agencies are the major non-profit developer of affordable housing and provider of human services in Snohomish County and Camano Island. Our mission is to promote and provide affordable housing and tailored services to reduce homelessness and poverty for residents of Snohomish County and Camano Island. We achieve this through a variety of interventions including social enterprises, children’s services, subsidized housing opportunities and services, employment, education and training services.
Housing Hope is planning for a future of significant growth. This provides an excellent opportunity for new team members to expand their skills, interests, and career path. You will find a supportive culture that is committed to ensuring Housing Hope is an excellent place to work. Once established in your role there is the option for flexibility in work schedules, including potential for hybrid workplace.
We at Housing Hope embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.