APPLICATION PROCESS - Please submit a cover letter and resume for this position when applying.
AT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare envisions a community where no young person experiences homelessness, all young people have the opportunity to thrive, and the systems that oppress them are dismantled. YouthCare serves young people of many racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and religious beliefs, and we seek a workforce that reflects that diversity.
ABOUT YOUTHCARE: YouthCare works to end youth homelessness and to ensure that young people are valued for who they are and empowered to achieve their potential. Founded in 1974, YouthCare was one of the first programs to serve runaway and homeless youth on the West Coast. The goal was to help young people find safety today and build a future for tomorrow. Over four decades, we’ve defined best practices and developed programs that are a national standard for excellence. Using a youth-centered approach, we ensure that young people experiencing homelessness ages 12-24 have the hope, skills, and confidence to gain long-term stability.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM : YouthCare’s Development Team provides young people and staff at YouthCare with the support and items young people need to gain stability and prepare for their future. The team is responsible for fundraising, public and private grants, community engagement, external communications, public policy work, volunteer and in-kind donation management, and much more!
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Director of Public Funding, the Public Grants Manager plays an integral role in YouthCare's financial stability and organizational impact. Under the supervision of the Director of Public Funding, the Public Grants Manager leads the development of public grant proposals and performance reports. The position is part of the Development Department and Integrated Grants Team. The position manages proposal development and reporting processes, in collaboration with program teams, and serves as the primary writer of grant proposals and reports.
- Collaborate with program leaders and YouthCare administrative departments to develop and write competitive public grant proposals in alignment with YouthCare’s mission, vision, and strategy. Incorporates a racial equity and social justice lens into proposal development processes, grant proposals and reports.
- Manage the public grant proposal process from decision-to-apply to application submittal. Maintains clear processes and communication of grant proposal requirements, deadlines, action items, and expectations. Delegates responsibilities and facilitates regular check-ins with proposal development teams.
- Responsible for conducting the full range of activities required to plan, prepare, write, and submit public grant proposals. Serves as primary writer and editor for grant proposals.
- Holds primary responsibility for writing, editing, and submitting public grant reports and maintaining the reporting tracking system. Collaborates with the program compliance & quality team and other program leaders and to gather information needed to prepare and submit reports.
- Develops, maintains, and continually improves the public grants document management and storage system, calendar, and tracking systems. Contributes toward the continued development of the grants team’s web-based platform for collaboration.
- Contribute to the development of and execute a strategic fundraising plan annually, focusing primarily on public grant support.
- Be a thought partner to Director of Public Funding, Senior Director of Grants & Contracts, Public Policy Manager, and Senior Leadership Team in shaping public funding strategy, grant processes, and assessing potential funding opportunities for alignment with YouthCare’s mission, values, and strategic goals, and feasibility.
- Collaborate with Director of Public Funding, Director of Compliance & Program Quality, and Contracts Manager to support smooth hand-off of new public contracts to program teams in order to guide implementation and performance.
- Build and maintain working knowledge of research, policy, trends, and best practices in serving young people who have experienced homelessness and housing instability, and YouthCare’s strategic plan, theory of change, and programs.
- Participate in Development Department, Leadership Team, and agency-wide activities and meetings. Participates in collaborative processes as part of the Integrated Grants Team.
- Manage or participate as project team member for special projects as needed.
This job description is not intended to cover every aspect of your job at YouthCare. We are a team that works together to meet the needs of our clients and every member of the team is expected to pitch in and help even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.
- Commitment to advance the YouthCare mission, values, and strategic goals. Demonstrated commitment to racial equity, and ability to work in partnership with diverse staff teams.
- Exceptional writing skills and clear writing style. Ability to synthesize complex information into concise, comprehensive components.
- Demonstrated project management experience, with experience planning and leading large, complex projects, in collaboration with cross-functional teams.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, with attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple assignments and meet deadlines while consistently ensuring quality and efficiency.
- High level of integrity and reliability. Ability to maintain confidential information.
- Proactive, self-motivated, and resourceful; ability to work and solve problems independently.
- Flexibility, humility, and excellent listening skills, with a team player mentality.
- Proficiency and comfort using technology and web-based tools (e.g. Microsoft Office suite, Sharepoint, and funders’ online grant systems) with an aptitude for learning new skills.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with a talent for building strong and productive relationships across constituencies.
- Some professional or volunteer experience in nonprofit organizations.
- High School Diploma or GED
- Experience and credentials must comply with program contract requirements including but not limited to the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) background check and must be at least 21 years of age.
- Bachelors' degree in related field and two years’ experience in a nonprofit organization.
- Experience in youth development, human services, and/or education.
- Two years of proposal development and grant-writing experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Must be able to provide I-9 supporting documentation for employment.
- Initiative, creativity, reliability, flexibility, thoroughness.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills with good quality spelling, grammar and punctuation.
- High integrity when dealing with a broad array of cultures and restricted and/or confidential information.
- Ability to deal therapeutically with behavioral and emotional problems presented by young people and understanding of emotionally, physically and sexually abused young people.
- Ability to coordinate overall program functioning.
- Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs and reports.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients while building trust and respect.
- May be required to assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not specifically delineated in this job description for short periods of time or on an infrequent basis.
- Commitment to YouthCare’s initiative to build cultural proficiency across the agency. Acceptance of a variety of lifestyles, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices.
- Commitment to YouthCare's work toward building a culture of racial equity and social justice across the agency. Enthusiastic about working on a diverse team with people of various identities, backgrounds, and cultural and spiritual practices.
- Valid state identification or passport.
- Computer software skills including proficiency in Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Word, and Excel.
- Ability to accurately maintain and produce files, records, logs and reports.
- Maybe required to assume responsibilities or duties within the agency not specifically delineated in this job description for short periods of time or on an infrequent basis.
- Ability to sit/stand to work at a computer for long periods of time.
BENEFITS: YouthCare provides a competitive benefits package to full time employees including medical, dental, vision, long-term disability, short-term disability, life insurance, 401(k), vacation, paid holidays, and sick leave after successful completion of the 90-day Introductory Period.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT: YouthCare is an equal opportunity employer. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs and YouthCare is committed to recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting qualified people of all backgrounds, regardless of actual or perceived sex; race; color; religious creed; national origin; ancestry; age; marital status; pregnancy; nursing parent status; physical, mental or sensory disability; medical condition; genetic information; sexual orientation; gender (including gender identity or expression); military or veteran status; or any other basis protected by federal, state and/or local laws. People of Color and Members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.