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Development Manager for Grants

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Scratch Foundation
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Boston, MA
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Published 21 days ago

About Scratch

Scratch is a creative programming language and the world’s largest online coding community for children and teens. Children around the world use Scratch and ScratchJr to create their own interactive games, stories, and animations -- and share their creations with one another. In the process, they learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Last year, more than 30+ million children and teens around the world created projects with Scratch.

As an organization, we’re focused on centering our work on supporting creative learning for youth from communities impacted by systemic inequities, investing in our online community, developing our team, scaling our infrastructure, and improving data privacy, interoperability, and in-school experience. We’re looking for a diverse pool of applicants to join our team of 70 educators, designers, and engineers, and help us steward our community through this work.

To learn more about Scratch, please visit: https://www.scratchfoundation.org/ and https://scratch.mit.edu/

Position Overview:

The Development Manager for Grants will join a high-performing Philanthropy team to help raise funds and manage projects that support the work, mission and vision for the Scratch Foundation. Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, and working with the Philanthropy team and Director of Evaluation and Impact, the primary role of this position is to manage, engage and support the expansion of funding and grants, especially from corporate and foundation donors. This position requires exceptional writing and project management skills, high attention to detail, ability to learn quickly on the job, and strong interpersonal skills for working with funders and other departments across the organization. The candidate should possess the ability to manage projects independently, set and manage multiple priorities, and take initiative as well as work as part of a highly collaborative development team. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Write grants with a primary focus on corporate, foundation, federal, and institutional opportunities
  • Manage corporate, foundation, federal, and institutional grant proposal, application, and reporting processes, including proposal writing, and coordinating budget creation and modification, impact and financial reporting
  • Support the management of key corporate and foundation prospects, construction of a pipeline of desirable prospects, and development of organization-specific approach plans
  • Assist in developing proposals and securing new partners, including supporting the Philanthropy team in research, securing meetings, preparing correspondence, developing pitch materials, and prospect stewardship 
  • Coordinate with the Director of Finance and Administration for the financial aspects of grants management, including impact data, budget proposals, and budget modifications, including reconciliations and financial reporting
  • Become an expert on existing donors and prospects, and in communicating our mission, vision, and strategy
  • Maintain accurate database records to ensure gifts and activities are properly recorded and maintain an accurate grants calendar, tracking grant deliverables and timelines
  • Manage the grant implementation process including organizing and leading regular project team meetings, tracking grant deliverables and personnel capacity, and documenting progress for funder reports
  • Contribute to the overall strategy of the fundraising department and work with the team to execute and achieve our goals
  • Perform other special projects as needed

 

SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Commitment to Scratch's mission, vision, and values.
  • 3-7 years of grant writing and development experience
  • Proven track record of working with, engaging and motivating donors 
  • Outstanding analytical, creative and strategic thinking skills  
  • Strong writing skills and ability to synthesize complex themes in writing and relay information in a concise and persuasive manner
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills including the ability to manage stakeholder relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment while maintaining exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Excellent judgment, critical thinking, and research skills
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to take the lead on projects and work independently as well as collaboratively on a team
  • Excellent user of office technology and information systems (including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, PowerPoint) and donor databases  
  • Able lift, carry or otherwise move and position objects weighing up to 25 pounds 

Additional information

The compensation range for this position begins at $80,100.

Candidates located near Boston or New York are preferred. Candidates outside this area will be considered, but must be able to travel to Boston 4-6 times per year for meetings and other team / org events.


The Scratch Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. Scratch welcomes people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. We especially encourage historically marginalized identities to apply. 


About Scratch

Scratch is a creative programming language and the world’s largest online coding community for children and teens. Children around the world use Scratch and ScratchJr to create their own interactive games, stories, and…

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  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
Salary
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At least USD $80,100
/ year

Benefits

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, including student loan assistance. Please see our benefits summary for more information.

We are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package, including student loan assistance. Please see our benefits summary for more information.

Location

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Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
201 South St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
NO 1-102

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